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Sales Director Academy

Amsterdam - Netherlands

Sales Director Academy

GoDataDriven | Part of Xebia

While the talent scarcity within IT is at an all-time high and still growing, Xebia sticks to the mission of “aiming for thought leadership”, thus working with the best professionals in the market.

At Xebia we are always looking for talented people to deliver value to our clients and their customers. You will get the chance to work with passionate professionals within their field of expertise. We are looking forward to working with you!

GoDataDriven, a Dutch leader in Data and AI services, is looking for a Director of Sales for its Academy unit. We have the ambition to become the European benchmark for Data and AI courses. To achieve our goals, we’re looking for a director who is passionate about designing and implementing sales strategies for Learning and Development programs. A director who wants to play in a stellar team, building partnerships with their colleagues and customers.

How you will help to create value with
Data and AI

We are on a mission to help organizations win with Data and AI. We do this, amongst others, by building strong data and AI practices that deliver value to our clients and their customers and training their internal colleagues to our standards. In the past, our team has successfully set up Centers of Excellence Advanced Analytics, organized and led multiple sciences and engineering teams, and trained thousands of business stakeholders and technical people at large corporations. We have already enjoyed great success in making the top companies AI-driven – just think of what more we can achieve when YOU join our team!

What will you do? 

You will be responsible for the commercial side of GoDataDriven Academy, and co-responsible for GoDataDriven Academy with its director. As our Sales Director, you will reinforce the position of GoDataDriven in the Dutch market and start building our organization in Europe.
It will be your goal to find and onboard European training partners, manage their performance expand, refine our commercial offering and develop new business initiatives within GoDataDriven Academy. Furthermore, you'll shape the marketing activities together with the marketing director

What does our team look like?

We’re passionate about our work and we are considered an authority in our field. We strive to infuse quality in everything we do with a team of Data Scientists, Engineers, and analytics specialists boasting 11 Ph.D.'s, published authors, and Apache Open Source Committers. Within the GoDataDriven Academy, we have a team of dedicated trainers, a marketing manager, an inside sale, and a director

Your experience

International sales with corporate customers. Knowledge of the training world is appreciated.

This is your dream job if...

  • You are an entrepreneur
  • You are ambitious and creative
  • You are someone who loves winning and taking risks
  • You're Fluent in English. Dutch and German are appreciated

This is not your dream job if...

  • You are afraid of learning new things
  • You cannot follow up with plans and targets
  • You are not able to deal with a complex environment and customer deals


We organize amazing events; like skiing together or going to Ibiza, dinner and/or theme-parties, sportweeks, our own MUD or TED events… or organize your own event! The sky is the limit.

Training Budget

A real training budget of €5,000, without a fight. In fact, it’s your obligation to spend it every year.

Your Devices and Books

Choose the laptop and phone you want! And on top of that, you can choose new devices every 2 year. You will also have the advantage of an unlimited budget for ordering the books you need to grow as professional.

Conferences and Speaking

Attending and speaking at relevant worldwide conferences doesn’t come out of your vacation time.

Knowledge Sharing

Our Open Kitchens, bi-weekly knowledge exchanges, Innovation Days, frequent tech-rallies, and TED-style conferences, all contribute to exploring and achieving your potential, individually and collectively as Xebians.

Great Community

In addition to internal knowledge sharing, Xebia is also an active player in multiple communities and regularly host, speak, attend, and organize Meetups and conferences. Have an idea for a meetup we should sponsor? Or want to start a new one? You’ve got it. Knowledge sharing is a core value for us.
Proudly part of Xebia

About GoDataDriven

In 2009, we were pioneers in implementing modern data platforms like Hadoop. Back then, Big Data wasn’t a common term. But the technology opened up new business opportunities for our customers, which is always what matters.

The thrill of replacing a very expensive, licensed data platform with an open-source platform that easily outperformed its predecessor inspired us to become the country’s leading experts in open-source Big Data technologies. So, it should come as no surprise that GoDataDriven was the first Cloudera partner outside of the US.

After implementing Big Data technology, we began offering Data Engineering services and hired our first data scientist in 2012. We have since built a team of incredibly talented data scientists, many with Ph.D.’s. Our lead data scientists and lead data engineers are now complemented by top-notch analytics translators who work with the business to point out and develop AI use cases into applications that are a joy to use and add value to your bottom-line.

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People First

You grow. We grow. Xebia puts People First, always. With a trust on personal and professional development Xebia provides a mutual atmosphere of respect, trust, responsibility and accountability that helps foster great ideas and innovation.

Sharing Knowledge

The more you share it, the more it grows. With mandatory bi-weekly sessions of Xebia Knowledge Exchange, Xebia ensures a flow of knowledge from country to country, unit to unit and employee to employee.

Customer Intimacy

We build long lasting relationships with our customers and serve them on an equal level.. We work on common goals and trust, by being truly interested in the person and adding value pro-actively and consistently.

Quality without Compromise

Be it work, be it personal interactions, be it the surroundings or be it the self, at Xebia 100% is the norm. Because enough is just not enough.