Account Manager
Diplomatic Language Services - Arlington, VA

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Join Diplomatic Language Services (DLS), a highly-regarded, Arlington, VA-based language services provider, for the opportunity to take this government contractor into the commercial market space. With a successful 25-year history of providing language and cultural training and other related services to the US government, DLS is a fast-growing and dynamic organization looking to extend its market reach. DLS is seeking an ambitious, capable Account Manager to crack open the commercial barrier through hard-hitting lead generation, compelling and effective client presentations, and thorough follow up with all potential and existing customers.

As a key team member driving our revenue growth and increasing our market share, you will:

  • Plan and implement strategies to sell DLS’s product and services to new customers, growing year-over-year sales results.
  • Identify new sources of business, prospect and contact potential customers in commercial markets to generate interest and introduce the company's services.
  • Meet with prospective customers to understand their current and future requirements and present the suit of product and service offerings of DLS.
  • Conduct professional presentations, prepare quotes and draft customized proposals explaining how DLS's services meet the customer's short-term and strategic needs.
  • Provide ongoing account management on new/key accounts.
  • Collaborate with the government business development team to identify and pursue cross-selling opportunities.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • At least 4 years of sales experience in the commercial sector with a track record in achieving sales targets and closing deals.
  • Proven ability to source and contact decision makers to arrange meetings to sell and promote products and services.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage a portfolio of commercial customer accounts.
  • Proven networking and negotiation skills.
  • Willingness to participate in both ground-level sales calls and higher-level strategic planning.
  • Self-motivated, with a can-do, positive attitude.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Reliable transportation and a clean driving record.


  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
  • Understanding of the government landscape and needs/requirements for cultural training.
  • Experience in the translation or language services industry.

In addition to exciting career challenges and opportunities, DLS offers a dynamic, multicultural environment and a calendar of fun cultural events. To apply, please email us your resume and cover letter with desired salary. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. DLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About this company
Diplomatic Language Services (DLS) is a 28-year old company based in the Washington, DC metro area that provides language and cultural...