Account Executive, Benelux

Last updated 1 hours ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

About us

At GoCardless, we’re passionate about payments. Our vision is to provide businesses with the best way to collect recurring payments, wherever they and their customers are in the world.

Today, we help over 55,000 businesses take the pain out of getting paid, so they can focus on what they do best. And through our partnerships with over 200 software providers such as Xero, Zuora, Salesforce and Quickbooks, more and more businesses are benefiting from our unique global payments platform every day. We process $15bn of payments a year across more than 30 countries, powering recurring payments for businesses worldwide, from multinational corporations to small businesses.

We’re headquartered in the UK, and backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Google Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Balderton Capital, Accel Partners and Notion Capital. Over 400 employees worldwide have decided to develop their careers with us. We’ve built a friendly, collaborative culture where we hire and develop people who share our desire to do work we can be proud of. We value learning and feedback, and support colleagues to develop in their role and more broadly in their career.

This is a unique opportunity to join one of Europe’s fastest growing Fintechs, in the Benelux space to tackle an untapped market.

The role

Based in our London HQ, you will be responsible for finding and closing new businesses across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. This will be done via your own efforts and supported by our marketing, partnerships and sales development teams.

You will be engaging with stakeholders within the customer to identify and secure a role for GoCardless as a payment provider. This will involve working with various departments, from finance and engineering to marketing and procurement; building a business case; securing a commercial arrangement; and ensuring a successful delivery. Our business model is aligned with the success of our customers: their success in getting paid links to our rewards.

Our customers are domestic and international companies who need to take recurring payments. In order to navigate a path to mutual success you will need to develop a good understanding of our solution, the business value, and technical fit and its relationship to our customers’ existing systems.

We've built a dynamic, collaborative culture in which we hire and develop smart, driven people that share our desire to do work we can be proud of. We value learning and feedback, and we spur each other on to raise the bar of success.

The ideal candidate

We’re looking for people who want to have an impact and are always trying to learn and improve themselves and the operations around them. The ideal candidate wants to lead and is ready to deal with the ambiguity present in fast growing environments and new markets. By evangelising GoCardless and recurring payments, you are able to get customers excited by our product.

You should apply if you have:

  • Fluent/native Dutch speaker and fluent in English.
  • Sales experience in a B2B environment.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Evidence of repeated success within complex solutions and exceeding quota.
  • Experience selling to CxO and other stakeholders.
  • A structured sales approach and experience with Salesforce.com.
  • High activity: you are able to cover a large territory effectively and build a dynamic pipeline.
  • A consultative style and the ability to become a trusted advisor.
  • Experience selling into the Benelux market and/or expanding into a new untapped territory.
  • Experience selling APIs is not essential, but nice to have.

We welcome a wide diversity of applicants, and our team are from a variety of backgrounds, so if you’re unsure please apply!