Senior Sales Executive Payments DACH - Enterprise Solutions


Position Responsibilities/Requirements

Job Overview

The Sales Executive will be responsible for new business sales activities in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) for specific FIS payments product offerings with the primary goals of identifying new clients and business opportunities and closing new business sales. The Sales Executive will report into the Head of Sales DACH and be based in the region, ideally in the Frankfurt am Main office.

The Sales Executive role is an excellent opportunity to interact in the payments and banking marketplace, build strong business relationships with major banks and participate significantly in the success and growth of FIS’ payments business.

With the Instant Payments and PSD2 initiatives there has never been a better time to discuss the strategies of major banks for tactical deployment and centralised payment strategy. FIS' market-leading payments solutions offer banks the opportunity to deploy Instant Payments and Open API infrastructure meeting the demands of the market, whilst centralising, integrating and managing their global payments processes, leading to improved control, improved risk management, reduced processing costs and easier paths to compliance. FIS leads the way in offering its solutions both on-premise and in the cloud (“Payments-as-a-Service”).

This position has the primary goal of securing new business at tier 1 and large tier 2 banks in the region with a focus on large-scale enterprise payments solutions, specifically FIS’ Open Payments Framework payment hub.


  • Acquiring new clients through prospecting to ensure sales quotas are achieved
  • Developing a sound sales pipeline of potential sales opportunities in assigned territory
  • Qualifying opportunities properly to determine suitability for pre-sales work and pipeline visibility
  • Learning and understanding FIS's sales process and utilising the tools to show deals are progressing in a recognised and understood fashion
  • Managing appropriate resources to move the deal forwards through its sale stages
  • Building and developing relationships to work with prospects at all levels
  • Closing business in a predictable fashion using Close Plans
  • Reflecting sales activity within the FIS CRM tool and maintaining an accurate sales database
  • Maintaining awareness of market and industry trends
  • Developing the ability to cross-sell other FIS products
Essential Skills
  • Proven sales experience (minimum of 5 years in new business sales) serving the financial services and/or technology community, with an excellent track record of achieving and beating quotas
  • Experience of banking technology sales
  • Proven track record of closing enterprise (multi-€M) business deals from cradle to grave and achieving assigned sales quota year on year
  • Can demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills - ability to persuade and influence
  • Experienced at dealing and presenting to C-Level audiences
  • Capacity to develop and deliver winning presentations and proposals
  • Ability to create, compose and edit accurate and well-written materials
  • Professional with ability to project a positive image of the company
  • Self-driven and goal-oriented
  • Business-fluent German and English written and verbal language skills
  • This position will require regular European travel and a high degree of flexibility
  • University degree or equivalent

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with payments solutions and knowledge of the payments domain is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of additional European languages is a plus
  • Exposure to managing sales teams, showing ability to grow with the business for the future

With a 50-year history rooted in the financial services industry, FIS™ is the world's largest global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions.  We champion clients from banking to capital markets, retail to corporate and everything touched by financial services. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, our 53,000 worldwide employees help serve more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Our technology powers billions of transactions annually that move over $9 trillion around the globe.  FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.

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