Advertising Sales Manager

Company Name:
Construction Information Systems
Position Type:
CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS), the Northeast's leading online provider of project information for the construction industry, seeks an experienced sales leader to serve as its first Advertising Sales Manager. The Advertising Sales Manager will report directly to the President and is responsible for building and coaching the company's advertising sales team for CIS's new cutting-edge construction industry online resource. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who loves to sell, is a motivating leader, and has track record of increasing advertising profitability for a growing, dynamic organization.
Recruit, train, and coach a team of Advertising Specialists to generate advertising revenue for CIS's new online resource.
Drive performance and professional development of Advertising Specialists to help them meetand exceed the company's objectives and profitability goals.
Lead by example to promote with passion the company's customer-centric, forward-thinking culture.
Collaborate with CIS's President and other senior leadership to develop a comprehensive advertising sales strategy.
Supervise, assess, and provide appropriate feedback to the Advertising Specialists.
Monitor and communicate to appropriate parties current and projected market conditions, market pricing, and factors affecting competition. Make recommendations to the President as appropriate.
Develop and ensure prompt and accurate submission of sales and business reports.
Address customer concerns and provide sales support to Advertising Specialists as needed.
Think creatively to ensure that the Advertising Sales Team works cross-functionally with other CIS departments, integrating new ideas and implementing feedback.
Meet weekly with CIS's President.
Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
Sell advertising to CIS's largest and most influential potential clients. Help prospective and existing clients envision and develop effective advertisementsand improve their Web presence by writing copy, assisting with creation of advertising concepts, and recommending graphics.
Create a sales pipeline. Develop a personal sales strategy and plan to drive CIS's goals.
Research and identify key prospects and decisionmakers at each prospective client.
Create proposals, meet with prospective clients, and demonstrate the product.
Proactively maintain and grow client relationships. Check in regularly with existing clients, providing them with statistical information and recommending improvements to advertisements.
At least 4 years' sales experience, including at least 2 years' management and supervisory experience. Must have a track record of building an advertising sales team.
Demonstrated success in selling B2B digital advertising campaigns/services. A strong understanding of the marketplace and competitors.
Proven track record of meeting or exceeding significant sales goals.
Able to artfully sell and negotiate contracts.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Capable of connecting with and understanding clients' needs and concerns.
Willing to learn the needs and concerns of the construction industry and those who service it.
The territory to be covered includes the Philadelphia area, New Jersey, NYC and Long Island. Accordingly, the ideal candidate will be located in central New Jersey for accessible car travel. The candidate must be able for day travel extensively throughout the region. CIS is based in Kinnelon, New Jersey.
Must have his or her own vehicle and a valid driver's license.
Target first year compensation is $140,000+. No ceiling.
Company subsidized medical benefits; dental and vision benefits are also available.
401(k) with Company match.
Paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal time.
Disability insurance; life insurance also available.

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