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We are looking for a Talent Solutions Account Executive to join our growing Non-Profit team in tapping into potential client opportunities and generating new business. You will be responsible for responding to inbound inquiries as well as blanketing your region with outbound activity. You will strategically approach target organizations and teams, identify the best technology options and sell our solutions for recruitment. Although you strive to meet and exceed quota, you will always act in the best interest of the client.
- Prospect relentlessly to build pipeline and build strong personal relationships with prospects
- Create reliable forecasts and be completely transparent with management on the pipeline status
- Close new business consistently at or above quota level
- Passion for helping nonprofits achieve their objectives (previous experience at a nonprofit not required)
- Develop and execute on a strategic plan for the territory and document and distribute competitive information
- Invest in colleagues and give coaching and advice when you see an opportunity for improvement
- Work to develop and circulate the set of best practices that will be the foundation of this team
- Listen to the needs of the market and share insights with product and marketing teams
- Be proactive about solving problems even if it’s outside of your area and be ready to take on additional initiatives and responsibilities as they emerge
- Seek out opportunities to be a leader and do everything you can to help LinkedIn achieve its larger objectives
- Travel required (approximately 10% of the time)
- 2+ years of applicable sales or fundraising experience
- Experience with recruiting, recruitment media and HR software
- Experience with SaaS opportunities and Salesforce.com platform
- Experience selling IT or recruiting solutions
- Knowledge of software contract terms and conditions with the ability to create fair transactions
- Strong negotiation and accurate forecasting skills
- Demonstrated ability to find, manage and close high-level business in an evangelist sales environment
- Ability to assess business opportunities and use data to inform decision making and persuade others
- Ability to manage a large number of prospect situations simultaneously while positioning LinkedIn products against direct and indirect competitors