Industry Lead, Retail

We seek an outstanding  Industry Lead, Retail to join the new Global Vertical Team within our Global Agency and Top Accounts organization.  The team plays a critical role in developing senior business relationships and partnerships with the world’s biggest agencies and brands. Reporting directly into the Global Head of Verticals, this role will require the right candidate to develop and eventually manage Spotify’s 1st Retail Vertical Team.

Our Vertical Heads (across CPG, Auto, Entertainment, Tech & Retail) act as the knowledge centers for the direct sales teams providing category level expertise, insight and solutions to vertical based challenges. Whilst also managing and supporting global account leads in delivering best in-class partnerships and solutions to Spotify’s largest advertisers business needs.

At the heart of this team is a philosophy of consultative sales that anticipates the business needs of Spotify’s largest advertisers and delivers measurable solutions. You will help cultivate this philosophy.

Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

What you’ll do:

  • Build a ‘ground-up’ comprehensive business vertical strategy that aligns to overall company and advertising goals

  • Develop and maintain C-level relationships to expand vertical presence and explain the power of Spotify’s platform across key industry segments

  • You will become the lead story teller to Retail vertical industries and educate teams on vertical opportunities and best practices

  • Cultivate the development of Retail industry thought leadership for Spotify’s advertising business

  • Develop a solution based approach to tackling vertical based advertiser business, marketing and communication challenges

  • Work with sales leadership to establish/set strategic objectives that maximize business impact

  • Consult with local/regional sales leadership to enhance category level positioning and engagement in their markets.

  • Act as an Industry voice within the advertising marketplace (i.e panels, presentations etc)

  • Work from our office in NY or Chicago 

Who you are:

  • Yoy have a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or business related subject

  • You have a minimum 10 years of experience in marketing, consultancy, agency, client or media sales

  • You have Retail Client side, relevant publisher/platform experience or senior agency (with a retail brand) experience preferable

  • You have experience of managing global client business across this vertical preferable

  • You are highly strategic with strong analytical skills; experience using quantitative and qualitative data

  • You are highly motivated and entrepreneurial

  • You have strong personal organization and project management abilities

  • You are energetic and willing to thrive in a start-up atmosphere

  • You are an excellent communication with exceptional interpersonal skills (you’ll be working closely with senior internal and external leadership)

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

Psst! If this job is your perfect match and you want some inside tips before you apply, read this blog post by our Head of Talent Acquisition Fredrik Johnsson.

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