Start-up Account Manager – France in Courbevoie, France



As a Startup Account Manager, you will help support the growth of your startup customers, servicing their unique needs, engaging with Founders, CxOs, Board of Directors and VC influencers, and teaming with business development, marketing, solution architecture and partner teams to help the execution of coordinated go-to-market strategies.

Startups, which are now primarily born-in-the-cloud, represent a critically important and growing subset of customers to AWS. Startups have unique needs, priorities, and growth trajectories that distinguish them from traditional businesses and require different engagement strategies and sales motions from sellers to effectively acquire, grow, and retain them long-term on the AWS platform.

In this role, you will also establish Amazon Web Services as the key cloud technology provider across the companies you manage, promoting the entire AWS products and services portfolio to Startups Customers. You will be at the heart of latest trends like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), serverless and IoT, helping your customers to leverage state-of-the-art technologies on AWS to innovate and become the next disrupters, like today’s AirBnB, Slack, DoorDash, and Lyft.

AWS Sales, Marketing, and Global Services (SMGS) is responsible for driving revenue, adoption, and growth from the largest and fastest growing small- and mid-market accounts to enterprise-level customers including public sector. The AWS Global Support team interacts with leading companies and believes that world-class support is critical to customer success. AWS Support also partners with a global list of customers that are building mission-critical applications on top of AWS services.

Key job responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include

• Ensure customer satisfaction.

• Meet or exceed revenue and goal targets in a defined territory.

• Help develop a comprehensive account/territory plan to manage and grow numerous accounts concurrently.

• Grow & articulate compelling value propositions around AWS services.

• Accelerate customer adoption.

• Maintain a robust sales pipeline.

• Work with partners to extend reach & drive adoption.

A day in the life

A typical day involves engaging with developers and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to discuss strategies for scaling the business. Conversations with founders are a key aspect, focusing on assisting them in achieving their business goals. The team collaborates internally during daily syncs, where ideas are shared, and discussions revolve around driving new opportunities and mutual learning. Additionally, in the EMEA region, there is an emphasis on dedicating a day each month to focus on individual wellbeing.

About the team

Our mission is to enable and support startups from their inception by helping them maximize the value of AWS to accelerate their businesses and increase their potential for success. You will be part of a diverse team who are customer obsessed and result driven and enjoy operating in a fast-paced environment. We extensively collaborate and support each other, continuously learn, celebrate success and have fun along the way.


Diverse Experiences

AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Mentorship and Career growth

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Courbevoie, FRA

Basic Qualifications

• Technology related sales or business development experience

• Ability to build and deliver against a plan for your territory which meets or exceeds revenue targets

• Entrepreneurial “builder” mentality

• Excellent French & English verbal and written communication skills

• Comfortable delivering results amid ambiguity and change

Preferred Qualifications

• Passion for helping startups grow

• A technical background in engineering, computer science, or MIS a plus

• Knowledge of French start-up ecosystem

• Extensive customer network throughout France is a plus.

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