Account Executive

Sales London, United Kingdom

Liferay, Inc. is a uniquely profitable B2B enterprise software company with 1,000 fiery-eyed employees all across Europe, the Americas, Middle East, Africa, 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!

Liferay is looking for an Account Executive (AE) for Manufacturing to join the Liferay UKI team.

The AE will be responsible for developing new business from both inbound and outbound programs as well as taking care of existing accounts in identified verticals. Working as the link from BDR to Sales and maintaining relationships with Liferay's customers, you are helping them to realise the most from their investment in Liferay technology and working to ensure their satisfaction with their Liferay subscription. It’s not just about closing deals, it’s about providing long term value for each customer. 
This position reports to the General Manager UKI.

Responsibilities and primary duties

  • Develop and execute sales strategies in order to build a sales pipeline with the goal of meeting and exceeding assigned sales quota in all contexts (inbound, outbound and expansion business).
  • “Hands-on” development of new sales opportunities through calling, leads follow up, and personal relationships. Taking the lead on fully qualifying opportunities.
  • Working closely with the BDR team to develop Outbound and Marketing to feedback on data quality and results.
  • Analyze the UK/Irish market and any local source of potential leads in order to increase and qualify the pipeline of opportunities.
  • Identify and contact decision makers within potential and existing accounts.
  • Drive sales opportunities to closing and establish strong, long-lasting relationships which will yield on-going success in target accounts.
  • Candidate must know how to identify customer pain points, how to present business value vs. technical value and how to sell enterprise software solutions.
  • Identify opportunities for marketing campaigns, services and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales. Work with marketing team to define and implement these actions.
  • Participate in lead generating events organized by marketing.
  • Work with other members of Liferay’s global sales organization on multi-national sales opportunities.
  • Introduce to the customer the corresponding Account Manager for each account won.
  • Candidate must be able to work effectively with the sales team, and to “wear multiple hats” when it becomes necessary.
  • Collaborate with Liferay partners to manage and close business opportunities.
  • Keep Salesforce updated as corporate business tool and generate internal reports.

Required qualifications

Candidates should possess a good number of the following qualities:

  • University degree;
  • At least 4/6 years of sales experience in the field of Enterprise Software with responsibility for meeting an individual sales quota.
  • A proven track record of successfully selling enterprise-level software solutions (e.g. Content Management, Portal, Web, Collaboration, ERP, CRM, eBusiness and/or eCommerce applications).
  • Demonstrated ability at each phase of the sales cycle, from lead generation (cold calling, leveraging of channels and contacts, to lead qualification and sales closing).
  • Experience in closing large software deals.
  • Methodical approach for inbound and outbound customer qualification.
  • DXP, Commerce and Open Source experience are a plus.
  • Knowledge of the sales and delivery cycle of consulting projects.
  • 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
  • Track the accounts’ activity and prepare accurate reports and KPIs from Salesforce.
  • Ability to work in a team and enjoy dealing with customers and colleagues
  • Willingness to travel for business trips throughout UK/Ireland when it is possible.
  • B2B Commerce experience is desirable.

We are offering

  • A dynamic, multicultural and friendly workplace.
  • Opportunity to help continue to build a premier, leading organization in open source.
  • Salary package w/ competitive benefits according to qualifications and experience
  • Opportunities to take responsibility and grow professionally.
  • Strong Work-Life-Balance policy.
  • Contributory pension.
  • 25 days annual leave.
  • A positive and collaborative work culture
  • Working at a leading open source company


Equal Opportunities Employer - Statement

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, religion or beliefs, marital or civil partnerships status, family or dependency status, disability, pregnancy and maternity or membership of a traveling community.