Solution Sales Account Director- Travel and Hospitality

Virtual Req #75
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Aquent has been the global leader in the creative and marketing staffing industry for more than 30 years. Committed to providing a results-driven environment in a progressive and innovative culture, we are seeking consultative sales professionals who share the same entrepreneurial spirit that we were founded upon and maintain today.

As an account director, you will land, maintain and grow deep and lasting relationships with a variety of fortune 500 travel and hospitality organizations across the US.

Our Account Directors listen to clients’ pain points and suggest the best Aquent solutions including staffing, managed services, project management software, and healthcare benefits.

You’ll act as a subject matter expert and begin with a holistic assessment of your clients’ digital marketing, creative, and development initiatives and recommend flexible solutions that deliver speed and scale on demand. As a “hunter” you’ll have resources, training, great products, and the industry’s best reputation blowing at your back.

Ways you’ll continuously add value:

  • Build an effective consultative relationship with clients and key contacts during the sales process. Key contacts include C-suite decision-makers in Digital Marketing, Creative Services Management, Procurement, Human Resources, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity

  • Ask prospective clients the right investigative questions to understand their digital creative initiatives in order to suggest the right Aquent solution- listen, listen, listen

  • Become a subject matter expert in each of our workforce solutions in order to guide clients on how they can be most efficient with their digital spend

  • In the middle of a global pandemic, clients need more than ever to produce excellent creative work efficiently as the consumer landscape continues to change. Your job is to help them in this new frontier with the right workforce solutions

  • Negotiate expectations, terms, conditions and pricing of services with new clients

  • Generate business from client meetings, referrals, networking and social media

  • Spearhead responses to RFPs

Key factors that greatly impact an AD’s success:

  • Proven sales record closing multi-year, complex sales in fortune 500 organizations

  • Prior success selling multiple services to a variety of departments/divisions across a large organization. Our clients have 50-100+ potential buyers- you’ll want to find them all

  • Appreciation of the pay for performance model

  • Prior success selling solutions to enterprise customers is paramount

  • Experience in the digital creative and marketing space is helpful

  • Strong quantitative reasoning skills are critical. You must be fast on your feet to work out pricing models

  • Excellent troubleshooting and negotiating skills

  • You should be skilled in crafting tailored emails that land meetings

  • You cannot be averse to picking up the phone - phone calls still land business

 About Aquent:

We are a global workforce solutions company that helps organizations find, grow, and support their most valuable resource - people. More than 30 years ago, we invented the creative and marketing staffing speciality. We continue to be the largest creative staffing firm in the world. By challenging conventional wisdom, we continuously innovate across talent, services, and technology within the creative space and beyond. 


  • Work/life balance: we say it, we mean it
  • Generous benefits package: medical, vision and dental benefits, generous 401(k), FSA, tuition reimbursement, paid sick/vacation time and more
  • Vacation when you need it: unusually generous and flexible vacation offered (we believe in rewarding hard work as you achieve your goals)
  • Free use of company's Hawaii and Florida beach houses
  • Individualistic approach: we encourage a personal touch to your work - we don't believe in a "one-size-fits-all" approach
  • Industry reputation: as a division of Aquent, we're the world's largest creative staffing firm


Vitamin T/Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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