Senior Business Development Executive (c)

Job Locations US
Requisition ID
Research and Development
Visa Sponsorship
Travel Requirements


Germany SAS


We help organizations turn large amounts of data into knowledge they can use, and we do it better than anyone. It’s no wonder an overwhelming majority of our customers continue to use SAS every year. It’s because we hire the best people to create great software and services.



We are seeking senior strategic business development leaders with a deep understanding of the markets and ecosystems of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) to focus on growing out our IoT channels and achieving sales targets through execution of the company’s IoT sell-through strategy. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall performance of the assigned partner(s) and achievement of strategic objectives and sales targets (position will target Smart Cities and/or Smart Facilities)
  • Establish successful IoT channel and partner relationships
  • Manage key customer relationships and help close strategic sales opportunities
  • Identify and influence key stakeholders at all levels within partner organizations and SAS to build relationships, enhance SAS IoT brand, generate and develop ideas, and pursue opportunities that will result in alternate routes to market and increased revenue
  • Maintain company and Global Partner program standards including development of program frameworks to support new and existing routes to market for SAS IoT capabilities
  • Demonstrate value- and trust-based business development and selling skills with a deep understanding of the customer’s needs
  • Develop and maintain the multi-year strategic account plan for strategic IoT partners to meet or exceed customer objectives and SAS sales goals
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the industry including trends, business processes, financial measures, performance indicators and key competitors


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Applies knowledge of company marketing goals and objectives, SAS applications, supported hardware platforms, business trends, and industry knowledge to assess emerging IoT solution requirements.
  • Works closely with virtual sales team, account managers and executives to facilitate timely response to highly qualified, high revenue potential leads.
  • Assists in evaluation of territory or account potential; uses BASE or Strategic selling methodology, pipeline management and forecasting to identify accounts with high "close" potential, qualifies, and forecasts time frames to close business.
  • Develops action plans to close business for emerging initiatives group solutions
  • Develops plans to identify emerging initiatives group solutions that have the potential for further development and executes them.
  • Teams with pre-sales resources and executives on strategic account development opportunities.

Essential Requirements:

  • Ability to travel
  • Located in United States
  • Requires 15+ years of relevant IoT Industrial experience
  • Requires established relationships in Smart Cities and/or Smart Facilities


SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, culture fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators.

Candidates must be ready to make an impact.


Additional Information:


To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


SAS is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience.

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received.

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