Principal Account Executive

This role is available in our Singapore office or remotely within South East Asia.

Do you work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented and entrepreneurial environment, if yes then this is the right role for you. This role requires excellent sales management and communications skills, as well as effective relationship-building and consultative selling. Beyond that, we are seeking experience in territory management as well as a strong background in sales with a hunger and proven track record of exceeding targets.


  • Develop deep client relationships at all levels, up to and including C-suite
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders drive results for your clients and deliver revenue growth through ideating around new/innovative opportunities for new business, leveraging product expertise & sales. Forward thinking to upselling/renewing existing campaigns and partnerships
  • Create a robust sales pipeline, manage it effectively and close >60% of all opportunities
  • Timely and accurate forecasting
  • Build strategic plans for key accounts that clearly demonstrate a path to achieving agreed goals & objectives across multiple products
  • Navigate independently from management - Be an independent thinker who drives key decisions for the deal across all touchpoints
  • Consultatively position our hotel solutions, value proposition and benefits for business success
  • Modify customer engagement to overcome objections and close/win customer opportunities; creatively identify solutions to issues and concerns.
  • Have the business acumen to hold an engaging dialogue with our hotel partners that covers, but not limited to industry and local trends, strategic plans, return-on-investment, website traffic, views, and performance marketing deep dives
  • Achieve and exceed agreed quarterly sales targets on revenue, as well as allocated MBO’s
  • Work closely with internal teams, such as operations, product and account managers to ensure that we are delivering world class products & services to our partners
  • Consistently communicate market feedback to be a strategic partner internally, helping to develop strategic solutions
  • Be a Tripadvisor ambassador at industry events as required
  • Be a mentor to junior team members and proactively look for opportunities to share your knowledge and grow internal talent
  • Be prepared to be involved in strategic projects as requested by manager
  • Be capable of stepping in for manager if required e.g. extended annual leave or sick leave


  • Minimum of 5 years proven sales experience of SAAS product & services (preferably in a hunter or outside sales role)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience managing and closing complex, lengthy sales-cycles, including prior success in closing and managing multiple large accounts
  • Business development experience
  • Accurate forecasting, Build and maintain sales pipeline, sales contracts, within a CRM System (
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate sales aptitude (negotiation & closing) with relentlessly high standards
  • Not intimidated by technical interaction, co-browsing with customer on-line
  • Target driven and proven self-starter with ability to deliver on initiatives
  • An entrepreneurial & competitive spirit that is excited by building something new
  • Strong writing skills to craft presentations and creative audience stories
  • Strong negotiation skills and an ability to consultatively persuade at all levels of an agency/ client
  • Must be able to perform web-based demo’s and presentations to potential customers
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams across all levels including senior management
  • Proficient in Powerpoint and Excel with an analytical ability is preferred
  • Systems knowledge with Sales Tech and Digital Platforms
  • Revenue Management knowledge a plus
  • Fluent in English, Mandarin an advantage


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