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Account Director, LinkedIn Talent Solutions (Talent & learning)

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

People & HR, Sales & Business Development
Banfora, Burkina Faso · Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
Company Description

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, built to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Our products help people make powerful connections, discover exciting opportunities, build necessary skills, and gain valuable insights every day. We’re also committed to providing transformational opportunities for our own employees by investing in their growth. We aspire to create a culture that’s built on trust, care, inclusion, and fun – where everyone can succeed.

Join us to transform the way the world works.

Job Description

At LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers a hybrid work option, meaning you can both work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on what’s best for you and when it is important for your team to be together.

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 Mid-Market sector. You will be responsible for helping our customers effectively engage with our solutions (Talent & Learning ). 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Researches Customer’s business and prepares thoughtful questions and insights in advance of customer meetings
  • Ability to have meaningful conversations & sell to CXO level.
  • 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.
  • 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


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of applicable sales experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with HR software
  • Experience with SaaS opportunities and Salesforce.com 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


Suggested Skills:

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Forecasting
  • Collaboration


Additional Information

India Disability Policy

LinkedIn is an equal employment opportunity employer offering opportunities to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. For more information on our equal opportunity policy, please visit https://legal.linkedin.com/content/dam/legal/Policy_India_EqualOppPWD_9-12-2023.pdf

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: https://legal.linkedin.com/candidate-portal.



India Disability Policy

LinkedIn is an equal employment opportunity employer offering opportunities to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. For more information on our equal opportunity policy, please visit https://legal.linkedin.com/content/dam/legal/Policy_India_EqualOppPWD_9-12-2023.pdf

India Disability Policy
LinkedIn is an equal employment opportunity employer offering opportunities to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. For more information on our equal opportunity policy, please visit https://legal.linkedin.com/content/dam/legal/Policy_India_EqualOppPWD_9-12-2023.pdf

Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates
This document provides transparency around the way in which LinkedIn handles personal data of employees and job applicants: https://lnkd.in/GlobalDataPrivacyNotice