Director of Sales

About us

ZAGENO was founded in 2015, ZAGENO is eliminating bottlenecks to breakthrough science and research through curated connections linking scientists and their institutions’ procurement offices with leading life science vendors. World-renowned academic and government research facilities, global pharmaceutical companies, and biotechs large and small are already users of our unique online biotech marketplace, currently comprising more than three million products.

What do we do?

  1. We help scientists choose the optimal laboratory kits and materials for each unique experiment setup.
  2. We make purchasing transactions more efficient for both buyers and sellers.
  3. For our vendor partners, we provide a valuable, expanded sales channel.
Our growing ZAGENO team of 60 in Cambridge, USA, and Berlin, Germany, includes experts in science, e-commerce, systems integration, and customer support to enable smarter, faster processes — allowing more time and resources for value-added science and better research results. Find out more on

About the Role

In This Role You Will: 
Focus on the following 4 areas:
  • Sales Stratey
    • Understand the competitive landscape and market trends
    • Work closely with product, marketing, and customer success to ensure strong alignment across our messaging and go to market strategy
    • Effectively communicate the company’s value propositions to (potential) customer
  • Developer of Talent
    • Hire, train, coach, and lead a team of Account Executives
    • Consistently coach & train the AEs to facilitate sales success and to develop them in their careers, using all our tools and analytics
  • Sales Process Execution
    • Managing the full sales solution lifecycle
    • Building and implementing playbooks for our AEs to outline strategy, KPI’s, sales process, and more
  • Sales Operations
    • Creating reports and metrics with sales automation tools on a deeper level, aligning with Marketing for lead generation

About You

  • 10+ years of experience in technology sales, 3+ years in a management-sales position
  • Ability to understand and translate our value proposition
  • Experience and understand the biotech industry is a plus
  • Professional work experience with a B2B marketplace is a plus
  • Understanding the profile of a successful AE, specifically for the biotech industry
  • Charismatic recruiter, able to inspire the best talent to come work with you
  • Dynamic coach, able to get the most out of your team of AEs with a hands-on style
  • Skilled at and passionate about developing junior sales talent into world-class sellers
  • Experience with building and implementing playbooks
  • Experience providing metrics to the executive level
  • Proficiency in Hubspot CRM, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, ZoomInfo, Gong, Aircall or comparable will be valuable

Our Benefits

  • Working on a meaningful challenge with a positive impact on the scientific community 
  • A professional and dynamic team with a global vision and mindset
  • An exciting, international working environment - we have more than 40 nationalities!
  • We’ve got your health benefits (medical, dental, and vision) and 401K with company match covered
  • Staying healthy and fit is essential - we cover a part of your gym membership!
  • A learning & development budget to enable your ambitions to grow professionally in your field

At ZAGENO, our employees' health and safety are our top priority. We continue to monitor the (local) government and authorities’ guidelines to ensure a safe working environment. Therefore, all our employees are working from home.
All interviews and meetings are held online.