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Account Executive

Sales/Sales Engineering
019273 Requisition #

Due to our tremendous growth we are looking for driven, smart account executives who can foster and develop new and existing client relationships with the Retail/Commerce industry in Northern Germany.  


Akamai’s Account Executive is responsible for the sales cycle - from lead generation, renewals to deal closures by creating the demand within their territory across all business verticals and assigned accounts.


You will be expected to deliver against a quarterly Revenue & incremental new Bookings targets.

  • Deliver against a revenue and incremental booking target through cross sell and upsell of Akamai’s extensive product portfolio.
  • Work with extended Akamai team to create and deliver customer business reviews.
  • Provide account planning to identify risks and opportunities across your install base.
  • Work with the lead generation team on closing new business.
  • Work with Marketing to create demand across install base.
  • Demonstrate sales forecasting excellence.

About the Team

As an industry leader with the world’s largest, most robust distributed computing platform, we offer sales teams world-class training and support, industry-leading lead generation and cultivation programs, significant growth opportunities, and dynamic, highly scalable compensation packages.

Our sales organization has nearly doubled in the past few years and is made up of highly, driven successful and bright individuals that thrive on innovation.  We are proud that 90% of our sales management team has developed their careers with us,and look for those with similar ambitions and drive for success.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent

Desired Skills:

  • Proven Track Record in over-achieving quarterly and annual quotas through direct and indirect field sales.
  • High ethics, integrity, and personal drive.
  • Strong knowledge of Internet and telecommunications concepts and demonstrate the ability to discuss them with intelligence and conviction.
  • Formal sales training and understanding of: Solution-Selling and/or Value Selling training or other metrologies.
  • Ideal candidates will bring with them a range of Internet industry-related contacts.
  • Strong background in Internet infrastructure and Internet Security and/or enterprise solution software required.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @AkamaiCareers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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