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Remote - US

Client Partner

Description

At Horizontal Digital, we hold ourselves to one key belief: You’re only as good as your worst customer experience. This mantra is what drives our digital consultancy to think beyond the easy answers and instead create websites, apps, portals and other experiences that solve customer needs for Fortune 500 companies in intuitive and empathetic ways. And we make this lofty standard a reality by fusing strategy, data, design and technology together to arrive at solutions that set the bar higher for everyone. 

We use these values to fuel superior results: 

Lock arms 
We forge relationships that make our impact 1,000x stronger. This means working across departments and engaging both our clients and our communities to deliver the greatest good. 

Show hustle 
We’re not ones to sit on our hands and wait. Instead, we anticipate opportunities, collectively roll up our sleeves and find ways to execute the exceptional. 

Embrace change 
From new technologies to workplace philosophies, we welcome the unexpected and constantly anticipate what’s next. 

Elevate empathy 
We listen before we take action. This means understanding a variety of perspectives and holding ourselves to a higher standard of accountability. 

Never settle 
We motivate each other to push past the easy answers and collectively arrive at bigger, more inspiring ideas. 
  
But enough about us. Let’s talk about you.  

The Client Partner oversees and cultivates client relationships that in order to deliver measurable business impact to our clients.  The Client Partner is responsible for overseeing the growth, management, retention, and satisfaction of his or her portfolio of clients.

The ideal candidate has a fervent passion for transforming customer experiences through experience strategy and technical implementations. They have proven track record of managing, retaining and persistently expanding within their client portfolio – proactively guiding clients through meaningful changes, and directly impacting profitable y-o-y growth for their consultancy. 

The Client Partner deeply understands their client’s business strategy and goals, within broader industry context, and can effectively aligning client needs with Horizontal’s service offerings to positively impacting our client’s business and their customer experiences.  

The Client Partner has insatiable curiosity for navigating complex business and digital strategies, motivating and advising clients through significant transformation, while also contributing to a vibrant culture within Horizontal. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Directly lead and manage a portfolio of multiple accounts, typically $8-12M 
  • Build advisory relationships that result in business impact and revenue growth: 
  • Ability to network within a client organization; create, own and expand the senior and executive relationships within a clients’ organization. 
  • Able to navigate the complexities of a large organization. 
  • Ability to conduct and create opportunities for advisory conversations through the power of executive presence, persuasive content and compelling business insights. 
  • Own the 360-degree view of our clients (their organization, remit, reporting structure, goals, and financing).  
  • Lead client mapping activities — ensuring client relationships are nurtured with the ideal personnel from Horizontal. 
  • Foster internal obsession with our clients’ business, experience, technology and brand goals amongst the Horizontal team. 
  • Lead the successful onboarding of Horizontal to client and client to Horizontal, including project kickoff and a seamless transition to delivery leadership.  
  • Leverage your industry expertise to guide clients through the myriad of solutions and opportunities to ensure clients have the opportunity to make confident, informed decisions.
  • Drive organic growth and ensure account-level profitability:  
  • Ability to author and execute a 12–18-month strategic plan for each of your accounts, articulating, pursuing and landing opportunities to expand Horizontal’s footprint within the client organization. 
  • Ability to build stewardship with clients, acting as their strategic consultant, solidifying relationships and ensuring profitable YoY growth.  
  • Manage quarterly revenue closely, ensure all opportunities are accurately reflected and forecasted, and uphold annual commitments. 
  • Lead scope definition across multiple complex client accounts – including shaping ambiguous asks into proposals and contracts, including defendable statements of work, but with a focus on achieving mutually beneficial outcomes for client and consultancy. 
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the Horizontal service offerings and cross functional areas to enable cross selling across capabilities — creating more sustainable and diverse portfolios.  
  • Establish relationships with platform reps (e.g., Sitecore, Salesforce, etc.) 
  • Form strong partnerships with internal Horizontal capability teams:
  • Inspire and support delivery excellence while representing the client voice to ensure we are meeting client expectations and driving outcomes.
  • Partner on new business efforts in order to bring your industry expertise to set up new engagements for success.
  • Partner with delivery and operations to ensure forecasts are clean and accurate.

Who you are: 

  • You are a customer experience enthusiast who can understand and support a program with complex business, user experience and technical challenges, and have a proven track record supporting client and internal teams in achieving digital solutions. 
  • You have a thirst for knowledge – especially business acumen – and thrive in creating commercially viable opportunities for the firm that drive growth for clients. 
  • You exude confidence, persistence, and the ability to stay optimistic despite multiple projects and goals, and thrive amidst an environment with multiple demands and rapid change. 
  • You see ambiguity through the lens of opportunity, rather than of concern. 
  • You are recognized as trusted, empathetic, and accountable in relationships with clients, colleagues, partners, and other industry professionals. 

How you will be measured:

  • Ability to identify and roadmap account strategies and OKRs ensuring a measurable approach to the impact Horizontal has on our clients’ businesses
  • Ability to expand Horizontal Digital’s service offering in support of achieving client’s business goals.
  • Revenue and sales margin targets
  • Client satisfaction measured by NPS measurement
  • Thought leadership
  • Partner certifications where applicable

What you bring:  

  • Exemplary stakeholder management and communication skills 
  • Proven experience in growing key and growth clients, of $10M+
  • Ability to define and drive strategic vision and orchestrate and create consensus around ideas, concepts to then drive outcomes.  
  • Strong leadership and communication skills: ability to lead meetings and presentations with senior clients, as well as inspire, organize and create consensus around ideas, concepts and approaches internally. 
  • Experience in Healthcare vertical and/or Financial Services vertical preferred 
  • Industry expertise and experience for your relevant industry focus area.
  • Experience with Salesforce (Marketing Cloud, Einstein Analytics, Experience Cloud, Core) and Sitecore and/or other composable DXP preferred. 
  • Strong financial acumen: skilled in forecasting and revenue management 
  • Bachelor's degree and minimum of 7 years of experience in a digital agency, consultancy or digital product development environment. 

Job Keywords: Digital Transformation, Marketing Transformation, MarTech, Client Partner, Executive Client Partner, consulting, Experience Transformation, Experience Strategy, Business Strategy, Strategic Account Management, consultancy, Client Success, Partner, Account Executive, Senior Client Partner 

The above description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law. In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com. All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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