The Walt Disney Company Director, Multimedia Sales in New York, New York

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

The East Coast Customer Marketing and Sales team is looking for a seasoned Director of Multimedia Sales who demonstrates strategic vision and the ability to lead. This Director must be proficient in selling across screens and possess the ability to help develop our team’s strategic sales approach. We are in search of an individual that is driven to exceed goals, adapt and lead in the changing business landscape, collaborate with peers, has the ability to lead initiatives, develop and manage a team of Account Executives and junior sales professionals.

Responsibilities :

  • Plans, directs and controls the advertising sales activities for an assigned geographical territory or territories

  • Leads Account Executives and are held accountable for achieving defined sales targets in a geographical region / territory

  • Participates in developing advertising sales strategies for advertising products, programs and services to meet or exceed established advertising sales goals and targets for an assigned geographical territory or territories

  • Is accountable for the motivation, mentorship, morale and productivity of subordinate sales executives and overall west coast team

  • Works in concert with the Vice President and director peer group to develop and implements sales strategies and tactical advertising sales tactics to benefit the Company

  • Leads and participates in making sales calls to strategically important accounts and agencies

  • Approves and adjusts area / territory advertising sales operating procedures; manages T&E

  • Works collaboratively with various groups within CMS on business practices, new opportunities and data/creative based selling

  • Approves and adjusts area / territory advertising sales operating procedures; manages T&E

  • Partner cross functionally with internal departments: Marketing, Research, Sports Management and Revenue management

  • Manage external agency partnerships and client relationships

Basic Qualifications :

  • Has a minimum of 7 years of selling experience with at least 3 years in people management

  • Is an experienced senior manager with history of promoting direct reports

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Able to balance ESPN’s needs and outcomes with personal financial outcomes

  • Has a good understanding of the competitive landscape and of current competitive trends across all screens and platforms.

  • Is recognized as a marketing subject matter leader with good competence in sales planning and selling

  • Has a good understanding of the brand and the market positioning and sales strategies of an assigned territory or territories

  • Is a visionary who thinks two steps ahead of where our business and industry is and apply strategies to position our team and ESPN to win in the short term, and in the longer term.

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Company Overview :

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

Job ID: 524270BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks