Senior Account Executive

CH-Zurich
Job Category
Sales

Overview

Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.

 

 

About This Role:

 The Senior Account Executive has an assigned quota that requires generating and closing new business within the assigned territory. He/she works to develop and execute a territory plan and strategy that will result in high quota attainment. For qualified prospects, the Senior Account Executive must conduct a needs analysis and demonstrate the value of Forrester to potential clients by addressing critical business issues. He/she is the primary point of contact at Forrester, maintaining relationships with clients and prospects at the VP level and coordinating the sales approach of the extended Forrester team.

Responsibilities

  • Achieve a new business sales quota in the assigned territory.
  • Prospect and close appropriate accounts from a target account list.
  • Once closed, keep the relationship with these accounts and develop them further.
  • Sell Forrester’s entire services range (research, consulting, data, and others) to senior IT and business leaders.
  • Maintain an appropriate sales pipeline to achieve quota, and keep the pipeline updated in Forrester’s CRM system (Salesforce.com).
  • Produce accurate and timely forecasts.
  • Understand the changing business and technology issues and needs that Forrester’s potential clients face.
  • Work with research teams to better understand the Forrester value proposition for prospects.
  • Collaborate with the Swiss sales team on regional campaigns and client events.

Qualifications

  • A proven track record of prospecting and selling to €1 billion-plus companies.
  • Proven experience in developing new business, achieving revenue goals, and managing personal sales strategies.
  • Five or more years of proven experience in successful sales to C-level executives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to align client business objectives with Forrester solutions.
  • Willingness to achieve sales goals and develop personally.
  • Effective organization and time management skills.
  • Fluent German and English language skills. 
  • A team player.
  • A high level of business acumen.
  • The ability to travel with own car.
  • A master’s or similar degree.

 

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Forrester Research is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment.

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