Strategic Account Executive

  • Tokyo
  • Sales
  • Full-time

R3 is an enterprise blockchain software firm working with a broad ecosystem of more than 300 members and partners across multiple industries from both the private and public sectors to develop on Corda, our open-source blockchain platform, and Corda Enterprise, a commercial version for enterprise usage.
 
Our global team of over 300 professionals in 13 countries is supported by over 2,000 technology, financial, and legal experts drawn from our global member base. Our Corda platform is already being used in industries from financial services to healthcare, shipping, insurance and more. It records, manages, executes institutions’ financial agreements in perfect synchrony with their peers, creating a world of frictionless commerce.

Responsibilities

  • Orchestrates and leads the execution of the account strategy, incorporating sales plans to close Corda Enterprise Software Licenses, Support, and Professional Services contracts
  • Work with R3’s Strategic Alliance Team to map partner capabilities and opportunities within the Strategic Account
  • Being the Sales Lead on the account(s) with a primary focus on Corda Enterprise License growth in partnership with Professional Services
  • Responsible for orchestrating R3 virtual team members around a single, multi-year account strategy
  • Coordinates all customer-facing functions, including executive sponsor engagement, HQ visits, workshops, and customer events – all to achieve tighter more profitable business plans, thus increasing customer satisfaction and further solidifying the SAE’s position as a trusted advisor
  • Completes long-term business strategy, education, and planning and creates the R3 innovation roadmap with the customer
  • Drives and identifies co-innovation opportunities then facilitates moving from pipeline to delivery of these opportunities
  • Develops long term C-level relationships, builds and manages a strong joint R3 customer governance model, and ensures that the R3 assigned executive sponsor is appropriately engaged
  • Proactively identifies customer problems and proposes R3 solutions in addition to those already identified
  • Creates barriers to entry for competitors, protecting R3’s base
  • Works with technical staff to drives adoption of Corda Enterprise within the client developer community
  • Provides leadership around business case development and value realization / ROI 

Education & Experience

  • 10+ years of business experience in Sales or Consulting with complex business software / IT solutions
  • 5+ years of Global Account Management experience / leading account teams in a virtual and matrixed organisation
  • Executive-level communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively navigate and mediate conflict and foster honest dialog under challenging conversations
  • Possess strong presentation skills and command credibility with senior executives
  • Several years in a direct, quota-carrying sales roles with a proven track record of achieving and/or exceeding consistent quarterly and annual targets
  • Accurate Sales Forecaster with confidence with Quarterly Business Reviews, and overall deal/pipeline cadence
  • Knowledge of financial, competitive, regulatory environment (as applicable)
  • Experience in Pricing, Proposal Management, and Software/SAAS and IT Professional Services Contract Negotiations
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities to lead business discussions with customers and architect the value of the R3 Corda Enterprise solution
  • High Tech, Financial, and SAAS Industry Expertise strongly preferred as well as experience working platform solutions
  • Knowledge of the Distributed Ledger Technology ecosystem a plus
  • A problem solver and team player with an entrepreneurial spirit  
  • Excellent business communication skills in Japanese

Our Values
Our values are our DNA.  They define what we stand for and guide how we work together internally and with our customers, partners, and shareholders. 

Customers First
The success of our customers is paramount. We build strong relationships and strive to create the best possible experience for them. 

Collaborative
We bring together all parts of the ecosystem and give our customers the tools and environment to work together to change their industries.  

Bold
We have the agility of a small company, but the confidence and ambition of the industry-defining titan we aspire to become.

Ownership
We demand excellence and take pride in our products and services.

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