Staples SPP Field Sales Director - (Northeast) in New York, New York
SPP Field Sales Director Northeast:
As a field sales leader, the Promotional Products Field Sales Director is responsible for establishing, building, and growing an outside sales team focused on selling promotional products and services.
Meet or exceed sales and margin objectives through managing a team of Promotional Products Account Managers.
Ensure highest levels of customer excellence
Ability to work in team collaborative environment and effectively build relationships with customers and across functional groups in Staples
Complete account reviews for top accounts and oversee account reviews
Create sales and activity report presentations, develop regular communication, and follow-up to Sr. Leaders
Ensure the execution of tactical and operational segments of the sales plan
Oversee sales process from team members on calls to new accounts
Approve proposals, presentations, and pricing to customers
Coach team members to ensure the successful closing of business opportunities
Responsible for effectively managing a team - recruit, mentor, coach, and develop sales team members to maximize their potential.
Hold team accountable to meeting or exceeding objectives
Effectively implement and monitor key program components, including performance to sales targets, commission plans, performance appraisals, and professional development
Essential Skills and Experience:
Ability to analyze, incorporate, and apply new information and concepts to drive business performance.
Experience using a database to access customer, sales and data relevant to team success.
Strong decision-making skills
Ability to manage execution through delegation and monitoring progress of a team
Strategic-thinking skills - experience creating and refining sales plans to drive market sales as well as individual sales for team members
Ability to influence others and advocate ideas as well as to engage, inspire, and encourage others to set challenging goals and achieve high standards of performance
Skilled at developing others and holding team members accountable to expectations
Strong communication skills and Active listening skills - write and speak effectively
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
Values diversity and seeks diverse ideas and points of view to achieve business success
Demonstrates a strong drive to achieve meaningful results:
Ability to establish trust and act with integrity; hold self and team accountable to operate under stated policies and practices
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
Minimum of 7 to 10 years successful experience in sales and/or business sales management
High level of business acumen including financial analysis
Advanced selling and negotiation skills
Extensive experience with MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Results oriented, self- motivated, and driven by both financial and career opportunities
Experience in the promotional products industry
Experience managing a sales team
Strong prospecting and closing abilities
Experience with Salesforce.com including reporting
Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.