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Business Development Representative (German speaking, Berlin, m/f/x)



Sales & Business Development
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by 👋

Are you actively looking for a new opportunity? Or just checking the market? Well… you might just be in the right place!

Lightspeed is looking for a highly motivated Business Development Representative to join our growing German Outbound Sales team. You’ll help drive revenue growth by generating and qualifying leads, lighting the way as the first touchpoint between potential new customers and the Lightspeed brand. Your work will have a direct impact on advancing Lightspeed’s mission of empowering retailers and restaurateurs with smart technology.

***Please note that this role is based in Berlin, Germany***

After years of refining and optimizing our strategy in a focused market, our Outbound team is in hyper-growth mode and ready to scale, and we need a driven and energetic individual who’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs ignite their businesses to help make it happen. If you’re results-driven and excited to join a fast-growing company where your work will have a global impact, this might be the role for you.

What you’ll be doing

  • Identifying potential customers and introducing our products to decision-makers through phone, email and in-person communications
  • Engaging and qualifying new leads through various channels, including phone, email, text and social media
  • Getting in on the ground floor of a new outbound sales team focused on growing our local presence
  • Collaborating with inbound sales teams, including managing the handoff to Account Executives to demo software to prospective customers
  • Working with the marketing and sales teams on strategies to grow our sales pipeline based on your conversations and feedback from prospects
  • Consistently meeting clearly defined monthly, quarterly and annual goals

What you’ll be bringing

  • Experience in sales or a call center environment, with the energy and drive to (over)deliver on targets
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, including strong listening, verbal and written communication
  • Tech-savvy, and able to clearly explain technology to others who are not
  • Fluent German and strong written and spoken English
  • An entrepreneurial and agile mindset, with a bias toward action and ability to pivot when needed to meet business needs and objectives

Even better if you have, but not necessary

  • Experience in the retail, hospitality or ecommerce industry
  • Experience with point-of-sale systems or other technology (e.g. software, mobile)

We know that people are more than what’s on their CV. If you’re unsure that you have the right profile for the role... hit the ‘Apply’ button and give it a try!

What’s in it for you?

Come Live the Lightspeed Experience….

  • Genuine career growth opportunities based on performance within a company that's continuously expanding.
  • Uncapped commission
  • Work with highly skilled people who are as passionate about sales & marketing as you are
  • An environment that encourages initiatives and leadership
  • Work in a team big enough for growth but lean enough to make a real impact;
  • Fun activities with your teammates & social events throughout the year including the legendary sales summit party in Canada

and enjoy a range of benefits that’ll keep you happy, healthy and (not) hungry:

  • Lightspeed equity scheme (we are all owners)
  • Health & Wellness Credit- expense up to 400 EUR per year towards your gym membership, yoga classes, a new bike or whatever else you do for your health
  • Mental Health Support through the Modern Health App- whether it is meditation, coaching or counseling you need - each employee gets access to this platform
  • People Experience - Our PX benefit allows you to work from pretty much anywhere in the world for 60 days a year
  • LinkedIn Learning: At Lightspeed we believe in having a growth mindset, we provide free access to LinkedIn learning along with your career GPS to help you learn & grow
  • Subsidy to annual travel pass if you travel by public transport to the Berlin office
  • Regular breakfast or lunches, drinks & snacks in our Berlin office


To all recruitment agencies: Lightspeed does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. If we have not directly engaged your company in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy, Lightspeed will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Lightspeed is a proud equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. Lightspeed welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Where to from here?
Obviously, this has to be mutually beneficial: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. For a glimpse into our world check out our career page here.

Lightspeed is building communities through commerce, and we need people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to do that. We were founded in 2005, in Montreal’s gay village and our original members were all part of the LGBTQ+ community. The ethos of our business has been about inclusion from the very beginning, and we strive to provide a workplace where everyone belongs.

Who we are:
Powering the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy, Lightspeed's one-stop commerce platform helps merchants innovate to simplify, scale, and provide exceptional customer experiences. Our cloud commerce solution transforms and unifies online and physical operations, multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions, and connection to supplier networks.

Founded in Montréal, Canada in 2005, Lightspeed is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: LSPD) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). With teams across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company serves retail, hospitality, and golf businesses in over 100 countries.
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