Senior Account Director
Since 2011, General Assembly (GA) has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. As featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times, GA offers training in web development, data, design, marketing, and more, both online and at campuses across multiple countries. Our global professional community boasts more than 95,000 full- and part-time alumni — and counting.
In addition to fostering career growth for individuals, GA helps employers cultivate top diverse tech talent and spur innovation by transforming their teams through strategic learning. More than 21,000 employees at elite companies worldwide have honed their digital fluency with our corporate training programs. GA has also been recognized as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and Fast Company has dubbed us leaders in World-Changing Ideas as well as the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education.
We're looking for an Senior Account Director to join our Enterprise team and help initiate and grow some of our most strategic relationships.
Drive revenue growth through new business development by deeply understanding how GA can partner best with our clients on an ongoing basis
Prepare and deliver compelling sales presentations and coordinate and drive the development of sales proposals
Maintain and build rapport with senior executives to formulate strong, long-term business relationships
Lead negotiation of prices and contracts, and understands the legal ramification of contracts
Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the GA’s product and service offering, pricing structure, contract management parameters, policies, and procedures
Develop and maintain a pipeline according to targets, and provides clear and accurate reporting of sales outcomes and activities
Partner across the business with Product, Marketing, Legal, Finance and the Delivery team to close deals.
7+ years of sales experience, preferably enterprise sales experience
Lead, build and execute strategic territory and account plans
Ability to manage complex and lengthy sales cycles
The ability to identify client challenges, and consultatively develop creative solutions in close collaboration with clients
The ability to effectively and persuasively communicate independently with FTSE100 decision makers (typically SVP-Exec level)
Has a track record of managing the response to (and wining) large, complex RFPs
Able to provide insightful input to product pods that shape the GA product road map
A demonstrable track record of high performance
Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills
Experience creating complex client proposals
Deep working knowledge of Salesforce.com and how to deliver timely and accurate pipeline and forecast updates
An entrepreneurial mindset and practice: you enjoy working as part of a small team, rapidly iterating on strategy, and getting your hands dirty to build something great
This role requires significant travel, up to 30% of the time.
Fluency in Arabic preferred
Unless otherwise noted, remote positions can be performed from the following approved General Assembly operating countries.
United States of America (states of operation may vary), Canada (provinces of operation may vary), United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore.