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Global Account Director, Informa Professional Services Sector


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Global Account Director, Informa Professional Services Sector

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Informa Business Intelligence,  Professional Services has an exciting opportunity offering unlimited earning potential for a driven, intelligent and articulate, Global Account Director who enjoys the challenging and fast-paced nature of account management/business development and is looking to continue a successful career in a global business with strong career development opportunities. Competitive salary plus commission and excellent benefits package provided.


Intelligence for Professional Services – Global intelligence specialist for the Professional Services sector. When our customers need knowledge and expertise in pharma and healthcare, commodities, telecoms, and media across geographies, we can provide the leverage needed to meet their business goals and maximize commercial success through our agile platforms and innovative team of people


From the world’s leading advisory firms, marketing and advertising agencies to the investment community, our intelligence and insight products enables our customers to make smarter decisions faster for their clients.


Our knowledge and expertise in pharma and healthcare, commodities, telecoms and media across geographies, along with our agile platforms and innovative teams, provide the leverage needed to meet business goals and maximize commercial success.


Job Responsibilities

  • Primarily to win new business and develop allocated strategic accounts representing the portfolio across BI. Focusing primarily on Pharma, Finance, and TMT.
  • Be seen by client as the ‘face of BI’
  • Be the principle commercial contact between Informa and your assigned customer base
  • Maintain and develop wide-ranging relationships within your assigned customer base
  • Optimize and manage sales revenue and growth from a designated Key Accounts base to ensure high levels of customer retention and revenue growth
  • Penetrate and develop new business and revenue from a defined list of development accounts
  • Promote the value and use of the products and services you have responsibility for across all potential customers both internally and externally and identify and communicate other opportunities outside of those products
  • Extend the geographic and demographic spread of BI’s products within your assigned customer base
  • Ensure that all major customers have contract terms that reflect the preferred business model for Informa
  • Contribute fully to the objectives of your division and achieve the personal objectives set by your manager


Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of sales and negotiation processes
  • Proven and demonstrable new business selling skills
  • Product and global competitor knowledge
  • Knowledge of online publishing and data solutions
  • Experience in regional selling/account management
  • Highly competitive and results-driven
  • Ability to articulate complex solutions in a simple and coherent manner
  • Powerful verbal and written communication
  • Passionate, positive and enthusiastic
  • Outgoing, confident and engaging
  • Capable, and comfortable, in challenging the status quo
  • Self-critical and receptive to advice and constructive criticism


Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of consultative selling to large multi-nationals with a preference for Professional Services industry (advisory and consultancies) experience
  • Background of selling Pharma business intelligence products and services 
  • Ability to network at senior level, C-suite level to identify requirements and opportunities 
  • Work with internal colleagues across the business to maximize revenue opportunities



  • The role will require the candidate to sell a multi-industry business intelligence solution to Professional Services Companies
  • Experience of selling to and networking within PS companies – specifically global advisory and advertising
  • Working closely with Marketing, content and Global sales colleagues to develop and implement global account plans to maximize revenue opportunity
  • Proficient and confident in face to face meetings



To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter and salary expectations



About Informa:


Informa’s Business Intelligence (BI) division, part of the FTSE 100 Informa Group, provides specialist data, intelligence and insight to our customers, helping them make better decisions, gain competitive advantage and enhance return on investment.


BI has a valuable portfolio of digital subscription products, providing business critical intelligence to global, regional and niche communities within five core industry sectors: Pharma & Healthcare; Finance; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Maritime & Law and Agribusiness & Commodities.


Informa is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


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