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Senior Manager, Presales
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Computer/IT Services


Sales & Business Development


Mid level

Location: Chicago +1 more

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Christian von Vietinghoff

Job Description

Sales business function is responsible for growing Basware's cloud revenue via new customer acquisition and by driving expansion within a satisfied customer base. Through customer-centric selling and collaborative account management we lead prospects & customers through the buying process with Basware, leveraging sales platforms including CRM, CPQ and CLM that support managing the sales cycle.

As trusted advisors with industry and solution expertise we focus on providing value to our customers through advice and insight into best practices. In partnership with Marketing, Customer Services and Partners, we enable organizations to simplify operations, spend smarter and drive the transformation of their Finance & Procurement functions.


BASWARE seeks a skilled and experienced Senior Presales Manager to lead our North America Presales team to support the direct and indirect sales channel in achieving their goals and targets. The job will be based in our Charlotte headquarters location or your home office location.

You will be responsible for directly managing the activities of our presales team in primarily the North America market.
In addition to working closely with local sales and other teams, your team will also be part of the highly motivated global specialist team supporting all Basware countries, and you will report to our Vice President of Global Presales. Responsibilities include coaching presales consultants on how to effectively present the value of Basware solutions to business and C-level users, along with deep dive technical and security discussions with IT and security teams.

Responsibilities will include Building, Coaching and Mentoring an effective team of Presales Consultants, providing leadership through activities such as:

  • Building competitive proposals and presentations, and supporting RFP responses
  • Performing powerful solution demonstrations and technical/security presentations
  • Acting as a business advisor for our customers and prospects during the sales cycle
  • Ensuring product roadmap competitiveness and communication
  • Support for solution design & proof phases for networked Source-to-Pay solutions
  • Contribute to the internal bid qualification process and member of the local bid committee
  • Calculating and presenting customer ROI on Basware solutions
  • Delivering Customer Success Lab workshops on best practice P2P solutions
  • Guidance for Marketing lead generation and expertise in Marketing events
  • Cross-border global sales support
Skills & Requirements


In order to thrive and succeed in this role, the following skills are important:

  • 5+ years of successful management experience in one of the following fields: Presales, Business Consulting, Product Management, Sales Specialist, or AP or Procurement role
  • Well-versed in applying multidisciplinary skills such as customer focus, value selling, solution and process orientation as well as a strong functional / technical understanding
  • Skilled in aligning solutions according to industry trends
  • Strong Business acumen with the ability to handle complex business challenges
  • Experienced in identifying, qualifying and managing opportunities and driving proposals

Education: Bachelors’ degree required in either IT, Computer Science, or Economics.


  • A Great Place to Work culture that is supportive and treats team members like family
  • Competitive base salary and generous variable incentive compensation
  • Outstanding company-paid benefits that includes a premier package of medical, dental, life insurance, disability, HSA plan and matching 401k plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays and Paid Sick Leave
  • Financial stability of a global company operating in over 100 countries, with $170 million in revenue and a track record of profitability for over 30 years


Basware has been named as a ‘Great Place to Work’ company and is recognized as one of the ‘Top 100 Supply & Demand Chain Innovators’ by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for multiple consecutive years. We received the distinction of being named as one of “The 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation” for multiple years, and a ‘Best Place to Work’ in Charlotte for more than a decade! Our culture is outstanding, and we hope you’ll consider joining our team!

As an added benefit, you’ll have an opportunity to build your experience by working with an exceptional client base that includes some of America’s leading Fortune 500 accounts!

For more information about life at Basware, please visit our website at: https://www.basware.com/en-us/home/


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About the company

Basware is the global leader in providing networked purchase-to-pay solutions and innovative financing services. Basware’s commerce and financing network connects businesses in over 100 countries and territories around the globe. As the largest open business network in the world, Basware provides scale and reach for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to grow their business and unlock value across their operations by simplifying and streamlining financial processes. Small and large companies around the world achieve significant cost savings, more flexible payment terms, greater efficiencies and closer relationships with their suppliers.

Joining Basware means you’ll join a team filled with innovators, passionate about their work and enthusiastic about the purchase-to-pay industry we’ve pioneered. You’ll work alongside highly motivated, capable, and friendly individuals who collaborate to deliver world class solutions and services to hundreds of companies worldwide. A critical part of our culture is the high amount of trust we put into our employees—we want you to make a difference. So, we offer flexibility in how you work, giving you the freedom and support to deliver your best results. We truly live our values where our employees strive for excellence, put our customers first, lead the way, and inspire one another to build a winning team.

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