Account Manager: Field Sales

5 days left

Recruiter
Reach plc
Location
Leicestershire, England
Salary
monthly bonus + company car
Posted
01 May 2019
Closes
29 May 2019
Ref
0000002203
Contact
Reach plc
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic field sales team in Leicester.

Working with Leicestershirelive, Leicester Mercury, Loughborough Echo and Hinckley Times, Nottinghamshirelive, Nottingham Post, Derbyshirelive, Derby Telegraph, Burton Mail, Ashbourne News, Facebook and Google we help local businesses market themselves successfully.

If you have a real passion for building relationships with clients and seeking out new business, this could be the role for you...

Please note: Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an assessment morning on Tuesday 16th May, 10:00-12:30, at the Leicester Mercury. This will consist of competency assessments and practical exercises.

We are Reach because it's what we do.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 620 million newspapers, with 5 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8 billion page views per year.

We average 21 million mobile visitors - that's 60% of the entire mobile market. Each month we attract over 32 million unique visitors. That's more than our competitors. You will help us further increase our digital audience into 2019.


Key Responsibilities

As a business we have diversified our commercial product range. We now offer everything from the traditional in print and online advertising to web build solutions, Google AdWords, social media management and much more.


Attending self generated appointments, you will be meeting customers to introduce our services and generating new revenues across Leicestershire. You will acquire customers through an achievement of high conversion rates, by canvassing cold business opportunities and existing ad hoc clients. Building relationships with both new and existing clients, you will understand which suite of products and services is most appropriate to the client need. You will deliver clear and concise sales messages to build loyalty and delivering customer service remains a key priority. Ensuring a high standard of communication at all times, you will be expected to keep abreast of new product developments and present these to your client base.


The Ideal Candidate

This role is all about relationships; you'll be a business partner as well as a marketing advisor, and a trusted provider rolled into one. You'll need to build relationships quickly, ensuring your customers trust you to provide the best products for their needs. You will be a confident communicator, with the ability to explain unfamiliar concepts in a clear and concise way.

You'll be working towards set targets, but we want someone who isn't afraid to smash the glass ceiling. Why meet targets when you can exceed them? We want you to have a real passion and drive; for sales, for building revenue and a tenacity that will serve you well with your new and existing clients.

You'll need to be flexible and adaptable; this business is ever changing, and there are always new developments in the world of digital. You will need to stay on top of your game, continue to educate yourself and move with the ebb and flow of the business.

You'll have a full understanding of the digital landscape - your clients are relying on you to know your stuff and to handle their campaigns with professionalism and care.

You must also hold a full valid UK driving licence, as client visits will be a large part of your role day to day.


Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.


Reach plc believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application