Account Manager – US – Oil, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals, Greater Houston Area

General Job Duties:

The Account Manager, working within the IHS Markit Oil, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals Team for the Americas, will execute against sales goals, including accurate forecasting and revenue attainment. This generally includes qualifying and disqualifying new business opportunities, identifying customer needs/challenges, delivering executive IHS Markit point of view dialogue, delivering solution presentations to new customers, developing proposals, negotiating contracts, closing business in a timely manner, and fully comprehending the unique IHS Markit value proposition.

Specific Job Duties:

The Account Manager will own a specific set of named accounts within the IHS Markit OMDC US customer base and will have responsibility for developing new business both within the named accounts as well as at new accounts to IHS Markit OMDC.

The Account Manager will be responsible for the following:

Accountability for driving revenue growth across IHS Markit’s OMDC business to meet or exceed expectations, including identification of revenue drivers and metrics focused on market expansion and penetration.

Monitoring performance-to-plan throughout the fiscal year and adjusting direction, focus and sales initiatives as needed to effectively penetrate the market.

Creating and managing their sales pipeline of new business opportunities in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform within the assigned territory, generating leads from face-to-face meetings and discovery calls with customers as well as following inbound leads from marketing, the OMDC Insight team, industry events and other sources.

Based on opportunities in the sales pipeline in CRM, provide monthly forecasts within a 95% accuracy rate to create visibility with all market owners on revenue trends and actions to drive revenues to plan.

Understanding the product sales cycle and challenges, including the strategies of competitors, and leveraging this knowledge to hone sales strategies.

Build a strong network & relationships with the key decision makers within the customers’ organizations to expand sales of IHS Markit OMDC products, services and consulting engagements.

Develop and execute account plans & strategies for key customers in conjunction with sales & business leadership.

Maintain a thorough understanding of OMDC and related industries, including industry trends, business processes, financial measurements, performance indicators and key competitors.

Working with Product and Sales Management to ensure proper positioning of complex solutions.

Competency in delivering price for value relative to the appropriate product solution.

Quickly learn basics about the IHS Markit OMDC offering portfolio and strive to become expert level within 12-18 months.

Required Education:

4 year College Degree. Science or related technical field a plus but not necessary. Sales experience in or to the Petroleum, Refining  or Chemical industry preferred.

Required Experience:

A minimum of 10 years sales experience, with at least 8 years of experience in selling complex enterprise solutions to customers in the United States.

Demonstrated success in closing large and complex sales through regional OMDC industry knowledge, negotiation and relationship building skills.

Proven ability to uncover needs and the buying process at private and public multi-national companies.

Skilled in consultative and value selling methodology, with a deep understanding of the client’s needs, challenges and goals.

Experience in developing and implementing strategies for revenue growth that capitalize on the unique nature of specific environments, leveraging partner and other relationships creatively without being tied to a specific approach. Appropriately adapts and leverages products, services and operations to effectively compete in competitive markets.

Proficiency with Microsoft applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

Proficiency in a Customer Resource Management platform required. Sales Force or Microsoft Dynamics preferred.

Must be flexible with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with all colleagues.

Language Requirements:

English (verbal and written) conversational business proficiency required.

TRAVEL: 35% of the time – some overnight travel required

It is the policy of IHS Markit to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, IHS Markit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. For candidates in the US, we are a participant in E-Verify (see link below).

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