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Salesforce Administrator (m/f/d)

This is a full-time position based in Berlin

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The Salesforce Administrator is responsible for the management, ongoing development, day-to-day-maintenance and optimization of our business processes in Salesforce, as well as for the integration with various related in-house and third-party applications.
The administrator will work closely with functional leaders, organizational units, and subject matter experts to plan, develop and deploy new business processes as an integral part of a wider team of experienced engineers, analysts and sales operation specialists.


  • Help to define a CRM strategy that is continuously improving integration on process efficiency
  • Pro-actively identify areas of improvement and functional gaps in existing SFDC setup
  • Collaborate with team members and other departments in collecting and defining business requirements and deliver innovative solutions that are scalable, affordable and replicable
  • Audit, monitor and maintain the integrity of reporting data within Salesforce
  • Evaluate, install and administer 3rd party apps
  • Automate processes using Salesforce automation tools, such as Process Builder, Workflows, Formulas, Flow, Assignment Rules, E-mail Alerts.
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation including requirements, process flows, release plans and training material
  • Continuously improve and support the implementation of best practices in requirements gathering, development, versioning, roll-out, data integrity, as well as documentation and training


  • High level of fluency in English
  • University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Information Technology, or related field
  • 2 - 3 years of demonstrated expertise
  • Salesforce Administrator Certification, Advanced Salesforce Administrator Certification preferred
  • Solid understanding of Salesforce data and security model, reporting, standard and custom objects, schema modeling, formulas, record types, validation rules, data migration, automation tools and app integration
  • Understanding of Apex, Visualforce or willingness to learn
  • Experience with SQL and/or Python beneficial
  • Clear understanding of the sales process, from lead generation to quoted deals and maintaining customer relationships
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Flexible, positive thinker that can find a way to get things done in a complex and fast-moving environment
  • Strong communication, project management, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, problem solving, research, and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in collaboration tools like JIRA or Confluence


  • An energetic, international, and professional team who are passionate about changing the scientific industry for the better
  • Free daily lunches catering to a range of dietary requirements
  • Healthy snacks and drinks, in-house yoga, ping pong and relaxation rooms
  • Team activities such as BBQs, sports and cultural events
  • An office located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte 
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