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Full-time Client Relationship Manager

at CCR in Cedar Rapids, IA

DEPARTMENT: Service Delivery


REPORT TO: Colocation Manager


LOCATION: Cedar Rapids, IA

EDUCATION: Minimal 2 years of higher education preferred

EXPERIENCE: 3-5 years’ experience in IT and client relationships

Circle Computer Resources, Inc. (CCR), recently named a “Great Place To Work”, is a privately held corporation founded in 1986, that provides Internet and Computer related services to large and small businesses nation-wide. CCR also specializes in content acquisition for media monitoring companies and being project managers for large organizations that are looking for highly trained MSP's. Located in Cedar Rapids, IA, CCR has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America the last 6 years. As we continue to expand and grow we are in need of additional employees that share the same values as CCR. Circle Computer Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CCR offers a unique family oriented work environment, a competitive benefit package with health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401k program, quarterly profit sharing, as well as a discounted gym membership. Additional perks working at CCR are short term & long term disability, life insurance, and the most unique perk of all is the free lunch provided by our executive chef each day to all employees. If you are interested in working at a Certified Great Place To Work apply today at Also, be sure to read about our certified great workplace culture at

Position Overview
The Client Relationship Manager is responsible for strategic management, operational oversite and the primary interface for managing the client relationship to ensure client satisfaction, retention, and maximization of existing account revenue. Will work cross-functionally to support sales efforts, assist with business analysis and specifications, and is responsible for driving new opportunities within new and existing accounts.


Develop, manage and grow complex client relationships.
Manage client relationships from quoting a project until the end of the relationship with the goal of building entrenched partnerships.
Leads the planning, identification and implementation of client technology initiatives to ensure a robust and effective experience by serving as the interface between business development and service delivery.
Drive business results through the understanding of client needs and the development and oversight of strategic account planning and management.
Plans, designs, and executes client account plans with the primary objective of strategic account management resulting in revenue generation.
Collaborate with key functional areas to ensure the integration of new products and solutions and execution of strategies that support the account management goals.
Accountable for accomplishing new and different ways to amplify CCR’s solutions; continuously exploring opportunities to add value and grow the client relationship.
Serve as subject matter expert for colocation clients by successfully explaining technology.
Display a positive and professional image to all constituents; apply cultural standards to all interactions both internally and externally.
Help develop and maintain client account profiles with accurate and current information.
Identify key decision makers at various levels within the client organization by understanding the client’s business and revenue streams.
Maintain understanding of current and potential client agreements (MSA, SOW, etc.).
Help Business Development meet and exceed company goals for revenue and gross profit through up-selling and cross-selling and expanding of current client base.
Communicate price or scope changes as they arise.
Manage client relationships with Project Manager(s) during the project implementation process.
Collaborates with Project Manager to review scope and progress of implementation to ensure client specific requirements are met within specific deadlines and cost constraints.
Provide regular internal communications pertaining to client engagement, growth opportunities or industry initiatives.
Ensure all CCR’s relationships and interactions create and sustain high levels of Client Engagement.
Responsible for regular financial review of key client accounts to review profitability, and make recommendations to Colocation Manager and Director of Business Development for improving profitability.
Other duties assigned by Colocation Manager.
General Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:

Experience in sales, account and client relationship management.
Strong business acumen and application skills.
Exceptional communication, organizational, and planning skills.
Ability to work with people up and down the organizational chain, both internally and externally.
Good time management skills with the ability to manage several tasks and projects at one time.
Proficient oral and written skills to clearly and persuasively negotiate positive or negative situations.
Ability to earn trust with others by constantly demonstrating integrity, honesty, consistency and reliability with professional competence.
Strong listening skills to understand and seek clarification.
Analyze and forecast potential growth opportunities with client base.
Familiar with Cloud Computing Technology.
Demonstrates group presentation skills.
Advanced in utilizing all versions of MS Office Suite.
Understand and apply practical knowledge of CCR systems, processes and procedures.
Able to work in fast paced environment and adapts to change quickly.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with a proven track record of establishing credibility with key customers, prospects and business partners, sales, customer support and development.
Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively.
Assist with tradeshows as necessary.
Confident and adaptable personality is necessary to relate to diverse customer base.
Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and proof of insurance.
Travel is required.
Physical Demands/Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Employee will encounter moderate noise level.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, type, walk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to operate in cramped and confined spaces, and lift/carry up to 40 lbs.

Character Traits:


Adherence to moral and ethical principles


Mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger or temptation courageously

Good judgment

Ability to make the best decision possible on the basis of an objective assessment of known information while resisting to influences of peer pressure


Telling the truth, especially habitually

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