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Account Executive, Client Relationship Development

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets.

Job Title: Account Executive, Client Relationship Development

Job Summary:
Business Wire is currently seeking an enthusiastic, industry-savvy sales professional who is passionate about cultivating long-term client relationships to join our high-performing sales team.

As an Account Executive, Client Relationship Development, you will be responsible for maintaining a large portfolio of existing accounts, identifying opportunities to introduce products and services to these accounts, and representing Business Wire in various capacities. You will make a significant contribution to company growth through upselling to existing clients and growing revenue within your base territory.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Generate additional revenue streams for Business Wire through upselling of Business Wire products and services to existing clients and the expansion of client rosters with existing agency accounts
  • Spend a minimum of 50% of time outside of office selling Business Wire products and services
  • Build a sales pipeline by consulting with clients, identifying new revenue growth opportunities with clients and managing/expanding existing customer relationships
  • Create and deliver sales presentations to key decision makers in targeted accounts
  • Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of the industry, our products and services, and the competitive landscape
  • Participate in professional PR and IR organizations (such as NIRI and PRSA) and events for the promotion of Business Wire and its services, sometimes outside of normal business hours
  • Utilize approved social media channels (such as LinkedIn and Twitter) to network with prospects/clients and champion Business Wire's innovative products and services
  • This position requires travel to and from the Austin/San Antonio/Houston markets

Skills and Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree, or international equivalent, preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years outside sales experience required
  • Experience selling within public relations, investor relations, marketing, media and/or financial markets preferred
  • Proven success in building consultative client relationships, identifying revenue growth opportunities, educating clients on best practices and delivering client-focused solutions based on their needs
  • Proven success in managing all stages of the sales cycle including prospecting, needs analysis, presentation, proposal, negotiation and closing
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with clients across an organizational hierarchy, including executive level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Exceptional time management skills displaying ability to manage multiple tasks with strict attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Salesforce.com
  • Position requires a reliable automobile, a valid driver's license and automobile insurance coverage

Benefits

Business Wire offers a fulfilling, stable environment with an emphasis on work/life balance.

We offer an attractive salary/commission plan, and a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, a dental/vision/education/fitness reimbursement program, 401(k), and Paid Time Off.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.businesswire.com/

TO APPLY:  Please send a resume and cover letter, salary history and desired compensation range to:  sejobs@businesswire.com
   
Please Note: Acceptance of a job offer is contingent upon submitting proof of education noted on the job application.

Background checks will not be conducted until after a job offer has been made, and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment, regardless of criminal history.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.

No phone calls.
No recruiters.


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