BuzzFeed is hiring a

Brand Strategy Manager

BuzzFeed is looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial, digital sales person with a passion for social content-driven advertising.  This role reports to our Director of Brand Strategy or other team lead in London and works part of a wider commercial team.

 
You’ll introduce our social advertising products to brands and agencies in the UK, and work closely with our product and account service teams to see to it that the programs are implemented to maximum long-term client satisfaction.  You should have a track record of success in selling to advertising agencies and direct to client that will allow you to quickly get up to speed on our sales process and strategy. With experience in digital advertising and native you will be able to quickly learn products and begin generating revenue. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Strong Presentation and Communication Skills are required to be successful. 
  • Lead the sales efforts for our products to brands and agencies in Europe through meetings, outreach, and written materials

  • Reach and exceed individual sales targets
  • Prospect, penetrate and create new relationships with advertising agencies and direct clients

  • Develop relationships at all levels from CMO to Brand Managers to Agency Buyers

  • Continuously work with the Sales Director and other departments on market feedback and Go to Market Strategies

  • Identify and understand trends within social media and be able to articulate them in a sales presentation
  • Strong focus on being able to analyze data and use it to effectively grow the business

 

Requirements:

  • Previous digital sales experience

  • Experience at a publisher or social media platform
  • Strong track record of sales success driving revenue through discovering, prospecting, creating new business and growing and retaining existing business

  • Strong writing skills

  • Strong negotiation, influencing skills and an ability to persuade at all levels of an agency or client

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to be flexible and navigate through change. 
  • Skilled in crafting slide decks and written pitch materials a plus
  • Passionate about social advertising and new media

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the online advertising industry

  • Ability to work in a fast moving fast changing company and industry with a willingness to learn