Sales & Account Manager (Media & Advertising) / Auckland / $100k

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Are you an ambitious sales professional? Driven by success and financial reward? Have a knack for knocking down new doors, doing the deal but also adding long-term value to an existing portfolio of profitable clients? Sound like you? 

On behalf of our client, The Pond Recruitment Agency is looking for a senior Sales & Account Manager with at least 5 years of proven commercial experience to join an independent NZ media company. One that boasts some of NZ’s best-known digital and print titles.

Jump at this chance to join a collaborative, supportive, and social team that encourages growth and individual success. This position is an exciting challenge for a proven sales professional, highly skilled in nurturing, developing, and hunting strong client relationships. You’ll play an active and integral part in commercialising media channels across these titles and selling in and activating content-led brand and advertising campaigns.

Conquered all there is in your current role? Don’t move for any old BDM role, move to a bigger base salary, a great commission plan, and a company that celebrates individual success!

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The breakdown

We are looking for someone experienced in:

  • Business Development – opening doors and closing deals
  • Develop and drive own sales pipeline – autonomous self-starter
  • Ability to activate a warm lead pool
  • B2B Sales background – understanding of the NZ media, content, and advertising industries is advantageous
  • Pitching and closing like a true professional

Some key responsibilities are:

  • Develop and sell partnership packages across online, print, events, and content marketing
  • Collect advertising material and ensure it is correctly supplied and displayed on all channels
  • Leading sales activity, including in-person pitches & presentation
  • Work closely with the editorial and production team to deliver magazine and websites content on time and on budget
  • Proven ability to solution sell and manage media packages
  • Supporting customer onboarding, success, and support function as needed
  • Pursue agreed sales KPI’s with energy and passion

Plus, proven results and experience in…

  • Exceeding sales targets – overdelivering
  • Ability to thrive under pressure – loves the chase
  • Experience in formulating sales plans and goals – a real self-starter
  • Brilliant communication skills – articulate, professional with own flavor
  • Highly organised – focused multi-tasker
  • Upselling and closing the deal – asking the question
  • Charming and charismatic – people like to deal with you

Are you someone who is…

  • Personable and relatable
  • A commercial thinker
  • Bright and persuasive
  • Strong communicator both written and verbal
  • Naturally outgoing, and loves building relationships

The reward

  • Base salary of $100,000 per annum + Kiwi Saver
  • Commission structure; OTE $120k – $130k
  • Flexible working model. Plan your work week around what works best for you and your team
  • Access to a portfolio of contacts, so you’re set up to win from the start!

Apply today

If this role sounds like you apply directly with a brief summary of why you’re a great candidate for this position.


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