THE publishers of Grain Central are seeking to identify candidates for a senior sales and marketing role within our online publishing business, extending across the Beef Central, Sheep Central and Grain Central websites.
The business development manager’s position involves engaging with our many corporate and private advertisers in scheduling, developing and executing advertising campaigns appearing on our websites and email alerts. The role is hands-on, and includes managing a small sales team.
This is not a ‘high-pressure’ sales role, but is very much oriented towards relationship-based marketing with large, loyal and mostly repeat clients. New business development will also play an important part.
Clients range from corporate-level international crop protection, animal health, nutrition and finance companies to smaller agribusinesses offering specialised products and services.
This is an opportunity to work within a small, cohesive, enthusiastic and collaborative editorial and advertising team – all vastly experienced in their respective fields, and at the top of their game. All three websites command large and growing national agricultural reader audiences.
The person we are looking for will be a motivated self-starter, possessing good people and communication skills, well-organised and presentable. Basic IT skills are essential. Some agricultural knowledge in one or more of our publishing fields would be an advantage.
A sales background would be desirable, especially in an agriculture-related field like crop protection, animal health, animal production or agri-finance. No previous media advertising sales experience is necessary – in fact we highly encourage applicants from outside the traditional media sales field.
An attractive salary package is available, commensurate with experience. Location is flexible, but ideally would be in southeast Queensland, eastern NSW or Victoria.
Work travel commitment will be moderate, but will involve some face-to-face engagement with clients and other stakeholders, especially at conferences and other industry events and gatherings.
The position will suit a person with at least 6-8 years’ experience in a sales and marketing, or similar customer-facing role.
Send us an email to learn more about the opportunity, or organise a confidential initial chat about this rewarding and satisfying position.
Contact: Jon Condon [email protected]