Commercial Associate - Mid Market

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 4000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

As a Commercial Associate at Klarna, you’ll join a formidable, passionate team. Your role will help the commercial team open doors and build key relationships with Australian merchants. Klarna is a global organisation that sits at the intersection of retail, payments and online banking.  We’re looking for a self-starter who has long term aspirations to grow into a position on the sales team, contributing to a high growth business and can adapt quickly to a constantly changing environment. 

This role will allow you to develop a variety of skills: strategic planning, persuasive communication, the art of follow up, and tailoring your conversation to specific audiences, that will be foundational training  that will benefit your ultimate career growth within Klarna. Our goal is to use the highest quality outreach across email, phone and social channels to gain meetings at the highest levels within merchant organisations.  Your role is to figure out the best path into the merchants’ organisation and create quality connections.  With our goal of being a true business partner to our merchants, you will be the first point of contact in a long relationship.  

You'll have a strong desire to learn, creativity and tenacity, enabling them to work with key business stakeholders across the organisation.  A keen sense of ownership, drive, and scrappiness is a must!

In this role you will:

  • Prospect, engage and qualify new business conversations for Mid Market Merchants.
  • Provide account management expertise to already onboarded Mid Market Merchants.
  • Meet or exceed your monthly meeting goals.
  • Drive outreach communication strategy by vertical based on company research.
  • Support executive outreach with consistent follow up communication. 
  • Ensure Salesforce data is kept up to date & adherence with the system guidelines.
  • Resolve process inefficiencies with the cross functional teams, creating velocity for the team from top of funnel through to close. 
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing, Partnerships, GtM team members, Stakeholder Mapping teams to achieve goals.

You'll have:

  • 3+ years experience in a sales/account management role.
  • A Bachelor's degree in business, communications or other related field.
  • A willingness to learn, growth mindset, collaborative team player 
  • The ability to set an impeccable example for the team, showing high integrity, self-management, and a positive outlook towards achieving company goals at all times!

Why Klarna?

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Top tier health insurance with all the extras for you and any dependants/defacto you may have!
  • Life and income protection insurance
  • $500 annual health and wellness allowance
  • On Thursday lunch is on us - We love a good catered lunch!
  • Weekly and monthly office celebrations
  • Secondments - AKA The chance to work in one of our offices in EU or the US - once the borders reopen of course!
  • Personal and professional development and training
  • Flexible working arrangements - Monday, Wednesday and Friday work from anywhere :)

Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.