Looking for qualified Sales Specialist & VP Sales Specialists in Chicago!

Sales Specialists are responsible for maintaining existing client relationships as well as new business development for our client’s products. Each person travels within their respective sales territory to meet with clients regarding new products as well as enhancements to existing products. The role entails educating, positioning and licensing  global equity index data to current clients as well as prospective clientele. Sales Specialists use their knowledge of the investment management process, modern portfolio theory, and data distribution platforms (Bloomberg, Factset, Thompson, etc.) to identify solutions using our clients tools. This role is a highly visible one, with involvement in all aspects of account management, including senior level relationship management, in-depth discussions regarding index methodology, commercial terms and contract negotiation, closing sales, and product setup and delivery. 
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s Degree Required or equivalent experience; MBA, Masters Degree and/or CFA charter holder a plus (MBA, Masters Degree and/or CFA charter holder required for VP role)
• 3+ years of experience in the financial service industry (8-10 years for VP role)
• Minimum of 1 year direct sales experience with a proven record of accomplishment (Minimum of 3 yrs for VP role)
• Superior communication and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple detail-oriented projects
• Strong sales closing skills
• Strong analytical and quantitative skills
• Understanding of/experience dealing with major financial institutions including Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, Broker Dealers, Pension Plans, and/or Consultants
• Strong understanding of the global equity and fixed income markets
• A self-starter and highly motivated; ability to work individually and within a team
• Thorough understanding of the investment management process • Someone who enjoys intellectual and analytical challenges

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