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Location:Chicago, IL
First posted:June 08, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

Manager, New Business

Cision US Chicago, Illinois

Description Position at Cision US

Manager, New Business (SMB) - Cision , US


Cision is the award-winning industry leader in public relations software. Our software, services and solutions enable the world's most recognized brands to power their stories. Cision operates globally, having a presence in more than a dozen countries worldwide.

The Manager, New Business (SMB) will create and lead a new business sales strategy to win new business through direct sales efforts, marketing, business partnerships and alliances, integration of strategic acquisitions, and service line enhancements.

Who We're Looking For:

  • A Coach - someone who loves to develop talent and understands that this is the most essential part of this position .
  • Someone who is Coachable themselves - It will be equally as important to be open to being coached, take direction and make in-game adjustments as you continue on in your role.
  • Someone who understands the "Big Picture" - As a manager, we must make decisions that are best for business. This means making sure your team is closing good deals for this business and that there will be times you may have to make decisions that might not favor you, but are for the betterment of the company.
  • Someone who is Engaging - Engage your team in team meetings, huddles, sales contests, team challenges. Get engaged with your reps and their prospects. Get on live phone calls , listen in or being an additional live resource on the call. This is where we can help develop our sales reps the most.

Main Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Direct the efforts of new business development specialists within targeted addressable market.
  • Develop and implement strategic new business plan and national sales philosophy
  • Recruiting, training, and development of team
  • Train staff in adopted Cision sales methodologies, techniques, and service lines
  • Develop strategic new business direction and assist in managing the marketing communications functions
  • Serve as sales team resource for product, process, industry and competitive information through coaching, training and ongoing management.
  • Maintain and expand positive interdepartmental communication and teamwork, also ensuring that the client experience is seamless
  • Consistent achievement of team goals
  • Accurate and on-time   forecast reporting
  • Effectively lead your   Account Executive Team   to success hitting monthly, quarterly and annual sales goals


  • Minimum 5 years of information services or software industry related sales experience focused on development of new business versus account management
  • Ex perience utilizing/teaching Miller-Heiman or SPIN selling techniques preferred
  • E xperience managing an inside and outside team of new business sales professionals is preferred
  • Proficiency using a variety of software applications on daily basis
  • Experience selling SaaS products

Education and Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business Administration preferred
  • Must have strong closing ability and be able to demonstrate that during an interview
  • Comfortabl e with frequent public speaking
  • Consistently meet or exceed team targets and have the data to prove it
  • Proven ability to drive the sales process from plan to close
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills

Our fast-paced, results-driven environment calls for individuals who are energetic, have a strong work ethic and are innovative. We want individuals who can see beyond the obvious
by bringing greater value to our clients.


Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals. Offering the industry's most comprehensive PR and social software, rich analytics and a Global Insights team, Cision enables clients to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision also represents the Gorkana Group, PRWeb , Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision has over 100,000 customers worldwide and maintains offices in Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and China. For more information, visit (please use the apply button below) or follow @ Cision on Twitter.

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