We’re Hiring – Account Manager (Education)

We are looking for an Account Manager to join our fantastic team in the heart of Brighton.

Who are we?

The Student Room Group (TSR) is the largest, most useful and best-loved online student community there is. Millions of students turn to us first for advice, info and support on work, learning and life’s ups and downs. And that means we’re uniquely privileged to connect educators, employers and consumer brands to switched-on young people actively seeking out answers and meaningful connections.

What does an Account Manager at TSR do?

Working within our Student Education sales team, you will be responsible for managing a defined list of key education clients by growing revenue through new business and renewals, whilst also nurturing and developing our long tail prospective clients.

The Student Room’s product range is a blend of traditional online advertising, social media engagement and research products, which help clients connect to our booming online youth community. You will develop into an online advertising expert, so that you are completely confident in digital marketing terminology and the new and emerging technologies within the sector.

Key role responsibilities:

  • Proactively drive sales, be passionate about our products, develop and retain our customer base through incoming calls/emails, research, known contacts, networking and account management.
  • Develop strong, long lasting relationships with key decision makers with a focus on the Student Education industry
  • Ensure all CRMpipeline and sales activity log requirements are completed efficiently and thoroughly
  • Share market feedback with internal stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with the rest of the sales team and our client services team to ensure efficient management of clients’ campaigns from start to finish
  • Regularly monitor your personal objectives
  • Deliver engagingeffective sales presentations that provide a clear message to all existing and prospective clients
  • Develop and maintain good levels of market knowledge/leads through networkingevent attendancetrade press

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and will evolve with the ongoing needs of the company.

This opportunity will suit someone who has

  • Experience working with targets and KPIs
  • self-motivateddriven and goal-oriented approach and takes responsibility for their success
  • Ability to evidence their proven sales successes and achievements to date
  • Ability to embrace and adapt to change
  • Social confidence with the ability to connect and understand different types of people
  • Excellent communication skills both face to face, in writing and can deliver effective presentations
  • Creative and curious mindset and is prepared to ask questions and think outside the box
  • Drive  to achieve commission and is financially motivated
  • Experience in working in digital and online media sales in fast growth, competitive environments (highly desirable not essential)
  • Degree or equivalent (desirable)

Working at The Student Room

We really care about our employees’ development, happiness, wellness and work life balance. We offer a welcoming, friendly and supportive working environment in the heart of Brighton, plus we enjoy lots of great benefits including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous commission structure based on both personal and team targets
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays
  • Your birthday day off
  • Opportunities for ongoing learning and development
  • Flexible working hours and arrangements
  • Group Life insurance
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Fresh fruit
  • Regular social, team and charity fundraising events

To apply for this position, please click the link below and include a cover letter (including your salary expectations) and your current CV https://thestudentroom.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=d6d5b23d-bcba-47db-a1aa-381610b62bda

For the most up to date details regarding all of TSR’s current vacancies please visit our careers page,  follow us on Twitter and Facebook @TSRcareers, or find us on LinkedIn.

TSR is dedicated to creating an inclusive working environment that encompasses diversity and equal opportunities. We are committed to supporting  a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

As part of our recruitment process, The Student Room collects, stores and processes personal data relating to job applicants. Please read our Job Application Privacy Policy to understand how we use and protect the information you provide, both in your application and at other stages of the recruitment process.

Could this be the next step in your career?

Get in touch by sending your current CV and a cover letter to hr@thestudentroom.com. We would love to know more about you, your career aspirations and salary expectation.

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