Sales Manager

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Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted Jun 25, 2020
Category Sales & Marketing Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Your responsibilities will include:

Maximise value from existing Takealot Group relationships (brands and sellers)
Directly attracting new brands, agencies and non-retail advertisers to invest in new and existing advertising inventory
Initiating, designing and ensuring implementation of group advertising campaigns
Target suppliers and sellers (working with internal teams) to offer additional value through group advertising options
Customise group advertising campaigns for high value clients
Continuously enhance the group rate card and pitch deck for standard campaigns
Obtain assets required for designers to implement campaigns
Ensure all booked advertising campaigns are added to the marketing calendar (briefed into retail marketing managers) and executed effectively and on time
Oversee billing and payment
Oversee campaign tracking reports and communicate outcomes to clients, building a campaign execution portfolio
Consistently meet and surpass advertising sales targets
Leverage Takealot's innovations and insights to find, attract, and engage intended audiences to ensure that advertising campaigns meet the success criteria set by the client
Utilize a range of flexible pricing and buying models, including self-service, managed service and programmatic ad buying to put solutions in place that will help businesses build brand awareness, increase product sales and more
Act as a strategic partner to advertising clients and sell a broad range of advertising solutions that will ensure that their business goals are met
Attributes Required:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail and follow-through
Excellent presentation skills
Excellent campaign proposal design and management skills
Ability to work independently to achieve sales targets
Skilled in managing high-value accounts and managing relationships at an senior level
Entrepreneurial mindset
Strong understanding of the digital advertising environment including sales, product, tools and campaign management
Ability to identify key advertising sales opportunities and translate these into implementable solutions and action plans
Ability to manage and influence teams across various business units
Qualification & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and postgraduate qualification (Digital Marketing, Advertising and or Sales qualifications are advantageous)
3-5 years advertising sales experience as an individual contributor
Demonstrated ability to consistently initiate sales opportunities and generate revenue
Strong track record of internal and external relationship management
Proven consultative approach in previous roles and a good understanding of the digital advertising landscape
The Environment: employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
We are short on ego and high on output.
We are doers and not only thinkers, it's all in the execution after all. We love what we do and what we are creating.
We seek to employ Extraordinary Minds, people who are:

Experts at DOING, they can not only design but also execute
Analytical, able to use data to make decisions. Letting data decide but not consume
Competitive. Although innovation is important, GREAT requires a lot of work. This does not happen only in business hours
Curious. Always questioning the status quo
Not averse to risk
Business smart. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
Self-directed, taking action based on own initiative
User focused, always trying to understand a product from the users perspective
Able to communicate clearly and not afraid to voice an opinion, no matter how unpopular
We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

is forthright but respectful
is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
is curious and challenge the status quo
is innovative and enjoys iteration
is collaborative
will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
thinks like an owner of the business.
If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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