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EMEA Financial Services Leader



Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023


While candidates in the listed locations are encouraged for this role, we are open to remote candidates in other locations.

As Go-to-Market Leader for EMEA Banking and Payments, you will drive the go-to-market strategy to grow the Banking/Payments business from a revenue and new logo perspective. You will be the domain expert and business executive for Banking and Payments within Databricks. You will set the vision, build executive relationships with customers and partners, and work with a cross-functional team across Databricks. You have a passion for how Data+AI will transform the banking industry, be familiar with unique challenges that European Financial Service Institutions (FSIs) face, and be effective at articulating your vision to audiences big and small.

This job will require travel for conferences, customer and team meetings. You will report to the VP of Financial Services, Cyber Security and Sustainability GTM.

The impact you will have:

  • Own the strategy for Banking & Payments GTM - create growth execution plan, drive C-level relationships with customers, and drive new customers logos and revenue growth
  • Work with the sales and pre-sales teams to create account-level, segment-level and region-level go-to-market plans across the globe for the vertical
  • Work with partners to develop strategic C-level relationships with ISV and CSI partners
  • Identify operational gaps in the Banking & Payments GTM motion, be data-driven about quantifying business opportunities and execute improvement plans
  • Develop comprehensive sales plays with Sales Programs teams to build scalable and geographically tailored motions to drive growth in EMEA, America and APJ
  • Act as a thought leader in the industry by authoring white-papers, speaking at events, and engaging with C-suite
  • Become trusted advisor to multiple stakeholders within Databricks from product, sales, pre-sales, marketing, to partner teams.
  • Create unique content for Sales Enablement teams to boost productivity of verticalised sales and pre-sales teams
  • Partner with marketing to develop Banking & Payments content, collateral, blogs and demand generation plan
  • Keynote marquee industry events and plan and execute Databricks events in Banking & Payments.
  • Ensure Databricks has security messaging and positioning for the Banking & Payments industry

What we look for:

  • 10+ years experience working as an executive in the Banking & Payments Vertical
  • Intimate knowledge of key global regulations in Banking & Payments industry with a particular focus on European regulations
  • Experience driving change at large FSI institutions both from technical and business perspective with a strong understanding of how large FSIs make decisions
  • Strong customer-facing presence (CXO, IT and Business Leaders), ability to cultivate executive relationships and open doors for the field
  • Experience working in with cross-functional resources to built-out Vertical Solutions on an existing technology platform that has generated revenue and value for the customer
  • Experience working with sales and technical pre-sales, building go-to-market sales kits to drive market penetration
  • Strong knowledge of the technology landscape in banking/payments
  • Hands-on experience with program managing vertical solutions (which includes: collecting, tracking and prioritising vertical business requirements, working with technical resources to ensure timelines are met, collaborating with marketing to develop marketing assets and event planning, working with partner teams to track partner relationship progress ensuring key milestones are met)
  • Demonstrated ability to enable and coach sales teams on how to position technology to customers in the banking/payments space


  • Private medical insurance
  • Private dental insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Life, income protection & critical illness insurance
  • Pension PlanEquity awards
  • Enhanced Parental Leaves
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Annual career development fund
  • Home office & work headphones reimbursement
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Mental wellness resources
  • Employee referral bonus

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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