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Posted on March 8, 2021

Sales Assistant

Role: Commercial & Branded Content Sales Assistant

Reports to: New Business Executive /Managing Director Direct

Reports: None

Status: 6-month fixed term contract with view to perm

Hours: 10am-6pm

Location: Industry Workspace, 21 Whiston Road, London, E2 8EX

Start date: ASAP

Job Overview

The Sales assistants primary role is to help ensure that our directors’ roster is working and being promoted positively in the industry. You will be working into our senior Commercial and Branded team maintaining relationships with our existing clients to garner repeat business.

Bullion is expanding its roster of talented directors and as such need to grow its sales team. We want to mentor a young and hungry directors’ representative. The role will require you to learn and follow traditional leads of TV commercials via advertising agencies, whilst looking at new and growing opportunities in the Branded content world.

This is a challenging but rewarding role. The right person will be articulate, sharp and have a tenacious approach to tasks. We want problem solvers, people who can think outside of the box and respond to the daily challenges in a thoughtful and inventive manor, whilst learning from our established in-house sales team. People skills are more important than ever, maintaining connections and hunting for new ones. A learned grasp of social media is essential.

The person joining our sales team should have the craft held high and be able to articulate this to our clientele. A thirst for creativity and art must be front and centre. A rehearsed knowledge of the director’s work isn’t what we want, we need to smell the passion and excitement bubbling in our director representatives. Our right candidate must see the potential of a director and sell that. Not just the showreel.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Be on the daily pursuit of exciting opportunities for our roster of established and fledgling commercial directors.
  • Identify new business opportunities and nurture new client relationships.
    • ensuring Bullion is known to all suitable agencies
    • ensuring Bullion is perceived as a reliable go-to production company
    • increase the frequency and quality of bidding opportunities
    • filter incoming briefs, liaising with the senior team to ensure they are relevant to Bullion’s strategy and Director roster and are at the right price point
    • attend relevant industry events as the face of Bullion to network with brands and agencies
  • Maintain relationships with existing clients to secure ongoing work and maximise opportunities
  • Sense check pitches before sending to client and assist with image searches and copy if required.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of the Bullion sales and marketing strategy
  • Liaise with the Senior team to ensure the bidding and treatment process is as smooth and timely as possible, ensuring the brief has been met, the budget is adequate, and the project meets margin targets
  • Attend regular target meetings with the senior team
  • Coordinate and/or write copy for the PR and marketing of the company including, mail outs, social media, industry press, awards and events

Other:

  • Stay on the pulse of new trends and talent that would fulfil the needs and goals of the company’s business plan and maximise opportunities
  • An eye for talent and an understanding of how talent could work for different projects
  • Represent the company to the highest standard at all times
  • Good creative copywriting skills are essential.
  • Competent level of Keynote use essential
  • Film literate
  • Strong research skills
  • Creative writing skills
  • Pride in one’s personal appearance
  • Any other ad hoc administrative roles as per the needs of the company

Aptitude:

  • This role would suit a driven, self-starter with a positive can-do attitude
  • Client friendly presentation
  • Networking Impulses
  • A positive attitude
  • The ability to work solo or part of a group.
  • Outgoing and personable but with a mind for business.

Please send your applications to [email protected]