What does a Client Partner do?

Client partners advise and support clients, offering solutions and tactics to help achieve their business goals while also increasing company revenue. They develop strategic plans that align with client priorities and emphasize tools and services that can improve efficiency, streamline processes, or increase profits. They provide ongoing client support to address challenge or resolve issues.

Client partners often have a bachelor’s degree in a business field, but many employers consider relevant professional experience to be more important. A strong background in sales, account management, or customer support is desired. This position demands an in-depth understanding of the client’s business needs and challenges, and the ability to offer proactive solutions. This is a role that requires a high level of client attention and support via a variety of communication methods and may include frequent, regular meetings.

What responsibilities are common for Client Partner jobs?
  • Provide demonstrable contributions to channel growth in value and recruitment of high value partners.
  • Ensure project members are sufficiently enabled to meet client expectations.
  • Participate in the development, presentation and sales of a value proposition.
  • Propose actions to improve agency performance and identify opportunities for growth.
  • Build and leverage relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage a full-life cycle partner process, while effectively leveraging internal resources.
  • Support, review processes, provide feedback and identify areas of opportunity.
  • Ensure performance improvement plans are developed and implemented when necessary.
  • Maintain deep existing relationships within the agency and client direct space.
  • Develop a plan to proactively secure timely contract renewals.
  • Identify and develop strategic alignment with key third party influencers.
  • Meet new business production goals and objectives as established.
What are the typical qualifications for Client Partner jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, computer engineering, or finance.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership and negotiation abilities.
  • Able to manage RFP/RFI process.
  • Effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working with agile practices and methodology.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Client Partner make?

Confident
$200,143 /yr
Total Pay
$118,673
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$81,471
 /yr

Additional Pay

$200,143

 / yr
$120K$343K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Client Partner Career Path

Learn how to become a Client Partner, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Client Partner
$200,143/yr
Senior Client Partner
$202,425/yr
Client Partner

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
1%
2 - 4
8%
5 - 7
43%
8+
48%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Client Partner Insights

Read what Client Partner professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
aNumak & CompanyaNumak & Company
Client Partner
Sep 13, 2022

“life balance is great as we get to choose our timings and can work from anywhere.”

Access Healthcare (India)Access Healthcare (India)
Associate Client Partner
Feb 2, 2022

“It is considered a new career path if one has an interest in AR calling and medical billing.”

AvePointAvePoint
Partner Manager
Oct 26, 2020

“I've had many opportunities to grow and expand my personal skill set while working here.”

Bajaj Allianz Life InsuranceBajaj Allianz Life Insurance
Retail Partner Manager
Sep 2, 2022

“No as such cons but if you don't complete your goal sheet you'll get only basic salary.”

AvePointAvePoint
Partner Manager
Oct 26, 2020

“One of the best reasons to work at AvePoint is the boundless opportunity you'll receive.”

Waitr  Waitr  
Partner Growth Manager
Jan 18, 2022

“Communication from top to bottom got pretty bad towards the end of my tenure at Waitr.”

Degusta BoxDegusta Box
Corporate Partnerships Intern
Aug 4, 2022

“Career progression is limited and pay isn’t great.”

MarketStarMarketStar
Partner Manager
Feb 15, 2022

“Stable and great place to start your sales career.”

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Client Partner Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Client Partner

When working as a Client Partner, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Written Communication, Themes, Influencing, Strong WORK Ethic, and Cloud Computing.

The most similar professions to Client Partner are:
  • Business Consultant
  • Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • President

The most common qualifications to become a Client Partner include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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