Account Executive - Italian Speaker (Netherlands Remote)

  • Full-time

Company Description

When you join Turnitin, you'll be welcomed into a company that is a recognized innovator in the global education space. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Over 16,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use our services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft, Ouriginal and ProctorExam.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our diverse community of colleagues are all unified by a shared desire to make a difference in education. Come join us, and let's make change together.

Job Description

In this role as an Account Executive you will join an international GTM Team, responsible for Iberia, Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe and Eurasia (IWECEEE), which covers 42 different countries. Western Europe is one of the most strategic regions for our Team and Italy is identified as a Tier1 country where we managed to gain some momentum. 

We are seeking for a skilled and motivated Sales Hunter to join our team and help us expand our market presence in Western Europe and in Italy by acquiring new logos in a highly competitive environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and pursuing new sales opportunities, targeting potential customers who are not yet using our solutions. The Account Executive will be expected to develop a deep understanding of our target market, build relationships with key decision-makers and successfully close new business deals.


  • Strategic Planning: Develop and execute a strategic territory plan to achieve annual sales targets, meeting or exceeding quarterly and annual goals.
  • Pipeline Development: Conduct strategic research to build and maintain a pipeline of new business through inbound leads and outbound prospecting.
  • Opportunity Qualification: Effectively qualify opportunities through personalised discovery and understanding of client pain points.
  • Solution Crafting: Tailor product demonstrations and value propositions to address prospect needs effectively.
  • Relationship Building: Target, build, and maintain relationships with potential new clients, identifying decision-makers.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure a first-class client experience and drive sales success.
  • Market Insight: Stay updated on market trends, partnerships, and government policy changes to leverage opportunities effectively.
  • Networking: Participate in network building opportunities including conferences and events.
  • Forecasting: Provide accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasts to the manager.
  • Systems Utilisation: Demonstrate proper use and knowledge of Turnitin-specific systems (Salesforce, etc.).
  • Professional Development: Stay informed about educational trends and legislation in the territory.
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities through networking, cold calling, and other lead generation strategies.
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships.
  • Present and demonstrate our products and services to potential clients.
  • Negotiate contracts and close agreements to maximize profits.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Forecast and track key account metrics.
  • Prepare reports on account status. 


  • BA/BS degree required
  • Native Italian and English business level
  • 3+ years of experience in Sales or similar role 
  • Results driven self-starter
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated sales and objection handling skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent phone presence
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a team
  • Familiarity with use of Apple computers, G-Suite business applications, and Salesforce

Additional Information

Total Rewards @ Turnitin
Turnitin maintains a Total Rewards package that is competitive within the local job market. People tend to think about their Total Rewards monetarily — solely as regular pay plus bonus or commission. This is what they earn in exchange for what they do. However, Turnitin delivers more than just these components. Beyond the intrinsic rewards of making a difference in the lives of educators, administrators, learners and researchers around the world, and thriving in an organization that is free of politics and full of humble, inclusive and collaborative teammates, the extrinsic rewards at Turnitin include generous time off and health and wellness programs that offer choice and flexibility and provide a safety net for the challenges that life presents from time to time. In our Remote-First approach to collaborating, you are also able to work the way that best fits your style and situation - whether that be remote, in one of our offices/rented spaces, or hybrid.

Our Mission is to ensure the integrity of global education and meaningfully improve learning outcomes. 

Our Values underpin everything we do.

  • Customer Centric - We realize our mission to ensure integrity and improve learning outcomes by  putting educators and learners at the center of everything we do.
  • Passion for Learning - We seek out teammates that are constantly learning and growing and build a workplace which enables them to do so.
  • Integrity - We believe integrity is the heartbeat of Turnitin. It shapes our products, the way we treat each other, and how we work with our customers and vendors.
  • Action & Ownership - We have a bias toward action and empower teammates to make decisions.
  • One Team - We strive to break down silos, collaborate effectively, and celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Global Mindset - We respect local cultures and embrace diversity. We think globally and act locally to maximize our impact on education.

Global Benefits

  • Flexible/hybrid working 
  • Remote First Culture
  • Health Care Coverage*
  • Tuition Reimbursement*
  • Competitive Paid Time Off 
  • 4 Self-Care Days per year
  • National Holidays*
  • 2 Founder Days + Juneteenth Observed
  • Paid Volunteer Time*
  • Charitable contribution match*
  • Monthly Wellness Reimbursement/Home Office Equipment*
  • Access to Modern Health (mental health platform)
  • Parental Leave*
  • Retirement Plan with match/contribution*

* varies by country

Seeing Beyond the Job Ad

At Turnitin, we recognize it’s unrealistic for candidates to fulfill 100% of the criteria in a job ad.  We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements because we know that skills evolve over time. If you’re willing to learn and evolve alongside us, join our team!

 Turnitin, LLC is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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