Advertising Sales Executive
Manchester, Blackburn and Birmingham
GovNet are Britain’s leading public sector events and publishing organisation. We are comprised of several divisions covering events, seminars, expos, training courses and publications.
As a recognised leader in the Public Sector Events and Publications field and due to expansion and growth, this role offers candidates a sought-after opportunity in selling highly lucrative advertising space across a portfolio of prestigious Public Sector Publications.
Main duties and responsibilities
- You will have a good understanding of selling creative solutions to our target markets.
- Possess knowledge of sales processes and structure, be able to research and source your own leads.
- Strong sales approach with demonstrable experience of cold calling.
- Be fully conversant with a range of our products and be prepared to make a large number of pitches to secure business.
- Reaching weekly average targets as set out by the Sales Manager.
What we are looking for:
A minimum of 1 year’s proven experience in Advertising Sales with a demonstrable track record and have proven sales success and achievements.
You should have flair and experience in researching, sourcing own leads, with high levels of creativity a confident sales negotiator and be comfortable in selling to high-level decision makers. Apart from being self-motivated, resilient with excellent persuasion skills, you must be self-driven, focused to achieve weekly targets and be able to work well within a team as well as on your own initiative.
Ideally you should have experience of advertising sales or at least selling niche products, have high attention to detail and have worked in a pressurised, professional environment (although this is not essential).
Working with us
GovNet offers a stimulating and challenging place to work with strong realistic ambitions dedicated to growing & providing the highest quality services and publications in our market.
Despite offering a highly competitive salary, uncapped commission, holidays, great hours of work, childcare vouchers and a pension scheme, in return we offer a dedicated sales development plan (against targets), working at impressive central office locations, developing yourself within an established team of senior sales professionals, whilst developing a sales career fully supported by a reputable fast growing company.
We take pride and excellence in what we do and to ensure this is maintained, we also offer full training on our company background, market sectors, publications, sales training, lead sourcing and research, and ongoing support to ensure you succeed in your development.
The closing date for applications is: 31st March 2017