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Weddings Account Manager, Daresbury


Brand: Bride (bridemagazine.co.uk)

Location: Daresbury (Warrington)

Closing date: Sept. 14, 2018

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Due to Archant’s continual expansion plans we have a fantastic new opportunity for a Weddings Account Manager. Based remotely or at our brand new offices in Daresbury, this exciting, fast-paced role will see you working across a variety of bridal magazines and shows. You will be calling current and potential advertisers and gaining their interest in having an exhibition stand at a show, magazine advertising and/or having a digital presence, e-newsletter or a presence on our very successful bridal app.

This new opportunity will be working on Lancashire Bride, Cheshire Bride, Marry in the North West alongside our other fantastic products. The whole Bride portfolio includes 14 regional Bride magazines 8 venue guides, 15 one-day wedding shows, 3 Marry in the magazines across the UK, 7 two-day wedding shows and 2 wedding planning apps. These products enable us to connect advertisers with thousands of customers across the UK.

It is vital that you know you thrive on picking up the phone and connecting with new clients; that you know you build rapport naturally on the phone and have proven experience of winning and building relationships. You will also excel at consulting, listening, presenting and closing sales.

You will use your own proactive initiative to create leads and work independently to achieve new client wins and see your advertising revenue increase. Although this is predominantly a telephone sales role, there are some opportunities to go and meet with potential customers and talk them through the portfolio of choices face to face – therefore the need to be able to drive is essential.

There is the opportunity to attend the shows at weekends which will prove vital in networking and cementing relationships with clients. There are many shows throughout the year and the minimum requirement is to attend at least four.

This is a superb opportunity for a sales-focused individual who will enjoy dealing with a range of clients and providing them with creative, relevant, advertising campaigns.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • A strong telephone sales background
  • A proven consultative sales approach
  • Innovative and creative advertising ideas
  • Strong diary management and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage and develop existing accounts
  • Drive and passion to win new business
  • Full valid driving licence
  • Thirst for achieving and exceeding targets

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • Basic salary of up to £20k
  • Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £8k per annum
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays, pro rata for part time hours
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews

WHAT NEXT?

Very shortly after receiving your CV, if we are interested we will call you to understand why you believe you have all the right attributes and are perfect to be shortlisted for interview, so please be prepared and look forward to this phone call. All applications and enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

ABOUT US

We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our history…of our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But we’re forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients’ objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs – content that brings storytelling to life.

We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together…

And because we’re ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning ‘New European’ national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history – just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
  • Every member of our family receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 20 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
  • There’s always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our ‘Archanteers’ and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!
  • Archant’s state-of-the-art print centre team have won numerous awards for their service levels and green credentials. As well as our own newspapers, we print over 40 other publications for brands including The Racing Post, Classic Car Weekly and Oxfam. Our giant presses can print 22 full newspapers per second!
  • Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Bentley, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.
  • We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEs…to major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

To apply, please send your CV to employment@archant.co.uk

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