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Account Executive  


Account Executives are important members of the Account Management and Customer Service team, and report to the Director of Key Accounts. The role of an Account Executive is to manage and grow top accounts, act as the client's advocate, increase customer satisfaction, identify customer needs and align those needs with company services, and to serve as the primary point of contact for select customers. Success in the Account Executive position will be measured by customer retention, revenue growth, and customer satisfaction. Account Executives are expected to become deeply familiar with each client's unique business needs and with the company's service offerings in order to closely align needs with services. To facilitate strong customer interactions, Account Managers are expected to travel on occasion to meet face-to-face with strategic clients. Finally, Account Executives are required to establish relationships internally with all other departments in the organization in order to be able to respond to any nature of client request.

General Responsibilities
Client Relationship
Manage and form long-term client relationships with key accounts and strategic accounts.
Identify customer requirements and growth strategies in order to plan and develop their infrastructure.

Client Advocacy
Serve as the customer's internal advocate. Ensure company is delivering the service, support, and technology consistent with our principles, mission statement, and service level agreements. Put our customer first.

Client Planning
Work with customers to plan their projects, from large scale deployment to migrations.
Help control the flow of support requests for projects to eliminate surprises encountered by our engineers.

Customer Care
Quality customer service is a top priority. Respect for the customers, employees and all other stakeholders, coupled with professional and ethical behavior at all times is a requirement.
Account Management Team Member
Work as a member of the account management team.
Interact with customer service associates and management to identify customer care issues.
Help identify appropriate level of partnership with each customer.

Learn the business and its service offerings.
Understand the critical aspects of company's products and services and be able to communicate them intelligently to both clients and the management team.

Build relationships with others in the company - including members of other departments to get results.
Build relationships with customers as though company were a member of the customer's internal IT team.

Job Requirements
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree required.
3+ years professional IT experience in system administration or software development.
Account management experience a plus.
Technical Abilities
Must be familiar with Linux and Open Source technologies.
Must be knowledgeable in basic multi-tier architectures (web Servers + database Servers + app Servers).
Understanding of DNS a plus.
Understanding of IP and LAN & WAN connectivity a plus.
Familiarity with Open Source software stacks a plus (Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Java, Rails, PHP).
Management Abilities
Experience in project management a big plus.
Ability to manage peers without direct authority.

General Requirements
Must have experience in customer service.
Ability to have fun in a hectic environment and put customer needs first.
Strong ability to learn new technologies quickly enough to make intelligent decisions.
Outstanding problem solving and leadership skills
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to adapt easily.
Ability to prioritize and work around deadlines.
Ability to remain professional, confident and patient at all times.
Must be a team player.
Must be able to work effectively and contribute value with limited direction.

LocationMissouri, St. Louis
CountryUnited States of America
CompanyISSG, Inc. - Information Systems Services Group
ContactISSG, Inc. - Information Systems Services Group
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Posted Date05/26/2011 01:06:06
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