Account Executive - Benelux

Permanent employee, Full-time · Amsterdam

The Role
Meet our awesome go to market - Sales department: Together we actively contribute to Personio’s growth by converting prospects into customers. As Personio experts we follow a solution oriented sales approach, guide our prospects and actively drive the decision - all with a high focus on our product ́s values. We challenge and encourage each other with the aim to enable SMEs to unlock their full HR potential. In our team we offer a place for a career and growth on a personal level. If you are ready to build the category leader for HR software for SMEs in Europe with us and develop further, we are excited for you to join us!

This role is based in our brand new Amsterdam office at Stadhouderskade 5. You will be joining us as one of our first in-country Account Executive hires and you will be responsible for the acquisition of customers and the development of our sales in an entirely new market. You will build and grow our international footprint in the Benelux region together with the Benelux Country Manager Lars Boom. You will boost Personio’s business proposition and create first milestones to help Personio become the leading cloud-based HR Management, Recruiting and Payroll software for SMEs in Europe.

You will:

  • Be one of the first people on the ground in our brand new Amsterdam office! 
  • Develop and execute strategies to generate leads and early traction together with the Marketing and Country Manager for the Benelux region
  • Build up an initial customer base through a B2B Direct-Sales-Model
  • Control the whole Deal-Life-Cycle - from qualification, validation until closing
  • Handover of the new customer to our Customer Success Team after the closed deal
  • Analysis of customer needs in the Benelux area with management to systematically identify and understand customer requirements and constantly optimize across the new market 
  • Scale up and constant improvement of our work to increase the quality and efficiency of our sales processes
What you need to succeed
  • You have been able to successfully prove yourself in sales in the last 2-3 years and you have gained first experiences with software solution sales 
  • You ́re willing and able to personally deliver the critical early sales - calling, pitching and negotiating - and you are characterized by your empathy and ability as a good listener to understand in depth the requirements and challenges of the leads
  • You are communicative and able to adapt to different conversation partners 
  • Your entrepreneurial thinking makes you a competent partner who does not “sell” anything, but develops solutions together with the prospect to create true added value 
  • You are proactive, able to work independently, good at prioritizing your tasks and you are a team player
  • You show a good understanding of the local culture and the business environment in the Benelux region
  • You demonstrate great communication and presentation skills in spoken and written Dutch as well as in English
Why Personio
Aside from our people, culture, and mission, there are a variety of additional benefits that help make Personio a great place to work! Work with us and receive:

  • Competitive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • 28 days of paid vacation, plus another additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • 2 Impact Days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society –  one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility
  • Flexible working arrangements with PersonioFlex
  • Annual personal development budget of €1,500 for conferences, courses, books, career coach, etc.
  • Regular company and team events like Oktoberfest, ski trips, Christmas parties, and more! (COVID permitting)
  • High-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Receive generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Save money with corporate discounts across brands like Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, and more
  • Bright and open office space in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Subsidy towards healthcare coverage with a provider of your choice
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities the Netherlands for €30 per month with a subsidized Onefit membership
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, with a Personio contribution
About us
Being a Personio means being part of something big. It means shaping the future of HR, the future of our company, and at the same time, the future of you. And we’re not just one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe. In October 2021 we raised $270 million in Series E funding, making Personio the fastest-growing and most valuable HR technology company in Europe. With more than 6,000 customers and a team that has doubled in size in 2021 alone, now is the perfect time to join! We’re hiring talented, impact-driven individuals who want to be more than just another employee.

Personio is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We #EmbraceUniqueness and understand that our diverse, values-driven culture makes us stronger. As we continue to scale, we focus on enabling our employees to grow both personally and professionally.

We are proud to have an inclusive workplace environment that will foster your development no matter your gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, education level, or race.

Will you join us in shaping the future of HR in Europe?




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