Internal Application: German Speaking Business Development Executive
Sales | Dublin, Ireland | Full Time
Want to join a company on the cutting edge of technology and travel? Want to be part of a fantastic and fun company that’s in the online travel advertising space?
Sojern works with 93% of the Fortune 500 travel companies and has spent more than a decade analyzing the complete traveler path to purchase. We drive travelers from dream to destination by activating multi-channel branding and performance solutions on the Sojern Traveler Platform for more than 8,500 customers around the world.
Sojern made Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list for the last 6 years in a row, and was recognized on the Top Company Cultures list by Entrepreneur Magazine and named a Best Place to Work by AdAge. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with teams based in Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Omaha, Paris, and Singapore.
Need more convincing that Sojern is a great place to work? Check out our Glassdoor reviews!
About the role:
Sojern is seeking a passionate and talented sales and business development professional to join Sojern’s growing EMEA sales team based in one of our offices: Dublin or London.
This role positions and sells Sojern’s marketing solutions to qualified small to medium sized organisations in the travel industry, with a focus on hotels, in the EMEA markets.
This is a proactive business development role requiring previous sales experience, prospecting, pipeline management and conversion skills. You will be managing the full sales acquisition cycle for your assigned market, and continuously will be growing in this ever changing industry.
Develop and own assigned markets in which to prospect and engage qualified boutique and independent hotels, chains and agencies to position and sell Sojern’s digital advertising solutions
Achieve and exceed monthly targets through a combination of new property acquisitions and opportunistic upsells, 12 -14 new wins per month
Adopt a consultative sales approach, to identify customers’ pain points and analyse their needs to best position Sojern’s growing multi-product offering, and deliver persuasive presentations
Develop or support key partnerships with market influencers, to drive success in the markets that you work in, such as with Booking Engines, and Digital Marketing agencies
Work with your peers in the Global Organisation to ensure best practices and partner together to close global customers
Partner with our Customer Success team in delivering campaigns for our clients, supporting renewals and potential upsells
Become an expert in digital media advertising leveraging the available training and professional development resources at Sojern
English and German fluency required
3- 5 years sales experience within digital marketing, online hotel distribution (Eg.: Market Manager within OTA, metasearch, booking engines, 3rd party providers) or hospitality (sales, revenue management).
Strong sales experience from prospecting to closing (lead generation, cold calling, pitching, client facing meetings).
Experience and interest in digital marketing, knowledge of the Travel Industry
Book of business a strong plus
Self-motivated; exhibits strong self-management and accountability.
Demonstrate autonomy to work remotely/ from home
Ability to manage change, demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in a fast paced environment
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent planning and organising skills
High energy partnered with a positive attitude
Culture: Strong core business values, focus on teamwork, vibrant, social and fun environment
Opportunities: Be part of a growing team with training and support to help you grow
Snacks: Variety of snacks in the office
Give Back: We give 40 hours a year to volunteer and organize office volunteer programs with local organizations
Competitive Localized Benefits
Ownership: Lead creative and challenging projects
IATA travel discount
Time off: 25 vacation days per annum plus national public holidays
At Sojern, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.