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Business Development Manager – Africa

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JOB FUNCTIONS

Business Development Manager is the oil that makes the whole sales machine run smoothly.
  • You are proactive and independent.
  • You have already some experience from enterprise software sales in your back pocket and are ready to take the next step in your sales careers where you will be able to grow into a direct sales role.
  • You have an ability to understand customer business drivers and ability to establish buy-in at all levels.
  • You are able to talk (and listen!) to Cx-level executives about the challenges they face. It is all about excellent organizational, presentation and communication skills.
  • You speak Arabic or French. Proficiency in English is an absolute must since you will be dealing with clients across the globe.
  • You have to be digitally fluent.
  • It is in your nature to want to learn more about the market and developments that are happening all around you.
  • Calm and easy presenter.
  • We don’t care about years of experience, we care about what you bring to the table.
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To me working at Backbase means working in a diverse environment where you get the freedom to be an entrepreneur in your own role.
Samuel Llaven Hernández
Samuel Llaven Hernández Business Development Manager LATAM, EMEA Hub

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THE JOB AT BACKBASE

Most companies within the Financial Services Industry have realized that superior customer experience and user interfaces is a must have in the current market. You will be responsible for challenging these enterprises to think outside of the box to realise the true value that Backbase brings to the table. You will follow up with their interest and convert new opportunities into successful and happy customers.
You will have multiple opportunities to present the solutions at the customers on-site in your region. We will help you to grow further into you sales careers, where you will be trained and mentored, to become the best in the business. apply now

REASONS TO 
JOIN BACKBASE

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a global community

With 60+ nationalities working side-by-side in 9 offices around the world, Backbase is a place where you can work on projects with people from all over the world.

pride and fun

We take pride in our achievements and we love to celebrate them. We host a variety of parties, celebrations, team outings, games nights and office drinks in all our global hubs.

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leading banks

We leave when our clients are happy. Not a day earlier. This committed way of working has won over a lot of our clients’ hearts. This isn’t our first rodeo.

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This is the place you need to be… We want to know you and your skills.

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SALES 

Banking is changing rapidly. We’re on a mission to serve 10% of all smartphone users worldwide with a Backbase-powered financial app. Yes, that means 400 million people. Ambitious? Yes. Challenging? Absolutely. But we see it as exploring millions of initiatives and flexing our brainpower.  

Our Sales team is a key element in achieving this mission. We are passionate about technology and customer-centric solutions. Here, we impact an industry beyond just selling software by changing the way people experience banking globally.

team challenge

SALES 

We are industry distributors. We know that our solution is the best possible in the niche market but if you think that winning clients over comes by itself, think again. At Backbase, you get to combine your passion for sales and technology to gain trust and understand clients’ needs. It’s not an easy task! It’s your job to work together with Solution Engineers and our Professional Service experts to explain to the biggest financial institutions globally how to drive innovation and provide a flawless user experience on every touchpoint. 

Of course, it comes with additional benefits. Our Sales team is relatively small, so with your can-do attitude and entrepreneurial mindset, you’d be able to make a difference within the industry. A happy customer means a positive impact on the lives of millions of end-users around the world.

explore the world

Traveling is a big part of your job: whether you represent Backbase at a conference or onsite of the client, if you don’t have that frequent flyer card, you’d gain one pretty quickly.   

high-value deals

Our clients are the biggest financial institution around the world. So you can imagine – the deals that we close are massive and responsibility is high.

ahead of tech

We believe that innovation should keep moving forward. That’s why we constantly re-invest in our product to make it better for our customers.

fun

Friday beers, yearly parties, team outings, Strong Vikings competitions, travels around the world. Here, you’d build real friendships.

team structure

SALES 

For the size of the organization (850+ people), we have a rather small Global Sales team, counting around 60 Sales Representatives in 11 offices across the world. Our SVP of Sales (located in Amsterdam HQ) is leading the team and strategy. Together with Regional Sales Directors and their teams of Account Executives and Business Development Representatives, they are responsible for achieving the yearly revenue and customer acquisition goals. 

The majority of the Sales team is based in our Amsterdam HQ but we also have small local sales teams based in the US ( Atlanta & Princeton), Frankfurt, Mexico, Dubai, Singapore, Japan, India and Australia which helps us to be closer and stay relevant to the clients in the area. 

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Location

  • Amsterdam 30
  • Atlanta 2
  • Cardiff 8
  • Dubai 3
  • Frankfurt 2
  • Krakow 5
  • London 4
  • Mexico City 2
  • Mumbai 1
  • Princeton 2
  • Singapore 3
  • Utrecht 1
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BACKBASE IN AMSTERDAM

Where it all began! Two guys, our founder Jouk and his partner, set out on a mission “to make the internet more beautiful”. Fast-forward 16 years, our offices in Amsterdam are home to over 480 people. The Amsterdam HQ is the largest of our offices and boasts an international mix of talented people. Working in software engineering, sales, marketing, academy or business support, we have a great team that’s driving our growth.

Located in Amsterdam-Oost (East), our EMEA HQ offices are a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Tropenmuseum, the Amsterdam Royal Zoo and famous windmill brewery Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Famous for its breathtaking architecture, canals, and over 881,000 bikes,  Amsterdam is a city that’s easy to fall in love with.

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CULTURE

Our Amsterdam office is home to people from all over the world working in small, lean teams. Loud and busy sometimes but always friendly, helpful, and super fun. We love to celebrate each other’s achievements, share jokes, and our love for food, movies, traveling, and sports. We’re one big and diverse family working towards the same goal.

With graffiti of Marilyn Monroe and Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta, and Samuel L. Jackson looking cool on our walls, you can probably guess that we love entertainment. From games nights and parties to boat rides and Dj gigs – you name it, we have it.

lunch

Free, healthy lunches every day. Plus snacks and drinks.

social

Friday parties every month. Office boat you can use with your team.

health

Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.

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Location

  • Amsterdam 29
  • Atlanta 2
  • Cardiff 8
  • Dubai 3
  • Frankfurt 2
  • Krakow 5
  • London 4
  • Mexico City 2
  • Mumbai 1
  • Princeton 2
  • Singapore 3
  • Utrecht 1
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OUR VALUES

We explore new routes. We don’t shy away from being critical of ourselves, our products and our industry. We are open, direct and always questioning the status quo; to keep on learning and keep ourselves and others on their toes.

can do

OUR VALUES

No matter the challenge, we use our creative minds to find ways to make things happen. We are ambitious to be the best in class in the industry. Raising the bar. Pushing each other’s limits to bring out our best. We are determined & pragmatic. No Fluff. Just Stuff.

entrepreneurial

OUR VALUES

We solve hard problems and look for new opportunities for growth. We inspire. We mobilize the right talent to succeed in our mission. We persevere where others would give up. We feel proud when our vision comes true.

craftspeople

OUR VALUES

We are a company of builders, designers, makers, and doers, always open to learn and improve, shaping the future of banking together with our customers. We ask for feedback and constantly seek insights that make us better.

together

OUR VALUES

We are strong. We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We believe in open dialogue among a small team of people who trust one another, who are focused outside themselves. This way we create shared consciousness and shared authorship of ideas that no single person could have arrived at independently.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

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Let’s Meet

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Let’s DeepDive

The next step in your journey is to meet us in person. Our secret sauce is hiring people with different perspectives. Show us your special powers in a case or a technical test. Again, the process differs per role, your Recruiter will tell you all about it.

Welcome to the family!

It’s official – let’s make it happen together! We look forward to shaping the future of banking with you.

 

 

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Location

  • Amsterdam 57
  • Atlanta 8
  • Bogota 1
  • Boise 2
  • Cardiff 9
  • Dubai 1
  • Frankfurt 3
  • Hyderabad 1
  • Krakow 10
  • Kuala Lumpur 2
  • London 1
  • Melbourne 1
  • Mexico City 8
  • Princeton 1
  • Providence 2
  • Singapore 7
  • Tokyo 4
  • Toronto 6
  • Utrecht 2
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