Strategic Account Manager

US$150000 - US$200000 per annum Car Allowance, Bonus
Houston, Texas

Job Title: Strategic Account Manager
Location: Houston, TX
Type of Role: Direct Hire / Permanent
Salary: $150,000 - $200,000 USD / annually car allowance bonus

Petroplan is a trusted, global solutions partner specializing in placing professionals across the Energy industry. Our team is currently seeking a Strategic Account Manager. The SAM will play a key role in the overall success of the organization by driving growth and profitability with targeted clients, owning the "customer experience" for identified strategic clients.


  • The SAM is focused on critical success factors for driving revenue, growth and profitability with identified strategic clients across all product lines.
  • The SAM will identify, develop, and execute on opportunities for organic growth within the global operating regions relative to the strategic account's activity.
  • The SAM manages and provides direction to the respective sales managers of the responsible strategic account. He/She will create the strategy and framework by which the commercial teams around the company will operate; specific to the strategic account.
  • Monitor and evaluate tender/proposal results for the strategic accounts and market share within the region.
  • In charge of all key client relationships for target accounts.
  • Focused on fostering executive to upper-level relationships for purposes of business expansion, issue resolution, knowledge sharing, and strategic initiatives.
  • Ensure clearly aligned growth strategies are in place across each region/country for targeted accounts.
  • The SAM promotes a collaborative sales approach by working closely with existing sales professionals towards the execution of local business.
  • Leads business review meetings and other target client initiatives.
  • Responsible to ensure we are on the bid list for upcoming and available work, for strategic clients.
  • Works closely with Product line management on commercialization plans for new technology.
  • The SAM works diligently to assist in investigation and close out of Non-Conformance Reports and outstanding receivables (when necessary).
  • The SAM is accountable for weekly communications with operating districts, monthly dial-in meetings with regional sales managers, and updated Opportunity Landscapes on the respective strategic clients.
  • Works closely with Marketing to deliver enhanced brand equity and customer awareness.


  • Educated to Degree level with relevant professional qualification.
  • Highly motivated business professional that is creative and has effective communication and client service skills.
  • Learns quickly and adapts to new problems and situations.
  • Has a high degree of strategic agility and can develop executable strategies.
  • Previous experience. Strong in Technical Selling and Operations. Strong in Commercial Bidding and Negotiation Skills
  • Skills Required: Management Skills, Technical, Procurement, Financial, and Personnel management. Must have good communication skills and is able to interact with peers easily.
  • Has competencies in effective writing, public speaking, and listening.
  • Must be able to travel to facility sites and supplier sites.

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About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.