Account Director, Central Region (Based in Chicago)



The Account Director, Central Region Sales (based in Chicago) will be responsible for identifying, sourcing, pitching, defining, negotiating, closing and managing enterprise-level partnerships with ad agencies and direct advertisers. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategize and generate revenue from direct brands and agencies through sales calls and sales presentations introducing and positioning OpenSlate’s data targeting solutions into high-value brand advertiser accounts.
  • Persuasively communicate OpenSlate’s data targeting offerings and unique value proposition to advertisers and agencies via email, phone, social channels, through in-person meetings/presentations and through formal campaign proposals in a way that meets advertiser and agency business needs and marketing objectives.
  • Creatively solve client business challenges via OpenSlate data-driven solutions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships at all personnel levels within an account, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the account’s organization, needs and revenue potential.
  • Identify and work with management to increase enterprise sales partnerships against the territory and account list.
  • Execute against enterprise partnership activation plans to maximize OpenSlate data targeting usage across all buying groups.
  • Meet or exceed quarterly sales quotas against the territory and account list.
  • Work with cross-functional teams internally to ensure success and growth of partnerships.
  • Accurately record sales activity and deals into the forecasting pipeline.
  • Attend local market industry events and represent OpenSlate with the highest level of integrity.
  • Become a passionate expert on the OpenSlate platform and the YouTube ecosystem.

About you:

  • 4+ years in territory ownership and quota-carrying sales role in the digital media, programmatic and/or data space.
  • Strong relationships with direct clients and agencies from planner to C-level, in the Central/Midwest region.
  • Strong communication skills, strong attention to detail, strong multi-tasking skills
  • Experienced in selling data-driven and/or programmatic products to both media and trading desk customers.
  • Knowledge of YouTube and Google AdWords is a plus.
  • An established Digital Sales Executive, savvy in the video, data and/or programmatic landscape.
  • Someone who thrives in a fast-paced, growth-stage environment, with excellent accountability.
  • Considered a thought leader and influencer in your industry circles.  Your sales colleagues come to you for advice, your media connection come to you for honesty. Always striving for expert status, you are eager to become an expert on OpenSlate, evangelizing its value to your clients.
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