Pulse is Africa’s leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience and producing content and creative digital marketing solutions for top brands. We run news platforms and social channels and marketing and production in four countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal.

We are the platform leading in reach – with over 100 million users and over 100 million video views on our own channels per month. We’re also a marketing partner, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360 degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.

Job Position: International Business Development & Commercial Growth Lead

Job Location: Lagos

Job Description

  1. We are looking for an International Business Development & Commercial Growth Lead who will be responsible for building and executing sales strategy to increase our advertising and marketing sales in our countries of operation and internationally.
  2. You will be required to drive and coordinate commercial opportunities for Pulse among top brands across various industries and among local and international agency partners.

Job Responsibilities
Lead new revenue opportunities – directly & via sales team facilitation (eg. create decks, workshops with sales teams, etc.):

  • Build up Pulse’s D2C revenue streams
  • Build up funding from NGOs & Grants
  • Support monetization of Pulse Moments
  • Support monetization of Pulse Influencer Network

Activate concrete international sales opportunities:

  • Encourage & support cross-market sales
  • Prospect international leads
  • Develop new prospecting opportunities

Support & optimize the Pulse sales & accounts set-up:

  • Create/maintain general sales material (eg. standard rate cards, updated company presentation)
  • Improve CRM utilization
  • Support local teams on customer satisfaction & resell topics.

Job Requirements

  1. Candidates should possess relevant qualifications and experience.
  2. B2B sales experience – within the Digital/ Creative/ Media/ Marketing/ Advertising industry preferred
  3. A strong understanding of digital media and digital marketing and a creative thinker who can connect 360° digital to all aspects of a client’s business to drive growth opportunities
  4. Successful track record of overachievement of revenue targets
  5. Great relationship building and networking skills – existing relationships with decision-makers in key industries a plus
  6. Strong verbal and written communications skills to be able to communicate solutions and strategies to clients and other stakeholders in a way that they will understand
  7. Highly organised with a strong bias for action
  8. An entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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