For social robots, the time is now: they are no longer 'science fiction'. All over the world - in universities and research labs as well as in schools, hospitals, airports, shops, offices, hotels, and more - social robots are being explored and deployed today to help people lead better lives, support employees, delight customers, and add value to businesses as well as new insights to researchers. Humans are entering a new era where talking to machines, and interacting with them in our most natural ways (as if they were a person) is becoming 'normal'. But it's still early days in this revolution. The rules are still being written, and the road ahead is wide open. Furhat Robotics has established itself as a global leader in telling the story of social robotics, and this is where you come in.
We are looking for an experienced Sales Manager that will have a pivotal role for the sales of our world leading social robotics solutions. Your mission will be to drive sales: from first contact and demonstrating our range of robot products to establishing long-term, strategic client relationships that can evolve over time. You will be working alongside our experienced team, and report to our CEO. Over time you will be recruiting and building up a larger sales team in both Stockholm and our office in Boulder.
By joining Furhat, you will be in the driving seat of telling one of the most exciting stories of technologies in the world today. Building robots has been the dream of humanity for more than a century, and we are making that dream a reality. This story matters to the world in so many ways, and to so many people, from global businesses wanting to embark on new technologies, to scientists exploring the relationship between humans and robots, all the way to children dreaming of building robots.
As the Sales Manager, you will:
Represent our company, with a comprehensive understanding of our offerings
Research consumer needs and identify how our solutions meet them
Achieve company objectives through effective planning, setting sales goals, analyzing performance data, and projecting future performance
Generate leads, and build and nurture client relationship
Create and execute a strategic sales plan that expands customer base and extends global reach
Meet with potential clients and grow long-lasting relationships by understanding their needs
Track, analyze, and communicate key quantitative metrics and business trends as they relate to partner relationships
Recruit salespeople, set objectives, train and coach, and monitor performance ensuring assigned tasks and responsibilities are fulfilled
These are the must-have skills that we have identified for this position:
It would be great if you also have:
Experience in selling into or working with academic and research audience
Previous experience working with startups
Experience working with robots or conversational systems
Competitive option package
Paid vacation & parental leave
Monthly workout grants
Personal health insurance & life insurance
Free beverages, snacks, team ginger shots
Choose your own tech gear
Located at Södermalm, close to Södra Station
Team building. Game nights, AWs, cook-offs etc.
Easily accessible for commuters
Work with the coolest technology around
We are an artificial intelligence and social robotics startup with the vision to make interaction with technology truly human. Founded by four PhDs in social robotics at KTH, we are an ambitious small team of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs backed by prominent investors. Our product is the most expressive and customizable social robot on the market. It is powered by a state-of-the-art multi-modal conversational platform and a developer suite used by 3rd party developers to build robot applications. We are looking for high-achievers that share our passion and wants to join our ride.