Sales Executive

Hammersmith, W6 7JP
Circa £24k OTE
20 Mar 2012
20 Apr 2012
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Haymarket has its heart and soul in publishing and media and serves a broad spread of markets, including digital, PR, horticulture, youth & children’s work, healthcare, print, environmental and more.

Since Haymarket was founded half a century ago, we have always prided ourselves on being a highly creative business, with an unrelenting focus on the quality of our products and our people.

Because of Haymarket’s dedication to its brands, we are now seeking a Sales Executive to join one of our recruitment sales teams to further aid our clients in advertising for their recruitment needs.

The Role

A Sales Executive position is one where you get to be master of your own destiny through regularly speaking to your clients, whether that be over the phone, via e-mail, or in person by arranging your own meetings.

You would be responsible for maximising the volume, revenue and yield of advertising sales in your publication/s. This will involve managing an existing client base and sourcing new business using a combination of effective calls, correspondence, and where relevant, meetings. Sales activity must be supported by timely and accurate administration.

Person Specification

You are expected to demonstrate the following competencies of attitude at all times:
• Problem Solving
• Team work
• Resilience
• Attention to detail
• Confidence and Charisma
• Professional at all times
• Proactive
• Initiative
• “Can do” attitude
• Determined to succeed
• Positive, Enthusiastic, Hardworking
• Willing to learn and take onboard new ideas
• Ability to take constructive criticism and apply it positively
• Excellent personal standards including time keeping and dress code

The Sales Executive will have clear objectives from day one and performance-related pay reviews at 12 months, 18 months and 24 months. As well as this we ensure that we provide excellent career development opportunities across sales and management.

Benefits include:

25 days holiday per year (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days).

Generous contributory pension scheme (minimum 5% employee contribution matched by 8% employer contribution

Season Ticket Loan on passing probationary period.

Discount on magazine subscriptions

The Candidate

Of course we’re looking for a Sales Executive with all the normal skills (articulate, numerate, out-going team player, etc) but we also want someone who can bring their own flare to our business.

Sales experience is not essential as our training sets the media industry's benchmark for quality, however to be able to hit the ground running within the Sales Executive position, we’re looking for someone who can demonstrate the following…

Be goal-driven, resilient and hungry to win business and beat targets

A natural conversationalist who is able to listen and sell to customers needs

Be someone who enjoys working within a fast-paced environment and enjoys a bit of banter

Sales experience preferred (although not essential as our training sets the media industry’s benchmark for quality)