• Sales Manager - Financial Sector

    Job Locations NL-Netherlands-Huizen
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  • Company Overview

    Company Overview


    SAS Institute is the world's largest privately-owned software company and leader in Business Intelligence & Business Analytics. Since 1976, we have given our customers insight into seeing new opportunities and making the right decisions faster using user-friendly analytical software. We are the world's leader in the business analysis market and consists of more than 14,000 professionals worldwide. We serve more than 80,000 of the largest companies and organizations in 148 countries around the world, including 96 of the 100 best in Fortune Global 500.


    The Role

    We are currently seeking a Sales Manager who will have full responsibility of sales execution for the Financial Sector in the Netherlands. The role reports in to the Sales Director for Financial Services in BeNeLux. This role is based in our Huizen (NL) office.

    Key deliverables:

    • Leads a small team of Experienced Key Account Directors in the Netherlands
    • Also has a small individual contributor role by managing some accounts in person
    • Is accountable for building and delivering the sales pipeline
    • Is accountable to shape software opportunities in collaboration with internal team

    The Financial Industry is currently under immense pressure for change. SAS Institute is perfectly positioned to help our customers cope with this dynamic landscape by allowing them to capture the full value which is hidden in their data. Customers are rapidly embracing analytics as a core strategic competency and when you join us, you will help our customers on a transformational journey that will bring immense value. Analytics is transformative technology at the heart of major trends like connectivity, automation, digitization and intelligence. SAS support our customers in transforming a world of data into a world of intelligence.


    Desired Skills


    We are looking for individuals who have significant, demonstrated experience within Software Sales and Relationship Management in the Financial Sector. A previous team lead experience is a nice to have. Ideal applicants will be enthusiastic about helping our customer cope with demanding challenges and turn them into mutually rewarding opportunities. You must be highly motivated, a self-starter, articulate and able to contribute to transformation projects. A strong view on the future of the financial services, and how SAS should anticipate with its go to market strategy, is a must have for this role.

    Most important attributes are:

    • Experienced within Sales and Relation Management. Comfortable to take a clear leadership role throughout the complex sales cycle, from establishing a relationship and discovering an opportunity, via proving value and negotiating business terms, all the way through to delivering the value we promised.
    • Skilled at understanding people’s needs and priorities. Eager to help people reach their goals while also confident enough to challenge when required.
    • Knowledge of the financial sector and an understanding of challenges and problems to be expected in the digital transformation of the industry is a big advantage.
    • You will benefit from having worked in the software industry. To become successful, you should have an insight into the mechanics of how organizations can get the best out of their IT solutions. An understanding of change management and how complex projects are procured, including implementation and delivery would be extremely beneficial.
    • You must be a high caliber sales executive who can build trust and rapport and who has a proven track record of successful software sales.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills combining Dutch and English.

     Personal attributes matching with our SAS values

    • Result oriented with a positive drive and attitude towards success.
    • Excellent social interaction skills.
    • Curios at heart and with an enthusiastic leadership that motivates people to chip in.
    • Disciplined, hardworking, positive minded and motivated.
    • Great self-awareness and sense of responsibility and accountability


    Today, as always, we seek the best talent to build on our success and help our customers change the world. We offer a competitive base salary and bonus, and excellent benefits so, if you believe you have a great talent, good communication skills we would love to hear from you!




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