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Director of Strategic Accounts
St. Louis Park, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
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Applied on January 16, 2022
Job Id #52387 Posted November 24, 2021

Director of Strategic Accounts

Job Description

The Director of Strategic Accounts will be responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of accounts. This person will lead strategic sales efforts to increase revenue and expand market share by partnering with senior level hiring managers and other influential stakeholders.

What you will do:

  • Maintain and grow client relationships; interact and meet with executive sponsors and key stakeholders to understand their business and strategic plans allowing Horizontal to add value and support their business by providing relevant staffing services
  • Establish and communicate business plans with senior leadership to define and drive strategies to grow revenue, maximize profitability and customer satisfaction
  • Partner with market account management teams to expand market share and local relationships
  • Collaborate with delivery and recruiting teams to develop recruitment and delivery strategies that improve speed, quality, and overall efficiency
  • Primary point of contact for account issue escalation and resolution
  • Participate in quarterly and annual business reviews that maintain and improve client experience
  • Plays an integral role in developing the account growth strategy and tactical execution
  • Identify opportunities for new revenue streams within existing clients
  • Clearly articulate Horizontal’s capabilities and value proposition through client meetings, RFPs, and presentations
  • Attends industry conferences and professional associations to enhance overall knowledge of industries and industry-related initiatives

What you bring:

  • At least 10 years of sales or business development experience within the staffing industry
  • Previous large account management experience and a track record of growing large complex enterprise clients
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • A commitment to customer service and the ability to exceed client expectations
  • An ability to collaborate cross functionally with internal team members and leadership
  • Advanced technical skills and previous experience utilizing Bullhorn or related CRM and applicant tracking systems
  • The ability to analyze financial and front office data to create and drive sales and delivery strategies

About Horizontal

Horizontal Talent specializes in staffing for IT, digital marketing & creative and business and strategy skillsets. We connect forward thinking talent with companies that are shaping today’s world. Our definition of success means building lasting partnerships where we combine innovative solutions, exceptional talent, and best-in-class companies.

Horizontal is different from other staffing companies, and we live by our 5 pillars:


When we work together, the sum is always greater than the parts. Trust, dedication, and teamwork bring lasting, more meaningful partnerships.

Greater Good

We serve local communities through charitable actions, education and training, environmental programs, and a commitment to diversity.


We stand behind our beliefs, take responsibility for our actions and treat each other with respect. We conduct ourselves humbly, honestly, and ethically.

Positive Energy

We believe that positivity fuels possibility. This spirit elevates our collective output and sparks an environment that feeds on momentum.


Timing is everything in our business. We bring urgency to each of our actions so that we can meet and surpass the expectations of our clients, consultants, and colleagues.

Horizontal Talent is in the top 2% of staffing firms worldwide, based on revenue. The company is consistently recognized for being a top workplace in the Twin Cities and one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Our mission is to provide unmatched service and support: the best talent for our clients, the best opportunities for our consultants and a rewarding experience for our employees. Horizontal Talent has more than 250 employees across seven global offices in Minneapolis (HQ), Denver, Dallas, DC, Chicago, Vadodara, Bangalore, Dubai, Pune, Hyderabad and Kuala Lumpur.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.


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