Account Director - Hybrid working options

Location
London office with homeworking options
Salary
Competitve
Posted
20 Jul 2022
Closes
20 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Permanent

About You.

Are you a people person who finds that developing relationships with clients comes naturally to you? Do you have an interest / knowledge of philosophy / arts and culture / personal development?

Have you previously worked as an Account Manager / Business Developer within business to business? Do you want to be promoting products that feel a little more worthwhile? Are you excited by the idea of being part of a business that focuses on equipping people with the emotional and interpersonal skills they need to lead more fulfilled lives; to succeed, thrive, and to work better with others?

Do you have extensive business development experience with consultative approach when developing relationships with new clients? Are you target driven and a self-starter? Are you all about the detail and do you listen and advise?

If so, we’re now looking for an experienced Account Director to join us and we’d love you to see if this role might be for you.

The role is a mix of office and homeworking and we can consider a full or part time person for this role.

About the Role.

We don’t mind what sector you’ll have worked in previously (although learning and development would be ideal), but we do need someone who has worked in a role where you’ve been responsible for approaching businesses and developing strong and lasting relationships. You’ll have an eye for detail and have a knack for creating trust with clients; you listen, advise and promote.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for sales and business development: you’ll meet and exceed team sales targets, with both new and existing clients by growing existing clients and proactively approaching new clients.

You’ll build strong client relationships through an understanding of specific client needs, becoming a highly trusted partner/ advisor to your clients and will support our marketing team’s agenda.

Day to day you’ll be involved in the following:

  • Owning the whole sales and account management process, from early conversations to proposal/pitch
  • Building credible relationships with new and existing clients/ organisations to drive sales
  • Managing and growing client accounts
  • Meeting with senior Learning and Development people and other stakeholders within organisations to understand current business issues and scope out needs
  • Creating compelling proposals and tailored learning solutions that meet business needs
  • Pitching to stakeholders
  • Negotiating with Procurement
  • Owning the contract process
  • Working with the Client Coordinator who will manage the roll out of the projects
  • Navigating around your accounts to spot growth opportunities
  • Writing account and project plans to maximise revenue

We’re a collaborative team so it’s very important that you have a can-do attitude and are a self-starter with a proactive and highly responsive attitude.

We work with major brands / household names and are excited to find the right person for this role who’ll have a passion for and develop an understanding of TSOL’s brand and purpose.

There’s a lot more to this role; if you’ve an inkling that this might be for you, please apply with your CV and covering letter and we look forward to finding out more about you.

About Us.

People are the most expensive, complex, and valuable assets of any company. But all too often, they are the least understood. At The School of Life, we believe that emotional maturity is the key to better employee performance and engagement. Our service is built on our 10+ years of experience working with individuals and organisations to develop emotional intelligence. Our Business Workshops are built around a set of core emotional skills that we believe employees and leaders need in order to flourish at work. Our learning programmes aim to bring about true changes in behaviour, helping employees to overcome hurdles and approach tasks with greater focus, confidence and maturity. The material has a strong theoretical underpinning - drawn from philosophy and psychotherapy - delivered in a clear style.

The School of Life is a global organisation helping people lead more fulfilled lives. We believe that the journey to finding fulfilment begins with self-knowledge. It is only when we have a sense of who we really are that we can make reliable decisions, particularly around love and work.

Sadly, tools and techniques for developing self-knowledge and finding fulfilment are hard to find — they’re not taught in schools, in universities, or in workplaces. Too many of us go through life without ever really understanding what’s going on in the recesses of our minds.

That’s why we created The School of Life; a resource for helping us understand ourselves, for improving our relationships, our careers and our social lives - as well as for helping us find calm and get more out of our leisure hours. We do this through films, workshops, books and gifts - as well as through a warm and supportive community. You can find us online, in stores and in welcoming spaces around the globe.

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