senior sales director resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Driving revenue and exceeding sales goals year after year. Respected industry leader in the advertising profession with digital and television experience. Selling full suite of opportunities; from integrated sponsorships and product placement to mobile and video. Whether tasked to grow an existing territory or build a brand new one, my love of providing excellent customer service stands out.
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
10/2016 to Present Senior Sales Director Edcast | New York, NY,
  • Second seller hired for this financial startup.
  • Responsible for bringing on new business via content marketing, display and research services for clients on the West Coast and Midwest regions.
  • Notable clients include: BlackRock iShares, Nuveen and Schwab.
01/2016 to 10/2016 Senior Sales Director Edcast | Chicago, IL,
  • First hire on the West Coast selling solutions for this interactive media platform of over 300 independent financial and business websites.
  • Programs include display media, custom content integration, audience data targeting, video, mobile/tablet and programmatic.
  • Increased client base from 3 to 45+ clients.
  • Strong direct client and agency relationships.
  • Notable clients include: BlackRock/iShares, American Funds, Wells Fargo and others.
01/2016 to 01/2016 Senior Director Dell | Round Hill, VA,
  • Opened West Coast office.
  • Established Seeking Alpha as a leader in digital financial publishing, social and mobile media amongst the advertising community.
  • Created our first sales deck, handled pricing strategy and put processes in place.
  • Over the five years of tenure, grew the territory to over $3 million.
  • Top producing seller for all five years! Consistently delivered 50% growth.
  • Nearly every major financial company came on board including: Schwab, BlackRock, City National Bank, Union Bank, Direxion, Franklin Templeton and others.
12/2016 to 12/2016 Senior Sales Director Edcast | Mountain View, CA,
  • Introduced maniaTV! to the western region automotive, entertainment and video game clients with great success.
  • Top producing seller in 2007 bringing in Toyota, Mazda, Universal, Paramount to name a few.
08/2016 to 11/2016 Sales Director Tata Consultancy Services | Hudson, OH,
  • Hired to open the Los Angeles region.
  • Responsible for securing new business by working with internal sponsorship and research teams to develop customized proposals and presentations for perspective clients.
01/1 to 08/2016 Sales Director Heritage Of Sandy Plains | Roswell, GA,
  • Responsible for prospecting, developing, closing and maintaining strategic advertising/sponsorship accounts, specializing in the automotive category.
  • Close new business from clients and ad agencies as well as increases share of budget for existing clients on Dow Jones Online properties (Wall Street Journal, Barron's and MarketWatch).
  • Track client performance against revenue goals and changing business strategies while continually evaluating and analyzing data in order to problem solve, trouble shoot and help sales grow business.
  • Assure client satisfaction by pro-active response to client questions and concerns.
  • Personally responsible for bringing in the following accounts: Hilton, Lincoln/Mercury, Corvette, Kia, Hyundai, Mazda, Jeep, Saab and Qantas Airlines to name a few.
01/1 to 01/1 Account Executive Essilor Intl. | Dallas, TX,
  • Developed and executed strategies and tactics for various clients' marketing objectives.
  • Cultivated client relationships on a daily basis and managed tight deadlines.
  • Worked closely with different departments in all aspects of the account management process.
  • Responsible for monthly billing reports.
  • Knowledge of direct mail, print and broadcast production, as well as media.
01/1 to 01/1 Sales Planner Discovery Inc. | San Francisco, CA,
  • Developed media proposals for Account Executive; researched and created sales presentations.
  • Ensured timely delivery of quarterly pre/post analysis reports.
  • Maintained weekly status of all accounts, billing information and other reports for Account Executive.
  • Managed activities and productivity of sales assistant; interfaced with all external and internal customers and departments on an ongoing basis.
  • Provided excellent customer service.
01/1 to 01/1 Sales Planner/Account Service Executive Gannett Co. Inc. | Waynesboro, PA,
  • Prepared sales proposals and presentations.
  • Managed day-to-day client activity, including stewardship, scheduling, research and marketing.
  • Followed up on cold calls, presented with salespeople, negotiated on an as-needed basis, and researched competitive information.
01/1 to 01/1 Advertising Sales Assistant MTV Networks | City, STATE,
  • Processed sales orders, checked inventory, provided clients with weekly delivery reports.
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Mass Communications Advertising / Marketing Iona College Emerson College, New Rochelle Boston, NY MA GPA:
Mass Communications Advertising / Marketing
Professional Affiliations
MEMBER: Financial Community Society (FCS) West - Board Member The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools - Executive Board Member
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