Sales Executive
Thomson Reuters - St. Louis, MO

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Primary Objective(s)

The role of the West LegalEdcenter Professional Development Sales Executive is to drive revenue and market share in large law firm organizations for professional development services. The Professional Development Sales Executive will apply a demonstrated understanding towards the sale of professional development resource, possess a strong business acumen, successful negotiation skills, and a solid networking savvy from which to build and execute strategies that will meet/exceed revenue and market share within their assigned accounts/territory.


West LegalEdcenter (WLEc) is the leading provider of continuing legal education (CLE) products and services from Thomson Reuters.

Key Responsibilities

Drive Sales: Partner with the WLEc Teams to cultivate sales opportunities in new and existing accounts. Attain, at a minimum, assigned pipeline targets and sales quota month after month.
Establish Trusted Customer Relationships: Call on senior leaders of nation's most prestigious law firms and establish "trusted advisor and partner" relationships with decisions makers responsible for professional development by leveraging business acumen, consultative experience, sales skills and existing Thomson Reuters relationships.
Utilize Consultative Selling Approach: Maintain knowledge of current practices and trends in professional development. Demonstrate the value of the product to decision-makers through informed conversations about the firm's professional development practices, talent development planning, and growth expectations.
Develop New Business Opportunities: Partner with WLEc teams to cultivate new business opportunities by diagnosing professional development needs and addressing customer concerns. Work with WLEc Teams to recommend sales aids, pricing enhancements, and new product opportunities to sustain product growth.
Transition Customers: Partner with WLEc Strategic Account Manager to ensure the effective implementation, speedy on boarding and overall customer satisfaction of a new subscriber.
Complete Reporting: Submit sales forecasting and performance reports on a regular.
Team Interface: Work closely with our marketing, account management, product specialists, subscription support, and technology teams, as well as the Sales Account Management organization.

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Education and Experience:
5 years of measureable, successful large account sales experience, preferably in consultative role
4-year college degree or commensurate experience required

Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated ability to achieve strong sales and revenue growth goals
Strong presentation and writing skills
Ability to present solutions in a customer-facing environment, including C-level executives
High level of initiative and self-motivation; ability to work in a team environment
Previous experience with Thomson Reuters/West products and services preferred
Requires regular travel (50% ) to client locations, meetings and Thomson Reuters sites

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