How to write an Account Executive job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Account Executive job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Account Executive job titles

    Account Executive
    Senior Account Executive
    Business Account Executive
    Sales Account Executive
    Sr. Account Executive

Account Executive job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Account Executive job summary

We are looking for an experienced and dedicated Account Executive to join our team. This person should possess outstanding sales experience, honed customer service skill and a passion for technology, new systems, and innovative business solutions in a variety of settings and inceptions. We value executives who are passionate about growing our existing accounts while proactively pursuing new accounts and identifying roadblocks and obstacles to increasing business. The ideal fit will be innovative enough to suggest tailored solutions to common account problems. Dedication to growing the business and facilitating smoother connections between our clients and our internal executives is a must.

Account Executive responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Account Executive responsibilities

    Educating customers about our business solutions.
    Cold-calling, generating new leads and prospecting accounts.
    Closing customer contracts and generating new sales.
    Using Salesforce automation tools to track progress and report goals.
    Analysing consumer needs and developing innovative solutions.
    Managing team members and facilitating collaboration in the workplace.

Account Executive qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Account Executive skills

    Strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to negotiate and problem-solve.
    Knowledge of current marketing and advertising trends and best practices.
    Strong oral and written communication skills.
    Proficient in programs including PowerPoint, MS Office and Excel.
    Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
    Demonstrable business acumen and a deep understanding of business sales processes.

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