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IHS Markit

Sales Director, Enterprise Data Management

Department overview:

The EDM Suite sales team is part of IHS Markit's Solutions Group. This dynamic and growing group is responsible for the North American sales of their industry leading Markit EDM Data Management platform and EDM Warehouse and Reporting solution. With over 250 Global Clients, half in the US, the solutions lead the financial services industry with rapidly growing footprints in Energy, Maritime and Trade and other verticals.


Markit EDM is a data management platform for acquiring, validating and distributing client/customer, operational, risk, financial and customer data. It creates a single version of the truth in a consistent, transparent and fully audited environment. EDM Warehouse & Reporting is focused on meeting the historical reporting needs of the investment management community. The platform includes a self-service reporting layer coupled with a robust time-series data model supporting public and private assets, and all related data.

Position summary:

This position is with the Markit EDM Americas Sales Team and ideally located in either Chicago (and surrounding areas) or New York. The individual will have responsibility selling into buy-side and sell-side firms in the Midwestern United States. The successful candidate will have broad experience in financial markets, data management and warehouse concepts, hosting or cloud service, generating new business and "hunter" style sales experience. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in complex software sales.

Duties & accountabilities:
  • Driving and executing new business revenue by meeting and/or exceeding sales targets on a consistent basis
  • Development and execution of a sales strategy with an emphasis on prospecting and closing new clients
  • Relationship maintenance and development with key prospects and clients
  • Collaborate cross-functionally within and outside of the Markit EDM team
  • Strategic work and thinking with the client base to identify new initiatives and partnership opportunities
  • Effective at building and maintaining a solid pipeline, developing proposals, structuring agreements and managing sophisticated relationships

Education and experience:
  • Years of experience 5-10+
  • Broad based experience with another solutions provider at a senior level with exposure to managing complex relationships and/or process's
  • Knowledge and experience of financial markets required
  • Managing complex sales process with $1mm plus new revenue targets
  • Must be able to manage senior level meetings and navigate to senior level contacts at prospects

Sales Process Skills:
  • Connects with prospects based on knowledge of their business needs
  • Uses diagnostic questioning to identify multiple needs and the ripple effects
  • Shapes customer criteria in ways that favor our differentiators
  • Shapes an effective strategy to bear the competition
  • Prepares a persuasive presentation/proposal
  • Helps customers resolve their fears and concerns
  • Deals with customer negotiating tactics

Selling Skills:
  • Listens to and connects with customers
  • Can identify what step of buying a customer is in
  • Keeps customers moving forward through their buying process
  • Makes connections with more than one decision maker in an account

General Skills:
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Team player and willing to progress in a rapidly changing environment


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

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