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Strategic Deal Desk Director

King of Prussia, PA, United States

What makes us Qlik

Qlik helps enterprises around the world move faster, work smarter, and lead the way forward with an end-to-end solution for getting value out of data. Our platform is the only one on the market that allows for open-ended, curiosity-driven exploration, giving everyone – at any skill level – the ability to make real discoveries that lead to real outcomes and transformative changes. We are a Values-Driven organization, operating over 100 countries with 45,000 customers around the world. If you think we are interesting, please read on – we may be looking for you!

How you will spend your time as our next Strategic Deal Desk Lead

          Work cross functionally across stakeholder groups; revenue, legal, sales ops, order management, to help facilitate deal approvals/closure

          Partner with the sales organization to problem solve and structure strategic deals

          Develop and document play books and models enabling repeatable processes and scale

          Provide training to the sales team on deal structuring and best practices to increase awareness and accelerate deal velocity

          Lead initiatives such as development of dashboards, metrics, and system capabilities to gain better visibility into deals

          Participate in drafting commercial language and terms; build out the non-standard library

          Actively participate in deal reviews with customers/prospects, sales teams, and management

          Identify and drive implementation of new tools and process improvements to support growth

          Cultivate internal relationships with all levels of the sales organization

          Manage and develop the global deal desk team

          Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis for management


You will be successful if you are

          Experience in managing a global team

          Accurate and efficient approach to deal reviews, stakeholder discussions, and completing tasks quickly; extremely strong attention to detail

          Demonstrate good judgment in solving complex problems, as well as proactively identifying and advancing solutions to operational challenges

          Comfortable in leading tough conversations and driving decisions on complex and difficult subjects, often without broad consensus among stakeholders

          Extremely strong sense of ownership, accountability, and desire to grow the business

          Outgoing and comfortable building cross-functional relationships


You will thrive if you have

          Strong commercial / business acumen

          Prior Deal Desk, Sales Operations, Order Management or Contracts Management experience.

          A strong understanding of the sales and contracting lifecycle and the ability to navigate and progress complex sales cycles. Specific experience with a software company beneficial.

          Experience in developing pricing strategy, margin analysis, and competitive & customer willingness to pay analyses

          Experience and in-depth knowledge of partner / reseller and direct sales go-to-market models; familiarity with revenue recognition for perpetual software licenses

          Must be a self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills, and ability to build cross-functional relationships with other functions across Qlik.

          Detail oriented, energetic professional who is a team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

          Advanced knowledge of and standard technologies (Microsoft suite) utilized by an enterprise software provider

          Experience in the enterprise software space.

          Minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree with 12 or PhD with 10 years’ experience encouraged as well.


Our way of giving back

To our communities, to the world, and to you is a core part of the culture at Qlik. We encourage our employees to participate in our numerous Corporate Responsibility Program initiatives.

The role is based in King of Prussia, PA. If you think this position is interesting, you are welcome with your complete application in English. Apply as soon as possible as we are working continuously with the applications for this assignment.


Qlik is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Qlik via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Qlik. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Qlik as a result of the referral or through other means. 

Qlik is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category or characteristic.  We value the diversity of our workforce. If you need assistance due to disability during the application and/or recruiting process, please contact us via the Accessibility Request Form


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About Qlik

Qlik is a leader in visual analytics. Its portfolio of products meets customers' growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics. Approximately 45,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik has offices around the world with more than 1700 partners covering more than 100 countries.