Account Director – Talent & Learning

GSO: LTS Sales  |  Singapore, Singapore

Position description

Position at LinkedIn

Account Director – Talent & Learning 

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We are looking for a Regional Account Director to join our team in Singapore as a trusted adviser with a relentless focus on bringing value to our customers. You will be responsible for helping our customers within the Recruitment/Staffing sector 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. 


  • Collaborate with the Global Account Manager (GAM) of your named accounts to agree upon account goals, strategies and tactics for growth and then build territory and account plans.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the GAM to keep him/her updated on new opportunities
  • Research on LinkedIn Global Accounts business and prepare thoughtful questions and insights in advance of customer meetings 
  • Ask layered, open-ended questions to understand and clarify Customer’s objectives and challenges beyond surface-level detail 
  • Build relationships with multiple stakeholders (vertically and horizontally) across the Customer’s organization 
  • Shift communication style and content to fit the needs of different stakeholders 
  • Lead with Solutions, not products when making recommendations aligned to Customer objectives 
  • Sell with Integrity 
  • Drive customer decision making by achieving a shared vision and proactively considering the value props that tie all stakeholders together 
  • Think commercially and applies business acumen when crafting & negotiating commercial agreements  
  • Use data and insights to support investment recommendations or overcome customer objections  
  • Proactively mitigate churn risk by adopting a smart, customer-centric approach 
  • Engage customers throughout to confirm and clarify the value and adopt a strategy when needed to optimize ROI 
  • Drive LinkedIn Global Accounts business growth by proactively identifying opportunities to deliver higher customer value 
  • Apply business acumen in Account Planning by considering economic, industry, and company factors with a Customer-centric lens  
  • Map all key stakeholders in an account to assess the strength of the account relationship and create an account outreach strategy 
  • Agree to joint accountability with colleagues and cross-functional teams for optimal customer success 
  • Practice humility and ask for help from colleagues when faced with a challenge or unknown 
  • Is disciplined in Territory and Account Planning, Forecasting, and Quota Attainment 
  • Follow best practices when using CRM and other Sales tools to manage the Sales and Buyer cycles 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS degree in a related field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience including 8+ years in a quota-exceeding sales role
  • Fluency in both verbal & written English


Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent in a related field 
  • Experience or knowledge of the recruitment companies, search firms or recruitment outsourcing companies a plus
  • Experience selling to EVPs, CXOs and end-users (in the same sales cycle) in both individual and team sales environments
  • Experience with HR software 
  • 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 a 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


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