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Strategic and Key Account Management

Penetrate, expand, and protect your key accounts.

How many of your accounts are buying everything they should from you across all of your capability areas? 

Selling to existing accounts is one of the biggest untapped opportunities for revenue growth. In fact, Top Performers in Strategic Account Management experience significantly greater revenue growth, profit growth, and year-over-year client satisfaction. 

Our Strategic Account Management program introduces a proven process for strategic account planning that helps account managers systematically review and grow their most important accounts.

Watch the video to learn how top performers grow their accounts.

62%
of companies believe they're ineffective at maximizing sales to existing accounts across capability areas.
#1
The #1 priority cited by sales leaders in the year ahead is increasing business with existing accounts.
76%
of companies believe they should be generating at least 25% more revenue from their strategic accounts.

Source: Top Performance in Strategic Account Management, RAIN Group Center for Sales Research

Leaders know there's a significant opportunity to grow sales with existing accounts, yet few are able to turn that opportunity into account growth reality.  

In Strategic Account Management, we give your team the knowledge, skills, tools, and action plan they need to tap into this opportunity and grow your key accounts


Modular Approach to Account Management Skill Development

With over 70 portable, modular blocks, we work with you to quickly design custom curricula with the strategic and key account management content your team needs to penetrate, expand, and protect your accounts. Content, tools, and cohorts are tailored to your world. Strategic and Key Account Management modules include:

Growing Strategic and Key Accounts

Growing Strategic and Key Accounts

Analyzing Stakeholders and Decision Making

Analyzing Stakeholders and Decision Making

Filling Your Account Pipeline with New Opportunities

Filling Your Account Pipeline with New Opportunities

Leading a Value Lab

Leading a Value Lab

Account Mission and KPIs

Account Mission and KPIs

Selecting Key Accounts for High Pursuit Intensity

Selecting Key Accounts for High Pursuit Intensity

Competitor Analysis and Planning

Competitor Analysis and Planning

Plays and Big Plays to Ensure Account Success

Plays and Big Plays to Ensure Account Success

Deepening and Strengthening Relationships

Deepening and Strengthening Relationships

Succeeding with Account Research

Succeeding with Account Research

Making Account Plans Rock Solid: The VC Test

VC Testing Account Plans

We offer a full curriculum of modules across the sales cycle from prospecting to advanced consultative selling, virtual selling, winning major sales, account management, and sales management. Learn more about our suite of sales training programs east

Strategic Account Management Training Built for the Adult Learner

Each modular block is a self-contained topic that includes pre-work, a classroom session, application assignments, and application coaching. Modules are built to ensure the training sticks, behaviors change, and results are realized.

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1. Learn

Pre-work is delivered via micro learning, video, and exercises that allow participants to learn key concepts prior to classroom sessions.

2. Collaborate & Practice

Highly interactive and collaborative classroom sessions, delivered virtually or in person, focus on practice, application, and feedback.

3. Reinforce & Apply

Micro learning and videos drive post-session reinforcement. Application Assignments allow sellers to apply new skills to live sales situations.

4. Refine

Between sessions, Application Coaching helps sellers refine skills and build confidence while being held accountable for on-the-job implementation.

1. Learn

Pre-work is delivered via micro learning, video, and exercises that allow participants to learn key concepts prior to classroom sessions.

4. Refine

Between sessions, Application Coaching helps sellers refine skills and build confidence while being held accountable for on-the-job implementation.

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2. Collaborate & Practice

Highly interactive and collaborative classroom sessions, delivered virtually or in person, focus on practice, application, and feedback.

3. Reinforce & Apply

Micro learning and videos drive post-session reinforcement. Application Assignments allow sellers to apply new skills to live sales situations.

After the curriculum is delivered, sellers are coached and held accountable for applying new skills and making new behaviors permanent through our Execution Assurance process.


Training Modalities

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Onsite Instructor-Led Training

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Virtual Instructor-Led Training

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Train-the-Trainer

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Total Access®

Experience Success Like Our Clients

Woodard & Curran grows strategic accounts by 110% year-over-year.

As Woodard & Curran grew and expanded its offerings, they faced the challenge of selling their full set of capabilities to their existing clients. To help establish a process for growing their existing accounts, they brought in RAIN Group.

RAIN Group assessed skills to identify professionals’ strengths and weaknesses, developed a customized Strategic Account Management program, developed custom tools, and reinforced training through online learning. Key metrics include:

  • 110% year-over-year growth in the named accounts where RAIN Group’s strategic account method was applied
  • Sales grew from $250,000 to $3.5 million in a single account

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Select Clients

Woodard Curran
Medtronic
Hitachi
Toyota

Transform Your Team with Account Management Training

Learn how RAIN Group’s transformational approach to training and behavior change can help develop the strategic account management skills of your team.


Transform Your Team with Account Management Training