Account Executive Advertising & Online in Santa Monica, CA

TitleAccount Executive Advertising & Online
LocationSanta Monica, CA
DivisionAdvertising & Online
Date AddedFebruary 19, 2015
Open Positions1

Make the Sales team at Microsoft Advertising part of your career story!

Microsoft Advertising is the destination for experienced, collaborative, and passionate digital advertising sellers seeking a rewarding career and lifestyle. We offer a compelling portfolio of advertising products, innovative solutions and the opportunity to engage with some of the brightest minds in the digital industry.

The Account Executive is responsible for negotiating and selling online advertising solutions across multiple platforms such as MSN, Windows and Office Live, Windows Phone, Skype and Xbox Live to executive-level marketing professionals at Fortune 100 businesses and their respective agencies.

Our account teams focus on providing strategic services and marketing capabilities to customer's products, services and brands through custom targeting, best in class rich media and video, and other advanced online solutions. The Account Executive will define the Microsoft products to meet the clients' needs, and sell/close product packages to meet their business goals. This person will partner with product teams and subject matter experts to define new product offerings and work with senior management on sales strategy.

A minimum of seven years of successful direct sales and/or business development experience
Minimum of five years proven successful experience in advertising (online and offline) sales to large and medium businesses
BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university
Experience selling to national tier accounts
Strong skills in initiating executive-level contacts in accounts and their agencies, securing sales presentation opportunities, and demonstrated success in closing new business relationships within consumer packaged goods industry
Infectious passion about the benefits of technology and the internet
Ability to operate and make timely decisions in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment where internet advertising is often sold before product offerings are fully developed and features change rapidly
Clear and confident written and oral communication skills including ability to present well in front of a client are a must
Represent the division and company with integrity and trustworthiness, while persuasively selling the benefits of online advertising and overcoming any objections
Ability to travel up to 30% nationwide to attend client meetings, conferences, seminars, and industry events

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status..
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