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Account Director - Talent & Learning

Company: LinkedIn
Location: Omaha
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Imagine what we can do together. At LinkedIn, we believe amazing things can happen when we work together in an environment where everyone feels a true sense of belonging and their ideas are heard. Join us and help make a direct impact on the world's workforce in ways no other company can.

Job Description

Location: Omaha, NE

LinkedIn was built to help professionals achieve more in their careers, and everyday millions of people use our products to make connections, discover opportunities and gain insights. Our global reach means we get to make a direct impact on the world's workforce in ways no other company can. We're much more than a digital resume - we transform lives through innovative products and technology.

Searching for your dream job? At LinkedIn, we strive to help our employees find passion and purpose. Join us in changing the way the world works.

We are looking for an Account Director to join our team as a trusted adviser with a relentless focus on bringing value to our customers within our SMB sector. You will be responsible for helping our customers effectively engage with---our---solutions (Talent, Learning & Glint). You will be dedicated to making our customers stronger and seeking out opportunities for growth. Although you possess a strategic approach to selling and strive to meet/exceed revenue goals, you will always have your clients' best interest in mind and act as their internal advocate to ensure they are set up for success.

Drive revenue by prospecting and building pipeline while building strong personal relationships with potential clients
Researches Customer's business and prepares thoughtful questions and insights in advance of customer meetings
Asks layered, open-ended questions to understand and clarify Customer's objectives and challenges beyond surface-level detail
Builds relationships with multiple stakeholders (vertically and horizontally) across the Customer's organization
Shifts communication style and content to fit the needs of different stakeholders
Leads with Solutions, not products, when making recommendations aligned to Customer objectives
Sells with Integrity
Drives customer decision making by achieving shared vision and proactively considering the value props that tie all stakeholders together
Thinks commercially and applies business acumen when crafting & negotiating commercial agreements
Uses data and insights to support investment recommendations or overcome customer objections
Proactively mitigates churn risk by adopting a smart, customer-centric approach
Engages customers throughout to confirm and clarify value and adapts a strategy when needed to optimize ROI
Drives Customer growth by proactively identifying opportunities to deliver greater customer value
Applies business acumen in Account Planning by considering economic, industry, and company factors with a Customer-centric lens
Maps all key stakeholders in an account to assess the strength of the account relationship and create account outreach strategy
Agrees to joint accountability with colleagues and cross-functional teams for optimal customer success
Practices humility and asks for help from colleagues when faced with a challenge or unknown
Is disciplined in Territory and Account Planning, Forecasting, and Quota Attainment
Follows best practices when using CRM and other Sales tools in order to manage the Sales and Buyer cycles
Travel required (approximately 25-40% of time)


Basic Qualifications:
1+ years of applicable sales experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with HR software
BA/BS degree or equivalent in a related field
Experience with SaaS opportunities and platform
Experience selling IT solutions
Knowledge of software contract terms and conditions with the ability to create fair transactions
Strong negotiation and accurate forecasting skills
Experience carrying a revenue target with the ability to develop compelling strategies that deliver results
Excellent communication, negotiation and forecasting skills
Demonstrated ability to find and manage high-level business in an evangelistic sales environment
Ability to gather and use data to inform decision making and persuade others
Ability to assess business opportunities and read prospective buyers
Ability to orchestrate the closure of business with an accurate understanding of prospect needs
Ability to include multiple partners and members of the company management team using competitive selling to position company products against direct and indirect competitors
Experience with recruitment media and recruiting

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Equal Opportunity Statement

LinkedIn is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. LinkedIn considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. LinkedIn is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer as described in our equal opportunity statement here: Please reference the following information for more information: and for more information.

LinkedIn is committed to offering an inclusive and accessible experience for all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to foster an inclusive and accessible workplace where everyone has the opportunity to be successful.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, apply for a position, or participate in the interview process, connect with us at and describe the specific accommodation requested for a disability-related limitation.

Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in that process. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:
Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
Having interviews in an accessible location
Being accompanied by a service dog
Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview

A request for an accommodation will be responded to within three business days. However, non-disability related requests, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

LinkedIn will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by LinkedIn, or (c) consistent with LinkedIn's legal duty to furnish information.

San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, LinkedIn will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

As a federal contractor, LinkedIn follows the Pay Transparency and non-discrimination provisions described at this link:

Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates

Please follow this link to access the document that provides transparency around the way in which LinkedIn handles personal data of employees and job applicants:

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