Sponsorship Account Manager

Reach plc
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
17 Jun 2019
15 Jul 2019
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Introduction

We're looking for a talented salesperson to join our busy, thriving Events team. Based in Leicester, Derby or Nottingham, the Sponsorship Account Manager will sell sponsorship and digital media packages to clients interested in being represented at our events.

If you've got a passion for sales and building relationship within a corporate environment, we want to hear from you!

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

Newspapers aren't just newspapers anymore. Readers now engage with news brands 6 times a day using multiple devices including; mobile, desktop, apps, Facebook and Twitter. We host an expanding portfolio of events ranging from exhibitions to award ceremonies. With this in mind, you will be responsible for:

  • Growing event revenues and driving profit across a portfolio of print and digital products
  • Proactively identifying and targeting new clients via prospecting and using market intelligence
  • Sourcing sponsorship from new and existing customers
  • Identifying customer needs with a consultative approach and proposing comprehensive advertising solutions
  • Guaranteeing a high quality of customer service is delivered each time

The Ideal Candidate

This role is all about relationships; you'll need to be a confident communicator, familiar with the digital landscape. Strong negotiation skills and closing abilities are essential for this role, as well as the ability to source new leads and secure business right through to completion.

You'll need to a people person, happy to host a table of corporate clients at one of our events, as well as being comfortable with account management and building those relationships up on a daily basis.

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 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 annual leave (plus bank holidays), bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc has a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase scheme, 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.

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