Media Sales Executive

The SmartList
£15,000 - £19,999
12 Jun 2018
16 Jun 2018
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Full Time
LOCATION: Leeds, West Yorkshire

JOB TITLE: Media Sales Executive

SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting salary £19,000- £21,000, negotiable depending on experience + excellent commission structure

WORKING HOURS: 9:00am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday

THE COMPANY: Johnston Press are a leading media company within the UK with brands including The I, The Scotsman, Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Star, and Portsmouth News. Our digital audience is nationwide and we reach over 24m users a month across mobile, desktop and tablet.

THE ROLE: Your role as a Media Sales Executive is a fast paced and exciting position. With a territory of 200-400 customers from small and medium sized local businesses, you will be targeted to make contact to increase sales. You will also be tasked with developing different telesales strategies and processes to maximise success.

Key Responsibilities of a Media Sales Executive to include:

• Make outbound calls to prospective customers to explain and promote advertising to improve their businesses
• Ask questions to understand customer requirements and close sales, going the extra mile to meet targets and facilitate future sales
• Complete the daily required number of new contacts, calls, follow ups and talk time etc. in order to deliver personal sales targets ensuring that all calls, contacts and sales are logged and recorded accurately every day
• Maintain and update the customer database
• Take and process orders accurately ensuring that all details are correct before completion

THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate for the Media Sales Executive role will be tenacious and driven with the ability to keep the attention of a customer and offer realistic solutions to their advertising needs. Although previous experience in an outbound sales environment would be an advantage, we are able to train and develop those with the willingness to learn. The successful Media Sales Executive will be organised have lots of initiative and will be highly motivated with a positive attitude

Key skills / experience for the role of Media Sales Executive based in Leeds, West Yorkshire:

• Must live within a commutable distance of Leeds, West Yorkshire
• Cool-tempered and able to handle rejection
• Target driven
• Able to work as part of a team as well as on your own and be able to take instruction
• Computer literate
• Ability to learn about products and services to describe/explain them to prospects
• Excellent time management
• Educated to GSCE Level C or equivalent in Maths and English
Does this sound like you? If yes and you would like to apply for the position then please hit the apply now button.

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