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GM, Business Development

The Trade Desk, San Francisco

A clearer view of digital advertising


WHO WE ARE:

The Trade Desk is leading the way to the future of marketing by changing how advertising is bought and sold. Working with the largest brands and agencies around the world, our technology platform helps consumers discover products they want by enabling advertisers to target and reach them on the right channels at the right time. 

Employees join The Trade Desk to discover opportunity, contribute to our customers’ success, and be part of building the future of marketing.  You’ll work with creative, compassionate, and collaborative colleagues that share a passion for making the internet better for all – a combination that simply can't be beat.

When you join The Trade Desk, you’re joining a family.  We have open space work environments, adjustable sitting/standing desks, and a celebrated open-door policy (at all levels) that can inspire out-of-the-box solutions and camaraderie among your coworkers.  The competitive compensation packages, full benefits, stock options, and additional discounted stock purchase opportunities, catered lunches, and offsite team building activities may cause slight to severe jealousy among your peers.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

As the sales leader of the San Francisco office, you will be accountable for delivering on regional revenue targets within the Northwest region by effectively managing go to market plans & establishing new business prospects across our team.  This hands-on role is responsible for identifying and securing new revenue opportunities, while working with key internal stakeholders to deliver and support long-term regional success.  Expected results are attainment of revenue, profitability, and forecast accuracy goals established with the Regional Vice President, Head of North American Sales, and US counterparts.

You are a master relationship builder, sales leader, and creative problem solver. You exhibit high emotional intelligence and professionalism at all times, and are a true consultative business partner with your clients.  You are versed in the agency landscape in your territory, with key relationships already established. 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Develop and execute strategies to achieve regional sales revenue targets in a competitive market
  • Coaches, mentors and develops sales leaders
  • Build The Trade Desk brand awareness through consultative relationship building
  • Communicate the value of The Trade Desk media buying platform by walking through detailed demonstrations of the product
  • Contribute to the product development process through active participation in product reviews by providing market & account insights
  • Take lead in responding to RFP’s or new inner agency opportunities, including qualification & win strategy
  • Work closely with product, marketing and revenue teams to constantly optimize efforts relating to company-wide goals
  • Identify and close strategic up-selling opportunities by understanding core client business needs
  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators
  • Work cross functionally to implement effective and profitable growth strategies with partners
  • Provides input into baseline revenue and growth initiatives for the region
  • Provides guidance to leadership on performance management and employee development.
  • Make a positive contribution to the Trade Desk company culture

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8-12+ years of experience managing senior sellers and a scaled sales teams, preferably in the San Francisco area
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to speak with C-level clients
  • Proven ability to manage within a matrix environment, & collaborate across multiple departments
  • Experience at an online publisher, ad network, ad exchange, ad server, SEM platform, DSP, or other online advertising role – preferably selling a self -service DSP
  • Experience in the San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Northern California markets, as well as, established relationships within these regions
  • Experience building longstanding, consultative client relationships
  • Strong quantitative skills and negotiations ability
  • Proven track record of exceeding revenue expectations
  • Experience entering new markets, and building business from the ground up preferred
  • Desire to make a cultural impact and be an internal leader in a small hypergrowth office

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

About The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk powers the most sophisticated buyers in advertising technology. Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, The Trade Desk has become the fastest growing demand-side platform in the industry by offering agencies, aggregators, and their advertisers best-in-class technology to manage display, mobile, and video advertising campaigns. The Trade Desk empowers buyers at the campaign level with the most expressive bid capabilities in market, full-funnel attribution, and detailed reporting that illustrates the consumer journey from initial impression to conversion. By maintaining a pure buy-side focus, The Trade Desk delivers on branding and performance for clients worldwide. OUR CLIENTS Our clients run the gamut from ad networks offering new services in RTB, data owners looking to leverage their information, agency trading desks, to the most sophisticated buyers in RTB. How did we, and do we, continue to gather our clients? By offering a full breadth of resources and support, shipping new product features each week, and, among other core innovations, building bidding tools that target a consumer one minute after they visit a website. We’re proud to be setting the stage for the future of online advertising.

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