Key Account Director



Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 8,400 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 130 patents and pending applications. The company’s European R&D center is located in The Hague, Netherlands.

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 2,400 employees located globally. Customers include public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses of all sizes worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit

Focusing on strategic accounts, comprising of the Global 500, you will work with your supporting team to identify opportunities, map accounts, and expand key stakeholder relationships to successful meet your sales targets. This is a closing role, and is therefore responsible for the entire sales cycle, including the revenue attributed to winning new customers.

The team comprises of experienced sales professionals, each with experience of working with strategic opportunities across the industry. As an Key Account Director you will report directly to the senior leadership team.


  • Working closely with dedicated BDR team to identify opportunities
  • Attending meetings to present Darktrace and discuss Cyber challenges / priorities with strategic scale opportunities
  • Taking the lead in running projects (POCs) with strategic scale opportunities
  • Running commercial negotiations
  • Working closely with dedicated Subject Matter Experts to address complicated use-cases
  • Mapping key accounts and developing strategic relationships with executive stakeholders (C-Level and below)


This position is suited to an individual who can demonstrate a successful track record of full-cycle sales experience of large cyber security sales at the strategic level. You'll bring the ability to leverage your existing network in developing your client base within the first 6 - 9 months. Given the complexity of the work you'll have excellent communication skills allowing you to co-ordinate with multi-disciplinary teams. We are looking for someone who can hunt for new business and build rapport with senior key decision makers.