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SHRM Director, Strategic Accounts - Linkage, Inc in United States

Director, Strategic Accounts - Linkage, Inc


Req #522

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Linkage, a SHRM company, is a global leadership developmentfirm committed to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders andorganizations, trusted by more than 250 clients across industries. For morethan 30 years, Linkage has been changing the face of leadership by impactingorganizational effectiveness and equity. Through our work with more than onemillion leaders, we continue to evolve our unique datasets, insights, andinnovative products to create comprehensive solutions—empowering toporganizations to solve their most pressing talent challenges.


The Account Executive / Director of Strategic Accounts is responsible for building exceptional client relationships and developing sales within large enterprise organizations – from strategy to execution. In this role you will assist clients in connecting leadership programs with organizational strategy using multiple delivery modalities. The ideal candidate will always seek to understand the client’s needs and goals and assist in crafting solutions best tailored to the need to create the most effective outcome.


We are seeking an entrepreneurial, sales driven individual who has intense curiosity and passion for leadership development, advancing women in leadership and inclusion. A highly motivated, self-starter who is determined to showcase their sales skills and drive client acquisition, development, and retention through a strong consultative sales process.

  • Prospecting strategically to build a robust book of business

  • Reinitiating past client relationships

  • Conducting deep discovery conversations

  • Strategic application of our solution to our clients' needs

  • Collecting customer and market feedback and tracking competitive offerings

  • Driving both individual and team sales results

  • Working collaboratively with consultants, fellow DSAs, Account Execs and business

  • leaders to formulate client solutions

Education & Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or equivalent relevant work experience/training



  • 3+ Year track record of successful consultative sales

  • Challenger Sales experience preferred

  • Strong preference for those candidates with experience of selling Leadership and/or facilitated learning experiences Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodation.

  • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

  • Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects. Work environment Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment.

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Professional Services

  • Job Function Linkage

  • Pay Type Salary

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