Account Executive - Major Accounts

  • Agility PR Solutions
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Feb 05, 2018
Full time Executive Management / Project Management Sales

Job Description

Agility PR Solutions provides powerful, yet easy to use media database, monitoring, and analytics solutions for tomorrow’s communicators. Since 2003, clients have trusted our tools and services to help them identify and connect with influencers, capture coverage, and measure impact of everything they do. Our team of media experts make it easy to monitor and measure traditional, broadcast, social and online coverage.

Our Ottawa office is located in the center of Westboro Village, which features an impressive array of nearly 200 shops, restaurants and services. The LEED Silver certified building hosts a Farm Boy, Bridgehead and a child day care service all on the main floor, as well as underground parking. It is easily accessible by public transportation and has onsite showers as well as a secure bike lock-up.

 

Major Purpose


Reporting to the Director of Sales, the Account Executive - Major Accounts is responsible for developing and closing B2B SaaS opportunities, for major accounts.  

This rewarding opportunity is for a career focused hunter who is eager to create and win opportunities. The ideal candidate is hungry for success, and wants to exceed quota, in a collaborative team environment

You understand sales and how to drive opportunities through a pipeline.  Your colleagues describe you as someone who is a go-getter, high energy, and someone who knows how to get things done. The ability to develop strong client relationships, through a sales cycle that can last a few months, is critical. Ideally, you are a current-events type of person when it comes to news, technology, and social media as well.

We offer an excellent working environment with the opportunity to be part of an agile company that is rapidly moving up in the industry.  Our reputation in the industry is exceptional so we’re looking for an exceptional Account Executive - Major Accounts to add to the team.

Requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • Find and develops new sales opportunities.Work on prospects primarily provided through the lead generation team.
  • Meet and exceed monthly and annual sales goals and quotas.
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of Agility products and services.
  • Collaborate with other sales team members, sharing best practices.
  • Record sales efforts and information in a CRM.
  • Manage and close sales opportunities through accurate forecasting, account and opportunity planning, and pipeline management.  

Required Skills

  • Minimum 5 years in B2B sales; face-to-face meetings experience required.
  • The ideal candidate must have prior industry experience, and a strong software sales background.
  • The capability of selling direct to customers, while bringing together various partners to create the ideal customized solution for each prospect, is required.
  • Proven ability to manage complex sales cycle, with a track record of successful quota attainment.
  • Excellent English language communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to discern customer needs, present products /services appropriately and overcome objections in a professional and persuasive manner.
  • Ability to “hunt” and “farm” accounts – find new clients, and upsell existing ones as required.
  • Consistent record of meeting/exceeding goals and quotas.
  • Knowledge, adoption, and use of key communications trends such as social networking sites.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal on-site supervision.
  • Solid team-player and a willingness to learn.
  • Post Secondary Diploma or Degree an asset
  • Knowledge of the North American media industry an asset
  • PR or Communications industry background an asset