Regional Sales Director - EMEA

About the opportunity

The position of the Regional Sales Director / Regional Manager is a critical role in our EMEA Sales leadership team reporting to the Senior Director of Sales EMEA & Asia. You will be managing a sales team of experienced, outperforming Account Executives with the task to hire and develop the best talent in the market to strategically increase sales presence throughout the continental Europe and other markets as applicable. As an experienced mentor with a strong enterprise software sales background, you are responsible for supporting your team in complex procurements, go-to-market initiatives and as a senior stakeholder for the customers in your region. Since your role is quota-carrying you own the regional forecast, identify and mitigate risks, tackle opportunities and constantly uplevel your team through outstanding leadership and coaching.

What to expect?

  • Recruit, hire, train new team members for your dedicated POD team (plus other markets)
  • Contribute to the regional strategy with metrics, observations and market research
  • Create processes, set best practices and build replicable patterns for regional go to markets initiatives
  • Serve as senior stakeholder and point of escalation internally and in customer engagements
  • Support team members in customer meetings and pitches
  • Be a mentor and provide hands-on coaching and professional development for AEs and wider team
  • Conduct weekly forecasts and oversee sales development goals, metrics, and quota achievement
  • Proactive cross-functionally collaboration with Marketing, Recruitment, Human Resources, Partnerships and Customer Success to align regional strategy

What you need to be successful?

  • 5+ years of B2B SaaS sales leadership experience - a minimum of 2 years in a closing role
  • 2+ years of experience successfully selling complex technical software
  • Experience with a "land-and-expand" sales model
  • Proven ability to manage a forecast across large teams
  • History leading sales teams selling complex technical solutions to customers who span distinct divisions (e.g. marketing, IT, sales leadership)
  • Proven successful experience in leading Account Executives
  • Proven ability to create high performing teams and lead them to success
  • History of promoting employees into leadership roles
  • Consultative selling experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English and another European language
  • Willingness to travel (up to 25%)
  • College degree (BA/BS)

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products. 
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • Enjoy a full range of events, including workshops, Contentful-hosted meetups, guest speakers and team activities. Meet your team members from across the globe at our annual offsite. 
  • Get fit! We offer a variety of health and fitness classes and a discount on Urban Sports Club.
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Spotify, Urban Outfitters, ARD Broadcaster, The British Museum, Xoom and Lenovo use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 350 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco and distributed locations around the world.

   

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