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Shutterstock // photo marketplace for creative professionals
Sales, Full Time    New York, New York    Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019
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The Opportunity:

Shutterstock is a technology company that powers one of the worlds largest marketplaces for high-quality photos, illustrations, videos & music used by businesses, marketing agencies & media organizations of all sizes.

Shutterstock is made up of independent thinkers, technologists, & designers working collaboratively to do compelling work, create cool stuff, & inspire each other. In the process, were building sophisticated tools to help the world experience images, footage, & music in a more beautiful way.

As SVP, Global Sales you will be responsible for owning the entire revenue generation process & be held accountable for building consultative relationships with clients to solve strategic issues & generate opportunities. This role will be both strategic & hands-on, managing & working with senior management in order to develop new & advance current revenue models. This position reports directly to the COO.


Shutterstock is building sophisticated tools to help the world experience images & videos in a more beautiful way. They believe that the harmonious union of design & technology can influence globalcommunication. Shutterstock is made up of independent thinkers, technologists & designers working collaboratively to do compelling work, create cool stuff, & inspire one another. They have moved well beyond start-up but aspire to retain an innovative, collaborative, & visionary culture while professionalizing & continuing to grow the business.

Shutterstocks Vision, Strategy & Values:


Shutterstock is a global creative platform empowering customers with compelling content, innovative tools, & valuable services.


We believe that we will make this vision a reality by focusing on our:

  • Platform: Developing technology & solutions that engage our customers & help them to achieve their goals.
  • Network: Growing the universe of customers who engage on our platform.
  • Talent: Attracting great people & cultivating a culture in which they reach their greatest potential.


  • Empower our customers through our customer obsession & innovation.
  • Work together through strong collaboration & candid communication.
  • Deliver results by being accountable & focused on a sense of urgency.


  • Will own the entire revenue generation process accountable for developing new revenue opportunities/models & leading key client account strategy & planning.
  • Will build consultative relationships with clients to solve strategic issues & generate opportunities & engage on the projects to maximize high value customers.
  • Must collaborate across the company to align & achieve financial & cultural goals.
  • Lead & manage the revenue strategy, teams & all revenue-generation & execution opportunities.
  • Identify & create client & data driven solution oriented sales opportunities.
  • Partner with Marketing to create innovative proactive & reactive ideas & programs leveraging Shutterstocks full suite of assets.
  • Develop winning strategies & partnership programs for top/key growth accounts
  • Generate scalable, repeatable & predictable revenue streams.
  • Manage the sales/account teams, & lead Sales strategy.
  • Responsible for meeting quarterly & annual revenue account targets by owning the sales strategy from conception to execution.
  • Build & maintain channel of high quality client relationships & partnerships.
  • Provide accurate & timely management information, revenue forecasts, reports & analysis, & ensure clear communication to executive leadership team & stakeholders.
  • Build a performance driven culture with a social, customer execution & growth focus.


  • Proven experience at running successful sales organizations and/or business development teams.
  • Demonstrated success in sales strategy planning & execution
  • Strong collaborator that works well cross functionally, across the company, & externally.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ambitious & passionate about the company's growth in the marketplace.
  • Ability to inspire creativity throughout the organization.
  • A high-degree of analytical acumen.
  • Ability to construct financial & other reporting models to assess & report performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess the financial impact of current & proposed sales practices.
  • The ability to make a significant contribution to the organizations overall effectiveness.
  • Enterprise & SMB experience
  • Operational mindset with strong dose of curiosity to achieve outcomes.
  • Proven ability to affect transformation of product & process in a competitive environment.
  • Ability to see the big picture as well as getting into the weeds when necessary.
  • Experience with at least one of our enterprise customer verticals (agency, corp, media, smb) with a professional network that can enable closing opportunities.
  • Experience with commission plan management & execution

Key Attributes

  • Strategic, with one foot in the field: They set the vision & constantly tweak all the levers a company has, to generate revenue based on fresh data. This includes functions such as sales, marketing & customer success.
  • Collaborative: They work with departmental heads of the organization & understand the role of revenue generation within all of them.
  • Customer focused: They understand the difference between hunting versus farming sales cycles where hunting is focused on customer acquisition, compared to farming which looks at nurturing the customer relationship & growing revenue from within.
  • Data driven: Identifying trends in customer behavior is critical to success & as such, they closely follow sales, product usage, churn, renewals & competitors leveraging this data to fine-tune their revenue generation engine.

Long-term & short-term focused: They focus on meeting todays targets, while building for tomorrows success in a predictable & scalable way.

About Shutterstock:

Shutterstock (NYSE:SSTK), directly & through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider ofhigh-quality licensed photographs,vectors,illustrations,videosandmusicto businesses, marketing agencies & media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week & has millions of images & video clips available.

Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world & customers in more than 150 countries. The company also ownsBigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Shutterstock Custom,a custom content creation platform, Offset, ahigh-end image collection; PremiumBeat a curatedroyalty-free musiclibrary; Rex Features, a premier source ofeditorial imagesfor the world's media.

For more information, please visitwww.shutterstock.comand follow Shutterstock onTwitter,FacebookandInstagram.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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