Business Development Executive France - GetApp




Gartner Digital Markets supports the technology needs of small and medium sized organizations. The business is comprised of three brands - Software Advice, Capterra and GetApp - who are the leaders in helping small businesses select the right software. For candidates exploring the technology space for their next opportunity, Gartner Digital Markets can offer the excitement of working for a start-up, balanced by the stability of a large established organization, and the opportunity to be on the front lines of innovation in a company that is growing and transforming.

About this role

The role of Business Development Executive - France will consist of identifying new products and clients, closing deals, increasing direct client contract value and retention as well as revenue growth through contract expansion.

What you will do

  • Prospect France (and/or other EMEA) software vendors and related industry institutions and consult with them to develop relationships and continuously grow your pipeline.
  • Hunt your prospected clients and close deals. Field sales may be necessary occasionally.

  • Onboard new clients. Get new clients started out on the right foot to ensure future campaign success.

  • Manage current accounts with the outcome of increased customer satisfaction, retention and account growth.

  • Grow the overall account value. You will identify large growth opportunities (up-selling, cross-selling) across your account portfolio.

  • Provide expert knowledge to B2B software vendors. The more you understand their business, the more you will  be equipped to challenge and teach them and optimize their return on investment.

  • Call and email software vendors. Proactive follow up with our clients - even the quietest clients need a check-in from time to time to make sure things are running smoothly.


What you will need

  • Native level in French is a must and fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.  
  • Strong experience in sales in the French market is a must and in another EMEA region.

  • 3-5 years of proven consultative sales experience in technology (services or software).

  • Ability to be professionally persistent while prospecting and managing C-level and senior-level relationships within large global companies.

  • Proven experience building excellent client relationships, offering value added, insightful and strategic vision.

  • Extraordinary persistence. You don’t know the meaning of the word ‘quit’.

  • Unshakeable optimism, energy and drive. Your energy and optimism shines around you and your vibrant personality makes it easy for people to build a relationship with you. You flourish in a fast-paced environment. No one needs to push you to excel; it’s just who you are.

  • Excellent verbal & written communication. Influencing skills and a knack for phone / personal communication.

  • General understanding of online marketing/lead generation campaigns. You understand the needs of online advertisers and publishers and you are able to manage hundreds of campaigns successfully.

  • Extreme efficiency & organization. You have a strong attention to detail, great sense of prioritization, data is your soul food, and you can understand numbers quickly and handle dozens of conversations with clients each day.

  • Knowledge of the full life cycle of the sales process from prospecting to close.

What we offer

  • A collaborative, positive culture. You will work with people who are as enthusiastic, smart and driven as you are.  You will  be managed by the best professionals.

  • Unlimited growth and learning opportunities. We offer the excitement of a fast-paced entrepreneurial workplace and the professional growth opportunities of an established global organization.

  • We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits and great perks.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading research and advisory company. The company helps business leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions. Gartner's comprehensive suite of services delivers strategic advice and proven best practices to help clients succeed in their mission-critical priorities. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has more than 13,000 associates serving clients in 11,000 enterprises in 100 countries. For more information, visit

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Oct 25, 2017, 10:44:53 AM

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