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Sales Development Representative, German-speaking - London, UK

Cockroach Labs

Cockroach Labs

Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024

Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

What you build and where it takes you should be unrestricted by the capabilities of your database. We created CockroachDB as the planet's most highly evolved, cloud-native, distributed SQL database. Making scale so simple you don't even have to think about it. Making data so resilient it becomes impossible to destroy. Making delivery so seamless, your apps run anywhere. Join us on our mission to build a different breed of database—one born in the cloud and built from the ground up to help companies of any size scale fast, survive disaster, and thrive everywhere.

About the Role

Cockroach Labs is looking for a German-speaking Sales Development Representative to help build the top of the sales funnel activity. You will grow our business by reaching the right people at the right companies at the right time – and then setting up these valuable opportunities for our sales team to close. You excel in high-energy environments and relish dealing with all the challenges that growth creates. You understand outbound sales prospecting across segments and a focus on improving the process of prospecting and lead generation. You must be located in the London area and will be expected to go into the office on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.

You Will

  • Qualify and develop inbound and outbound sales leads, delivering high-quality, qualified leads to our sales team.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to build regular sales campaigns and systematically improve the lead qualification processes.
  • Consistently produce a high level of outbound prospecting activity.
  • Run email campaigns to produce new sales prospects.
  • Analyze industry trends and segments to create new sources of qualified leads.
  • Utilize CRM system to track activity and manage sales opportunities.
  • Meet quarterly and annual qualified opportunity goals.
  • Maintain an up to date technical understanding of products, solutions, and business value propositions.

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will learn about CockroachDB and become proficient in the product. We believe that it is necessary for you to build this foundation so you can successfully grasp Cockroach Labs' sales strategy. Upon completion of your first month, you will have the ability to manage and develop inbound leads effectively.

After 60 days, you'll manage inbound leads and create campaigns for continued engagement. After 90 days, you will be generating qualified pipeline for the sales team and hitting or exceeding your targets.

You Have

  • 1-2 years previous Lead Generation or Sales Development experience.
  • Fluency in German, both written and verbal.
  • Experience collaborating and developing positive business relationships.
  • Worked with deadlines, effectively managing time and prioritizing tasks.
  • Gathered and used data to inform and persuade others.
  • Developed compelling strategies that meet targets.
  • Experience with CRM-related tools (i.e. Salesforce.com) and lead qualification-related applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent in related field.

The Team

James Nolan - Senior Manager, Sales Development EMEA & APAC

James has successful experience of scaling teams from scratch through hyper-growth. Consistently delivering high-performance with organisations that have completed IPO status, or acquisition. From starting as an SDR himself, then transitioning into numerous Leadership roles James brings the correct balance of understanding what competencies are required to achieve results as an SDR, whilst driving individuals to evolve their career into the desired path. James believes that Sales Development is one of the most important functions in the company as the tip of the spear for the sales team. Outside of work, James spends time with his family, taking his dog for walks, and watching lots of sports!

Our Benefits

  • Competitive Health Insurance Coverage (for you & your dependents!)
  • Paid Parental Leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Learning & Development Budget
  • Relocation Support (as applicable)

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at accessibility@cockroachlabs.com.