Firstlight Media is a global team of passionate engineers and video industry professionals committed to delivering best-in-class solutions for digital streaming video service providers. If you aspire to be part of a high-performing, learning-oriented, and team-based culture, you have landed on the right company!
We are looking for a customer-oriented sales leader focused on driving sales and business development efforts across EMEA. The EMEA Sales and Business Development Lead will utilize her/his seasoned skills in sales, strategy, technology, customer service, project management, and partnership development to grow our business across the region.
ABOUT THE ROLE
- Outbound sales efforts focused on expanding our pipeline for both short and long term success
- Qualifying and responding to inbound opportunities
- Establish and grow customer and partner relationships to deliver long-term value
- Mine market intel and partnerships to ?fill the funnel? and close deals to exceed team goals
Success in this role requires:
- Delivering against sales goals and financial targets
- Building impactful cloud, SI and local vendor relationships and partnerships that help build the sales funnel and offer us a competitive advantage in delivering partner solutions.
- Managing and owning the sales process from prospecting through contract execution
- Consistently delivering strategic framing and storytelling capabilities
- Customizing sales strategies to meet target partner needs
- Collaborating with Solutions Engineers, Tech, Product, Business Development, and Delivery teams to develop robust proposals, facilitate technical deep dives, and bring deals to close
- Project management skills, with ability to lead customer engagements, manage internal resources, and activate teams across the company
- Proactive communication and ability to manage internal resources efficiently and effectively
- Establishing oneself as a thought leader and strategic partner
- Creative approaches, especially in a Covid-19 environment, to developing relationships with target partners
- 8+ years of outside sales for video delivery and / or media and entertainment cloud vendors
- Expert knowledge of the field with advanced leadership skills
- Led / oversaw sales organization with targets exceeding $20M annually
- Experience in technology; cloud experience is a plus
- Established relationships with decision makers and key influencers at tier one customers across the region
- Self-starter, ability to work with ambiguity, and comfort working cross-functionally
- Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously while prioritizing time and resources based on business impact
- High emotional intelligence and low ego
- Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and presentation communication skills
- Bachelor's degree in related field; advanced degree a plus
- Ability to travel 25%+ of time (post Covid-19 restrictions)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CONSENT
I understand that this application is not an offer of employment and that by accepting my application, (the ?Company?) does not guarantee that I will be offered a job. I also understand that if I am offered a job, the Company has the right to make changes to the terms and conditions of my employment, with or without notice, as the Company deems necessary and appropriate. I understand that any future employment is not for a guaranteed period of time and that continued employment is based on the consent of the Company and me and that both the Company and I have the freedom to terminate the employment relationship in accordance with the terms set forth in any offer of employment and applicable law.
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