Regional Director (Benelux)
Amsterdam, Netherlands /
Instructure was founded to define, develop, and deploy superior, easy-to-use software. (And that’s what we did / do / will keep on doing.) We make better, more usable tools for teaching and learning (you know, stuff people will actually use). A better connected and more open edtech ecosystem. And more effective ways for everyone everywhere to access education, make discoveries, share knowledge, be inspired, and do big things. We accomplish all this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. So here’s your opportunity.
We are looking for a Dutch-speaking Regional Director to focus specifically on selling Canvas in the higher education market and to help establish Canvas as the LMS of choice. This is an individual business development contributor role that will require significant travel (50-75%), as well as significant before and after hours calls and demos. This position will report to the VP, Sales EMEA. Please note whilst Instructure’s EMEA headquarters is located in London, this role will be located remotely (Netherlands/Belgium).
What you will be doing:
- Selling Canvas to new clients in Benelux region (new business sales)
- Developing sales strategies to increase client awareness and to develop opportunity pipeline
- Consistently meeting and exceeding sales quotas within specified time frame
- Educating and demonstrating Canvas products and services
- Lead and direct the commercial development of all chosen markets, strategic accounts and business development to drive revenue and achieve our goals
- Analyses sales activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives and/or redirect, realign direction of sales managers and sales team
- Ensure functional business plans and sales strategies, goals, policies and objectives are aligned
- Keep pace with market developments, produce market reports and quickly develop new supplier and stakeholder relationships
Here’s What You Will Need to Know/Have:
- Experience of selling enterprise level software, SaaS and services
- Experience of selling in the Benelux education market
- Understanding educational pedagogy and the process involving in selling an LMS is a plus
- Experience selling at all levels, including “C” level
- Excellent strategic/consultative/challenger sales skills
- Ability to do detailed needs analysis, proposal development and tender completion
- Minimum of 5 + years of proven successful sales experience
- Bilingual English and Dutch with other language skills a must
- Excellent Dutch and English business standard written skills is required
Awesome benefits at Instructure!
- Excellent benefits and perks, because we want you to be happy and healthy :)
- Because you get to help us grow a culture of awesomeness. But everyone says that right? Check us out on Glassdoor, to get the low-down from people that are not in the HR or Marketing department :)
- Most importantly, you get to work with a tight knit team who embrace innovation and are committed to being excellent at what we do
We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.
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