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Account Executive – Furniture
We are looking for an individual with a history of sales success and extensive knowledge of the furniture industry. Specifically, individuals who understand the effectiveness of the sales process from prospecting, relationship building, and closing all over the phone and using tools such as GoToMeeting. This role will leverage your skills at outbound marketing (cold calls, email, and social media) to engage marketing decision makers at furniture companies. Your goal is achieving sales quotas though high activity, sales and industry expertise and strong negotiation skills.
This could be the job for you if you’d like to:
Develop a sales-focused team for the furniture division within a high growth technology company
Be recognized for your contributions
Continue your career in technology-focused inside sales
Build an “A player” reputation for work ethic
Get paid for your performance
To leverage a solid foundation and knowledge of furniture industries and how technology can help convert sales opportunities.
A typical day may include:
Prospecting leads to secure demos
Closing deals and networking with referrals
Celebrating individual and team results
Sales training and collaborating with teammates on creative approaches to improve results
Developing new business via telephone and digital communication such as email and social media
Following up on leads and conduct research to identify potential prospects
Utilizing Salesforce.com and Salesvue Prospecting technology
Occasional travel for trade shows and in-person demo’s
The Ideal Candidate
Someone who is looking to prove they have what it takes to be successful in technology-focused sales roles for the furniture industry. Ideal candidates will be highly competitive, confident, resilient, and focused on getting better every day while producing results. Individuals must be knowledgeable around digital marketing and be self-driven to perform while demonstrating value of the technology.
Magnetism: Are you a passionate communicator and do people listen when you speak? This job is all about getting people to listen to you.
Savvy: Are you quick on your feet? Do people consider you to be a problem solver? Overcoming objections in the moment requires the ability to think and act quickly, but with style!
Competitive Greatness: Do you have to win and do everything you can within your values? This role is highly competitive.
Grit: Are you able to pick yourself back up and keep going after it? If not, sales isn’t the job for you. Those easily defeated need not apply.
The ‘Other Stuff’
Bachelor’s degree in business, sales/marketing or equivalent experience
Thorough understanding of the furniture industry, including retail store sales, relationships between stores and manufacturers, industry and marketing trends, ability to present well at trade shows and network with other professionals.
2 – 5 years of experience – prefer inside sales experience
Experience selling technology with at least a $6k yearly contract is a plus
Motivated, positive attitude and relentless pursuit of innovation and achievement
Self-starting, curious, and hungry to learn
You will be measured on these Key Performance Indicators:
# of phone calls: Simply measures the amount of outgoing calls.
# of demos set: The number of demos scheduled during the calendar month.
# of demos completed: Total number of demos kept & completed.
# of sales and revenue closed: Number of leads generated closed during the month.