Business development Manager

London, UK Sales Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

To increase sales across the universe of companies and PR agencies in the UK by establishing PR Newswire as their exclusive, preferred, or transactional supplier for press release distribution.

What are we looking for?

  • Positive approach to work and understand the importance of team work and personal initiative in achieving departmental and company goals
  • A confident and persuasive selling manner
  • Ability to adapt communication style to suit audience
  • Awareness of responsibility of being the first point of contact client may have with PR Newswire
  • Self-motivated
  • Creative and analytical thinker

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Ensure all clients are handled to the highest standards and everything is documented on the CRM system and that the system is being used according to established good practise
  • Monitor and follow-up any competitor activity quickly and efficiently
  • Ensure use of any research material or tools available is maximised to generate sales opportunities
  • Always be one step ahead in client negotiations by using lateral/creative thinking to outsmart and out think the competition
  • Ensure all leads and opportunities are followed up to ensure that PR Newswire maximises the chance of winning business
  • Maintain competitor knowledge, keeping the business informed at the same time
  • Work with the marketing department and Sales Manager on email marketing campaigns to drive revenue
  • Follow up any marketing always leads quickly and efficiently
  • Work effectively with other departments across our business
  • Highly knowledgeable and proficient in demonstrating all PR Newswire services and products at all levels
  • Ensure your pipeline is always up to date and healthy
  • Ensure all written communications are executed accurately and comprehensively

What you will get

  • Career progression opportunities
  • Dental and healthcare plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cision Extras – retail discounts
  • Learning Portal

This role is for a start date ASAP with an expected salary of £32,000 + commission per annum.
 
If this sounds like you and you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you!

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As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and Falcon.io social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow @Cision on Twitter.
 
Cision is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves and perform at their best. We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge and named a “Top Diversity Employer” for 2021 by DiversityJobs.com.
 
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