Account Executive - Benelux

About us

Enabling Better Organizations.

Personio is a fast growing HR SaaS start-up based in Munich. It offers a holistic HR and applicant management software designed for companies with 10 to 1000 employees. Personio plays a critical role in making the day-to-day operations of more than 700 HR teams more efficient and transparent. We are a bunch of fun, international people striving to build the leading one-stop HR platform in Europe.

The Role

What makes our sales team special? Together we have a direct influence on Personio's rapid growth. Our task is to get potential customers excited about Personio right from the start, to offer them an optimal, needs-oriented solution and to win them over as satisfied customers. We attach great importance to challenging and promoting each other and have a clear goal in mind: to build the leading HR platform for SMEs in Europe. In our team, we create space for your career and your personal development. Are you ready to build a great company with us and grow from it yourself? We are looking for you!

As an Account Executive Benelux you are 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 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:

  • 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 - French is a plus

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
  • Two Impact days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society. One day is for an individual project and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility
  • 26 days of paid vacation + 2 days off for Christmas and New Year's Eve (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • 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)
  • Comprehensive healthcare scheme covered for each permanent employee (excl. taxes).
  • Pension scheme with up to 5% matching contribution
  • Discounts across a range of brands so you can save money while shopping at Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, Dia, etc.
  • Mental health support, as we know that mental wellbeing plays a major role in both our personal and professional success. #PersonioCares
  • Find your best way to work with office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! We offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework to suit your needs. Our remote working policy allows you to work from home or any country in which Personio has an office up to 90 days per year