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Sales/Business Development Executive At Happenings Magazine

Date Posted: 09/Nov/2013
Deadline: Not Specified


Job description

Sales/Business Development Executive: Builds a market position for Happenings by locating, developing, negotiating, and closing business relationships.


  • Prospect for potential new adverts and turn this into increased business
  • Locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.
  • Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities.
  • Plan approaches and pitches
  • Build relationships with new clients
  • Present new ideas and enhance existing relationships
  • Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, products and channels that will lead to an increase in ad sales


The Sales/Business Development Executive is responsible for leading the growth of advert sales and developing new business sales opportunities.

The Sales/Business Development Executive will work alone seeking business opportunities for the Happenings platform with the support of the Editor & Creative Director to maximise all sales opportunities, proactively create new opportunities and achieve sales targets. 

A strong focus will be on developing and managing relationships with industry partners and working with them on business growth opportunities beneficial to all parties.

This position will play a key role in the development and implementation of our business development plan and providing input into strategic business growth and improvement decisions.

Desired Skills and Experience

Clear strategic mindset with analytical focus

Proven leadership skills at a high level

Sales Management and negotiation skills

Rapport and relationship building at commercial level

Ability to communicate, present and negotiate at all levels

Innovation and creativity

Results driven

Marketing and product development skills

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to work autonomously

Project management skills, problem solving, organisational and planning skills

Advanced computer literacy

Demonstrated ability to improve efficiencies

Knowledge of the internet and how to maximise sales opportunities

Report writing skills

Ability to travel intrastate & interstate


Experience as a Business Development Manager in the media/online/entertainment industry

Experience utilising the internet as a sales vehicle

Experience using Microsoft Powerpoint, Word and Excel

High level contract negotiation experience

Marketing and product development experience

Minimum of degree in Business management/administration, marketing or related discipline


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