Account Executive Germany (m/w/d)

Sales Eschborn (Taunus), Germany

Liferay, Inc. is a uniquely profitable B2B enterprise software company with 1,000  fiery-eyed employees all across Europe, the Americas, Middle East, and Asia. As the leading provider of enterprise open source technologies, we have been recognized by Gartner for empowering businesses around the world to solve complex digital challenges.  Our flagship product is the Liferay Digital Experience Platform, which companies like HP, Domino’s, and Airbus use to build customized experiences for their customers and employees.  But we don’t just make awesome software, we are also fueled by a greater-than-profit vision. By building a vibrant business, making technology useful, and investing in communities, we make it possible for people to reach their full potential to serve others. We give our employees five days paid off to volunteer at charities they’re excited about, and Liferay donates 10% of our profits to charities around the world. Oh, we’re also self-funded which gives us the freedom to work on whatever we think brings the most value to customers and communities in the long run!

About You and this Role

You love sales and working the full lifecycle of a deal from prospecting to closing. You love mapping out strategic accounts and finding opportunities to sell within them. You’re not afraid to be persistent and handle objections from potential customers. You will be responsible for driving revenue for accounts in specific verticals. We are looking for an Account Executive in Germany. The management of the DACH region is located in Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main.


Key Objectives

  • Proactive development of new business relationships on the German market
  • Expansion and maintenance of existing accounts through active relationship management
  • Determination of decision makers and value-adding presentation of our solution
    • Identification and clarification of customer requirements and concerns
    • Coordination between different parties like customer, partner (does the implementation) and Liferay’s departments (Pre-,Post-Sales and Support)
    • You know how to identify customer pain points, speak business value vs. technical value, and how to sell enterprise software solutions
    • Maintain account plans and forecasts on a regular basis
  • Independent management of demanding customer requirements
  • Answer RFI’s and prepare quotations
  • Give presentations in front of customers and larger audiences

Required qualifications

  • Completed vocational training and/or university degree
  • At least 6/8 years of sales experience in the field of Enterprise Software
  • Methodical approach to incoming and outgoing customer telephone calls
  • (over-)achievement of previous sales targets
  • Experience with Open Source, Portal/Web/Collaboration, Salesforce are plus points
  • Careful handling of the CRM system
  • Personal persuasive power, especially in critical customer situations
  • Experience in working with partners
  • Strong communication and moderation skills
  • Strong business, sales and number orientation
  • Ability to work in a team and enjoy dealing with customers and colleagues
  • High willingness to travel for business trips throughout Germany
  • Business fluent knowledge of German and English language

What We Offer

  • Collaboration in a company that has been self-financed and successful since its foundation
  • An employer on a growth course with a high ethical and social value orientation
  • A dynamic, multicultural and friendly corporate culture
  • An open culture of communication that strengthens mutual learning
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths
  • Fair and attractive salary package
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible home office regulation
  • Individual training and development opportunities

More about our culture can be found at:

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Liferay is committed to the equal treatment of all candidates, customers and employees and to fostering a culture of dignity at work. Our operating procedure provides for equal opportunities in recruitment and employment with the aim to eliminate discrimination against any job applicant or employee on the basis of race, age, sexual orientation, gender or gender reassignment, religion or beliefs, marital or civil partnerships status, family or dependency status, disability, pregnancy and maternity or membership of a traveling community.