Full-time | Key Account Manager (Germany and/or Netherlands)

Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands · Supply Management Team · Deadline: December 31st 2017, 23:00h expand job description ↓


Are you looking for an internship in a fast growing start-up? Did you study abroad and fell in love with the international environment? Do you like dynamic challenges?

Join us and be responsible for acquiring and maintaining some of our largest clients in Germany and/or the Netherlands

Field: Sales & Real Estate

Time period

  • Start date: ASAP
  • 40 hours per week;


  • Housing Anywhere is an international student housing platform where landlords and housing operators can rent out their properties to international students. We are in charge of the supply side of the marketplace. Our mission is to ensure that every student actively looking for accommodation is always able to find a home.

Your Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for acquiring Key Accounts , and make sure they successfully use Housing Anywhere to rent out their properties through relationship building and customization of accounts.
  • You will be managing these key accounts and build relationships with them to ensure customer retention and optimization.

Main tasks

  1. Finding new prospects through a variety of channels for the areas assigned to you, acquire and onboard them onto the Housing Anywhere platform: through cold calling, email campaigns, business trips, etc.
  2. Managing every aspect of our key accounts to turn them into customer success stories!
  3. Building relationships with these key accounts and create customized collaborations with them within a specified region.
  4. Scheduling and attending meetings with new and current accounts in your region of focus via phone, Skype and business trips monthly/bi-monthly.

Other (supporting) tasks:

  1. Listing creation & Optimization of the current inventory
  2. Translation
  3. Other tasks that could help improving the start-up


Characteristics we are looking for in our Sales and Supply Manager

  • 1-3 years of similar direct sales experience.
  • Experience working within a startup, real estate, and/or an online platform are considered strong assets.
  • Language: you should be able to speak English on an above-average level and you should be native or fluent in one of the following languages (exception for Native English speakers): German and Dutch.
  • Achiever: You are a go getter! Someone that strives to achieve all your goals and targets.
  • Performance oriented: You have to focus on the activities that makes an impact on what we do. You have the ability to select them and take relevant actions accordingly.
  • Entrepreneurial: We expect you to be independent, ambitious, and a challenge lover. You have a positive attitude on the job and a strong self confidence in delivering results.
  • Structured: The ability to work in a structured manner. You will need to work according to specific checklists and develop them yourself if they do not yet exist.
  • Persistent: A central characteristic of our team is persistence. In Housing Anywhere we believe that persistence is the driver of our growth and success.
  • Productive and motivated worker: We need someone who is a hard worker and is really passionate about Housing Anywhere. You will work 40 hours a week, but should Housing Anywhere grow much more rapidly than expected, we are looking for people who are willing to go the extra mile. Be prepared to work a weekend shift occasionally.
  • Energetic, optimistic and imaginative power: We are looking for someone who can motivate their teammates no matter what happens!
  • Willing to do simple tasks: Your title will be Sales and Supply Manager and you have quite some responsibilities. However, everyone is seen as equal in this office. This means everyone also needs to complete simple tasks (housekeeping, showing guests around, etc) Although these will not be your main tasks, they may occur once in a while.


Cool Things

  • You get to work in the amazing city of Rotterdam in an office with an amazing view! If you're looking for a city that is always packed with new things to discover, amazing architecture, a strong international community, this is the perfect place for you! On top of this, you are one train ride away from Amsterdam and The Hague!
  • Join a dynamic and quickly growing startup -- enjoy the startup atmosphere with low hierarchies and early responsibilities. This is the ideal learning environment for you if you already are or are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur. Even if your aim is “just” to make a good career, our growing team is looking today for the leader of tomorrow.
  • Our team consists of over 100 people, with 20 nationalities. with most people in our office aged between 20-30 years old. Having this experience of working in an international work environment will be a good element to have on your CV.


  • Send an email to Claire [at] housinganywhere.com

We appreciate everyone's application and thank you for your interest in working with Housing Anywhere. However, due to the high volume of applications we receive for all of our positions, only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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Do you CURRENTLY hold a work permit that gives you permission to work in the Netherlands? (If you have already an EU passport, select Yes) For non EU citizens, please remember that if you have a permit/visa for another EU country, it does not mean that you are automatically allowed to work in the Netherlands.
Have you ever lived by yourself / without your parents? During your studies.
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Have you studied subjects concening Business, Economics, Marketing, Sales, etc.?
Have you been an ACTIVE member of a student association?
Are you aware that this is a full time job, 40 hours a week?
Do you realize that this internship will require you to temporarily move to the Netherlands to work in the HousingAnywhere.com office in Rotterdam?