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Strategic Account Director


Equifax is where you can power your possible. If you want to achieve your true potential, chart new paths, develop new skills, collaborate with bright minds, and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.

This is a great opportunity to join and be a key player in a growing and dynamic strategic sales team. 

We are looking for an experienced Strategic Account Director (SAD) to join our nationally field-based team and play a key role in expanding Equifax’s share of wallet within our Top Accounts program. You will engage proactively with clients on a consultative basis to learn its business, anticipate its needs and then create and position our strategic solutions leading to closing high value multi year contracts. You will understand the challenges faced by clients and adapt the use of Equifax solutions to demonstrate a clear return on investment for the customer. You will become a “trusted advisor” to the client to identify and solve client problems across the customer lifecycle ensuring Equifax is recognised as a strategic partner.

Selling data, software and analytics capabilities to some of the largest companies within the UK. This is a brilliant opportunity to join a NASDAQ listed, market leading organisation, embarking on a period of significant investment and ambitious growth plans.

You will be supported by a team of specialists, consultants and product experts. Delivering first class accounts and thought leadership to an established multi million pound revenue account base. You will own and execute the growth strategy for delivering an exceptional customer experience and existing and new business revenue generation within your portfolio. Responsible for maintaining and growing the contracted base along with increasing our presence within these established accounts whilst creating new revenue streams across Consumer, Commercial, Fraud & I.D solution channels. On occasion there may be an opportunity to pursue a new logo entity to complement the existing portfolio in order to exceed target. Planning and collaboration are key to success in this role for those with a growth mindset.

Success in this role is dependent on the ability to identify industry client and market needs, collaborate with sales channels and cross-functional COEs, and work to develop, design, and sell strong value-added solutions.

What You'll Do

  • Manage an existing patch of clients with associated revenue targets 

  • Identify key growth opportunities, engage with relevant stakeholders and deliver profitable initiatives 

  • Establish and maintain strong, enduring clients relationships, specifically at c-suite / senior leadership level.  Explore new solutions as well as ensure growth and retention of existing business.

  • Recommend solutions to ad hoc client needs

  • Maintain an active awareness of the market trends (economic, regulatory, competitive and technology), to identify business opportunities, subsequently influencing and driving appropriate solutions

What experience you need

  • Strong familiarity with the Banking & Financial Services industry

  • Extensive experience and expert skill in managing sales relationships, with a clear and proven ability to communicate and build relationships with both senior level and front line employees

  • The ideal candidate will develop professional working relationships with key contacts and senior level stakeholders within Equifax and throughout the industry.

  • The role requires a proven aptitude in creating and delivering effective executive-level presentations and materials. 

  • Experience and accountability for managing and influencing cross-functional relationships 

  • Full PC literacy including the customer relationship management system (CRM) and Google Workspace, preferred

  • Travel required -- Customer, prospect and partner meetings, team meetings, industry events and conference

What could set you apart

  • CRA Experience

  • Banking & Financial services software or analytics selling experience 

The Perks of being a Equifax Employee?

We offer a wide range of company supported benefits including contributory pension, life cover, income protection, healthcare, enhanced maternity and sick pay, 26 days holiday and a day off for your birthday, with the ability to buy and sell and free credit checks. We also offer flexible benefits ranging from cycle to work, discounted travel options, gym membership, dining and leisure discounts, financial & savings plans, mobile discounts plus much more!

We also support personal development and have a range of learning options including our global online learning platform and allow you to bring your whole self to work supported by our Inclusion and Diversity, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement forums.

Are you ready to power your possible? Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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