Senior Data Sales Manager
We are looking for someone to join our growth and consulting team. The focus of this team is to grow the business; however, is it critical that this is done in a truly consultative way; using knowledge and experience to develop digital marketing solutions that best suit the client’s needs and goals. Within our fast moving and competitive market, it is key to strike the right balance for our clients, presenting solutions that are appropriately resourced and shape a solution that evolves with the changing level of sophistication of our clients marketing activities.
Merkle are a data business; we strongly believe that if clients effectively centre their marketing and advertising decision making within their customer data they will offer a more effective marketing solution benefiting the consumer and advertiser equally. However, as we can effectively track and consolidate online user data we face greater and greater challenges in combining, centralising, and effectively utilising the vast amounts of available data. We find that many organisations are looking to our team to help guide them through this change and better understand how they can put data at the heart of their advertising and marketing activities.
The role therefore is quite challenging; it requires a wide and developing knowledge, strong articulation skills to communicate a complex and technical market simply but effectively. We are also looking for someone with a strong ethical backbone which will ensure you serve the clients motive before your own; given that the primary objective will be to generate new business and help grow our company and you are reworded for doing so. Most of our opportunities are generated through existing relationships, word of mouth and via our marketing activities.
Previous experience of systems integration, data science, digital or analytics is required and given the changing nature of the industry, you will need the aptitude to learn more about paid search, web analytics and programmatic advertising in order to understand how digital marketing can best be utilised in different scenarios and to assess the effectiveness of existing campaigns.
Experience in a commercial environment, sales or consulting, training or generally client facing is desirable as well. You will also need enthusiasm and drive and be able to organise and prioritise you own work effectively. You must be, warm, personable, confident, persuasive and articulate with the ability to work independently. You should expect to deal with a wide range of clients ranging from very small to very large and with contact points of varying levels of seniority and understanding of our sector. We have no time for ego.
You must have excellent written English and be able to produce clear and structured written proposals, ranging from short documents or emails to extensive RFP responses.
An undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above is preferred although we will consider other candidates in exceptional circumstances.
We offer a competitive remuneration package comprising a basic salary plus a performance related bonus. We provide extensive benefits including 25 days’ holiday (with additional days for long service), a company pension scheme, mobile phone, subsidised gym membership, Pilates sessions, football matches and all the breakfast, tea and biscuits you can handle.
At the time of starting their employment the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK.
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