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Client Relationship Associate – IT Consulting – Minneapolis, MN

:  Minneapolis, MN  Company: a leading local/regional IT Consulting [IT staffing/IT projects]  Role: new and existing strategic account sales and account management, client relationship management   Salary: $65,000 – $75,000 [possibly higher depending on experience]   Commission:  a very strong, highly lucrative, market leading commission and incentive package providing a platform for a lucrative, high total compensation opportunity  Total Compensation Potential: may well exceed $175,000 [uncapped]  Benefits: comprehensive benefits package

Strong career path and growth potential!

If you meet the requirements below and you are interested in the Client Relationship Associate opportunity, make your inquiry in full confidentiality at or by calling us at [952] 403-9700.

The Client Relationship Associate role is a solid mid-level sales and client experience/service role dedicated to working with IT buyers. New and existing client contact will primarily occur with the full decision-maker chain within larger, robust corporate IT environments, including:  IT executives, IT managers, other stakeholders and influencers. The role will involve two major responsibilities:

  • Initiate prospective client contact and selling process with strategic accounts
  • Develop, maintain and cultivate relationships with existing clients

As a key sales player with major account responsibilities, you will collaborate with existing client relationships and discover new relationships as you broaden your business within any existing account assignments. Business development will occur within existing accounts and with new client prospects. You will work directly with clients and have full responsibility for the new or existing accounts assigned.

You will have full responsibility for a major accounts/strategic accounts portfolio including new and existing business.

  • Drive new business opportunities with strategic client prospects and expand business with existing clients
  • Handle a full major accounts portfolio with responsibility for revenue development initiatives within assigned accounts
  • Cultivate broad, deep and matrixed client relationships with IT service buyers/decision makers
  • Ensure exceptional client service experience, proactively implement service enhancements and resolve  issues
  • Work collaboratively and strategically with internal leadership, technical consultants/practice leads and recruiting/delivery

Your experience in selling IT services in the form of IT staffing and IT Consulting/IT Project services will be your greatest experience asset.

  • Minimum 2 years [prefer 3 to 5 years] of successful sales experience in an IT Consulting/Solutions/Staffing firm
  • Exceptional sales and business expansion instincts
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with a clearly differentiated and powerful communication style
  • Strategic, professional and results producing client relationship and client service skills
  • Ability to obtain and clearly understand client needs, intentions and requirements
  • Clear, effective and professional verbal and written communications skills with a strong sense of protocol
  • Strong strategic thinking, strategic planning, business acumen, and problem solving skills
  • 4 year degree from an accredited college or university

An extraordinary, high compensation opportunity rewarding sales and business growth performance

  • Salary – $65,000 to $75,000 based on IT services experience [as defined above] in a sales role
  • Strong Commission  Plan – based on new business acquisition and existing business expansion
  • Total Compensation – may very well exceed $175,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package

Career Path and Growth
Based on performance and capability, the Client Relationship Associate will have an expanded and virtually unlimited opportunity for growth in a fast growing, and rapidly expanding IT Consulting business.  Opportunities may include:

  • Consistent expansion of strategic accounts responsibilities
  • Strategic development, management and executive leadership

If you meet the requirements below and you are interested in the Client Relationship Associate opportunity, make your inquiry in full confidentiality at or by calling us at [952] 403-9700.

About Deare

Deare Search Partners is a specialized Sales and Executive Search Firm located on France Avenue in Bloomington, MN. 

Founded in 1998, we have grown to become the #1 Minnesota and Midwest regional search firm in the placement of executive, management, sales, recruiting, delivery and practice professionals for the IT Services, IT Consulting, Management Consulting and Professional Services sectors. We are also among the top Minneapolis MN Metro based search firms in the placement of sales professionals, sales leaders and operational executives for the broader Information and Communication Technology industries including: Software, SaaS, Hardware, Information Technology Services, Cloud, Big Data, Internet/Web, Digital Marketing, Analytics, Consumerization of IT, Digital Media, Social Media, Telecommunications and Mobile Technologies.

We are the highly specialized, well-connected and hard-working professional search firm behind some of the biggest local, regional and national business growth stories in the tech sector. Since 1998, our goal has been to have our clients and candidates associate our name with the highest level of professionalism and the most profound results they will ever experience with a recruiting firm.