Manager, SMB Media Sales

Taboola – New York, NY

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Taboola is the world s leading content discovery platform, serving 360B recommendations to over 1B unique visitors each month on the web s most innovative publisher sites, including NBC, USA Today, The Weather Channel, Tribune and Fox Sports.

Taboola, the worlds largest content recommendation platform, is hiring a Manager, SMB Media Sales.

Role Description:

We are seeking a Manager, SMB Media Sales, who will mentor and drive day-to-day productivity of an inside sales team of media sellers, with varying levels of individual sales and industry experience, calling on our small- and medium-sized advertiser segments.

This individual will contribute to our continued growth by advocating the power of our platform to qualified brand, agency, publisher and direct response advertisers, and by coaching sales associates and sales executives in their efforts doing the same. A successful candidate will showcase a passion to learn, will put his or her people and customers first, and will conduct oneself with patience, resolve and a sense of professional urgency.

In this role, the Manager, SMB Media Sales will have every opportunity to grow as an aspiring sales leader, by coaching and motivating direct reports, perfecting an ability to identify/communicate value and dictate change in prospect and client behavior, and scaling a sales organization supporting the continued success of a leading player within a fast-paced industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive revenue growth by consistently developing, closing and scaling a pipeline of successful SMB and Middle-Market advertiser opportunities; across brand, agency, publisher and direct response
  • Develop relationships with prospective clients through phone, email, social media, in-person meetings/client entertainment and professional networking events
  • Act as an internal advocate for clients and return client/market-driven insights to Managers and Product, as needed, to make sure Taboola is providing effective solutions and a best-in-class level of service for its partners
  • Learn, evangelize, position, and sell successful advertising strategies, both creative and technical, across a range of industries and types of businesses
  • Mentor and help expedite onboarding for junior- and mid-level sellers, by way of weekly team and one-on-one meetings, regular sales training, and coaching toward professional development
  • Get involved in everyday pipeline development, by ensuring direct reports master the basic principles of Taboola, advertising/digital media, and full funnel pipeline management
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree (minimum) from either a college or university
  • 4+ years of experience in sales
  • 1-2 years of inside sales team management a must
  • 2+ years of experience in the digital advertising industry preferred, but not required
  • Passionate about advertising, media, technology and consumer trends
  • Strong business acumen, curiosity to uncover value, and an ability to present and communicate ideas/concepts effectively
  • Ability to exercise consistent emotional intelligence, professionalism and persistence
  • Comfortable working in a team environment, and across departments (e.g. Account Management, Finance, Legal)
  • Ability to navigate and communicate with both internal (Taboola) and external (client) teams
  • Prior experience with Salesforce (or another CRM system) and related productivity tools, as well as reporting
  • Taboola is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in all forms. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and believe such an environment is critical for success. Employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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