iHeartMedia National Account Executive in Chicago, Illinois

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Premiere Networks

Job Summary:

Summary - External sales representative

Manages campaigns which typically cross-business segments, cross-technology solutions and highlight and enhance the customer's brands. Proposes and creates innovative advertising campaigns for new or current major customers to increase advertising sales revenue. Creates sites and campaigns for large brands or large national or corporate accounts. Develops strong relationships with customer partners to maximize the mutual benefits and enhance brand imaging. Works with sales team to understand customer's priorities and ensures that campaigns are aligned with those priorities. Develops customized campaigns.

Responsibilities

• Services and grows relationships in existing client base.

• Develops new business and client generation through cold calls.

• Identifies client needs and develops persuasive proposals to meet needs and opportunities.

• Develops and maintains sales pipeline report; develops and maintains a territory/industry plan.

• Prices advertisements, prepares proposals, and collaborates with Production and Traffic to deliver a comprehensive/turn-key solution to clients.

• Follows all station procedures for preparing orders, resolving billing issues, submitting regular reports regarding sales, pipeline lists, forecasts and competitive analysis.

• Achieves revenue targets by increasing revenue spend per account; meets/exceeds established sales targets.

• Negotiates rates based on iHeartMedia’s budgets; collects payments and controls receivables.

• Works collaboratively with internal partners to drive revenue.

• Maintains client communication; ensures customer requirements are clearly communicated throughout the organization to ensure expectations are met.

• Assists Sales Manager in setting appointments and preparing for sales calls by doing customer research and providing the Sales Manager with key competitive and customer needs analysis.

• May assist with customer training and attend trade shows/special events.

Qualifications

• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms

• Strong client service relationship-building skills

• Adept at prospecting and understanding of the consumer sales cycle: prospecting, buying behaviors, negotiations, overcoming objections and closing

• Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment

• Negotiation and closing proficiency

• Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent grammar

• Independent, self-motivated, competitive, assertive

• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

• Attention to details; high work standards

• Understanding of market dynamics including demographics

• Stress tolerance especially with tight deadlines and financial pressures

• Flexibility and creativity

• Strong interpersonal skills

Work Experience

• 3+ years’ experience in inside Media/Advertising Sales with proven success

Education

• 4-year college degree, preferably in a related field

Location

Chicago, IL: 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2800, 60601

Position Type

Regular

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies specializing in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, live events, and on-demand entertainment and information services across the nation and providing premier opportunities for advertisers.

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