Salary $138,700 a year job type full-time
Full job description
At alight, we believe a company’s success starts with its peopleIt’s why we’re so driven to connect passion with purposeOur team’s expertise in human insights and cloud technology, allows companies and employees around the world to transform and thrive.
With a competitive total rewards package, continuing education and training, and tremendous potential with a growing global organization, alight is the perfect place to put your passion to work.
Join our teamBecause transformation takes a workforceLearn more at careers.alight.com.
The key account executive must be strategic, proactive, agile, creative and confident in order to foster executive relationshipsThey are responsible for sales growth, renewal motions, revenue retention and client management for their assigned (10 – 15) accountsThe key account executive is responsible for the end-to-end revenue retention, sales growth, and renewal of key accountsThe key account executive cultivates relationships within their accounts to identify opportunities to enhance client product engagement and generates demand within accounts for bundled solutions that demonstrate our “one alight” advantage for the entire portfolio (benefits, payroll, cloud, and consumer experience)The individual will work with assigned sales executives and solution architects who are product experts and pre-sales supportKey account executives will be responsible for exceeding annual sales goals by leading and executing the expansion of alight services within their assigned accounts developing relationships with clients to understand customer needsThe individual must be capable of executing the full sales cycle, understands our competition, able to effectively collaborate with alight support and solutions colleagues, and be the trusted advisor to their assigned clients.
The account executive ideally has a background in either benefits or payroll and will become a generalist in the entire alight portfolio.
Collaborates with sales executives, solutions architects and other subject matter experts to share market insights.
This network is utilized to ensure we are bringing the latest insights to the sales process and product solutions.
Retains clients, maintains sustainable relationships, and understands all of our competitors ability to generate client demand for alight product solutions and expansion of alight services by demonstrating thorough understanding of client needs
Builds the overall commercial strategy and develops overall alight narrative to communicate and educate clients about alight’s offerings and advantages over competitors
Drives renewals and executes end to end expansion sales within customer base
Pursues and develops new opportunities, and expansion opportunities at named accounts
Creates and overall client plan that includes account mapping and renewals, retention, and overall strategic plan
Identifies key success measures for solutions within account and then manages to the plan
Qualifies, documents and updates opportunity and pursuit strategy throughout sales process
Leverages strategic customer relationships to deliver sales growth across multiple relationships across hr, it and finance
Proactively communicates successes, opportunities, and account direction to internal leadership
Lead high-level discussions at the corporate level of the key account
Develops expansion scope of solution set and brings in other resources such as solutions
Architects to help expand client understanding, conduct demos, and assist with scope management
Collaborates with internal resources (finance, etc.) to plan at account level pricing strategy, analytics, business review prep & presentation
Demonstrates strong upselling aptitude to secure product adoption, renegotiate key performance
Indicators, and secure incremental budgets that align with client objectives and drive client growth
Ensures client satisfaction and continuously monitors ongoing client satisfaction throughout all phases in the sales cycle
Provide timely and accurate sales forecasts and reports to inform management’s strategic decision making
Client relationship management
Serve as a strategic partner/trusted advisor, understanding client needs and marketing dynamics
To identify how client business goals can best be met and exceeded, and showcasing creative thinking to establish long-term client trust
Develop full understanding of alight`s product suite, features, value proposition, and differentiating
Traits vs competitive landscape; display comfort in speaking to alight`s offerings and confidence in
Accurately identifying product and feature sets that will meet and surpass client needs and
Prioritize client engagement with an emphasis on maximizing revenue growth and efficiency,
Uncovering high potential opportunity, and implementing client retention strategies to minimize
Churn, while achieving client business goals and objectives
Deploy sound bid management and optimization strategies across client portfolio at scale;
Proactively identify ways to communicate new features and growth opportunities, while setting
Proper expectations and meeting deadlines
Develop collaborative relationships with internal commercial and operational teams, e.g.
Sales/delivery; display comfort in leading problem-solving discussions that add value to client
Relationships, solve challenges, and achieve company goals
Ensures client satisfaction and continuously monitors ongoing client satisfaction
Formal education and certification
Bachelor`s degree preferred
Knowledge and experience
10+ years professional sales experience or 10+ years in either benefits or payroll firm experience
And required to quickly become a generalist in the entire alight portfolio with training
Experience with both inbound and outbound lead generation, customer service, strategic based selling
Excels in the areas of strategic sales methodology, forecasting accuracy, process and sales leadership
Exceptional presentation skills at the vp level
Proven strategic thought leader
Consultative strategic seller that can demonstrate value
Highly analytical approach to defining client outcomes and articulating value
Ability to use facts and data to tell a story that leads to sales
Ability to inspire the team and excite the organization to rally behind the strategy
Maintains strong content knowledge across entire alight portfolio
Proven ability of working under pressure with resilience and tenacity
Proven ability to be a proactive leader
Proven ability to create energy and focus in highly matrixed team
Travel expectation 25 – 50% (will vary but historical has been 50% +) of the time (sometimes on
Short notice) to support meetings with clients
By applying for a position with alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with alight’s employment policiesBackground checks may include some or all the following based on the nature of the position: ssn/sin validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, credit check, and/or drug testYou will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion
Alight believes diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organizationAnd we’re committed to enabling an inclusive culture of belonging that engages all colleagues and grows the diversity of our talent to proudly represent the clients and communities we serve.
As an affirmative action employer, we adhere to the principles of equal employment opportunity in the workplace as defined in our diversity policy statement.
Diversity policy statement
Alight does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local lawIn addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans and other covered veterans.
Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in undue hardshipApplicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.
Authorization to work in the employing country
Applicants for employment in the country in which they are applying (employing country) must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the employing country and with alight.
Note, this job description does not restrict management`s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of alight business units.
We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.
Colorado equal pay for equal work act statementPlease note, offers are being determined on an individual basisAlight takes into consideration the candidate’s experience, education, certification/credentials, market data and internal equityThe estimated minimum salary for this role is $138,700.00/year (full-time)In addition to the base salary, this position may be bonus eligibleFor specific benefit details, please visit this url: https://bit.ly/alight-benefits
Nothing in this job description restricts management`s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of alight business units.
Alight solutions provides equal employment opportunities (eeo) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local lawAlight solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.
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