Director of Client Development

| Chicago



The Director – Client Development is a leadership role which will require managing others as well as being a subject matter expert in sales & account development with a significant focus on coaching. Reporting to the Vice President of Client Development, this role will lead an account executive team that manages relationships with existing Syndigo clients spanning multiple US industry verticals and are responsible for renewing and growing revenues within their territories.  

The Director – Client Development will manage 6-8 quota-carrying individual contributors and will assist with client pursuits in a senior/escalatory manner. 

This role may be based in Syndigo’s office in Cleveland, Nashville, or Chicago and may require travel of 10-15%.


  • Lead, coach, and mentor to a team of 6-8 salespeople
  • Monitor KPI’s of team members around proactive outreach, territory prospecting and follow-up
  • Exemplify a team-first attitude
  • Lead and teach negotiation tactics required in a full sales lifecycle
  • Drive a culture of transparency, communication, collaboration, and accountability
  • Execute on initiatives as directed by commercial team leadership
  • Write and deliver performance reviews for direct reports, including developing and managing Performance Improvement Plans where needed; provide strategic & tactical feedback to individuals to develop selling skillsets and efficacy of sales process, and evaluating team members performance for promotion
  • Work cross-functionally with multiple teams including marketing and operations
  • Train and reinforce ValueSelling methodology among team members
  • Identify and select high-potential candidates for team

 Experience required

  • Prior Sales Management experience is preferred
  • 5+ years in account management growth sales, preferably data-driven SaaS, or software solutions around product information management / digital asset management
  • Experience with subscription-based revenue sales, both renewal and growth
  • Track record as a closer, ability to understand how to navigate organizations to find the right contacts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Experience with ValueSelling methodology preferred
  • GDSN knowledge helpful


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


We are located in the Board of Trade building which is centrally located in the loop providing easy access to most train lines.

An Insider's view of Syndigo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love the passion of everyone who works in the Chicago office, never a dull day! We are a fast moving organization and it doesn't matter if you work in finance, sales, marketing or IT we help and support each other as we grow. The passion is infectious to be around.


Director, Sales Enablement

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love the energy and willingness of other teams and departments to help my team succeed. The camaraderie between business development and other departments is outstanding and we know we are working to achieve one goal. That winning attitude of everyone at Syndigo has created a special culture that inspires my team.


Vice President, Business Development

How does the company support your career growth?

Syndigo has expanded my career by offering opportunities to meet face to face, conveying how our solutions solve unique & complex challenges, with prospects & clients that are trailblazers in their industries. I have established a foundation in a fast-paced & young organization and now direct a team of exceptional Business Development Executives.


Manager, Business Development

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Innovation & Empowerment are two of our core company values. We push team members to look at what ‘value’ means in new ways. Our Inspire program brings together those that are working towards the next step in their career, specifically in leadership. We have had great initiatives come out of the group that are moving the company forward.


Vice President, Client Development

What are Syndigo Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Syndigo provides 4 weeks of paid maternity leave and 1 week of paid paternity leave.
Adoption Assistance
Syndigo offers up to 4 weeks of paid leave for Adoption Leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Syndigo offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Game Room
Our game room, adjacent to our rooftop deck, includes Pool Table, Foosball and game table.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Syndigo offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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