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Sales Manager (Open )

  • New Orleans, LA
  • Full Time
  • Sales
  • Manager/Supervisor

Ranked as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the last six years, Search Influence is an online marketing company based in New Orleans, LA. We help businesses meet and engage with customers on the internet through search engine optimization, social media, and online advertising. We have been in business for 11 years and are the largest on the Gulf Coast. And we’re hiring a Sales Manager.

Search Influence is looking for an experienced Sales Manager to direct the activities of the sales team. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of achieving sales goals through a team, analyzing data, and training for sales executives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide support to a team of sales executives as they generate and nurture target prospects and close new deals
  • Monitor the entire sales process from inbound to fulfillment to identify areas of opportunity for individuals, the team, and the process
  • Provide feedback on the development and presentation of sales presentations and proposals
  • Set individual sales and activity targets with sales team, and monitor and coach to goals
  • Develop plans to acquire new clients, through direct sales techniques, cold calling, and business-to-business in-person, phone, and webinar meetings
  • Develop and implement new sales initiatives, strategies, and programs to capture key demographics
  • Facilitate new and updated processes, tools, communications, training, and methodologies to ensure sales team success
  • Maintains sales staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the sales team and manage the sales program by providing feedback, support, and coaching
  • Prepare and facilitate sales meetings

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications or equivalent experience in related field.
  • 6+ years of sales experience
  • 2+ years in sales leadership position managing and directing a sales team consistently meeting or exceeding targets
  • Proven ability to plan and implement a sales strategy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, verbal and written
  • Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with a CRM / task management system (Hubspot Sales, SugarCRM, SalesForce, or similar)
  • Knowledge of online marketing
  • Connected to digital marketing and media industry

Search Influence employees enjoy top-of-the-line health benefits, an employer-matched retirement plan, holiday pay, and paid time off.

Our Benefits Include:

  • Health and Prescription Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • 401K with Company Matching
  • Short-term Disability
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • On-site Gym
  • Extensive New Hire Training
  • Leadership Training
  • Quarterly Team Building Events
  • Breastfeeding-friendly Workplace Champion
  • Sales Referral Bonus
  • Casual Dress Code

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