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Key Account Manager – Netherlands

We shape Employer Branding - let's shape it together! Our diverse team is a trusted partner for employers, we are the most recognized Employer Branding specialist in the top 50 economies of the world.




Life is too short to be the right person but in the wrong job… that’s the message we sell to our clients, as well as a motto we live by ourselves.

At Universum we are passionate about creating winning employer brand strategies for our clients across nearly all corners of the globe. We help our clients to figure out what people will love most about working for them, and then how to package and activate those messages to help make that love match with the perfect people for their company.

We are looking for a Key Account Manager who wants join our small but fast-growing team in Amsterdam. 

You’ll be part of the EMEA Key Account Management team that is on an exciting journey, as a company we’re large enough to have credibility and reach, but still agile enough to allow flexibility and making sure everyone’s voice is heard.

As an eager sales professional your role will be to sell our products to new and existing customers- helping support the growth of our business… actively seeking new sales opportunities, as well as deepening relationships with your portfolio of clients.

To make sure you are set up for success, your Universum journey will start with an in-depth induction to help you understand the industry, our company, our clients, and our products.

Key parts of the role will include:

Identifying and securing new business opportunities and engaging new and existing through lead identification, consultative sales processes, proposal writing, and presentation delivery. Achieving targets & goals on business development is a key performance indicator for this job.

Working closely with HR / Employer Branding managers and C-level executives within the Netherlands. Sell and implement solutions that enable them to stand out as an employer and hire & retain the best talent for their companies

Building and managing an active account pipeline through strong, long-lasting relationships with multiple clients – accelerating sales cycles to grow in-region business

What we’re looking for:

  • 2-5 years of experience in consultative selling, preferably within HR/Recruitment/Employer Branding
  • Ability to identify and secure new business opportunities by engaging with new and existing clients
  • Build and manage an active account pipeline through strong, long-lasting relationships with multiple clients
  • Work closely with Employer Branding Managers, HR, Recruitment and C-level executives at top global companies to sell and implement solutions that enable them to stand out as an employer
  • A curious and self-motivated mindset to solve problems and define your own career path
  • Great communication skills and fluent Dutch & English language proficiency, any additional language is a huge plus!
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new processes and environments
  • A university/bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)

Live the Universum experience:

We offer Flexible working hours in fast growing international organization. Solids bonus structure and a lot of opportunities for future growth.

We are the global leader in employer branding – delivering the critical talent market insights, winning brand strategies and compelling and story-led communication adapted to organization’s need to contend more effectively for the talent.

Universum is part of StepStone, one of the leading global e-recruitment firms which belongs to Axel Springer the biggest global media company.


Our core principles and basis for our culture:

Proactive – We dare to lead 
Purposeful – We love what we do 

Collaborative – We care for each other 

That about sum’s it up –  we’re looking forward to getting in touch!