ACT, Inc. Account Executive - Louisiana in Iowa City, Iowa
ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.
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ACT has adopted relational account management practices in which the Account Executive maintains the account relationship for the life of the account. This individual develops new business, maintains that business, and expands that business through understanding the needs of the client and bringing ACT’s products and services to the client in a manner that achieves the client’s goals and objectives. The State Lead relies on standard operations and/or client-facing program management to ensure that the delivery of agreed upon solutions satisfies client needs, therefore the State Lead informs the work of these teams.
Typical work-related activities include:
Maintain working knowledge of ACT’s products and services
Maintain working knowledge of ACT’s key competitors’ similar products and services
Develop working knowledge of education industry and assessment business
Develop new business and maintain existing business of ACT’s standard products and services to clients, as assigned
Develop and maintain relationships with the state education offices working to maintain and secure state contracts
Manage objections, coordinate orders, and maintain accurate and current account information in the CRM
Escalate opportunities and cases according to protocols
Respond to clients in a timely manner
Pursue business within established processes and timelines
Prepare for internal and/or client meetings using adopted ACT methodologies
Attend and actively participate in ACT meetings, as directed
Travel as directed to meet with clients, support trade shows and conferences, attend other meetings, or for personal staff development
Provide progress reports as scheduled by supervisor
Represent ACT at conferences, trade shows, etc. as directed
Communicate effectively and efficiently with ACT personnel and clients
Bachelor’s degree in a related area required; preferably in business
Master’s degree preferred
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired
Minimum of three years’ experience in the education industry required
Account management experience preferred
Assessment industry experience preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Strong listening, speaking, and writing skills
Superior ability to read and interpret written material including the recognition of technical terms and jargon
Strong relationship skills
Strong analytical abilities
Competence in using computers, devices, and software including word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and CRM (preference for salesforce.com)
Ability to determine logical solutions to complicated problems
Ability to set goals and priorities
Strong negotiation skills
Starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits and work environment.
Preferred location would be in Louisiana. Work will be focused in Louisiana.
CategoryClient Solutions & Outreach
Travel50 - 75% Travel
ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.