Formidable is an engineering + design consultancy and open source software organization, specializing in React, React Native, GraphQL, Node, and the architecture of large-scale JavaScript applications. We are a team of consultants working together to find holistic and sustainable solutions to challenging problems for our clients. We build products for some of the world’s biggest companies while helping their internal teams develop the skill set to create and maintain thoughtful and scalable systems.

We are looking for an Account Director to drive new revenue growth through a positive, high-touch customer experience. You will be responsible for developing, managing, and closing business, while growing and developing our sales team. You will collaborate with some of the largest and most successful brand name companies in the US to ensure healthy/sustainable margins and profitability.

This is an opportunity to make your mark and partner with our Leadership Team to expand our client base within the US and continue to grow the business. We believe working hard and smart goes hand-in-hand with a flexible and remote-friendly work schedule. At Formidable, we aspire to have clients and projects that cultivate a culture of supportive learning and knowledge exchange between us and our clients. You can expect to stay on top of industry trends and tools and to constantly cultivate your skillset as a part of our team.

You will

  • Provide expert knowledge of the full sales cycle, from prospecting, cold calling through to negotiation and closing.
  • Identify key resources and instill a quality, integrity-based sales process with respect to rep/customer interactions
  • Work closely with client teams, providing leadership to generate and maintain balanced business and client relationships, and help us discover new opportunities inside and outside of our client base.
  • Research, identify and qualify incoming, emerging, and new leads
  • Manage the legal and contract process from review to signature
  • Manage client relationships and help set expectations
  • Represent Formidable at conferences and meetups
  • Mitigate project and client risks through standard meetings and communication channels
  • Expertly represent Formidable's value and capabilities in the context of client challenges
  • Guide proposal development from defining approach and strategy, to crafting materials, including capability presentations, proposals, case studies
  • Identify emerging trends and client needs and work with engineering, marketing, and Formidable leadership to inform new offerings, differentiated value propositions, and processes
  • Maintain our CRM system and business development resources in a timely manner
  • Conduct reviews to ensure clients are satisfied with Formidable services in combination with our Marketing team
  • Achieve revenue, margin, and profit targets
  • Travel domestically and internationally to visit prospective and existing clients.

You have

  • 7+ years of experience in an engagement manager, business development, or account management role, ideally in an engineering or management consulting firm
  • A bachelor or master’s level degree in engineering, business, or other related areas of study
  • Demonstrable experience in strategic account management, business development, and relationship building
  • A proven track record of developing and closing new business
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated passion and knowledge of design, engineering, and innovation and the ability to speak the language of the discipline
  • Outstanding project management skills
  • Eagerness to learn our business and contribute to our culture and growth

Nice to have

  • Successfully marketed and shipped software products
  • Working knowledge of the technologies we use and the ability to explain them to non-engineering folk
  • A solid network of contacts on the East Coast to engage in significant outreach activity

What We Offer Our Employees

  • 5 weeks of PTO annually (Inclusive of Holidays) and unlimited sick time
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • A Home Office Stipend so you can buy a desk, monitor, and more
  • A MacBook Pro, or equivalent Windows or Linux laptop
  • Annual Health & Wellness bonus
  • An encouraging and collaborative culture
  • ...and much more to support your life, both at work and outside of work!

Life at Formidable

We are proud of the culture we have built and truly believe that work should be a place where you come to grow, be challenged, build relationships and have fun. When people from varied backgrounds and experiences come together, the greatest outcomes are the result. We believe people are at their best when they have what they need, so we made Formidable a place where all can feel welcomed, supported, and heard.

At Formidable we value

Inclusion: Come as you are. You are safe here.

Autonomy: We trust you to make good decisions and get your work done.

Craft: Level up. We're always working to improve ourselves through practice, peer review, teamwork, and communication

Simple and Fair Salaries

We employ a simple and fair salary system that pays everyone the same salary for the same work. This Open Pay system is competitive in a fast-growing market and provides transparency to what is typically an opaque and unbalanced negotiation.

Inclusion

Inclusion is one of our core values. We don’t discriminate by race, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the country where employed. We are not offering working visa sponsorship at this time.

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