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Account Development Executive (m/f/d)

Req id:  36973

Grasbrunn, BY, DE



As the world's leading provider of software-based solutions for enterprise information management (EIM), OpenText offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, services, and cloud services for the intelligent and networked enterprise. We help our more than 120,000 customers worldwide digitize data and processes and use analytics and artificial intelligence to gain deeper insight into business processes to make the right business decisions.



The Opportunity:

OpenText has developed global Centres of Excellence for Account Development to support best-in-class cloud cloud software technology and solutions.
You'll join a social, high-performing team and work collaboratively with colleagues to attract and qualify prospects considering the purchase of OpenText solutions. The successful candidate will be comfortable with cold calling, cold emailing, and engaging via social media and video. It's essential to have a basic understanding of B2B lead generation and business development. If you're energetic, tech-savvy, motivated, and creative, this role will challenge and enhance your skill set. It's a quota-carrying position for individuals who are looking to advance their career in sales, pre-sales, solution consultancy, or management with a global software organization. You'll receive best-in-class onboarding, continuous on-the-job coaching, and personalized development to support your professional growth.
ADEs partner with their Account Executives to develop a territory strategy for identifying, nurturing, and qualifying a pipeline of leads, converting those leads into Sales-qualified opportunities and revenue. They also work with their Sales & Solution Consultant Teams to actively support & progress opportunities through the sales pipeline funnel to close. Success in this position is measured by qualified pipeline creation, pipeline acceleration, and revenue, with activity-based metrics in place to achieve this outcome.


What it takes to excel:

  • Achieve quarterly targets
  • Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills in German & English, with the ability to understand a prospect’s business challenges.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A can-do attitude when researching leads and cold calling prospects
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced, high-growth tech environment
  • Strong organizational, planning, and prioritization skills
  • Goal-oriented, positive, self-starter with strong analytical skills and a track record of autonomy, ownership, and execution
  • Ability and desire for continuous learning
  • Experience with, Salesloft, LinkedIn Sales Navigator & ZoomInfo is a plus.
  • Graduate or 1-2 years of proven successful outbound lead generation experience in a technology environment preferred.



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OpenText does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract and a signed search assignment between Open Text and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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