Principal Account Executive, Core Enterprise



Job Description

Job Overview

At iCIMS, we are helping our clients to build their winning workforce. Our Account Executive Team has a key role in helping prospects unlock their full potential in their efforts to attract, engage, hire, and advance top talent. In this role, you will be provided with the industry’s leading tools and training to help you develop and execute value based sales plans for enterprise, new logo accounts in your assigned territory.


Equipped with your knowledge of the iCIMS Talent Cloud, prospect research, customer success stories, and a pipeline of qualified leads, you’ll have the support you need to achieve sales quotas. Advancement opportunities are numerous and include Senior Principal Account Executive and management roles as we grow globally!


In this role, you will call on accounts with 8,000+ employees throughout EMEA. This is a hybrid position based in London or Paris. May require travel up to 25%.

About Us

When you join iCIMS, you join the team helping global companies transform business and the world through the power of talent. Our customers do amazing things: design rocket ships, create vaccines, deliver consumer goods globally, overnight, with a smile. As the Talent Cloud company, we empower these organizations to attract, engage, hire, and advance the right talent. We’re passionate about helping companies build a diverse, winning workforce and about building our home team. We're dedicated to fostering an inclusive, purpose-driven, and innovative work environment where everyone belongs. 


  • Leverage company training opportunities to build expertise in the iCIMS Talent Cloud offerings, the talent acquisition landscape, and value selling.
  • Research target accounts (8,000+ employees) to identify key decision makers, understand business challenges, and build persona based value propositions.
  • Builds sales funnels (3X pipeline) through individual prospecting efforts including but not limited to client referrals, regional networking, webinars and cold calling.
  • Proactively develop prospecting plans to prioritize and effectively engage target enterprise accounts, partnering cross functionally within iCIMS for insight and support.
  • Partner collaboratively with the sales development and presales teams to turn marketing qualified leads into sales qualified leads and develop/execute sales plans.
  • Through a consultative approach, uncover prospect business issues and craft value based proposals.
  • Leverage the CRM to support the sales process and ensure pipeline accuracy.
  • Lead the entire sales process, including RFP/RFI and final contract, and coordinate efforts with marketing, presales, sales management, accounting, services, infosec, legal and technical groups.
  • Consistently achieve sales quotas for new logo accounts.


  • 10+ years of experience in software sales.
  • 7+ years of experience targeting new logo (large) enterprise accounts with complex deals. 
  • Experience in HCM.
  • Proven success in consistently achieving B2B sales quotas with deals that are more advanced in scope and size, including global organizatons. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective, value based sales plans with adequate pipeline coverage to ensure quota achievement. 
  • A passion for helping potential customers solve business issues with advanced technology solutions. 
  • Ability to effectively uncover and engage various buyer personas to build the right relationships and close new logo accounts using a value based approach. 
  • Able to communicate with and influence multiples layers within organizations, including Senior Leadership through C-level. 
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel. 
  • Proficiency with LinkedIn and social selling.


  • Bilingual in English and French, strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Clari, SalesLoft and Gong.
  • Experience with 360-degree selling methodology.

EEO Statement

iCIMS is a place where everyone belongs.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our approach helps us to build a winning team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. So, regardless of how your diversity expresses itself, you can find a home here at iCIMS.   


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