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About the Role
IMAX is looking for an exceptional Senior Sales Director to take a key position as part of our growing sales team, focusing principally on driving new business in North America, with some more limited responsibility for driving new business in Central and South America. We’re looking for someone with a strong track record of exceeding revenue goals in a consultative sales role selling video technology solutions to large video publishers such as studios, broadcasters, OTT services, MVPDs and VMVPDs.
You’ll ideally have experience and success in driving new business within the major North American video distributors, including the major cable, satellite and telco operators, and their streaming businesses. Our high performers understand digital media video workflows (i.e., encoding, transcoding, delivery and playback) and are adept at selling into senior decision makers of media, entertainment and sports technology, product and/or media operations teams. You’ll understand the discipline of sales processes including deal qualification, staging and accurate forecasting.
What You’ll Do:
Lead and manage the overall sales process and required internal and external coordination
Actively develop sales opportunities, manage customer interactions, communications, trials, and Salesforce reports
Develop new customer interactions, either directly or through reseller partners
Work closely with our Solutions Architects during pre-sales to scope and deliver customer requirements
Communicate and maintain relationships with our existing customer base and new logo targets
Maintain appropriate metrics for sales’ funnel management in Salesforce
Develop and implement strategies for expanding the company’s customer base
Become a trusted advisor to stakeholders; build, manage and grow relationships across multiple departments at video streaming companies for continued value-creation and increased revenue
Effectively manage the business as it relates to ongoing sales activity including pipeline forecasting, organizational mapping, contracts, proposals, and legal
What You’ll Need:
8+ years of direct B2B sales experience in a comparable industry, with media & entertainment industry experience strongly preferred
Ability to travel (50% or less)
Experience taking deals through the sales cycle from engaging customers to closure
Experience in selling high-value products or services in a start-up and scale-up environment into senior levels of these organizations
Experience with marketing and sales software applications; preferably with Salesforce
Proven track record of success driving new logos, upsells and building deep relationships at the C-Suite, SVP and VP levels across an enterprise organization
Nice to Have:
Direct experience selling into distributors (MVPDs, VMVPDs, Satellite and Telco operators) is a plus
Organized, consultative, self-motivated, and can mobilize internal teams to produce results
Additional languages are a strong asset, especially Spanish and Portuguese
Ability to plan and manage at both the strategic and operational levels
Compensation:136,151.00 - 180,000.00
At IMAX, you will be part of a culture built on respect – we are committed to creating a welcoming and diverse atmosphere across our organization.
For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.