Intrinsic Executive Search is retained by one of it’s long term clients to hire a UK based, European Head of Sales to lead and grow a current team of 3 Sales Executives in Europe. This is a career opportunity for Player Managers or Sales Leaders that are looking for their next stage of career development as this is a fast growth and acquisitive business.
The company has a huge global client base and offers a broad range of solutions used for advanced business analytics and data visualization.
This role is going to focus on sales execution and new business development with direct line management of the sales team plus matrix & thought leadership over other functions of the business. A highly visible role, with hiring responsibility in Europe, this opportunity will provide an exceptional opportunity to elevate your sales leadership career in a highly successful and rapidly scaling SaaS business.
- As sales leader, drive sales of Business Analytics software within end user clients, both direct end user sales and OEM agreements
- Attract, hire, develop and coach a team of high achieving Sales Executives
- Metrics driven Sales leadership role that will focus on driving cadence and sales performance
- Be the sales figurehead for the business in Europe
- Total responsibility for sales quota, planning and strategies to achieve targets
- Set targets and deliverables for the sales team in line with corporate goals and objectives
- Work in close partnership with Marketing, Business Development, Pre Sales and other business functions to drive revenue
- Accurate forecasting is critical
- Support sales executives, deal with escalations and support the sales team to ensure all team members achieve target
- Use of Salesforce.com to manage pipeline and forecasting
- Regular team planning, coaching and mentoring to coach and drive career development within the team
- Manage the hiring process to ensure that exceptional talent is attracted, retained and developed
- Will have experience of leading Sales executives perhaps as a player manager or as direct line manager
- Still hands on in sales as a sales leader but seeking to develop their sales career further
- Exceptional presentation skills with corporate business presence
- Strong capability in building and driving a modern SaaS sales and marketing machine
- A natural mentor and leader that truly wants to develop and support their team to be the best that they can be
- Able to excel in a fast moving and rapidly evolving business environment
- Ideally with some exposure to OEM agreements although this is not mandatory
Please drop me a line to learn more about this excellent opportunity:
Paul French, Director, Intrinsic Executive Search