Team Leader - Classified Ad Sales

Job Title: Team Leader - Classified Ad Sales
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Up to £30000 per annum + 30% commission OTE
Reference: 3467536
Contact Name: Andrea Pell
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 13, 2021 11:34

Job Description

Handle Recruitment is looking for an ambitious and driven salesperson to join the classified sales team as the Team Leader for an award-winning magazine. Taking ownership and responsibility for print classified advertising revenue, as the Team leader you will achieve budgets as set across the group by:

  • Identifying a key client hit list to ensure high level representation is achieved as well as being an ambassador for the titles to agencies and clients
  • Negotiating the best possible rate for each piece of business in order to maximise volumes and yields
  • Keeping regular contact with current, previous and potential advertisers
  • Maintaining a sales patch from which you take sole responsibility, and which subsequently contributes to the overall targets
  • Clearly communicating the portfolio strategy to your team, and successfully managing the implementation of this strategy by all team members to ensure budgets are hit
  • Developing a comprehensive knowledge of the titles you manage, the market, competitors and clients
  • Preparing and presenting appropriate sales progress reports to the Group Ad Manager, Trading Director and, where appropriate, the MD Advertising

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in classified/display sales within publishing, media or digital
  • Experience of managing projects end to end
  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to apply all the latest applicable research and data within a sales process
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to develop relationships both internally and externally

Please apply now for a further conversation!

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.