Account Executive

  • Pledge
  • London, Berlin
  • Oct 19, 2021
Business Development Sales

Job Description

ABOUT PLEDGE

Pledge makes it simple for businesses of every size to understand and manage the climate impact of their products. By providing tools and infrastructure, we automate the delivery of climate solutions - such as footprint measurement, reduction and offsetting - into customer journeys.

We're on a mission to make businesses climate aware and help accelerate their transition to net zero. Pledge was founded in 2021 by early employees of Revolut and the co-founder of Freetrade.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As one of Pledge’s first business development hire you'll be building up Pledge’s sales and partnerships function. You'll work in close collaboration with the founders and the marketing team as well as other internal and external stakeholders.

Pledge works with B2B customers across a range of sectors including logistics, travel, e-commerce amongst others. The role will entail developing and implementing Pledge’s go-to-market strategy and driving growth by building a deep understanding of our business and our customers’ needs.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Ownership of the full sales cycle from lead to close
  • Identify each client’s unique needs and cultivate effective sales strategies
  • Help educate customers on the value of Pledge and provide subject matter expertise
  • Establish lasting relationships with senior executives and decision-makers
  • Augmenting the Pledge product by gathering and communicating customer and market feedback with the product team
  • Collaborating with the team on new business lines to build and leading their developments

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 3 to 5 years of experience selling B2B SaaS products
  • Track record of being a high performer
  • Previous training and/or experience with sales methodologies
  • Experience working in a cross-functional team
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Worked at a large tech company or high growth startup

WHAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL

  • You share Pledge’s mission to help businesses make a positive environmental impact
  • You can work autonomously and take ownership with a high degree of integrity
  • You operate best without lots of bureaucracy
  • You have an obsession for solving customer problems and get excited about spending time with users of your products
  • You approach work in a logical way and operate from first principles

BENEFITS

  • Stock options - we are all owners of Pledge
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • Pension plan
  • Private health insurance
  • Flexible and remote working arrangements
  • Learning and development budget for books, courses and conferences
  • All the tech you need to perform
  • Yearly offsite and team building events

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

1-10

Sectors

Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Carbon Removal & Utilization Engineering, Transportation

Drawdown solutions

Biochar Production, Biomass, Tree Plantations (on Degraded Land), Tropical Forest Restoration