What does a Strategic Account Executive do?

Strategic account executives are sales professionals who typically focus on an organization’s high-value corporate accounts or priority partners. They identify key influencers and stakeholders, establish new relationships with target connections in that category, and nurture existing relationships with the goal of generating more revenue from current accounts. They deliver sales pitches, proposals, and presentations that emphasize solutions for the customer’s challenges and pain points. They recommend expanded services and enhanced solutions to existing customers to grow those successful accounts.

Strategic account executives typically have a bachelor’s degree in a business field, although equivalent professional experience may be acceptable. They have a strong background in sales, including roles that focus on building strategic partnerships. These roles require excellent customer relations skills, and the ability to tailor solutions that meet customers’ personalized needs.

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Avg. Experience5-7 years

Strategic Account Executive Salaries

Average Base Pay

$140,000 /yr
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“Not very good training (but it is getting MUCH better)”

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“Progression is difficult if you don't fit a certain age profile”

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24 Jan 2021

“Good Money if you have patience”

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21 Sep 2021

“best benefits in the industry”

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13 Jun 2021

“Great people to work with”

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11 Aug 2021

“+ good salary”

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14 Sep 2020

“Benefits are top notch”

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27 Aug 2019

“The first week of training is great but there is little follow through.”

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