Account Executive - Media & Entertainment

Location: San Diego, California US


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 205236

Position Title: Account Executive V

External Description:

Account Executive – Media & Entertainment

The Account Executive is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with Teradata customers with the objective of increasing revenue.  The Account Executive will be the primary relationship manager for Blizzard, Sony, and Live Nation/TicketMaster.

To be successful, you need to be an adept salesperson, capable of engaging in business and technical conversations at multiple levels of the organization.  You should have an in-depth understanding of the buyer journey and the ability to lead a complex, multi-pronged sale in a highly consultative manner.  Finally, if you are naturally analytical and enjoy digging into business models and helping customers quantify their investment decision then this is the role for you!

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for setting and maintaining the account strategy for the overall engagement with the client.
  • Understands the clients’ key business initiatives, areas of concern, technology stack, and competitive environment. With this knowledge, recognizes how Teradata solutions could be applied and can articulate the value of these solutions.
  • Manages the selling process across all areas of the business and closes sales of hardware, software, and consulting services
  • Leads the direction for the account team; responsible for account planning, business development meetings, managing the selling process and closing sales opportunities
  • Engages with internal resources to bring in expertise and specialized sales resources as needed
  • Builds and manages relationships with client decision makers including but not limited to the C-suite
  • Coordinates team engagement with client, mapping each resource to most valuable opportunities and serves as an escalation point for high priority client issues
  • Maintains knowledge of Teradata products and solutions as well as competitive offerings
  • Strengthens the Teradata brand with professional interactions and involvement in the community
  •  Acts as a model for team behaviors and in doing so perpetuates a winning attitude with others

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Successful track record of up-selling to existing customers and prior sales experience with large, complex enterprise customers


  • Significant Media & Entertainment industry knowledge in order to drive sales conversations with both IT and business decision makers
  • Awareness and comprehension of the latest advanced analytics techniques and how they apply to business decisions
  • Customer relationship management experience, particularly at the C-suite level
  • Proven skills in effectively managing and developing relevant messaging for business buyers
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to develop and solve business challenges
  • Ability to effectively prioritize key activities and delegate as needed
  • Industry knowledge- providing Innovative and creative capabilities in industry leading solution strategies and predicting/forecasting possible business problems

Preferred Skills

  • Master’s Degree
  • Five or more years of direct software and/or consulting services selling experience into Retail and/or CPG major accounts
  • Experience selling competitive software products, for example: IBM, Oracle or SAP
  • Knowledge of Media & Entertainment Industry
  • Prior experience with Teradata solutions and technologies

Primary Locations – Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego CA

This position is working in a virtual office environment, including home office & customer site. A combination of independent work and team collaboration will be required. Travel is also expected.

Our total compensation approach includes a competitive base salary, 401(k), strong work/family programs, and medical, dental and disability coverage.

Teradata is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and commits to hiring returning veterans. 

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City: Los Angeles

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Account Executive - Media & Entertainment

Job Category: Sales

Company Profile:

Considering COVID-19, we are still hiring but conducting virtual interviews to keep our candidates and employees safe. Many roles will be temporarily remote or work from home to comply with current safety regulations. These roles will be required to be in the office once it is safe or restrictions are lifted. Read more on our response here: Teradata Response to COVID-19 

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