Business Development Manager (PR Newswire business team )

London, UK Sales Temps Plein
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

The role:

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. We are looking for a self starter who has 2/3 years in a new business role, must be money / target driven with an out going but professional attitude and manner.

Duties and responsibilities:

·       To develop new business sales across existing and prospective clients for Newswire services over the telephone and face to face
·       To reach or exceed specific targets by achieving pre-set criteria on revenue generated
·       Highly proactive by ensuring that all clients are handled to the highest standards and everything is known about their corporate PR and marketing communications requirements throughout the year
·       New Business generation across all markets by generating own leads and proposing solutions that lead to maximisation of revenues
·       Ensure regular contact with clients and prospects on the phone and through meetings
·       Highly proficient in demonstrating all PR Newswire services and products at all levels
·       To become an ambassador for PR Newswire by developing strong relationships with customers face to face, through contact during meetings, presentations or at industry forums
·       Always be one step ahead in client negotiations by using lateral/creative thinking to outsmart and out think the competition

Essential Skills and Experience:

·       Results driven
·       Proven track record in sales 2/3 years experience
·       Presentation and demonstration skills
·       Demonstrable ability to work in a team
·       Experience of working towards and achieving set targets, individually and across the team
·       A demonstrable commercial approach to daily duties
·       Ability to prioritise, work under pressure, ensure deadlines are met
·       Fully computer literate, including proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
What you will get:

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

The standard working hours will be 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17:30  excluding one-hour unpaid lunch break per day.
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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