Account Manager, Paris
The Account Manager is responsible for growing and retaining the existing contract revenue (in existing buying centers) within their set of customers. You will initiate sales activity with new buying centers either independently, or working with Sales Specialists. An ability to develop strong business relationships in a phone-based and in person-based environment is crucial to the success of this role.
You will mainly work to develop opportunities and display a strong level of business understanding within the French territory and retain existing customers within those markets. You will report to the Regional Sales Director.
DEVELOP NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES: A large part of this role is to identify new business development across all products: close relationships, competitive analysis, cold calling, industry knowledge and generate new streams of Dow Jones revenue through sales of products and services which address customers’ business needs by completing market analysis and executing a plan to grow your territory by understanding the complete suite of Dow Jones products and successfully take to market.
RETENTION: Retain Dow Jones contract revenue in the assigned set of customers and ensure the Dow Jones products and services address customers' business needs
RELATIONSHIPS: Maintain good levels of customer satisfaction through regular communication with all customers, and build solid working relationships with each customer
RENEWALS: Develop and execute a plan to manage all account renewals, initiating communication with the client at the right time and fulfilling contractual obligations for providing account information to the client
ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT: Responsible for all areas of account management, including the development of good account understanding, understanding clients' businesses and resolving issues in a timely manner; understand competitor solutions the client is using and the client's current and developing needs
ROLLOUT AND ADOPTION: Ensure appropriate levels of customer training and awareness are provided through your own means and partnering with the Account Development Team.
TEAMWORK: Work on retention initiatives for selected customers with the extended sales team available
PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE: Clearly express the value proposition and benefits of the Dow Jones products and solutions, and use this knowledge to help increase the value and adoption of our solutions by the client
FORECASTING: Manage Sales Forecast and Pipeline to ensure clear reporting of forthcoming renewals, additional sales opportunities, plus the associated revenue and timescales
MANAGING ACCOUNT INFORMATION: Maintain accurate and appropriate client records within the global CRM system
Skills & Experience:
Proficiency in English and French (Other languages will be considered)
Atleast 4 yrs of proven experience in managing complex customer and commercial relationships.
Strong time management skills, with an ability to develop and implement effective systems for managing administrative tasks and tracking progress against appropriate activity goals
Strong results orientation, with the commitment and drive to achieve a new business goal in a demanding and competitive business environment
Ability to prioritize tasks and customers, to ensure time is maximized for revenue-retaining activities and the most important customers receive an excellent level of account management
Excellent communication skills (listening, questioning, written and verbal) to ensure the Dow Jones value position is clearly articulated to prospects, a persuasive and professional business case is presented always
Exceptional interpersonal skills in face-to-face meetings to ensure smooth progression of opportunities through the sales cycle. This is a key requirement since larger deals are likely to involve multiple stakeholders (individuals and departments) from all levels of the business
Good level of business awareness to help build credibility with the client, spot potential opportunities, and express the benefits of Dow Jones in the appropriate business context
Good negotiation and closing skills to manage renewals from the AM’s set of customers
Wiliness to learn and develop professionally within corporate sales.
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Business Area: PIB - SALES
Job Category: Sales
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Req ID: 37886