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Business Development Representative - German Speaking (f/m/d)



Sales & Business Development
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About the Opportunity

Gestalten Sie mit uns die digitale Zukunft und liefern Sie außergewöhnliche Kundenerlebnisse! In unserem Vertriebsteam erwartet Sie eine spannende Karriere. Jetzt bewerben!

This position is one of the first touch-points that our German, Austrian and Swiss (DACH) customers and potential prospects will have with the Contentful brand. This role requires an organized, and motivated individual to understand how Contentful can help organizations drive digital transformation and best-in-class customer experiences. As a Business Development Representative for the DACH region, you will gain experience interacting with customers of all levels across a variety of industries. You will work closely with assigned Regional Sales Executives and supporting teams to hunt new business. If you are interested in transitioning into tech sales or starting your career in sales, this is the perfect role to take in learning all the necessary skills for a successful career!

Part of this unique opportunity includes attending our Contentful training program. This program focuses on developing highly skilled professionals within our organization. This is a multi-step learning and skill development program with hands-on training to help you scale up your skills.

Please note this is an onsite role; our offices are based in Central London & Central Berlin.

What to expect?

  • Focus on lead generation within the DACH Market
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of customers, industry, Contentful’s solution offerings
  • Proactively engage with and reach out to new prospects
  • Lead generation activities, including strategic research on LinkedIn, among other hunting tools and outbound prospecting, calling, emailing, and social outreach
  • Collaborate with assigned Account Executives, handing off qualified prospects
  • Successfully reach pipeline targets on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Build relationships with key decision-makers across a number of industries

What you need to be successful

  • Interest in a career in sales, lead generation or any other customer facing function
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team while showing initiative and independence
  • Fluent English and German language skills are a must
  • Excellent listening skills and coachability
  • Effective communicator with the ability to engage with a wide range of audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach and commitment to achieving measurable success
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment with the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively

What’s in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share in the success of our company
  • Fertility and family building benefits, including a lifetime reimbursable wallet to support your growing family.
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, sick days, education days, compassion days for loss, and volunteer days
  • Time off to care for and focus on your growing family
  • Use your personal annual education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual and in-person events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties
  • An annual wellbeing stipend to care for your physical, financial, or emotional health
  • A monthly communication phone/internet stipend and phone hardware upgrade reimbursement.
  • New hire office equipment stipend for hybrid or distributed employees. Get the gear you need to work at your best.


Who are we?

Contentful is the intelligent composable content platform that unlocks all of an organization’s digital content to deliver impactful customer experiences, making content a strategic business asset. The Contentful Platform, Contentful Studio, and the Contentful Ecosystem combine the flexibility of composable content with the intelligence of AI, empowering digital teams to drive business momentum through collaboration, speed, and scale. Contentful powers innovative content experiences across brands, regions, and channels for organizations around the world, including nearly 30% of the Fortune 500. Nearly 800 people from more than 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiting coordinator know.

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