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Senior Business Development Specialist

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 21, 2021
  • Sydney
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 21, 2021
  • Sydney

The marketing business function is responsible for guiding prospects & customers throughout their journey with Basware. Through providing thought-leading insights, practical advice and a roadmap for automation, in partnership with our Sales function, we enable organizations to simplify operations, spend smarter and drive the transformation of their Finance & Procurement functions. Leveraging industry-leading marketing platforms including Hubspot, LeadForensics and many more, we activate multi-channel marketing programs to help prospects get informed, build their business case, select the right-fit solutions, and ensure our customers get the most value from their Basware solutions.

We are looking for a Senior Business Development Specialist , based in Sydney, to join our growing global BDR practice.

Key role responsibilities

Business development is a key function within the marketing team. Your role will be to proactively develop quality, enterprise-level pipeline through e-mail, telephone and social media outreach and to qualify and nurture incoming enquiries to the point of ‘sales-ready lead’. You will be a key bridge between sales and marketing working to enhance and support marketing campaigns and working closely with account executives and sales leadership to target accounts and develop quality leads.

This is a great opportunity for someone with some Business Development experience, looking to take a next step, with an ambition to develop a career in enterprise SaaS sales. You will be working closely with Enterprise sales teams and interacting with key decision-makers at some of the world’s largest organisations, exploring their business challenges and connecting these to the benefits of Basware solutions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop sales opportunities for Account Executives within a defined set of target accounts, through a combination of inbound lead qualification and outbound business development activities

  • Developing relationships with target accounts, expanding your contact base and understanding their critical issues, business initiatives and decision-making processes

  • Drive leads through the early stages of the sales process by regularly communicating with prospects, sending appropriate content and hosting high-level demos

  • Handover qualified leads to the Account Executive team at an appropriate maturity status, initiating calls and face-to-face appointments with Account Executives

  • Coach junior members of the BDR team to increase performance


Work with great people

Hanna Ikonen
Team Leader, Customer Services
"I feel that I can make a difference, drive improvements & take controlled risks, and all this is supported by the company."
Sam Bradner
Senior Content Designer
"Best part of my job is flexibility and variability. I don´t really have a typical day, and I like that!"
Kevin Kamau
Product Manager
"Basware is a global company that values people as a crucial driver for success."
Trang Pham
Communications Specialist
"I know I can make an impact in hundreds of different ways. Basware is really unique to me – we have the best people and we are the leader in our industry."
Mika Peurala
Solution Architect
"Absolutely the best colleagues and line managers in the world!"
Jaakko Jutila
Director, Customer Service
"At Basware you have the freedom to identify and start different development activities across the organization without getting approvals from above."

Skills & Requirements

  • 12-18 months of Business Development experience in B2B enterprise sales and able to demonstrate a track record of success

  • Ability to credibly interact with senior stakeholders at global enterprise accounts, explore business challenges and present Basware solutions in a compelling way

  • Highly organised and structured working style

  • Ability to effectively collaborate and spar with Account Executives

  • Proactive and results-driven

  • Strong data management and research skills required

  • Proficient in Dynamics CRM and HubSpot preferred

Great Place to Work

  • We embrace a growth mindset.

  • We empower through accountability.

  • We dare to try.

  • We value every individual.

About the company

Basware is a cloud-based solution provider with employees all over the world. As a global company, proud of our Finnish roots, we create and deliver automated technologies to make finance and procurement processes easier and more streamlined for globally operating enterprises and their suppliers across all industries.

Trusted by thousands of organisations, we have over 9,500 businesses in more than 70 countries worldwide using Basware solutions to fulfill their procure-to-pay (P2P) needs. We are constantly innovating to help our customer simplify operations so they can spend smarter.

Basware prides itself not only on award-winning technology, but also on the talent of our people.

Our success is made possible by the hard work, daily dedication, and insatiable passion of the approximately 1,350 employees working across 14 countries, representing over 30 different nationalities.

Our culture has grown to advocate for business transparency, embrace change, enable innovation, and encourage employees to feel empowered and take accountability while driving initiatives with passion.


2020Recognized market leader with global operations, 20+ offices worldwide.

2019Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Procure-to-Pay Suites for fourth time

2014-2019Several industry recognitions and product launches

2012-2016Several acquisitions in the fields of e-invoicing, e-procurement and purchase-to-pay solutions

2012Launch of cloud-based B2B platform for transaction collaboration on Basware's Network

2006-2009Several acquisitions in the fields of invoice automation, data capture expertise and payment software

2005Launch of fully integrated Purchase-to-Pay solution suite

2000Basware listed on Helsinki Nasdaq, launch of purchase management software & e-invoicing service

1992Launch of first financial management software

1985Basware founded in Finland

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