About the Role
The Qt team and Qt technology is helping industries to build next generation solutions for cars, futuristic dashboards for ships, analyze satellite images, visualize meteors, create design with 3D, save lives through medical devices and sense movements with IoT devices. And this is just a start. These are only a fraction of areas where the Qt technology is used.
Qt Group (Nasdaq Helsinki: QTCOM) is a global software company with a strong presence in more than 70 industries and is the leading independent technology behind millions of devices and applications. Qt is used by major global companies and developers worldwide, and the technology enables its customers to deliver exceptional user experiences and advance their digital transformation initiatives.
In Qt, we work hard but try not to take ourselves too seriously. We are highly adaptable and constantly evolving. We are passionate about our products and solutions, and we live for our customers. We have high expectations and a career at Qt means challenging yourself to always be better.
The sales activity for our main product Qt and associated Consulting Services is growing fast in our major territories and The Qt Company has a solid customer base, containing a large number of internationally well branded companies. Our customers use our tools for highly valued developments of applications in different areas such as EDA, Medical, Consulting, Telecommunications, Automotive, among others. The EMEA market is among the most important regions for Qt and provides an excellent opportunity for a skilled and experienced sales professional to take responsibility for developing the Qt business in markets with strong potential. The Strategic Account Director Automotive is responsible for selling our Qt Portfolio including Professional Services (Consulting and Support) to car manufacturers (OEM) and their suppliers (tier 1 and tier 2) in the EMEA territory.
In this role, you will work closely with all functions like Presales, Service Delivery, Product Management, Customer Success and Marketing to execute strategic plans to achieve or exceed business targets with the assigned clients.
- Build relationships with customer’s executives in R&D, Product Development, Marketing and other areas
- Manage and control the sales cycle from prospecting through to close
- Set and execute aggressive customer acquisition strategies for the assigned accounts
- Develop and maintain strategic long-term trusting relationships with the assigned accounts to accomplish organic growth and long-term company objectives
- Plan and manage at both the strategic, operational and tactical customer-facing levels
- Align with business development managers, industry leads, and regional sales leadership teams to present a single front to help represent a single vision for our customers.
- Interface with the product management and marketing organizations to help guide automotive product and professional service direction and production of sales plays
- Good technical background, minimum of MSc in a technical field preferred and significant sales track record
- 5+ years of experience selling development tools, embedded technology or similar
- Familiarity with Software Development tools and Software Development Life Cycle is a plus
- Experience developing business opportunities with executives of EMEA automotive communities
- Progressive, enterprise sales experience with complex solutions, passionate about software licensing, overachiever
- Proven track record of successful personal sales pipeline management and results
- Experienced in vertical market solution sales, especially Automotive
- Proven experience gaining access to decision makers and establishing strategic relationships and successes for long term partnerships
- Business development experience in a strategic enterprise sales environment within a highly matrixed, global organization
- Interfaces directly with customer decision-makers to shape market opportunities
- Proven track record of building satisfied, loyal and referenceable customers
- Knowledge in value-based selling, solution selling and creating long term business relationships in the software licensing industry
- Target driven and results focused personality with a goal to deliver overachievement against clear objectives and business development targets
- Consultative 'questioning' and Active Listening approach
- Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and collaboration skills along with strong planning ability
- Able to work independently in an environment that changes rapidly
- Fluent in German and English
- Autonomous and organized with effective communication skills, listening, verbal and written
- Must take initiative and be a proactive member in the sales team
- Team player with interpersonal skills to work with sales and technical staff in a dynamic and innovative company environment
- Pro-active customer focus
- Very good business understanding
The role is based in Germany and is located in the Strategic Account Team Automotive EMEA.
We offer a highly international workplace with uniquely skilled people from around the whole world. This is a very collaborative and inclusive work environment where individuals strong on aptitude and attitude will have an opportunity to grow their professional careers through working with some of the most advanced technology and talented developers in the business. Our culture embraces openness, learning, encouragement and fun.