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Sales and Marketing Executive

Company: Lee Enterprises
Location: Decatur
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

The primary responsibility of the Sales and Marketing Executive is to act in a trusted advisory role to create and execute sales and marketing plans using our suite of digital and print products, events, and contests to help small and medium sized businesses grow.

We are looking for true sales and marketing professionals who can use consultative selling methods to uncover and understand the needs of businesses, thoughtfully craft a proposal designed to address those needs, and close and execute the agreement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Must have the desire to be a true and successful salesperson, and willingness to embrace cold calling initiatives when needed.
* Must be able to work independently within the parameters of the position, make sound business decisions, and problem solve as needed. Must be very well organized and self-directed with a focus on goal attainment as top priority.
* Must have strong customer service skills that focus on customer retention and a professional demeanor and appearance.
* Must be very driven, attentive to detail, organized and goal oriented with strong time management skills. Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with customers, colleagues and staff.
* Must routinely apply logic to troubleshoot solutions to achieve customer satisfaction.
* Excellent communication ability including phone skills and etiquette are a must.
* Strong typing, spelling and grammatical skills required as well as basic computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the internet. Knowledge of social media preferred.

Education/Experience:

Required: High school diploma, valid driver's license, a reliable insured vehicle and a minimum of one year of relevant sales experience.

Strongly Preferred: Experience in sales and knowledge of digital products and social media. College degree in marketing, advertising or a related field. Previous digital sales, newspaper or other media sales experience.

EOE

Keywords: Lee Enterprises, Decatur , Sales and Marketing Executive, Advertising , Decatur, Illinois

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