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Account Executive, Public Sector


As an experienced sales professional, you will address your clients’ most critical priorities. You will identify opportunities for account retention and growth through contract expansion, introducing new services and products. This is a field-based role, selling directly to Public Sector clients.


  • Quota of approximately $1M in contract value across 5-10 large enterprise accounts in the swiss german Public Sector.

  • Build trust-based, value-added relationships with C-level executives and their teams, primarily the CIO and CIO office.

  • Drive account retention and growth by impacting their most critical priorities and demonstrate Gartner’s value.

  • Drive new business with new logos, through networking, events and your own prospecting.

  • Collaborate across teams, regions and departments, sharing best practice, to ensure a best-in-class approach to strategic initiatives and growth plans


  •  5+ years of relevant sales experience, of which at least 2 years in a tech/IT environment. Direct sales experience within a software vendor, system integrator, IT consultancy & services, or a similar environment is highly relevant for this role.

  • Experience selling to senior leaders, preferably the CIO.

  • A track record of consistent (over)achievement on your goals and targets.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is desirable.

  • Fluency in German and English.

  • Experience using Challenger Sales or a similar sales method is a plus. 

We offer

  • Uncapped earnings and challenging and achievable quotas – 85% of our salesforce hit quota, unlocking accelerators every year

  • An all-expenses paid "Winners Circle" trip for top performers; every year, 40-50% of sales associates qualify for this

  • Best-in-class training, including an intensive 2-week sales expedition for new hires and continuous support after that

  • Growth opportunities: our business is seeing double-digit growth, providing plenty of internal career development opportunities.

  • Excellent corporate benefits.

  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, to empower each associate to be their authentic and best self. 

  • Virtual first policy, giving the chance to combine working from office and home

  • The opportunity to work with Global 500 and sell at C-level and work with some of the brightest minds in the industry and help them to build the successful organisations of tomorrow


Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

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