Director, Direct Demand Sales (New York, NY)
OpenX - New York, NY

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Description: This role is focused on delivering new demand to the OpenX platform from agencies and advertisers in the assigned region. The candidate must be able to identify opportunities, build strong relationships, educate prospective clients and close deals. The person will also be expected to grow demand from existing clients. The person will be expected to contribute ideas to the company’s overall strategy and product offerings for agencies and advertisers. This is a great opportunity for somebody that enjoys building a new business and is excited to join a burgeoning company in an exciting space.
Key Responsibilities:
Prospect, close and grow relationships with agencies and advertisers within the assigned region to accelerate demand for OpenX’s platform, publisher inventory and services, including an RTB trading desk and emerging offerings in the areas of programmatic premium and mobile
Meet and exceed quarterly revenue targets and business KPIs for the assigned region
Participate in the development of agency focused marketing strategies and sales materials
Gather feedback and study the market to identify potential business opportunities and partnerships
Maintain clear communication with clients regarding expected deliverables
Represent OpenX to the agency community through participation in industry events and client entertainment activities
BS/BA degree; MBA desired
At least 5 years experience in a sales or business development role selling online advertising or digital technology to agencies, advertisers, ad networks, DSPs or similar clients at a senior level
Proven track record of prospecting, pitching and closing opportunities and exceeding sales targets
Extensive rolodex of contacts at digital agencies, national brands and/or large mobile buyers
Strong understanding of the online ad industry, ad targeting and optimization through DSPs
Skills and Personal Attributes:
Highly analytical, demonstrating attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple clients, tasks and responsibilities concurrently
Ability to form strong relationships with clients and internal teams
Both competitive and a team player with an entrepreneurial mindset
High energy, team-orientation and will to succeed in a fast-paced, evolving, fun environment
Excellent communication, problem-solving and organizational skills and strong business judgment
About OpenX
OpenX is a global leader in digital and mobile advertising technology. OpenX’s vision is to unleash the full economic potential of digital media companies. OpenX products, including OpenX Enterprise, OpenX Market, OpenX Lift and JumpTime provide a unique Software-as-a-Service platform by combining ad serving, an ad exchange, a Supply Side Platform and content valuation.

OpenX is based in Los Angeles and is backed by leading investors including Accel Partners, Index Ventures, SAP Ventures, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc., and Presidio Ventures, the wholly owned investment vehicle of Sumitomo Corporation.

OpenX is a trademark of OpenX Limited.

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