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Junior Account Executive

As ambassadors of 1stdibs Trade, Junior Account Executives grow our global design community by educating, engaging, and empowering our designers through the early stages of their 1stdibs journey.  They are the first touchpoint for new customers and also spend time reaching out to unengaged Trade members. They are tasked with educating Trade members, onboarding them into our rewards program, navigating them through the benefits of the program, and guiding them through first few purchases.  Once an account is spending repeatedly on platform, the account transitions to our Client Partnership team. This role’s main KPI is the unique number of firms in their book that purchase on a quarterly basis.

To achieve your goals, you will use phone calls, web-based demos, and local in person meetings to bring designers through our sales process. This role, based in our NYC headquarters, is for someone who isn’t afraid to pick up the phone, who loves to tell stories and is a highly engaging. You’ll succeed in this role if you’re a master at overcoming objections, can navigate Salesforce CRM, and can map solutions to client pain points.

You'll love this role if you're keen on a start-up environment: ready to roll up your sleeves, jump in the trenches, and do the work. Our ideal candidate will thrive in a constantly-changing setting, and can grow into other roles as we expand.

What you'll do

  • Manage and own a weekly calendar of appointments with new and inactive 1stdibs clients
  • Identify project opportunities from design firms with potential to purchase on 1stdibs and work with them to secure first few purchases
  • Uncover and overcome objections that are preventing clients from purchasing items on 1stdibs
  • Conduct needs analysis to 1stdibs value props to client needs
  • Educate clients on how to navigate and utilize the 1stdibs platform, including Trade-specific tools through virtual trainings and demos
  • Manage an opportunity pipeline
  • Adhere to a sales process and track conversion of new and inactive clients through this process with Salesforce
  • Maintain the data integrity of your accounts based on standards set by sales operations
  • Use sales enablement tools to manage email and phone outreach
  • Partner with our customer support team to ensure seamless purchase experience

What you'll bring

  • 1-2 years sales experience, former SDRs encouraged to apply
  • Experience managing a book of 200+ accounts with a sales cycle of 1-3 months for first purchase
  • Webinar and shared-screen presentation skills
  • Timely and thoughtful follow-up in order to create trust and strong relationships with your accounts
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify and overcome objections throughout the full sales cycle
  • Motivated to perform against activity and other sales KPIs

Not a requirement, but a huge plus

  • Passion for interior design, art, objects d’art, decorative arts, or architecture
  • Understanding of the 1stdibs competitive landscape – from both traditional sources and new technology companies

 

1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital and Alibaba, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including Amazon, Google, eBay, Mlb.com, PayPal, and Twitter.

 

1stdibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.