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Strategic Account Executive



Sales & Business Development
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

At Algolia, we are passionate about helping developers & product teams connect their users with what matters most in milliseconds!

As an Algolia Strategic Account Executive, you will be responsible for creating strong relationships with Algolia’s most strategic prospects and customers by solution selling, driving value and realizing ROI across the enterprise. You are both a sales hunter and farmer responsible for researching prospective and existing customers, navigating across the customer’s organization and adapting sales strategies to meet their needs. You have a demonstrated ability to drive complex sales with all stakeholders (from both the Business and IT audiences, and Mid-level to Senior Executives) and have consistently exceeded quotas and achieved objectives within a fast paced, high growth sales environment, with the ability to internally sell.

You will be expected to leverage and prioritize a cross-functional team of Algolia and partner resources to drive desired business outcomes while abiding by operational requirements and processes.


  • Managing and growing a sales pipeline within your list of Strategic Accounts following our “Land and Expand” Sales Model
  • Developing Sales strategies and creating effective and specific account plans to ensure revenue target delivery and balanced growth.
  • Acting as a Trusted Advisor, seeking to understand the digital experience (including: Search & Discovery challenges of prospects, and establishing positive relationships based on knowledge of customer requirements and dedication to value
    • Value of counsel and expertise
    • Value of solutions
    • Value of implementation expertise
  • Customer Acuity - Actively understanding each customer's technology footprint, strategic growth plans, technology strategy, competitive landscape and any available public information such as earnings statements, press releases and industry trends
  • Pipeline planning - Following a well-adapted approach to maintaining a rolling 4Q pipeline and keeping pipeline current in
  • Territory and Account Leadership - You’ll be the SME of your Accounts, regularly maintaining required sales reporting, leading all account relationships, prospect profiling, owning the sales cycles, driving Algolia reference-ability
  • Business Planning - Developing and delivering comprehensive business plans to address customer's priorities and hurdles
  • Utilizing Strategic Value Assessments, Benchmarking, and Return on Investment data to support decision making process
  • Pipeline partnerships – Using and collaborating with support organizations including Marketing, Inside Sales, Customer Success, Partners and any other available channels to funnel pipeline into the assigned territory
    • Engage closely with the Algolia’s Partner Ecosystem and Sales Engineering team to design solutions virtually and on-site, depending on client size and need
  • Advancing and closing sales opportunities - through the successful execution of the implemented sales strategy, roadmap while following internal and external processes


  • 7-10+ years technology consultative sales experience, including 3+ years in Enterprise Sales, selling solutions for SaaS/API/eCommerce companies
  • A track record of meeting and exceeding your quota targets
  • A successful history of running complex, multi-departmental sales initiatives within large organizations
  • Experience managing a finite list of strategic enterprise accounts which include both customers and prospects
  • Experience selling to the C-Suite and SVP levels
  • Experience building a business case and delivering return on investment.
  • Master Influencing skills - Excellent written/verbal communication and customer relationship skills
  • Preference for candidates with experience at our current stage and beyond (over 10,000 customers, $100-$300M ARR range, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure).


  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment.
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership.
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY - Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.



Algolia’s flexible workplace model is designed to empower all Algolians to fulfill our mission to power search and discovery with ease. We place an emphasis on an individual’s impact, contribution, and output, over their physical location. Algolia is a high-trust environment and our team members have the autonomy to choose where they want to work and when. We know community comes in many forms and strive to create opportunities for intentional in-person connection in our offices and virtually for our remote colleagues around the world.

We have a global presence with physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Paris, London, Sydney and Bucharest.


Algolia prides itself on being a pioneer and market leader offering an AI Search solution that empowers 17,000+ businesses to compose customer experiences at internet scale that predict what their users want with blazing fast search and web browse experience. Algolia powers more than 30 billion search requests a week – four times more than Microsoft Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Yandex and DuckDuckGo combined.

Algolia is part of a cadre of innovative new companies that are driving the next generation of software development, creating APIs that make developers’ lives easier; solutions that are better than building from scratch and better than having to tweak monolithic SaaS solutions.

In 2021, the company closed $150 million in series D funding and quadrupled its post-money valuation of $2.25 billion. Being well capitalized enables Algolia to continue to invest in its market leading platform, to better serve its thousands of customers–including Under Armor, Petsmart, Stripe, Gymshark, and Walgreens, to name just a few.


We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.


If you share our values and our enthusiasm for building the world’s best search & discovery technology, we’d love to review your application!