Senior Manager, Ad Sales Marketing
Position Summary:The Senior Manager, Ad Sales Marketing is responsible for the development and implementation of custom ad sales marketing solutions and promotion plans, with a high-emphasis on sports, designed to create effective marketing solutions for new and existing customers. The individual will be a key liaison for ad sales across programming, with specific focus on partnering and collaboration with account managers, promotions, and program directors. This individual MUST have an in-depth understanding of sports and have a strong working knowledge of sports programming, seasons and leagues. Strong writing skills is a must have. Duties and Responsibilities: Ability to create and pitch new program-generated ideas to drive in incremental businessIdentify new sales prospects and create ideas to generate awareness of SiriusXM and the related radio programming, especially for sports programmingSupport sales on a deal/advertiser/RFP basis:Project-manage assigned client specific requests for proposals, sales concepts and presentationsReview of Marketing Requests and Consultation with Account Managers:Have a good understanding of available assets, including on-air elements, online, mobile, custom content development and custom commercial production (live reads and pre-produced spots) and how they can be best leveraged for client solutions. Meet with Account Managers to review client needs and recommendations for custom solutionDevelop appropriate concepts, presentations, media plans and proposals to support client specific opportunities ranging from on-air media schedules to multi-element sponsorships and custom marketing solutionsSupport sales efforts at client and agency level:Must understand process, objectives and priorities of top national marketers as well as the role of planning and buying agencies in the sales and marketing processSupport successful implementation of marketing solutions:Project Manage the implementation processInterface with sales team members before and during the implementation process to ensure campaign and deal details are clarified and fully vetted.Project-manage deliverables, timelines, implementation checklists and ongoing statusInterface with clients and coordinate with internal departments (Production, Promotions, Operations, Web Development, Programming, and Legal) during execution of advertising programs as appropriateBe a strong liaison between traffic, programming and sales departmentEncourage communication from programming to alert sales of new opportunitiesStrong knowledge of both the Sports and Talk/entertainment platforms. Foster strong relationships with programming directors for each channelDevelop 1-sheets for all upcoming sales opportunities across sports programming – with advance lead time for selling purposesPartner with sales team to present custom opportunities to ad sales clients – answer all follow-up points and questionsMust understand and work within the process set-up by SiriusXM ad salesStrong communicator Minimum Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree preferred; or equivalent experience•Minimum 6-8 years work experience in advertising sales marketing department, promotions or integrated marketing ad sales solutions.•Experience with national brands, national media or advertising agency highly preferred•Experience with media/marketing promotions•Track record of involvement in development of marketing programs which drive ad sales revenue Requirements and General Skills:•Strong creative skills in the development of marketing programs and concepts•Ability to create high quality presentations (PowerPoint, Excel and Word) and related sales materials•Strong project management and planning skills•Strong client services skills•Ability to analyze issues and implement solutions•Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment•High level interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with variety of personality styles and individuals at all levels•Excellent written and oral communication skills•Willingness to take initiative and ability to follow through on projects•Self motivated; Ability to work independently and in a team setting•Ability to pay attention to details and be organized•Ability to project a professional image over the phone and in person•Commitment to “internal client” and customer service principles•Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment•Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects•Spelling, grammar, proofreading and editing skills. Copywriting skills a+•Strong organizational skills and attention to details•Creative writing ability•Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast paced environment•Must have legal right to work in the U.S. Technical Skills:• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). PowerPoint a MUST Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/V/D The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.