SAP Account Executive (m/f) Job in Paris, France

Requisition ID: 127590

Work Area: Sales

Expected Travel: 0 - 60%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

SAP Mobile Services, a division of SAP, is the global leader in enabling messaging services. We provide our Enterprise customers with the widest offering in SMS, MMS, Mobile Notification, email messaging and innovative mobile consumer engagement services. SAP Mobile Services processes more than 2.1 billion messages per day reaching more than 1,100 Operators and 6.1 billion users around the world. SAP is currently seeking an experienced Account Executive.


The candidate will be part of the Mobile Services team located in Paris.

She/he will be focused on the Enterprise Messaging line of business, and will be expected to engage at executive level within new enterprise clients and close deals. The position is mainly focused on new business. The Geografical Region in which he/she will operate is currently France and Belgium, but additional EMEA Countries might be added to his/her region in the future.


Demand Generation, Pipeline and Opportunity Management (75%)

Constant lead generation, creating and maintaining a constant prospect list and a pipeline. Follow a disciplined approach to maintaining a rolling pipeline. Keep pipeline current and moving up the pipeline curve.

Creation and closing of new business opportunities, strongly hunting for new customers. The candidate will follow the full sales cycle: lead generation, initial contact, proposal, contract negotiation, deal closing, launch and post sales account management

Customer management and other activities (25%)

Building up long term relationships with own accounts (cross selling/up selling) in a customer focused approach (25%), dealing with day to day issues

Liaising with other SAP Mobile Services departments in order to meet customers’ expectations both in pre-sales and in post-sales phases

Be visible in the market place through industry and customer events participation as well as SAP Mobile Services events attending

Engage and maintain good relationships with SAP colleagues from other Divisions (CEC, SFSF and more) in order to be involved and engaged with both SAP Global existing customers and prospects, with the aim to evaluate the presence of any room for cross selling messaging services on top of SAP Global solutions

Sales Excellence

Understand best practice sales models. Work actively with more Senior Sales employees to develop sophistication in sales and negotiation skills.

Engage internal CEC and SuccessFactors AEs in order to be involved in global deals

Sell value.

Understand SAP’s competition and effectively position solutions against them.

Maintain CRM system with accurate customer and pipeline information.

Manage competitive threats within accounts and feedback competitive intelligence to the team

Achieve / exceed Annual Revenue quota targets and reach other goals and objectives as set by regional and global sales leadership.


University Degree in Business, Economics or IT/Engineering or equivalent experience

Ability to sell at any level within an organization, with experience dealing at VP and C-level and winning business through a consultative sales / challenger selling approach

Strong focus on results

Good understanding and knowledge of mobile, media, commerce/retail, e-commerce and finance sectors

Self-sufficient, able to work autonomously and full of initiative, willing to see her/his results recognized and rewarded.

Strong presentation, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills

High team attitude

Strong positive attitude – this is a must

Excellent written and oral communications skills

Business level English: Fluent

Local language: Fluent, Business Level


5 years of experience in sales within messaging, mobile or digital contests

Proven strong track record against targets. She/he will be accustomed to closing high value sales with an emphasis on achieving buy-in from varied stakeholders within the business.

Experience or knowledge about IoT is appreciated


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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