Vice President/General Sales Mgr

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 by Fox Sports

Irving, TX 75014
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
JOB DESCRIPTION

FOX Sports Southwest is searching for a Vice President/General Sales Manager (VP/GSM) to join their team in Irving, Texas. The VP / GSM is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for the sale of advertising time on FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Oklahoma and FOX Sports New Orleans. The incumbent will lead and supervise staff who carries out the television sales plans as well as develop budgets and forecasting reports, manage inventory and track projections for both networks.

Responsibilities

  • Works with executive and sales management teams to develop and implement sales strategy
  • Manages sales staff to ensure prospecting, sales techniques and strategies are being effectively implemented to maximize financial success
  • Actively sells and participates in the sales process with staff members and national rep firm
  • Develops budget, provide timely and accurate forecast reports. Manages inventory to realize maximum financial opportunity
  • Participates in development of, and gains in-depth knowledge of network programming initiatives to help identify new revenue opportunities


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, minimum 6-8 years advertising sales experience and management required
  • Superior verbal, written, and presentation skills required
  • Strong knowledge of program ratings methodology is necessary
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required
  • Ability to build and maintain effective business relationships, inter-personal charisma and approachability (with clientele and staff), commitment to be actively involved in client entertainment and business and related community events/activities
  • Effective organizational and project management skills are required
  • Action oriented; can give direction in a crisis; faces adversity head on; ability to stay cool under pressure; able to make decisions in a timely manner (sometimes without complete information and under tight deadlines); ability to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow
  • Can establish clear performance goals, measure and manage results


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

Reference: 561322991

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