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Strategic Account Executive

Our Trade Team is growing and we are looking to bring on an exceptional Strategic Account Executive. Our Trade team work with the world’s most exciting design firms and our Strategic Account Executives work with our top priority design firms across the country.

You will be responsible for growing the annual spend of these clients by building relationships with key stakeholders including Principal designers, junior designers, design directors, creative leads, and various members of purchasing and procurement teams with the goal of identifying Strategic level firms and facilitating increased spend through the 1stdibs Trade platform. You will be responsible for working with a book of business to identify spend potential, while educating clients on new product features and Trade Program benefits

Do you have experience and a passion to quickly and effortlessly build rapport with business leaders? Do instinctively know how to discover the needs of a business and handle objections with grace? Are you driven to reach your goals whilst delivering exceptional service? Are you excited to be part of a company that is offering an unrivaled service to the design world? Then read on.

The role is perfect for someone with 6+ years of direct sales experience. You will be a self-starter who can jump in without being asked,  who is adaptable to change and comfortable in a startup environment – ready to roll up their sleeves, jump in the trenches, and wear multiple hats when necessary. We care about each other and love to laugh so empathy and a sense of humor are a must. In exchange, you’ll be given the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most passionate, driven and creative people assembled under one roof.


What you’ll do

  • Own and work towards a quarterly quota of spend for your assigned accounts
  • Identify accounts that belong in a Strategic book of business. Identify accounts that are in sourcing and purchasing phases of their project life cycles and implement strategies to increase account spend
  • Work closely with our sourcing and services team to make sure any issues are surfaced and addressed in a quick manner
  • Conduct regular web demos to educate account members on how to utilize features and tools on the site
  • Begin to uncover and document the org maps for design firms — goal is to identify power users, decision makers, and key influencers
  • Capture and maintain a prospect’s interest in transacting with 1stdibs by clearly communicating the benefits associated with being member of our new Trade program
  • Capture and maintain customer loyalty by clearly understanding how 1stdibs adds value to their firm

* The role requires significant travel for client meetings as well as industry and partner events*


What you'll bring

  • 6+ years of experience in a sales role at a SaaS or technology start-up
  • Experience managing a book of roughly 100 accounts and helping identify scale down that account list to about 50 accounts
  • Experience presenting to Director/VP/Principal contacts within industry leading organizations
  • Excellent time management skills + ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability to map decision-making processes within a complex organization
  • Timely and thoughtful follow-up to creating trust and strong relationships with your accounts
  • Ability to identify and overcome objections throughout the full sales cycle
  • Works well in a team based environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent


The role requires significant travel for client meetings as well as industry and partner events.1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for one-of-a-kind products. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, vintage furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital and Alibaba, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including Ebay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect,, Shutterfly, and Twitter.

1stdibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.