Account Executive - Mid-Market IT Sector (Boston/NYC Based)

Title: Account Executive - Core Accounts (Mid-Market IT Sector)
Location: Boston/NYC 

451 Research, an independent IT analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation, is seeking an Account Executive. This position will involve prospecting and closing new clients as well as some retention of existing clients. 

The position could be based in New York or Boston offices and offers a competitive total compensation package and room for growth within the organization.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree with an excellent academic track record, strong communication and relationship management skills and three or more years of experience interacting with clients. Knowledge of the technology industry or syndicated research is a preferred, but not an absolute requirement. 

Prior experience in Technology Sales, Market Research, and Technology Research/Solutions is a plus.

  • Generate new sales opportunities through systematic prospecting, outbound calls and trial management.
  • Drives sales by focusing on serving, retaining, and growing our core clients and by developing the strategic selling skills of the team.
  • Question and uncover prospects' unique business needs in order to manage the trial process, tailoring information that 451 Research provides to those needs.
  • Clearly and effectively work with the Senior Director, Core Accounts to demonstrate 451's value proposition through in-person and over the phone presentations.
  • Consistently achieve monthly sales targets and quarterly goals.
  • Liaise with client services to ensure clients gain maximum value from research relationships and develop global account strategies.
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree.
  • 2+ years of business development and account management experience preferred, 1-2 years in client-facing roles.
  • Direct sales experience preferred.
  • Understanding of basic research sales.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal (phone experience a must).
  • Experience with all MS office applications, a CRM software, and a proven ability to be resourceful leveraging technology and web platforms for enhanced due diligence.
  • An interest in a long-term role and growth opportunities.
We are a growing company, and we like to hire people who can grow with us. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a growing organization at the pulse of what matters most; driving revenue.

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