• Account Executive

    Job Location(s) UK-London
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  • 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 New Business Sales Executive is responsible for generating opportunities and acquiring new financial services clients in the UK and Ireland, with a potential to expand to the Nordics based on performance. We are looking for a consultative, challenger mindset to be part of the Premier team at Forrester, working with blue-chip and dynamic organizations.


    To be successful in the role requires strategic planning of the territory because there are numerous ways to win; testing initiatives; and 110% effort to drive weekly face-to-face client interactions.


    This is an engaging and rewarding opportunity to demonstrate daily Forrester's capabilities and business fit to top executives such as CIOs and CMOs at Fortune 1000 companies. Forrester has an extensive array of solutions and resources to ensure our clients achieve the outcomes they desire and, in turn, realize your success in this position. Intellectual curiosity and a growth mindset are integral to this role, which will also include travel on an ad hoc basis.


    • Own the end-to-end sales process from inception to closure, with subject matter support as needed. 
    • Secure new commercial relationships with prospects from a dedicated territory based on a specific geography or vertical industry. Sell primarily to senior management (director, VP, C-level) at prospect accounts.
    • Maintain the minimum weekly/daily metrics for the role and an appropriate sales pipeline of five to eight times quota.
    • Produce accurate and timely forecasts, showing control of the selling process.
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Forrester's solutions and articulate these to clients, showing how these custom deliverables will meet the executive’s or company’s objectives.
    • Understand the dynamic changing business and technology issues and needs that our potential clients face.
    • Work with vertical and horizontal research teams to better understand the Forrester value proposition for prospects.
    • Use analytical skills to understand our clients’ changing business and technology issues and identify opportunities to support these needs on a “trusted adviser” basis.


    • A bachelor’s degree or higher.
    • Proven experience of at least five years in a similar role, specifically with working in new business development, achieving and surpassing quota goals, and managing personal sales strategies while selling to C-level executives.
    • Effective presentation, organization, and time management skills.
    • The ability and willingness to make cold calls and book meetings.
    • A team player and fast learner who is at ease with technology changing the status quo
    • Someone who is both excited and intrigued by the facts that customers are making the rules and digital is destroying industry lines and business models.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

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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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