Strategic Sales Director (Strategic Senior Account Executive) EMEA Central - Financial Services

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Elastic is searching for a Strategic Sales Director Financial Services to expand our Strategic customer accounts. Our Strategic Sales Directors are individual contributors directly responsible for growing the Elastic footprint within a focussed number of high-potential accounts and ensuring our customers are successfully leveraging Elastic cloud solutions across their organization. Are you ready to help users tackle their hardest problems through the power of search? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Building awareness and driving demand for Elastic solutions within designated Strategic accounts, by helping users and customers derive value from their data sets
  • Serving as an evangelist for our Open Source offerings while communicating and demonstrating the capabilities of our commercial features
  • Uncovering new and diverse use cases to enable our users to work smarter, not harder
  • Collaborating across Elastic business functions to ensure a seamless customer experience
  • Working thoughtfully with customers to identify new business opportunities, managing through the sales cycle and closing strategic transactions
  • Building a robust business plan through community, customer and partner ecosystems to achieve significant Elastic growth within your accounts

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What You Bring With You:

  • A track-record of success in selling SaaS subscriptions into existing complex top financial accounts, demonstrated by overachievement of quota and strong customer references
  • The ability to identify and drive new projects within complex, matrixed organizations 
  • A deep understanding and preferably experience selling into the ecosystem we live in, including Enterprise Search, Logging, Security, APM and Cloud
  • The ability to build relationships and credibility with both Developers and Executives 
  • Predictable and accurate forecasting capabilities using SFDC 
  • An appreciation for the Open Source go-to-market model and the community of users who rely on our solutions every single day 
  • Existing Executive level relationships within Strategic accounts in the region 

Bonus Points:

  • Previous experience selling in an Open Source model 

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving — we match up to 1% of your salary
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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