Account Executive- Switzerland


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Sales
  • Post Date: 05/06/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , Redwood City, CA

About Alation

Alation, the data catalog company, is building a data-fluent world by changing the way people find, understand, trust, use, and reuse data. The first to bring a data catalog to market, Alation combines machine learning and human collaboration to bring confidence to data-driven decisions.

Job Description

Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis. Everyone new to the Alation team, along with our current workforce, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

Alation pioneered the data catalog market and today is leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, and digital transformation. Nearly 230 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation. For more information, visit

We are looking for smart people who understand how Alation can be leveraged to solve our clients’ problems. We expect our Account Executives (AEs) to roll up their sleeves and work with our clients, side-by-side, to tackle problems that, when solved, will generate exponential returns on investment for them. We’re looking for people who can express passion about the new technologies and possibilities of managing huge amounts of data and combining that with Advanced Analytics.  At Alation, we ask our AEs to play the strategic role of drawing critical insights from our client experiences and shaping the best solution. In the process, they bring feedback to our business so we can continually evolve. 

We are seeking a dynamic and strategic Account Executive with knowledge in data analytics and/or business intelligence to drive the adoption of Alation's Data Catalog product. 

This AE role covers Germany, Austria and Switzerland and possibly other territories. It reports into the Regional Vice President of Sales. Ideally based in Munich but other locations considered.

Life at Alation:

  • Fast and fulfilling.  We get excited about our work and move the ball forward.
  • Aggressive yet fair goals.  You will feel challenged and rewarded for meeting those challenges head on.
  • Constantly improving. We experiment on our ideas and hone them into best practices.
  • Working as a team. Marketing and sales are in sync and working towards the same goals.
  • People first. Intelligence and humility are prized.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Drive incremental growth across your client portfolio by selling into new and existing accounts. You will have sales development reps, sales engineers and customer success managers to help you establish, develop and maintain your territory.
  • Open, develop and win new opportunities within a set of named accounts and from inbound leads.
  • Develop effective relationships to serve as a trusted advisor with major customers to help them make the most of their ever-increasing amount of data.
  • Develop trusted relationships between people at our clients and Alation.
  • Make commitments and deliver. Our customers’ success begins with you.
  • Negotiate large contracts. Build critical relationships with the largest companies in your territory.
  • Understand the locals. Tailor playbooks for your region.
  • Improve LTV/CAC. Look it up, it’s great.

You Should Have:

    • A strong Sales DNA: exposure to MEDDICC, Force Management, Value Selling are not required but are advantageous.
    • An ability to think strategically and analyze the needs of clients through excellent business acumen.
    • Proven sustained track record of exceeding individual goals.
    • Demonstrated project/stakeholder management/organizational skills.
    • Stellar written and verbal communication skills in both German and English.
    • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience (e.g., 5 years of work experience in Enterprise Sales in a software company)

Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

Why Alation?
- Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
- Competitive pay and health offerings
- Flexible time off to relax and recharge
and much, much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.