Sales Account Executive - Military veterans preferred

Lamar Advertising Company (


  full-time   employee

United States

Are you in search of a workplace that thrives on community connections through advertising? If so, we'd love to have you join our sales team! We need someone who understands the connection between marketing and sales and genuinely gets excited with each and every sale - big or small. Our Lamar office in Columbus, Ohio is now hiring a new Account Executive (salary + commission) to help us bring innovative outdoor advertising campaigns to life for brands in Columbus, OH and the surrounding areas.

The purpose of the Sales Account Executive is to meet and exceed sales objectives in their assigned territory by promoting and selling outdoor advertising to qualified advertisers. An Account Executive (AE) is expected to use professional sales techniques and develop long-term advertising relationships that grow Lamar advertising sales.

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What's in it for you?

A Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm schedule with paid holidays
No commissions cap, so earning potential is unlimited as you grow your book of business!
Monthly auto and cell allowances for work-related expenses

What can you expect from us?

Comprehensive training program with opportunities to participate in our corporate-hosted Lamar Sales School
Multiple medical plan options
Dental and vision insurance
120 hours of paid time off (PTO) that increases with tenure
12 paid company holidays including Presidents Day and Juneteenth
Paid parental leave
401(k) plan with company contributions for participation
Wellness program incentives such as medical plan premium holidays and HSA contributions
Ongoing professional development and internal leadership programs to maximize your career potential

What we're looking for in YOU:

Comfort making cold calls over the phone and in-person
Ability to make oral presentations and clearly articulate policies and procedures
Align with our values of inclusivity and effectively communicate with people of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds
Motivation to learn new technology and systems
Ability to exhibit effective time management and self-organization
Willingness to immerse yourself in the outdoor advertising industry with the intent of selling its benefits to businesses and customers
Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing
Ability to perform effectively under fluctuating workloads
A knack for making connections and gaining the trust of others
Ability to meet a sales quota and utilize general sales techniques
Intrinsic self-motivation to overcome challenges and meet goals
Resilience in response to rejection

Education and experience:

Current and Valid Driver's License required
College Degree preferred
Previous Outdoor Advertising sales experience preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
CRM experience preferred
Please note: Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to complete an 8-15 minute personality assessment. This assessment compares your professional soft skills to the skills required for success in this role. Please answer honestly; this is not a test! Not completing this assessment could result in disqualification from consideration for this position. 
Candidates with a disability in need of an accommodation to fulfill our application requirements should email

A day in the life:

On a regular basis, you will:

Meet and exceed sales targets and monitor personal sales data and reports
Target businesses in the assigned area and visit each established Lamar client as well as competitor's clients in a specified time frame
Exhibit working knowledge of local and national competition
Cluster accounts to work them efficiently 
Identify potential growth areas and open new accounts
Use Lamar computer tools to locate prospects & follow up on leads, as well as prepare proposals, written presentations, and research
Develop their presentation skills by utilizing computer tools, and present to clients on a regular basis
Develop new product knowledge and selling skills
Actively participate in sales meetings, regional meetings, seminars, and trade shows
Perform administrative duties, such as:
Maintaining daily, weekly, and monthly sales plans a month in advance
Follow up on all client production orders and problem-solve any issues that may arise
Maintaining organized and up-to-date records of clients and sales activity

Physical demands and work environment:

The work environment is a combination of an office environment and work in the field making sales calls and servicing existing accounts.
The physical demands for this position include light lifting, seeing (with a focus on reading, color distinction, acuity, depth perception, and peripheral vision), sitting less than 50% of the time, standing, talking, turning, and walking.
Nights spent away from home traveling are less than 10%.

Who we are:

Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world. With over 351,000 displays across the United States and Canada, Lamar is dedicated to helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.

We provide ad space through:

Interstate logos
Handpainted murals
Transportation and airports
The largest network of digital billboards in the United States

We live by the Golden Rule, and we operate with honesty and integrity in every aspect of our business. We are open with our employees, transparent with our customers, and loyal to the communities in which we serve. While Lamar is a large company, each office has its own culture and family atmosphere, making employees feel connected both locally and nationally.

We are committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices and use a number of innovative strategies to reduce our environmental impact. We are actively working to reduce our annual greenhouse gas emissions and are projecting a 70% decrease by 2026 as a result of our efforts.

Lamar is an EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans or any other State or Federally protected characteristic

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