General Sales Manager

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Mid-West Family Springfield is hiring a General Sales Manager to oversee aspects of our revenue generation department including the staff and structures for developing business within our local communities.

In this role, the GSM will lead a team of at least 5 Business Development Specialists who work with local businesses to help them achieve their business goals.  The GSM will interact with our local community as a leader on marketing, advertising, and media initiatives, in addition to contributing to the overall economic health of the region.  The GSM will work as part of a Revenue Generation Team, alongside the Dir. Of Integrated Business Development and Strategy, and be a part of the larger leadership team within Mid-West Family Springfield.

The GSM will oversee all radio advertising sales goals, assist in the implementation of promotional and event opportunities for advertisers, and lead structured digital sales opportunities.  The GSM will be accountable for revenue goals on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

The ideal candidate for this role will have the following talents:
–    Ability to recruit, retain, coach, and grow individuals on the team AND assemble a team
–    Strong personal accountability and goal-orientation
–    Proven ability to hold individuals accountable toward an outcome without using bully tactics
–    Ability to understand and develop culture of a team and business operation
–    Demonstrated structural skills for a team and for individuals
–    Understanding of CRM tools, digital media opportunities
–    High sense of mission, competition, exactness, and profit orientation.
–    Broadcast media sales track record is required.  Broadcast sales management experience helpful.
–    Familiarity with the Center for Sales Strategy operating systems and the willingness to work within their process for team and talent development, and revenue generation.  Willingness to understand the Borrell data for the marketplace and use data to drive revenue.

This position will be in-person and based in our Springfield, IL offices.  Mid-West Family Springfield (IL) offers the chance to grow in the organization with real ownership opportunities for the right candidate.  The person selected for this job will be a serious contender for future General Manager duties based on performance and culture.
The vision for MWF in Springfield, IL is to be the long-term multi-media and marketing thought leaders in the areas we serve by directing the community conversations with “all channel marketing” to grow local businesses, create content, and to profit accordingly, thus growing shareholder value.  Our mission is to create customers each day.

If you’re interested in consideration for this role, please email your resume to [email protected] to start a dialogue about the position.

Name: Michael Paterson
Company:: Mid-West Family
Email: [email protected]
Office Phone:: (815) 874-7861
Title:: President
Address: 2830 Sandy Hollow Road Rockford, IL, IL 61109 United States

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