Outbrain is seeking a motivated Sales Executive ready to make a difference in digital marketing. Entrepreneurially-spirited, this salesperson will be responsible for driving direct revenue by leveraging the industry’s leading content recommendations solutions for publishers in the western U.S. Our team is made up of individuals who are resourceful, bright, and proactive, and who work well both independently and as part of a fast-growing team.
For this position we are committed to finding a consultative dealmaker with the ability to manage existing accounts, source new clients and build a revenue pipeline, turning prospects into partners.
Your first year should look like this:
-In your first month, you should find your bearings, do a deep dive into the Outbrain product, and start to build key internal and external relationships
-After three months, you will be an expert in content marketing and you’ll have mastered our positioning within the digital landscape. You’ll be able to confidently and effectively deliver our pitch, will have already completed a number of in person client meetings and you’ll have a ton of new in person meetings scheduled.
-After six months, you will have successfully closed an abundance of new publisher business and will have significantly grown a number of key existing accounts
-When you finish up your first year, you’ll be an essential part of the West Coast sales team, having substantially increased Outbrain’s market penetration with the key publishers within the region.
What you’ll need to be successful:
-You’re not a fan of display ads, and are passionate about educating publishers on a more effective way to engage with their target audience online with content marketing
-You read up on digital marketing in your downtime, and know the landscape like the back of your hand (or something you know really, really well)
-You understand how to think consultatively, and can sell our multiple solutions without confusing the overall product messaging
-You are not satisfied unless you are actively hunting and closing new business
-Account managers are your best friends- you thrive off collaboration
-You’re flexible, and don’t mind hopping on a plane for a last minute meeting or conference
-Excel doesn’t make you sweat- analyzing campaign analytics and metrics will come naturally
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