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Senior Account Director

General Assembly


Posted over 30 days ago...


Elevate your career as a Senior Account Director with an innovative leader in experiential education at General Assembly


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Organisation summary

General Assembly (GA) is a pioneer in experiential education, focusing on the most in-demand skills since 2011. Featured in top publications like The Economist and The New York Times, GA offers cutting-edge training in web development, data, design, marketing, and more. With over 95,000 alumni, GA empowers individuals and teams, working with over 21,000 employees from elite companies globally. Recognized by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and Fast Company, GA continues to be a leader in education and innovation.

Role Summary

  • Drive new business development and revenue growth by establishing strategic relationships.
  • Prepare and deliver persuasive sales presentations and manage sales proposals.
  • Build long-term relationships with senior executives and lead contract negotiations.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of GA’s offerings to effectively communicate benefits.
  • Maintain a sales pipeline, provide accurate sales reporting, and partner across departments to close deals.

Role Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years in enterprise sales, with preference for specific industry expertise.
  • Proven ability to create strategic plans for territory and account management.
  • Experience in managing complex sales cycles and developing creative solutions with clients.
  • Confidence in communicating with top decision-makers and managing large RFP responses.
  • Insightful contributions to product development based on customer feedback.
  • High performance track record with excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in and complex proposal creation.
  • An entrepreneurial approach, willing to travel up to 50% of the time.

Competencies include business insight, effective communication, courage, customer focus, driving results, managing complexity, situational adaptability, and a strategic mindset.

The salary range for this role is $93,500 to $130,000, plus benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement programs, dependent on location and other factors.

Since 2011, General Assembly (GA) has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. As featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times, GA offers training in web development, data, design, marketing, and more, both online and at campuses across multiple countries. Our global professional community boasts more than 95,000 full- and part-time alumni — and counting.

In addition to fostering career growth for individuals, GA helps employers cultivate top diverse tech talent and spur innovation by transforming their teams through strategic learning. More than 21,000 employees at elite companies worldwide have honed their digital fluency with our corporate training programs. GA has also been recognized as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and Fast Company has dubbed us leaders in World-Changing Ideas as well as the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education.

The Position:

We're looking for an Senior Account Director to join our Enterprise team and help initiate and grow some of our most strategic relationships.  

  • Drive revenue growth through new business development by deeply understanding how GA can partner best with our clients on an ongoing basis

  • Prepare and deliver compelling sales presentations and coordinate and drive the development of sales proposals

  • Maintain and build rapport with senior executives to formulate strong, long-term business relationships

  • Lead negotiation of prices and contracts, and understands the legal ramification of contracts

  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the GA’s product and service offering, pricing structure, contract management parameters, policies, and procedures

  • Develop and maintain a pipeline according to targets, and provides clear and accurate reporting of sales outcomes and activities

  • Partner across the business with Product, Marketing, Legal, Finance and the Delivery team to close deals.


  • 5+ years of sales experience, preferably enterprise sales experience

  • [Update this line to indicate what vertical experience is relevant. For example,CPG, Healthcare or Industrial industry expertise preferred

  • Lead, build and execute strategic territory and account plans

  • Ability to manage complex and lengthy sales cycles

  • The ability to identify client challenges, and consultatively develop creative solutions in close collaboration with clients

  • The ability to effectively and persuasively communicate independently with FTSE100 decision makers (typically SVP-Exec level)

  • Has a track record of managing the response to (and wining) large, complex RFPs

  • Able to provide insightful input to product pods that shape the GA product road map

  • A demonstrable track record of high performance

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills

  • Experience creating complex client proposals

  • Deep working knowledge of and how to deliver timely and accurate pipeline and forecast updates

  • An entrepreneurial mindset and practice: you enjoy working as part of a small team, rapidly iterating on strategy, and getting your hands dirty to build something great

  • This role requires significant travel, up to 50% of the time.


  • Business insight

  • Communicates effectively

  • Courage

  • Customer Focus

  • Drives results

  • Manages complexity

  • Situational adaptability

  • Strategic Mindset

The anticipated annualized salary range for this position in the US market is $93,500 and $130,000. Salary will be determined based on experience, education, geographic location, and other factors.  If hired as a regular full-time employee, this position will include a variable compensation plan which could be a bonus or a commission.

US benefit offerings for full-time employment may include medical, dental, vision, term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, additional voluntary benefits, commuter benefits, wellness plans & reimbursement and retirement programs.  Available paid leave may include paid time off, parental leave and holiday pay.

The salary range published in this job posting is for US based locations only. Non-US based candidates interested in this position can email [email removed - click apply for more details] for country-specific pay range details and benefits offered.

Unless otherwise noted, remote positions can be performed from the following approved General Assembly operating countries.

United States of America (states of operation may vary), Canada (provinces of operation may vary), United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore.


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