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The Account Executive is responsible for driving new business revenue through the sale of products, services and content within assigned accounts or territory.
1. Meet or exceed monthly and annual sales goals
2. Develop detailed strategic sales plans to demonstrate how to grow business within assigned accounts or territory
3. Identifies and qualifies opportunities, develops a pipeline of viable opportunities and effectively manages the pipeline with the account team, including timely follow up of all leads and advancing leads through selling process to close
4. Provides accurate forecasts, customer, competitive and market intelligence to management and business leadership and to the account team
5. Understand and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of products, content and solutions including the ability to articulate competitive differentiators and our value proposition
6. Ability to identify and communicate effectively with executives or other high level officials within a customer's organization
7. Collaborate with other sales team members to secure new business; provide input in conjunction with account team on development of Marketing plans and programs to maximize goals.
8. Other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
2. At least 3 years proven experience generating new business sales, preferably in a business to business environment
3. Self-driven, motivated and results-oriented with new business sales (or hunter) mentality
4. Strong new business prospecting, selling, negotiating and closing skills
5. Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to present to an executive-level audience
6. Ability to effectively partner and collaborate across teams
7. Strong understanding and use of Strategic Selling techniques and CRM systems
8. Ability to travel up to 75% of the time
9. Ability to lift/carry laptop or IPad and other sales materials up to 25 lbs.
\"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.\"