Regional Vice President Chicago
- Full Time
• Forecasting, budgets, employee recruitment and retention. • Build strategic agency and station-side relationships. • Supervise the day to day sales activities of Sales Managers and Account Executives to achieve overall sales goals for the territory, including employee recruitment and retention.• Create and maintain strategic agency and station relationships to build better business outcomes; overcoming issues, staying informed and providing guidance to both sides of these client relationships. Use and share these relationships for the overall benefit of the company. • Use internal and external systems to provide reporting, analysis and oversee projections for all business in the territory to GSMs, DOSs and Corporate clients.• Build strategy for growing new business in the territory and take opportunity to test new strategies or ideas to be replicated company wide.
Additional Responsibilities (but not limited to)• Set expectations for station revenue and share goals by AE/account• Direct and monitor the performance of account executives in the achievement of revenue and share goals• Coach account executives• Evaluate and grade AEs on MBOs• Focus efforts and track results in the selling of sports specials and multiplatform opportunitiesAdministration/Operations• Responsible for hiring, results, performance and evaluation • Recruit for all levels• Proactively solve issues both internally and externallyStation Relations• Set and monitor team agency and station assignments based on billing, workload, abilities and relationships• Manage and direct AEs• Assists GSMs in station forecastingTeam Manager Responsibilities (Direct station management responsibilities)• Update stations on all current pending and new business • Coach and teach AEs on specific station priorities• Achieve established share goals• Update AEs with all sales opportunities using Research Tools/Station Specialist dutiesAgency/Advertisers Relations• Build and maintain relationships with key contacts• Maximize relationships – entertain and travel• Identify and Execute strategy for Business Development in the Territory – Local to National, Group Sales, Unwired Opportunities • Manage and minimize agency discrepancies and credits Qualifications:• Must have a track record of building sales teams and coaching sellers to meet and exceed revenue targets, continual business development, profitable sales, relationship building and customer retention.• Must have a track record of building sales teams and coaching sellers to meet and exceed revenue targets, continual business development, profitable sales, relationship building and customer retention. • Four-year college degree required. • At least 10 years in sales management at a major representative firm, national cable firm, or local broadcast station group.• Must have a strong understanding of the Regional market with a verifiable network of agency and brand relationships.• Must approach sales in a strategic/ solution sales manner with above average organizational skills• Digital video sales experience• Broadcast system experience (Media Line, Strata, Wide Orbit/OSI)
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