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Jacobs Account Strategist - Remote in Richmond, Virginia

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Assigned to a strategic Jacobs client account or portfolio of accounts, Account Strategists collaborate with Client Account Managers (CAM) and Client Service Leaders (CSLs) to provide account stewardship and develop and drive sales strategy. This role can be located anywhere in the Midwest.

Account Strategists are responsible for market and industry research and analysis, communication within account teams, and planning at both the account and pursuit level. They drive account-focused, winning strategies for effective proposal development and execution, while providing leadership and on-the-job mentorship to emerging sales team members.

Account Strategists are knowledgeable of the dynamics within their assigned client’s environment, driving factors within their business, and how Jacobs can serve the client’s needs. Account Strategists need to exercise curiosity, looking at the 360-degree view of an account and be a challenger or healthy skeptic to identify risks and recognize opportunities that influence the strategy. They create a culture of teamwork within account teams, reinforce Jacobs Relationship Based Sales (RBS) philosophy, and apply best practices to strengthen our client relationships and increase our probability of winning.

Account Strategists serve a critical role in driving positioning activities to include developing and refining Jacobs’ strategies, win themes, and differentiators. The Account Strategist will partner with a proposal lead during positioning and will stay engaged throughout proposal development in an oversight and reviewer role to ensure the pursuit strategy is executed. For strategic pursuits within the account portfolio, an Account Strategist may take a lead role throughout the proposal development process, but it is understood that Account Strategist primarily are focused on positioning efforts.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You Need:

  • Strong background in relationship-based sales, winning strategy, and proposal development for competitive opportunities

  • Ability to work with diverse sales and operations teams to understand client needs, challenges, and drivers; the competitive landscape; partner needs and opportunities; outside influences; and our key differentiators

  • Is an exceptional facilitator, communicator, critical thinker, and writer; recognizes the importance of diverse teams and excels in leading them; approaches problem-solving with the intent to find mutually beneficial solutions

  • Business development experience in the engineering and/or professional services and consulting industry

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment; great team player, collaborative mind set with interpersonal skills aligned with our company values

  • Ability to develop, nurture, and maintain relationships at all levels of the company

  • Business acumen to help differentiate when and how to prioritize strategic decisions based on financial goals

  • Desire to be an integral part of creating change by embracing our industry leading company culture that is focused on inclusion, diversity, and environmental change

  • Strong capabilities in customer relationship systems, Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including interview skills

  • Ability to travel (when the time is right)

Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field relevant to the Jacobs business, business, marketing, communications/rhetoric, journalism, English, or related field

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience within the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry

  • Experience working with public sector clients

  • Relationships with clients and/or teaming partners in aligned Accounts

  • Proficiency in using Salesforce for account planning and opportunity management

  • Active external/industry engagement

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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