Water Research Foundation (WRF), an international non-profit organization that sponsors research on behalf of its water utility and organizational subscribers, is currently seeking a Regional Liaison(Account Manager) to help fulfill its mission of advancing the science of water to improve the quality of life.
The Regional Liaison is responsible for recruiting new subscribers and retaining existing subscribers in a designated geographic area. The Regional Liaison is the primary go between for WRF and its subscribers.
In this role, you will:
Manage the WRF value proposition with assigned subscribers.
Build relationships with key subscriber staff to ensure continued subscription and broad support of WRF.
Actively recruit new utility, consulting, and manufacturing subscribers, and broaden support for WRF within the water community.
Serve as internal resource for Water Research Foundation.
Promote and assist assigned utilities with Tailored Collaboration program participation.
Develop awareness of and maintain familiarity with WRF research and water community issues.
Promote research partnerships with other organizations and industries having common research interests.
Knowledge of water, wastewater, stormwater and reuse issues in local and regional communities.
Extensive knowledge of utilities and the water industry.
Professional presentation skills that can be adapted to various audiences.
Intermediate to advanced technology proficiency in MS-Office, Outlook and SharePoint.
Advance organization and time management skills to handle predominately off- site subscriber meetings.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, biological science, environmental science, chemistry, or related field.
5 years’ water experience. A Master’s degree can substitute for 2 years of experience.
Sales and customer service skills
40-50% travel is planned and managed by the regional liaison to meet subscriber needs
Water Resource Foundation is an internationally recognized leader in sponsoring research that supports the water community in holistically and cooperatively managing water from all sources to meet social, environmental, and economic needs. WRF’s research provides reliable and relevant solutions to the most critical challenges facing the water community today and into the future.