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Account Executive Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

If you are a candidate seeking a role, you can view a list of our current job offers on our job board.

Example of an Account Executive Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats.
  • Role mission: Goals, team and resources to make it happen.


  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients.
  • Understand client needs and objectives.
  • Communicate effectively with clients to gather requirements and address concerns.
  •  Oversee the execution of client projects from start to finish.
  • Develop strategic plans and recommendations for clients.
  •  Identify opportunities for upselling and cross-selling to existing clients.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure successful service delivery.
  • Track key performance metrics and provide regular reports to clients.

Skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Sales and negotiation abilities.
  •  Understanding of marketing principles and strategies.
  • Client management expertise.
  •  Industry knowledge relevant to clients served.
  • Analytical skills for data interpretation and decision-making.
  •  Project management capabilities.
  •  Proficiency in CRM software.
  •  Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, or related field preferred.
  •  Experience in a similar role or industry.
  •  Commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Nice to have:

  • Additional language proficiency for international clients.
  • Certification in sales or account management.
  •  Familiarity with industry-specific software or tools.
  •  Experience in a related field such as advertising or marketing.
  •  Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  •  Networking skills to expand client base and industry connections.
  •  Experience with data analysis and reporting tools.
  • Advanced presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Leadership qualities for team collaboration and mentorship.
  • Track record of exceeding sales targets or client satisfaction goals.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more oriented towards Digital, you can check the Account Manager Job Description.

If you would like to view 2024 salaries for other sales and business development positions, check our Media Agency Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.