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Sales Director – Fixed Income – Municipals

Debtwire, New York, NY

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Purpose of Role:

Increase existing revenues of Debtwire Municipals service through managing and retaining current customers while also identifying, prospecting and closing on new business to buyside community.

Key Responsibilities/AccountabilitiesNew Business

  • Sell Debtwire Municipals service into buyside community, including mutual funds, hedge funds, registered investment advisors, insurance companies and pension funds
  • Consistent delivery of individual, monthly new business sales targets
  • Develop and maintain a continuous pipeline of new business sales leads
  • Identify target customers, make initial contact, establish relationship and develop the business – managing the full sales cycle from start to finish
  • Present live or remote product demonstrations for prospects
  • Develop and cultivate relationships at the highest levels within prospective accounts
  • Hit monthly activity metrics target in accordance with set objectives
  • Ensure all existing and potential prospect/subscriber activity is logged in the required CRM tool in the form of calls/tasks or meetings
  • Plan business trips with a minimum of 5 meetings per day and meet with manager to discuss the agenda in advance of the trip
  • Process all administrative tasks in a timely fashion
  • Represent the Debtwire Municipals offering at required industry events
  • Liaise with Sales and CRM teams in the US and globally
  • Participate in the strategic development of the Municipals offering for Buyside users
  • Work collaboratively with other products in The Mergermarket Group to optimize revenues for the overall business
  • Monthly 1-2-1 with manager

Account Management

  • Responsible for maintaining and growing existing book of business to reach or exceed monthly personal target and team target
  • Create and implement a growth strategy for each subscriber according to needs, business model and  opportunities for the FIG portfolio of services
  • Improve and enhance overall relationship with subscriber base, further embedding FIG into the daily process of subscriber business
  • Work closely with CRM to implement the growth strategy and ensure customers receive maximum value from the service
  • Maintain regular value-add contact with customers during the course of the subscription period
  • Selling additional services to existing subscribers by meeting and conducting trials to deliver the value proposition.
  • Present live or remote product demonstrations.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships at the highest levels within subscriber base.
  • Address renewals a minimum of 3 months in advance of the contract expiry date.
  • Ensure existing customers renew their subscriptions through justified proposals and detailed explanations.
  • Ensure all existing and potential subscriber activity is logged in Sugar in the form of calls/tasks or meetings.
  • Flag risky accounts at the earliest possible stage with management and CRM.
  • Process all administrative tasks in a timely fashion.
  • Hit a monthly revenue target which is comprised of renewal, new business and uplift figures
  • Hit monthly activity metrics and sales targets in accordance with set objectives
  • Plan business trips with a minimum of 5 meetings per day and meet with your manager to discuss the agenda in advance of the trip.
  • Maintain links to the Fixed Income Editorial, Legal and Research teams for the exchange of customer feedback and proactive content supply
  • Represent the Fixed Income Group, at Remark events and Fixed Income industry events
Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Exceptional knowledge of Municipal Fixed Income market
  • Successful track record in Municipals sales and customer relationship management
  • Team player who contributes to an environment of excellence
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to subscriber requests
  • Experience working with and presenting to senior level executives
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a professional and courteous manner


Behavioral competencies

  • Strong emphasis on Account Management/Customer Care
  • Strong organization, communication and presentation skills
  • Takes responsibility and holds self-accountable for meeting assigned goals
  • Able to provide consistent feedback on how to improve Municipal service
  • Shows innovation in commercial approach

  • Fixed Income commercial in the Americas
  • Fixed Income commercial in London and Asia
  • Fixed income editorial and legal in the Americas
Key performance indicators

  • Achieving renewal and new business targets
  • Consistent achievement of key performance metrics
  • Reporting and forecasting in accurate and timely manner

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