This new business sales position is an individual contributor “hunter” role that primarily focuses on selling new individual memberships to senior corporate executives. You will be responsible for new membership sales in one of our U.S. sales territories. This role requires experience in successfully selling intangible research and/or business services to senior Fortune 1000 business executives within HR, Finance, Marketing, and Legal departments. You will also be collaborating across many other functions/teams, including development, marketing, finance, research, councils, conferences centers. You will be responsible for attaining your annual sales quota (approximately $500,000).
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Executive Director, U.S. Member Development
PRINCIPLE DIRECT ACTIVITIES
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Creates and executes the strategy for selling memberships to prospects within the territory to achieve sales goals.
Directly responsible, as an individual seller, for approximately $500,000 of sales in one territory among $1B+ companies and Mid-Market firms, including creating leads, conducting telephone meetings with senior executives, and facilitating all aspects of the deal to close. Positions appropriate products in conjunction with new memberships, such as councils.
Conducts sales meetings with prospective The Conference Board members using our Sandler sales process.
Prepares and presents professional proposals that support The Conference Board's unique value proposition to prospects.
Participates in select trade shows and conferences in order to identify and develop new prospective members.
Leverages referrals to identify and develop new prospects.
Regularly participates in pipeline reviews and sales strategy discussions with the direct manager. Submits sales forecasts to the director as required.
Builds and presents business cases to the direct manager for approval in special circumstances involving non-standard discounts or offerings.
Works closely with our Member Development and Council team to successfully onboard new members.
Executes focused sales campaigns to increase appointments and advance sales opportunities.
Works collaboratively with various groups across The Conference Board (i.e., marketing, councils, conferences) in order to represent the needs of prospective members and increase The Conference Board-wide revenue.
Where necessary, negotiates the membership agreement in collaboration with The Conference Board's legal department.
Keeps current on The Conference Board's key products and services, to include our research and future research agendas, in order to have substantive conversations with executives about their business needs.
Fully leverages Social Media to build and broaden relationships and enhance the personal brand, as well as The Conference Board's brand.
Other duties as assigned.