Account Executive

The Role

Reporting to the District Director of the region, this position is responsible for bringing new restaurants onto our dining network through a consultative sales approach. As an Account Executive, we are the first point of contact that a restaurant has with OpenTable. Because our Account Executives are so in tune with their local markets, OpenTable relies on this team to provide feedback to our Marketing and Product teams. Therefore, those succeeding in this role will be involved with reciprocal, company-wide strategies on how to grow our business.

OpenTable’s Account Executive team is dedicated to improving restaurants’ revenue potential by utilizing best in brand front-of-house management and online reservation technology. We are looking for sales professionals who are passionate about the restaurant industry and want to feel good about the products they sell. We work in a high-adrenaline, client-facing sales role requiring deep industry expertise, tried sales ability with a particular penchant for closing deals, and a broad base of industry contacts.

Primary Objectives

We sell our core products to restaurateurs whose businesses are not on the OpenTable network. You will be joining a team solely focused on identifying and closing new business within a named territory. You understand and anticipate how decisions are made, and you will persistently explore and uncover the business needs of your key clients. The Account Executive will act as a business leader, handle and own their book of business/territory, run business meetings with restaurant owners and operators, and close deals based on varying needs. You will also work closely with your local Restaurant Relations Manager who handles customer relationships. Together as a team, you will lead the success of your entire market.

Responsibilities

  • Target, identify, and sell OpenTable products to restaurants.
  • Nurture and build upon existing high-level relationships to serve as a trusted advisor to your market’s client base.
  • Drive revenue by connecting with restaurateurs and building opportunities that will make all parties more successful.
  • Present customized in-person and on-line demos of OpenTable products.
  • Educate operators about trends in the industry and offer rare insight.
  • Support customers to think differently about their business.
  • Develop and execute on a strategic plan for the territory and build reliable forecasts.
  • Strategically overcome objections and competition.
  • Generate business plans to define your selling strategies and tactics.
  • Consistently over achieve monthly and quarterly acquisition and revenue targets.
  • Bring to bear your skills and your customers’ experience to continually evolve the sales process and our product for enabling it.
  • Listen to the needs of the market and share with the Product and Marketing teams.
  • Utilize Salesforce.com to run your territory, stay organized, forecast sales activity, and process contracts.
  • Understand and adapt to ongoing product and technology developments.

Required

  • High-reaching, tenacious and results driven.
  • Self-motivated and able to perform well under pressure and against bold goals and deadlines.
  • Skilled at presenting new points of view to customers that reframe and challenge the way they view their business.
  • Keenly tracks economic and industry drivers and understands its implications on the restaurant business, including identifying new business opportunities.
  • Knowledgeable about restaurants and is able to demonstrate this to talk about customer issues from multiple dimensions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Extraordinary ability to drive business value during sales engagements.
  • Highly analytical with the ability to assess business opportunities and read prospective buyers.
  • Aptitude for gathering and using data to inform decision-making and persuade others.
  • Capable of developing compelling strategies that deliver results.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Restaurant management and/or sales experience highly preferred.
  • Attention to detail in administrative responsibilities. Expect 20-35% admin.
  • Strong PC skills and overall technically savvy.
  • Capacity to grasp and learn complex concepts quickly and independently.
  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

About OpenTable

OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), powers reservations for the hospitality industry. OpenTable’s software seats more than 1 billion people per year and helps more than 60,000 restaurants, bars, wineries and other venues attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximize revenue.

Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 2 billion diners in over 80 countries. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the UK and many more locations.

As an employee of OpenTable, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK’s portfolio of meta-search brands including momondo, Cheapflights, Swoodoo, checkfelix and Mundi. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each other’s strengths and insights. Together, we’re able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

Diversity and Inclusion at OpenTable/ KAYAK

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more innovative ideas, products, services, and better business outcomes for our stakeholders.

OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.

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