Client Sales Executive (London)

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Job Summary

Reference 4Sal0084
Location Channel 4, 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2TX
Salary Competitive 
Hours 37 per week
Closing Date 23 January 2020 at Midnight

Job Title: Client Sales Executive
Department: Sales
Location: London

To support the Senior Client Sales Lead & and the Client Sales Lead in the creation and management of the client engagement strategy for the nominated integrated
agency & client sales group. The strategy has three main sections;

1. Retain, Grow/ Extend. Focus on top 150, 4Sales Linear/ VOD spenders
2. New or lapsed. These are social (D2C/ disruptors) and OOH/ radio/ print etc targets
3. Collaboration. This is both internal and external

Reports to the Client Sales Lead

• Working within one of the London based integrated Agency & Client teams to support the Senior Client Lead and Client Lead and to help deliver the client
engagement strategy for the group that maximises revenue (and share)
• Support the team by Lead Sourcing New to TV clients and helping to create compelling Sales collateral and case studies
• Work closely with internal teams ie Digital/ Partnerships/ Content to help extend spend from existing advertisers
• Build a set of client relationships, likely to be Marketing/Brand Manager and Media Manager level, that facilitates discussions that related to business
outcomes and not just media briefs
• Collaborate with the other Client Sales Execs, to share knowledge, skills and approach to positively influence the wider dept. client strategy
• Work closely with the Advertising Research & Development team to research categories and clients to support the group strategy
• To share all relevant information and insight to ensure the Group meets its financial, creative and customer serviced objectives and KPIs
• Be the day-to-day contact for Commercial Marketing in ensuring that there is effective CRM database and engagement strategy for the Group’s clients (and
nominated categories)


Technical & Professional Skills
• Will need to have a proven media sales track record and thrives in business development
• Experience of selling to media agencies is essential
• The role requires a good understanding of broadcast and creative solutions is desirable
• A background in digital is desirable
• Experience of analysing data/ working with Econometric or attribution tools is desirable
• Experience of selling to clients direct is desirable
• Experience and understanding of brand planning, marketing and advertising is desirable
• Experience of working with direct to consumer (D2C) brands is desirable
• Seeks out new challenges and enjoys building new relationships, confident in networking in a past paced environment
• Job holder must be a confident presenter
• Competent in power point to create and maintain client sales presentations and collateral

Autonomy/Judgement/Decision Making
• Self-motivated and enjoys working in a small team
• Able to propose new ideas and processes without the involvement of others

Managing Resources
• The role has no direct reports
• Utilises the full resources of the agency & client sales team matrix to maximise impact, effectiveness and revenue
• The role requires proven organisational skills, collaboration and team work

Relationship Management
4 Sales & Channel 4:
• Be a real team player, putting the success of the team (both group and client sales team)
• Develop and sustain strong relationships across the wider team and channel (as required)
• Support the team in developing excellent and long-term relationships with nominated clients and their relevant contacts in their agency client teams
• Be comfortable dealing up to Manager level

Complexity/Problem Solving
• Support as directed by the Client Sales Lead the cross matrix, client vertical strategy project management
• Job deliverables include the creating presentation materials and pre-briefing notes as directed
• Partner the Agency Lead (and senior team) to maximize all commercial opportunities for 4 Sales

Success Criteria
• Revenue and share performance as per the group strategy
• Conversion of new to TV targets from the nominated sales group
• Vertical (category) performance as per the wider 4Sales strategy and objectives
• Volume and value of client relationships, as measured by formal and informal feedback (e.g., NPS) for the nominated sales group
• Creative success, Media Week, Campaign, IPA Effectiveness and Cannes Lions (short-lists and wins) for the nominated sales group

Full Role Description

Further information

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