Account Exectuive

  • De Entree, 1101 Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Full-time

Company Description

Informa PLC is a leading international events, intelligence and scholarly research group.

Our purpose is to champion the specialist. Through hundreds of powerful brands we work with businesses and professionals in specialist markets, providing the connections, intelligence and opportunities that help customers grow, do business, make breakthroughs and take better informed decisions. Informa is listed on London Stock Exchange and a member of FTSE 100, with over 11,000 colleagues working in more than 30 countries.

We have five operating divisions has a distinct focus: this role is for Informa Markets where we create global platforms for industries, specialist markets and customers to trade, innovate and grow, delivering over 550 events annually, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions.


Our Guiding Principles: our four guiding principles are a clear statement of what we believe in.

Taken together, they define our goals and provide a focus for all Informa’s activities. The principles give a perspective on our culture and way of working, making the company easier to understand, trust and do business with.

Think big. Act small.

We love ambitious thinking and taking bold options. At the same time, we recognise that success also comes from rolling up our sleeves, sweating the detail and taking personal ownership of the things that matter.

Trust must be earned.

We don’t just say we’re specialists, we live and breathe the subjects we work in and the communities we work with. By getting closer to our customers and partners, and offering support every step of the way, we build trust and the confidence to rely on us to do the right things, in the right way.

Success is a partnership.

We get to better answers by combining skills and talents, joining forces and embracing ideas, wherever they come from. This broadens perspectives, expands horizons, sparks innovation and keeps our thinking fresh.

More freedom. Fewer barriers.

We’re light on our feet. We do things swiftly, flexibly and with as few obstacles as possible. Our colleagues have the freedom and autonomy to think fast, act on opportunities and do what is best and most sustainable for us and our customers.

Job Description

The Role: the Account Executive will be responsible for active and non-active accounts across specific regions and act as their single point of contact.

Job Summary/Responsibilities: the Account Executive will be responsible for selling all the space and all non stand product sales including sponsorship, digital, print and conference sponsorship across the entire portfolio. You will work closely with the Lead or Key Account Manager and other account team members.

He/she will provide a high standard of customer care and account management and will make use the knowledge gained from client relationships to sell the full portfolio to each and every client.

The Account Executive will also keep abreast of industry news by reading trade journals, social media, etc, to ensure that they are seen by their clients as a valuable information resource.


Skills required:

·    Experience in a B2B sales team and proven ability to deliver or overachieve on revenue targets
·    Experience and eminence in relevant industry or brand knowledge
·    Proven ability to manage a number of customer accounts
·    Strong relationship management experience, maintaining customer contact and relevance
·    Ability to develop relationships at senior levels and manage customer needs
·    Ability to identify and pursue cross and up selling opportunities 
·    Ability to understand and articulate value proposition and customer ROI
·    Ability to negotiate effectively, and proactively handle and respond to customer objections
·    Willingness to informally coach and develop junior Account Executives
·    Strong interpersonal skills, confident personality, high level of enthusiasm
·    University Bachelor’s Degree qualification (2:2 or higher) 


•    Experience with Salesforce CRM

Additional Information

    An Account Executive should be prepared to go the extra mile in every aspect of their work, to be proactive and to anticipate to the needs of your named accounts.

    You will be motivated by taking ownership of understanding and knowing all products within our Pharma Portfolio, being a team player and providing valuable insights to help develop the portfolio.

    Qualities needed for culture fit: ability to interact professionally with people from different cultures and at all levels within the business and its clients.

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