Account Manager (AM) – Ottawa


The Account Manager (AM) role responsibility is to grow and manage a portfolio of new and existing clients to ensure retention of current business and support the growth and the success of the organization.  The role requires a self-starter who relishes the chance to provide FMAV’s solutions to clients and collaborates well with colleagues and partners to help achieve successful events.  Client relationship management, solutions selling to qualified leads, developing and presenting proposals, and ensuring the successful delivery of FMAV’s services will all be part of your winning formula.  The Account Manager performs a lead role in client interactions prior to sale (80%) with support from the Project Manager or Lead Technician.    Following the sale, the Account Manager performs a support role in client interactions (20%).

Key Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Know the market well in order to find, qualify and convert prospects into confirmed business
  • Develop creative solutions to drive business growth
  • Actively build and maintain a pipeline of ongoing opportunities & leads
  • Explore partnership opportunities with a variety of event industry suppliers and groups
  • Partner with clients to have an absolute understanding of their event goals
  • Build rapport/relationship with clients to understand their event pain points
  • Plan, execute and document (in the SalesForce CRM) a predetermined amount of No Pressure Prospecting calls and emails as well as Unsolicited Outreach to build client rapport and relationships and face to face meetings
  • Determine whether any emergent solutions can be leveraged to drive incremental value and impact for client event
  • Develop and propose solutions that achieve client goals
  • Qualify leads from various sources including website, marketing campaigns and other team members
  • Engage team members across sales, marketing, project management and leadership to incorporate and draw from their expertise

Client Management 

  • Establish solid relationships and trust with existing clientele
  • Operate as a key point of contact for any matters specific to your customers (in conjunction with Project Manager)
  • Build & foster outstanding customer loyalty by finding opportunities to wow the client
  • Enhance customer ties by defining opportunities and introducing additional products and services
  • Understand and document customer business strategies, priorities, and goals
  • Resolve customer issues and ensure their high levels of satisfaction through prompt responsiveness and focus on detail

Project Oversight

  • Engage with production/operations for technical assistance, design and tailored customer solutions
  • Provide routine quality control oversight of the project as required, ensuring client expectations for budget management, creative services solutions and technical logistics coordination are being met and kept on schedule


  • Remain current and educated on all new and emerging event technology products and solutions
  • Develop and actively track a sales pipeline in CRM, listing sales activities and approximate timing for proposal submittals
  • Establish and maintain close relationships with other FMAV sales team members as well as with external partners
  • Attend all designated individual and team calls, working your other scheduled calls around these established times


Core Competencies

  • Professionalism
  • Initiative
  • Quality Focus
  • Communication
  • Customer Orientation
  • Understanding the Business
  • Risk and Safety Management
  • Continual Learning
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Driving Accountability and Results



  • 5+ years’ experience within events industry and/or audio-visual fields is preferred
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Understanding of social media, digital marketing strategies, search optimization, and e-marketing
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a private vehicle
  • Technical College or University Degree preferred


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We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.