Sales Director, EMEA

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Role: Sales Director, EMEA

Location: London based

Salary: £75,000 to £90,000 + Commission (depending on experience)

Status: Currently receiving applications

Job No:808T/023

An exciting opportunity working as the European Sales Leader for a small fast-growing technology business that offers solutions that are integral to challenges facing Broadcasters and Production Companies in the current climate. This new hire will be responsible for driving sales and new business opportunities across EMEA, selling both directly and via channel partners into Broadcasters and Production companies across the region.

Although serving the EMEA market, this role is ideally based out of London, and so we are looking for someone who lives within a commutable distance to its London offices.  Prior experience selling internationally both via direct/channel strategies into the broadcast and production markets will be essential.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Take ownership of the Sales quota for EMEA, putting together and implementing the strategy to achieve set sales objectives.
  • Identify, prospect, and close sales opportunities with both existing and new customers.
  • Work with technical sales and product teams in addressing enterprise broadcast accounts, across EMEA (i.e. BBC, Sky, Canal+, ARD Group) and engage at multiple layers (including 'C' Level) within target accounts.
  • Build long-lasting relationships at multiple layers within existing and targeted accounts.
  • Work closely and develop good relationships with existing Channel partners, and 3rd Party Technology Vendors, across EMEA to close potential business opportunities.
  • Identify new Channel and Technical Partners to help achieve sales objectives.
  • Respond to RFx as required.
  • Provide feedback on products and solutions to internal development and product teams.
  • Able to travel across EMEA up to 50% of the time.
  • Act as Ambassador for the company and participate in industry-specific tradeshows including IBC, NAB, and other regional events across EMEA.

Experience required: 

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in the industry working as a Sales Manager or Sales Director, selling internationally across Europe.
  • Strong contact network in the European market/media industry (Broadcasters and Production Companies).
  • Proven pedigree of closing sales and winning new business, both directly and via channel partners.
  • Knowledge of digital/file-based workflows (news, drama, entertainment).
  • Very good communication skills (spoken and written).
  • An ability to adapt to and interface at all levels within a customer (including C Level).
  • Fluent in English, and ideally one other European language (Spanish, Swedish, German, French or Portuguese would be preferable).
  • London-based (or within commutable distance).
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

To register your interest in this opportunity, please contact Ben Swanton via email ben@808talent.com

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