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Manager, Account Development (m/f/d)

Req id:  31988

Grasbrunn, BY, DE Virtual, DE Frankfurt, Hesse, 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

This is a new role due to team growth.  The Account Development Manager will report to the EMEA Director of Account Development. They will manage and oversee the hiring, onboarding, coaching, development, performance management and retention of an Account Development team of c. 10 individual contributors. This includes the qualification and development of inbound leads, as well as strategic outbound prospecting into a strategic target account Sales structure. The Account Development Manager will be responsible for driving all AD programs in working with the Field Marketing Managers within their territories and will be a central point of contact for the Account Development Representatives regarding process, strategy, programs and quota requirements. The Account Development Manager will be responsible for generating inbound and outbound lead generation best practices and programs. They will implement cold calling and incentive programs that will generate leads aligned with the primary solution areas. They will work with respective internal groups to identify and manage required training and support for the Account Development Representatives to ensure that business goals are achieved.

You Are Great At

The Account Development Manager is a leader in our hubs. The successful candidate will be strong in attracting and retaining talent while nurturing potential.

  • Leading, motivating & coaching their team to generate BANT-qualified leads
  • Managing account-based outreach activity that aligns with Sales strategy (phone, email, social, etc.)
  • Coaching, training, motivating and developing their team to achieve their weekly targets and quarterly KPIs. 
  • Driving performance to ensure individual and team targets are met/exceeded consistently
  • Conducting 1:1 performance reviews to coach each individual team member; responsibility for all aspects of performance management
  • Engaging and communicating confidently; will present to and collaborate with Sales and Marketing leadership regularly.

What It Takes

A qualified candidate should have the following skills and knowledge:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Proven success in managing an outbound business development or Inside Sales organization, preferably in a software/technology environment
  • Strong coaching and people development skills with virtual leadership experience


  • Strong analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • A second European language [ French or German} would be an advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced, technology-driven environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office,, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, Level Eleven, social selling




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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. 

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