Client Relationship Manager

Job Description:

The Client Relationship Manager plays a critical role in maintaining successful client relationships, managing renewals, driving incremental revenue and providing invaluable cross-functional perspective on product and process improvements to the client experience. 


Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Nurtures account retention and portfolios by proactively engaging with clients to gain insight, communicate new and improved product functionality, identify opportunities, and foster add-ons and upselling.
  • Clearly and compellingly articulates the ProQuest value proposition through update sessions, phone calls, webinars, and other client communication venues.
  • Maintains client base and corresponding retention volume by undertaking analysis, research, negotiation, and other activities that increase and solidify customer loyalty to ProQuest products.
  • Based on client interactions and monitoring key metrics and revenue reporting, provides early identification of and mitigates potential client issues.
  • Identifies, manages, and resolves issues via collaboration with internal teams such as Product Management, Customer Experience and Service, and Implementation.
  • Acts as an advocate for both the client and ProQuest to ensure expedient and appropriate resolutions.
  • Executes annual account review reports/​sessions including contract status, product visioning, account penetration, and issue review.     
  • Identifies and pursues new business opportunities with existing clients in conjunction with Product Specialist and/or Account Manager’s efforts.
  • Collaborates with Account Managers and Product Specialists to support overall sales strategy and account support.
  • Enters leads and client activity into SalesForce.com.
  • Provides weekly reporting to Account Managers, Product Specialists and Sales Managers and escalates any issues that would impact renewal or new business.
  • Actively learns about ProQuest offerings and products.
  • Associates’ degree or higher, plus at least 5 years’ related experience in inside sales or customer service, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Understanding of consultative selling and strategic account management.
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills; fluency in English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution and maintain strong relationships.
  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills, with ability to maintain professional demeanor under pressure.
  • Creative problem solver and decision maker, with enthusiasm and focus to reach positive outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, making decisions based on data and good judgment and drawing on resources to support decision making when appropriate.
  • Ability to analyze, compare, evaluate, reconcile and draw meaningful conclusions and action plans from data.
  • Capacity to learn and effectively utilize SalesForce.com and other programs relevant to the role.
Ancillary Qualifications:
Qualifications listed below, while not necessarily a requirement for this position in each circumstance, provide additional depth and value to the role.
  • Advanced degree in Library Science.
  • Fluency in languages other than English.
  • Strong working knowledge of SalesForce.com.
Other important information about this position:
  • This position may be located in a corporate office or remote location, subject to business needs.
  • Occasional travel is required.
  • This position requires weekday (Monday - Friday) attendance with some scheduling flexibility available around core working hours.
  • Every position requires certain physical capabilities. ProQuest seeks to make reasonable accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible.
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If you have questions or require application assistance due to a disability, please contact ProQuest Human Resources at apply@proquest.com during normal business hours. If you have difficulty participating in the online application process due to a disability, please identify such, when contacting us and every effort will be made to accommodate your request for reasonable accommodation.