Business Partnership Executive

Reach plc
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
16 Oct 2019
13 Nov 2019
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Introduction

Our Business Partnership Executives are relationship-building wizards, providing clients with fantastic sponsorship opportunities across household name titles such as the Manchester Evening News, Leicester Mercury, Liverpool Echo and more.

As a Business Partnership Executive, you'll work closely with our newspaper sales, commercial and editorial teams. You'll guide your clients on the best packages for their audience development needs, whilst actively looking to secure new and cost effective partnerships across the regions.

This position is not limited to a certain location, and the successful candidate can be based in any of our UK offices around Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham or Leicester. The successful candidate will be required to travel between these locations.

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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify and secure new business partnerships across the designated region.
  • Develop and deliver the strategic plan designed to maximise performance, within resource budget and achieve against sales/revenue targets
  • Managing client accounts, keeping in regular contact and making any relevant adjustments and actioning their campaign over the partnership period
  • Ensure that all activity and expenditure is assessed in terms of profitability
  • Identify and develop persuasive business partnership campaigns in line with clients business goals
  • Complete regular customer service calls to existing Business Partnerships
  • Monitor editorial and social media opportunities to ensure clients receive full requirement over the course of the partnership

The Ideal Candidate

You're a pro at building lasting relationships quickly, becoming a trusted provider for your clients. You're driven, determined and either come from a commercial background or have a solid understanding of it.

You can research and present data to clients as part of a well-rounded pitch, and are a confident project manager, able to liaise with clients, editors, editorial staff and commercial staff in order to build a full package to meet your customer's needs.

You need a clean UK driving licence, as travelling is a large part of your role.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday 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 (subject to management approval), discounted gym membership, 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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