Account Executive

Reports to: General Manager

Status: Exempt

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Do you excel at finding new business and selling strategically?


Hoping to take your hospitality/sales experience to the next level?  Look no further than the corporate housing and serviced apartment leader.  At Oakwood, we know that satisfied associates make for satisfied clients and guests.


We are currently seeking an Account Executive experienced in Strategic Outside Sales and Business Development to join our Oakwood team. If you are someone who thrives in a dynamic environment, works well with a team, and has a “customer service spirit” that pushes you to go above and beyond with the confidence to speak up and share your good ideas, we want you!


**This position is based in our Nashville Market, with our Oakwood franchisee, Mainsail Housing of Nashville, LLC / Hours are typically 8:30 – 5:30 plus after hours networking events** 

Outside Sales – Account Executive – Business Development – Bu­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­siness-to-Business



What’s in it for you?


Our Sales Representatives enjoy a creative and diverse work-life.  We offer you career development opportunities, and an empowering work environment. For this role, we are pleased to offer a competitive base salary plus a generous compensation plan as well as these benefits:


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Prescription Drug Programs
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance for Associate and Family Members
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Bonus/Incentive Potential
  • Direct Deposit Payroll
  • And Much More!


Key Features of your Day


  • NewAccount Acquisition
    • You will be actively researching and qualifying prospective market accounts, including identifying the decision makers and key influencers.
    • You will develop a sales strategy, based on the needs of the market and analyzing business trends.
    • You will sell in a collaborative environment, typically in the lead you will execute the sale, including proposal development, conducting presentations, negotiating pricing and presenting the contract to close the sale
  • Account Management
    • You will actively sell into existing market accounts, identifying opportunities for expanding into other departments or projects and ensuring accounts are managed according to objectives
    • You will actively develop your accounts sales strategy, through needs analysis and make appropriate recommendations
    • As the account executive you will be maintaining a consultative relationship with the market account decision makers and influencers to ensure contract renewal and a continued growth path
    • Your accounts may involve collaborating with other company stake holders on strategic goals
  • Account Service
    • You will Maintain the accuracy of market account administration by proactively updating account information and ensuring your record keeping is consistent and current
    • Utilize an escalation process with internal Associates to ensure service level agreements are achieved


Best Candidates will have


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required; bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 3-5 years selling in a B2B environment with the responsibility for self-generated leads and territory management
  • 2-3 years in market selling experience
  • Hospitality/Service background, preferred
  • Strong prospecting and referral skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to interact patiently, tactfully, and diplomatically with internal and external guests
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to develop PowerPoint presentations
  • Siebel experience or similar CRM, a plus


As the Account Executive you will provide strategic outside sales and business development for the market. With the primary responsibility to find and develop relationships with local businesses in need of temporary housing. As an Account Executive, you must be self-motivated and driven to succeed; you must be results driven, have superior negotiation skills, and the ability to persevere in challenging situations. You need to have the communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage a variety of audiences and convey information in a compelling way that garners positive results. In addition, the Account Executive should have great telephone and in person presentation, excellent grammar and writing skills, and be creative, and well organized. They should also be friendly, energetic and assertive and should maintain professional relationships with clients.


Oakwood is the premiere global provider of Corporate Housing Solutions

Oakwood is the world’s largest provider of high quality furnished and unfurnished accommodations. We provide the advantages of far-reaching resources, unparalleled expertise, and the industry’s most personalized customer service through a tightly integrated staff.

Headquartered in Tampa, FL, our Oakwood franchisee, Mainsail Housing, is a hospitality company specializing in corporate housing throughout the Southeast and develops and manages hotels in the Southeast and the Caribbean under Mainsail Lodging & Development.


If you want to work in a fun, pro-employee, professional environment, join our industry leading team today!

Account Executive – Business Development – Account Management – Hospitality

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Date Posted:
June 19, 2019

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