What does a Lead Account Manager do?

Account managers are assigned accounts or customers, and serve as a link between their employer and the customer or the account. They stay in close communication with a client and listen to their needs to figure out ways to achieve their objectives. They act as liaisons between clients and departments within their company and convey information and ensure there is mutual understanding and that business is conducted in an accurate and timely manner. Account managers also inform clients about other services and actions that may lead to greater success or satisfaction.

Account managers monitor a client's budget and explain costs. They negotiate new terms when necessary and provide progress reports to clients and upper management. They stay abreast of trends, changes, and actions by competitors that could impact their clients, and they train junior employees in account servicing. They are assigned clients after salespeople close deals and salespeople brief them on the client's goals and other pertinent information. Account managers assume responsibility for the client from that point on. They foster good relationships with the clients they serve and need a minimum bachelor's degree in business, marketing, communications, public relations, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Lead Account Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$82,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Lead Account Manager Career Path

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autoTRADER.caautoTRADER.ca
Account Manager
1 Dec 2021

“I really enjoyed the work and for the most part the team I worked within was great.”

ASL GlobalASL Global
Account Manager
5 Oct 2021

“Worked with some of the best colleagues around the world who are helpful and resourceful.”

ATS RecruitmentATS Recruitment
Account Manager
22 Oct 2020

“I felt welcome from day one and everyone in the team is helpful and friendly.”

PHMGPHMG
Account Manager
20 Oct 2021

“I am currently only in my 3rd week however the training has been very thorough and professional.”

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Director of Client Partnerships
8 Jul 2021

“You get to work with some really smart and talented people on some really cool projects.”

Spire Technologies
Account Manager
12 Nov 2021

“Customer management teams are unstable and Bala is not a good person to work with.”

Tech MahindraTech Mahindra
Assistant Account Manager
4 Jul 2019

“Because its a one of the best and great opportunity to work with this firm.”

ArrowCore GroupArrowCore Group
Account Manager
7 Jul 2020

“It's great working with such a great team and having the ability to let your voice be heard.”

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