#Jobfairy: We're Hiring A Sales & Partnerships Director

IMAGE Publications is Ireland's leading multi-platform publisher, a power brand, and an innovator in the digital and events space. We reach over three million Irish consumers every month through our portfolio of world-class media and magazines including IMAGE.ie, IMAGE, Image Interiors & Living, IMAGE Brides, Garden Heaven and Cara for Aer Lingus. We focus on editorial excellence, while creating and curating media content that audiences love.

IMAGE is seeking a strong, experienced?Sales & Partnership Director.?This is a unique opportunity to make an important contribution'to?the company's growth. Ideal candidates will have?proven?experience in'selling?integrated sponsorships and securing brand partnerships for events,'digital products, magazine titles and cross-platform opportunities.?The successful candidate?will be an integral'member?of the team, bridging creative and commercial divisions,?and responsible for planning broad-spectrum'strategies.

  1. Overall'responsibilities
  • Research,'support?and achieve'sponsorship?targets?for the business ( remove "in support of the brand positioning")
  • Sell'sponsorship for all IMAGE events and supplements on time, within budget, on brand and on target along with the teams.
  • Develop current sponsorship packages / presentations for all events.
  • Sell?to an existing client base and?build?a portfolio of new clients.
  • Manage relationships with existing clients, and attend'regular?client'meetings and presentations and industry/brand events.
  • Manage'relationships with key brands, ad agencies and'sponsorship?planners to secure and negotiate yearly contracts.
  • Collaborate with senior?management on the setting and managing of operational targets.
  • Use market information including?NRS, ABC,?TGI?and competitor analysis as a sales tool.
  • Provide timely and accurate forecasts and regular - reports on sales and revenue performance.
  • Ensure that our clients receive the highest level of sales and operational customer service.
  • Prioritise and deliver timely, high-quality work.
  • Actively participate in the?commercial team where appropriate, embracing company culture, mission, and strategy.
  • Drive overall operational efficiency across sales, marketing and business operations.
  • Report directly to the CEO.
  1. Key skills required
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  • ? - ? Creativity?and flair in'responding to?client?briefs.
  • ? - ? Ability to generate'market leading proactive ideas.
  • ? - ? Comfortable with?working?to monthly/quarterly targets.
  • ? - ? Deep?understanding of cross media selling and the role of other media in?IMAGE Publications.
  • ? - ? Ability to think laterally, be proactive and provide unique, ground-breaking solutions for clients.
  • ? - ?Excellent?organisational,?interpersonal,?problem solving, presentation and time management skills.
  1. - ? ?Experience'required
  • At least?5 years''sponsorship'sales and leadership experience (ideally within'the media industry).
  • Proven'track record of achieving?targets.
  • Experience in managing teams.

Send applications to Clodagh Edwards, CEO of IMAGE Publications: clodagh.edwards@image.ie

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