Regional Sales Lead, Southern Europe

Planet is an aerospace and data analytics company that builds small satellites and delivers information about the changing planet.

Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.
Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.
Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.
As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.
We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.
Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, and The Netherlands.

About the Role:  
Planet is leading the revolution in Earth Observation. The requirements for monitoring forestry, agriculture, biodiversity and climate change have changed to better facilitate policy compliance and the allocation of resources in Government. Planet is leading the way by making these revolutionary data accessible to Governments around the globe. Planet’s mission is to make the world a better place and now looks to recruit a passionate driven, independent, use case-led sales representative who can demonstrably create new and dynamic opportunities to expand Planet’s business with Governments of Southern Europe. The Government Sales Lead will be responsible for growing Planet’s sales pipeline and book of business from Government institutions of Southern Europe. You will have a proven track record of selling to Governments in Southern Europe, with an extensive network and able to navigate procurement processes and frameworks. You will identify, qualify, negotiate, and close large and medium-size deals and drive sales revenue targets. The ideal candidate has a background in Government sales, in particular relating to Earth Observation.
This role owns the responsibility for developing a pipeline of strategic sales opportunities and the ability to forecast the expected book of business accurately. Above all, Planet seeks an Southern Europe Government Sales Account Executive that is passionate about our unique value proposition and contributes to Planet’s mission to see change, change the world.

Impact You’ll Own:
- Planet’s overall business success with the Governments of Southern Europe
- Develop a long-term strategic sales plan for Planet’s Southern Europe Government business
- Develop a pipeline of strategic sales opportunities to achieve and exceed your sales quota/targets
- Work in close collaboration with the Government Sales team and Leadership team
- Work with Planet’s marketing team to run campaigns to attract and identify new opportunities
- Work with a Sales Development Representative (SDR) who will generate contacts and leads to hand off to you for pursuit
- Prospect and develop business relationships, close sales, and manage customer expectations as the company grows
- Collaborate with the Sales team in fostering customer relationships
- Manage the contracting and procurement process
- Work closely with pre-sales staff to ensure a cohesive effort is put forth when demonstrating Planet products and services and achieving a technical win
- Work closely with our post sales organization and customer success team to ensure successful long-term relationships and a sustainable business
- Maintain pipeline hygiene using
- Collaborate and innovate as needed to create customer-facing presentations and proposals unique to the prospect and situation

What You Bring:
- Passionate about delivering Planets Mission to make the world a better place
- Track record of success closing business with Civil Governments or other large and complex customer organizations
- Excellent working knowledge of Civil Government Departments in any countries of Southern Europe will be a big plus, including a deep understanding of the decision and procurement processes
- Existing relationships across Southern Europe Government and related industrial partner ecosystem is very desirable
- 8+ years’ experience in dealing with government institutions in the Southern Europe or comparably complex organizations, including understanding the nuances of complex sales cycles and how to navigate through the sales process
- Excellent communication skills, including minimum one Southern European language and English
- Self-starter, able to work independently under tight deadlines in a start-up environment
- Strong judgment and decision-making skills
- Negotiation and persuasion skills
- Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
- Experience with or a similar CRM System
- Strong technical understanding

Benefits While Working at Planet:
- Additional company winter holidays and regular global days off
- Remote friendly work environment and flexible working hours
- Contribution to our growth by offering equity options for employees
- Giving back to the community - one day per quarter for charitable work
- Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
- Regular hack-weeks and meetup events to exchange knowledge
- Home office budget
- Employee Resource Groups providing empowering spaces for connection and mentorship

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