Associate Account Director - FMCG & Retail

London, UK Sales Contract
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We are looking for a Associate Account Director to drive the revenue from the FMCG & Retail sector which holds a growing portfolio of Media Intelligence products and services. To effectively manage your territory in conjunction with pre-set revenue and performance related targets.
Managing and growing existing customers within FMCG & Retail sector which is worth in excess of £6M.
Pre-set revenue and performance targets would include revenue retention rates and upsell opportunities within a defined portfolio of customers.

What are we looking for?

  • To reach or exceed annual team targets across Media Analysis, Media Monitoring, Media Database and Social Media within FMCG & Retail accounts.
  • Compile and implement a sales plan for the territory.
  • Create and maintain a highly focussed culture with an emphasis on proactive contact.
  • Compile supplementary sales plans and projects as appropriate across the year.
  • To drive revenue from existing FMCG & Retail clients, across all Cision portfolio of PR products and services.
  • To manage the effective renewal process for subscriptions that directly impact you, identifying and maximising up-sell and cross-sell opportunities as appropriate.
  • Predict future downturns in revenue and ensure plans in place to make up short fall.
  • Formulate and implement account management strategies that provide an appropriate level of focus on clients relative to requirements, budget, and future revenue potential.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Track record of exceeding targets
  • Process driven in your approach to achieving predetermined KPIs
  • Experience of pipeline management within Salesforce platform
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels within the organisation
  • Ability to build and foster relationships with key stakeholders within the organisation
  • Problem solver
  • Customer Focus
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Results Focus 

What you will get

  • Career progression opportunities
  • Dental and healthcare plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cision Extras – retail discounts
  • Learning Portal

If this sounds like you and you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you!


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