Account Executive

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Focus on new customer acquisition for Sage Live solution in order to achieve sales performance metrics and KPIs. Manages end to end sales cycle and delivers the operational plan activities to achieve the new business revenue goal through Sage Live business partners.


  • Deliver monthly, quarterly and annual revenue performance in line with budgetary expectations and performance metrics
  • Provide accurate and timely forecasting for monthly, quarterly and annual performance to the Sales Manager, including risk and opportunity analysis, by ensuring sales pipeline is effectively and proactively managed  
  • Work closely with Sage Live business partners on live deals and pipeline generation as well as specific campaign execution
  • Conduct initial discovery and high level demonstrations to prospects on the Sage Live solution
  • Ensure that prospects experience exceptional service levels across discovery, pre-sales and deal close
  • Generate new business referrals by proactively promoting Sage Live to potential customers and maintaining a strong understanding of ISV solutions
  • Maximise sales conversion ratios in line with business expectations by generating new business referrals and effectively managing sales pipeline
  • Support Sales Manager to deliver initiatives outlined in annual operating plan
  • Maintains accurate deal stage management in Salesforce CRM
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with ecosystem BDMs across Sage products


Must have:

  • Demonstrated successful track record winning and closing new business
  • Previous experience selling SaaS solutions in the SMB space
  • Previous experience working with a complex, fast-paced technology vendor
  • Positive, results orientated and highly organised
  • Self-motivated driven to succeed
  • Strong customer service ethic
  • Highly autonomous with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to confidently and clearly articulate complex business solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders under pressure and at different levels
  • Minimum 2-3 years' experience of complex/technical product and/or solution sales


  • Strong knowledge of the Salesforce platform/ecosystem
  • Experience working with business/implementation partners
  • Working knowledge of accounting/financial solutions

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Our Story

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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