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Strategic Account Executive (Communications & Media)

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Dataminr London , OH 43140

Posted 4 months ago

Who we are:

We are Dataminr, the world's real-time information discovery company that turns information chaos into opportunity using groundbreaking AI and machine learning technology. Our ability to find and deliver information faster than any traditional source has completely revolutionized how critical, relevant and actionable information reaches the news, finance, public sector, corporate security and communications industries.

Headquartered in New York City with over 400 employees, Dataminr has raised over $570 million from leading venture and growth technology investors. Along the way, we've been referred to as the "super tool of journalists and hedge funds" while also receiving numerous awards and accolades from our clients, including being named to CNBC's Disruptor 50 list in 2014 and 2016, and the Forbes Cloud 100 in 2017 and 2018.

Working at Dataminr means you'll be a part of a challenging and dynamic environment where everyone feels that they have the freedom to be innovative, impactful and influential. Our culture promotes team interaction, work-life balance and the sharing of information and ideas because it empowers us to do our best work and have fun.

Who you are:

You're a highly motivated solution sales professional with experience owning and managing all aspects of the sales cycle. You're passionate about contributing to the achievement of business results by exceeding quotas and establishing strong customer relationships. You're a master prospector, a thoughtful negotiator, a product subject matter expert, and a closing champion.

You're methodical when it comes to building and managing your pipeline. You're disciplined with your time and resources. You understand the value of listening to your clients to discover their technical, business and timeline drivers. You're competitive, goal-oriented and driven.

As an Strategic Account Executive at Dataminr, you're ready to harness your sales experience and jump into a high-growth tech startup to help us build out a new sales territory. You'll leverage your deep understanding of the Communications & Media industry and align all lines of Dataminr's business to your client's needs, selling deep and wide wherever possible, both vertically and horizontally to ensure all lines of business are connected across relevant company or divisional contacts. You'll build out a brand new portfolio of business in this virtually untapped region, and help shape this brand new vertical for Dataminr.


  • Develop and manage a robust pipeline of sales opportunities within the Communications & Media sector with an emphasis on solution mix and cross selling

  • Plan and implement sales strategy for Dataminr's Communications & Media sector in EMEA by leveraging market knowledge and developing product positioning and value propositions

  • Engage with customers at the executive level to go wider and deeper into existing accounts and target new customer acquisition

  • Provide business development and thought leadership to grow the Communications & Media sector through opportunity identification, identifying adjacencies, driving new capabilities and incremental business success

  • Achieve sales KPIs and target within required time frames

  • Develop strategic sales plans to optimize the mutual value of the relationship between the customer and Dataminr

  • Develop deep insights regarding customer use cases, internal decision making nuances, budget cycles and other key information necessary to close the sale and shape the success of this new vertical

  • Strategically navigate and influence stakeholders in the buying process including users, influencers and budget decision makers

  • Identify ways to integrate Dataminr into our customers' workflows and recommending best practices

  • Maintain constant awareness of markets and competitive activity, making appropriate strategic and tactical sales recommendations to always stay one step ahead

  • Ensure a regular and productive feedback loop to provide customer insights in order to enable the continuous improvement of Dataminr solutions

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field; MBA a plus

  • 7+ years of experience selling enterprise technology solutions in a fast-paced, competitive market, preferably within an early stage company entering the growth phase

  • Depth and breadth of experience in the Communications & Media sector with an emphasis on media, news and entertainment, and telecommunications, including a strong personal network

  • Knowledge of the open source and social media analysis efforts of corporate clients, preferably in the Communications & Media sector

  • Track record of quota overachievement and ability to deliver consistently against targets

  • Experience selling into global strategic accounts, including C-suite

  • Deep understanding of sales process and business drivers for enterprise clients

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team

  • Superior communication and presentation skills

  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM a plus

  • Additional language such as German, French, Spanish or other European language strongly preferred

  • Open to travel as required

Our offering of competitive benefits and perks include:

  • Company paid benefits for employees and their dependents, such as medical, dental, vision, disability and life

  • Generous leave

  • Professional development fund

  • Daily catered lunch and snack area with refrigerated beverages

  • Bi-monthly company outings

  • Dataminr Yoga

  • Discounted Gym Membership

Dataminr will collect and process your personal data. All personal data will be processed in accordance with Dataminir's data privacy notice available here: and applicable data protection laws. By providing your details and applying via our careers website, you acknowledge that you have read our data privacy notice. If you have any queries, please contact the People Team at or our Legal department at


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