Senior Sales Executive - Car and Accessory Trader
Car and Accessory Trader, launched in 1979, is the authoritative B2B magazine serving the UK's automotive aftermarket.
The brand is sat within Haymarket Consumer Media, benefitting from the B2B expertise from Haymarket Business Media and the sector expertise of Haymarket Automotive. Haymarket provides an excellent training framework for all its staff, enabling you to build your career via a wide variety of programmes.
We are looking to appoint a new Senior Sales Executive.
The successful candidate will be highly skilled and driven to win new business to deliver revenue for the CAT brand. You will also be confident at managing both new and existing accounts. You will need to understand the aftermarket, the key players within it and keep up to date with all relevant industry news. The role is both office based and client facing. You can expect to be out meeting clients several times throughout the month. The role also includes international travel to major industry related events.
You will be working within a small, friendly team with whom you will need to develop a strong working relationship. As a result of working within a small team you will have the opportunity to learn how the business works first hand and will be able to contribute personally to strategic brand development.
• Proven sales ability and experience in portfolio selling
• Excellent track record of winning new business
• Experienced relationship builder, excellent at nurturing accounts
• Fierce tenacity and drive
• Strong commercial acumen
• Exceptional presentation skills
• Able to use own initiative, identify and make business-led recommendations
• Great attitude for engaging clients, and working well with other colleagues
We are looking for a Senior Sales Executive who can prove exceptional sales figures and account management ability whilst being comfortable working with owner/director level contacts. Working autonomously, you will need to be a self starter and key representative for Haymarket and CAT in meetings, award ceremonies, industry functions and events, both nationally and internationally.
From day one you will be responsible for selling print display, special projects, sponsorships and online packages, so you will need to be commercially astute and creative.
Your client base will include a range of parts and services suppliers, with contacts throughout the UK. As such it is essential that you hold a full driving license in order to attend events and meetings. You may be required to work outside of the set company hours in order to best represent your product. This may include weekend and evening work e.g. client trips, shows, awards ceremonies etc.