Sales Development Representative (Hybrid Office Schedule)

Chicago, Illinois, USA Sales Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

Sales Development Representatives are an integral part of a growing sales team in a dynamic, rapidly expanding organization. As a member of our larger sales organization, you will be sourcing and qualifying leads for new clients for our award-winning PR and Communications software.

You will help us by:

  • Scheduling quality demos for sales team by identifying, researching and contacting potential customers and ensure those demos occur
  • Hitting or exceeding a monthly quota, and acting as the first point of contact for potential clients while executing marketing and sales tactics
  • Making 60+ outbound cold calls and customized emails per day using sales enablement tools
  • Prospecting quality contacts and accounts that are a best fit for using the Cision platform, while partnering with sales reps to ensure that opportunities are moving forward
  • Collecting market data before and during customer outreach to understand prospective customer needs and effectively communicate those needs to the sales team

You will be a good fit if you have:

  • An interest in moving to a consultative Sales position within a software company
  • Innate hunger, self-motivation and work ethic
  • Be confident running high-volume pipelines in dynamic, quick-moving and rapidly changing environments
  • Positivity and desire to uplift and share knowledge with those around you

You'll be a great fit if you also have

  • Experience making outbound calls (past experience in a Sales Development or Business Development role)
  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree required
  • Lead generation experience in a SaaS company,, Salesforce and other sales enablement tool experience
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As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit and follow @Cision on Twitter.
Cision is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves and perform at their best. We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledgeand named a “Top Diversity Employer” for 2021 by
Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.
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