Account Executive - Retail

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber GB


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 201905

Position Title: Sr Account Executive (V)

External Description:

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About the Role

The account director will focus on developing Sainsbury’s Group. A very large, complex existing account headquartered in London. This is a London based role.

This is a quota carrying position, with compensation based on achievement of a revenue target for all Teradata products and services. The account also carries a large pre-sale budget and will require the co-ordination of a wider account team.

The position will report directly to the Retail and CPG Sales Director in the UK. Travel is limited to the UK apart from occasional conferences/visits to Teradata facilities/references outside of the UK.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Account Planning

  • Co-ordinate account planning activity. Develop strategy and objectives for the group in order to align and facilitate best practise.
  • Research the customer environment in order to understand the issues and opportunities for Teradata solutions.
  • Understand Sainsbury’s key business objectives and align Teradata solutions to meet those objectives. Build a plan to ensure significant ROI for Sainsbury’s.
  • Build relationships with the key players in the customer account and determine sales strategy with messaging tailored for each stakeholder.
  • Understanding of political relationships and their impact on buying behaviours within the customer account, in order to determine appropriate sales approach for each level within organisation
  • Understanding of competitive sales strategy that anticipates competitor actions and places Teradata as the best in the market to meet customer objectives

Managing the Sales Process

  • Manage sales activities by ensuring sales related activities gain customer commitment, build momentum and accelerate sales cycles.
  • Work through the sales process with key players to minimise issues in the close of an order and ensure Teradata and the customer objectives are met in the agreed timeframe
  • Effectively advise and influence customers through consultative selling techniques and relevant marketing campaigns.


  • Managing, coaching and motivating a virtual team of industry and technical expertise to maximise credibility within the customer.
  • Build credibility as the escalation point for all account issues during the sales campaign and during implementation.
  • Communicate with and escalate to Teradata senior management on key topics concerning the opportunities and threats within the account.

Planning, Forecasting and Reporting

  • Ensure that forecasting is accurate with regards to the value, timeline of closure and probability of closure.
  • Analyse sales activity data, the team's P & L and develop the necessary sales contingency plan to ensure financial profitability and success
  • Utilise a structured approach for identifying and measuring the quality of potential new streams of business.
  • Analyse creation of solution offer and proposal development to ensure it promotes value based pricing.

Experience/Skills Requirements

We are seeking sales talent with a first rate work ethic, not reviewing the number of years someone has been in a sales role as a measure of ability and capability. However the candidate must be able to demonstrate success over a number of years with long running complex sales cycles.

Experience in selling complex technology solutions, i.e. a combination of hardware, software, professional services for implementation and services for support and maintenance tailored to address a “unique” customer issue. The successful candidate will have experience selling and supporting the delivery of large services engagements including projects and managed services.

Typical recent sales experience will involve selling to multiple departments, multiple levels within a company over a sustained period measured in years not months. Our sales campaigns usually touch both business and IT so a candidate must be comfortable in both areas and be prepared to learn a complex set of technologies to an appropriate level as well as articulating a message of value to senior business stakeholders.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they have experience in leading an internal team of technical, business and managerial resource over the entire sales cycle from planning through to execution of the order and post-sales support. They must demonstrate an ability to influence, coach, motivate and inform others and promote teamwork.

Proven customer relationship skills, and experience working with customers at Executive/Director level, on a regular basis.  Candidates will be expected to reference senior executives they interact with.

Candidates will be comfortable working in a virtual environment, must be able to demonstrate high energy and motivation.

Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills must be demonstrated throughout the selection process for this role.

Ideally the candidate will have knowledge of the Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing or the Data Base Management System marketplace.


The candidate’s education must demonstrate an intellectual capability that will have provided the foundation for demonstrable success since leaving a formal education environment preferably at degree level.


City: London

State: Greater London

Community / Marketing Title: Account Executive - Retail

Job Category: Sales

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