Sales Director - Strategic Accounts (Boston/NYC/SF Based)


Title: Sales Director, Strategic Accounts
Location: Boston/NYC/SF           

451 Research, an independent IT analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation, is seeking a Sales Director, Business Development/Strategic Accounts. This position will involve prospecting and closing new clients as well as some retention of existing clients. The position is based in our New York or Boston or San Francisco 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 seven or more years of sales experience with external clients. Knowledge of the technology industry or syndicated research services is a plus, and prior experience servicing or supporting large/strategic/enterprise market/accounts is highly preferred.

This is an individual contributor role.

Responsibilities
  • Generate new sales opportunities through systematic prospecting, outbound calls and trial management.
  • Drives sales by focusing on serving, retaining, and growing our premier 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/SVP of Sales, Strategic 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.

Key Attributes
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree.
  • 7+ years of professional experience preferred.
  • Direct sales experience preferred.
  • Understanding of the technology and/or market research industry.
  • Proven experience managing large accounts, achieving revenue goals, and managing sales strategies.
  • 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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