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Regional Sales Manager - Aerospace - FlightGlobal - Portland

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Regional Sales Manager – Aerospace North America, FlightGlobal, Portland OR



At FlightGlobal we are proud. Proud of our heritage, since 1909, and proud of the future business we are building together. Our people are at the centre of who we are. Whatever your background you are welcome. We are looking for talented and dynamic team players who focus on delivering successful outcomes.

We are a business where three out of our seven leaders are women, over 20 languages are spoken, where some leaders have grey hair and some have purple. Where our sales teams take time out to support local schools and our product teams champion local women back into the workplace.

Some things you might not know about FlightGlobal:

  • FlightGlobal supplies data to market leading aviation and aerospace companies you use every day – our data powers the aviation industry and supports seamless travel for millions worldwide
  • FlightGlobal has 10 offices worldwide and we celebrate our global diversity through events and networks throughout the year
  • A strategic partner of IATA, the association of world airlines, we have also been recognised as the Aircraft Appraiser of the Year, an Aviation 100 Award, five times in the last six years
  • One of our offices is on a runway and we have our own pub, The Goose
  • FlightGlobal is part of RBI, which is part of RELX, a FTSE 100 traded company (which was just named by Forbes as one of the world’s most innovative companies)
  • Our benefits stand out (they even include two days a year for you to dedicate to the charitable activity of your choice)
  • FlightGlobal and RBI are founding members of the Tech Talent Charter, committed to increasing the ratio of women and under-represented groups working in technology


Job Purpose:

Regional Sales Manager – Aerospace, North America

Job Summary

Reporting into the Vice President Sales - Americas, the Regional Sales Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of existing and target accounts, Business Development Managers and Account Managers within the FlightGlobal region they manage.   The Regional Sales Manager should consistently achieve predictable and sustainable sales results that meet or exceed company plans while developing a team that continuously improves and represents the values of FlightGlobal and Reed Business Information.  The Regional Sales Manager will also have a variety of duties aimed at managing the specified portfolio client relationships, developing new business from existing clients and actively seeking out new clients. As with most sales management roles, the Regional Sales Manager will typically be compensated with a base salary plus a bonus plan tied to the amount of revenue generated by both themselves personally as well as their team.

Key Role Responsibilities

The Regional Sales Manager’s responsibilities will include:

Account and Target Management:

·         The Regional Sales Manager must meet or exceed sales objectives

·         Take instruction from the Vice President Sales - Americas on the customer quota for the confirmed business year.

·         Ability to meet that sales target through personal example and embedding in the team value based selling techniques, values, experience and behaviours outlined in this job description.

·         Retention of existing client base with the ability of follow up leads and information from trade shows and events

·         Liaising with the marketing, product and sales enablement teams to help develop a deep understanding for the continued success of strategic sales priorities

Staff Management and Development

·         Managing a team of Business Development Managers and Account Managers to meet or exceed sales objectives

·         Coach, mentor and embed FlightGlobal’s sales processes and value based selling principles across the sales organization

·         Conduct weekly one-to-one meetings, monthly reviews, bi-annual and annual appraisals and regular team meetings

·         Developing and implementing sales processes to facilitate sales growth and high customer retention

·         Develop the competencies and effectiveness of the sales team members

·         In a situation where a staff vacancy occurs in their team, the Regional Sales Manager will coordinate and lead the recruitment effort


Client Communication

·         Identify and build relationships with key executives and decision makers within client firms of the sales territory managed by the Regional Sales Manager and his sales staff

·         This is accomplished by listening to each client in order to gain an understanding of their individualized needs, in order to direct them to the appropriate product or service.

·         It is important for the Regional Sales Manager to manage the expectations of clients; when disruptions occur during the service delivery process, it is imperative that the Regional Sales Manager works to resolve situations quickly, as the goal is to maintain the customer relationship and delivery of the account



·         A Regional Sales Manager is required to prepare various reports surrounding the metrics of the sales department: quarterly sales results, annual forecasts and account status reports are just a few examples.

·         Reporting documents presented to senior management as directed.

·         Knowledge of computer programs and CRM systems such as Microsoft Excel and Salesforce.com is required to complete reporting tasks.



·         The Regional Sales Manager is required to act as a mentor to new members of his sales team. This can include providing support with product training, joint client visits/calls and mentoring staff as they follow their career journey with the company

·         Promoting the companies values and standards to other members of the sales team and taking the lead in adopting new sales methods and promoting product initiatives


About Reed Business Information:


Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.




RBI General Benefits Package

- 401k match of 5%
- 18 Days Holiday
- Paid Charity Days – 2 days per year 
- Benefits start upon hire date
- Excellent OTE & Competitive Salaries


RBI is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact jobs@rbi.co.uk . EEO is the LawEEO is the Law Supplement





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