Thomson Reuters Job in Lagos for a News Agency Account Manager

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We are recruiting to fill the below position:

Job Title: News Agency Account Manager West Africa

ID: JREQ041055
Location: Lagos
Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job

Role Purpose

  • This position manages and grows revenue and market share at designated accounts to maximize customer satisfaction and achieve company’s strategic objectives
  • Develops and maintains client relationships to ultimately drive revenue growth
  • Develops and executes account strategy by collaborating with account team to deliver stronger, more relevant value propositions


  • Manages, retains and grows revenue, responsible for sales and the customer relationship
  • Cultivates customer relationships and ensures effective service delivery to accounts
  • Focuses on customer’s satisfaction, knows the customer’s business and workflows, develops proper contact network within accounts
  • Acts as point of contact for the client, provides escalation path to and from Service, attends to customer issues promptly
  • Tracks customer activity in internal systems in order to execute on account strategy and identify additional opportunities
  • May provide customer product training as necessary
  • Accountable for individual expense budget management
  • Supports execution of strategy at the account level
  • Works with and brings in experts/specialists onto the team where required, has oversight of all account activities
  • Responsible for forecasting, keeps management in touch with accounts in a timely fashion, gathers intelligence on competitor activity, and gives feedback to marketing.

Scope & Impact:

  • Owns account relationship and drives overall revenue growth and customer satisfaction for accounts under management
  • Responsible for net sales, debt management and revenue for accounts under management
  • This is an individual contributor role and does not have people management responsibilities
  • Works under general supervision of manager

Technical/Professional Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong understanding of customers needs, business models and workflows
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Selling skills (identity, develop and articulate a complex proposition/consultative selling).
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Very fluent in English and French
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or equivalent CRM system with ability to forecast and create a steady pipeline
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience
  • Several years of successful sales experience preferably in the Media market, good knowledge of traditional and multimedia markets.
  • Knowledge of financial markets and products is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop and execute a sales plan, ability to use a variety of technology with a high level of proficiency
  • Problem solving; ability to understand, articulate, structure and solve client needs
  • Presentation and communication skills; ability to deliver presentations and communicate at all levels within an organization
  • Ability to collaborate across teams and within a culturally diverse organization

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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