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Hands On Recruitment has partnered with a national newspaper and national news website currently recruiting for a Direct Sales Representative to join their team. The suitable candidate will be part of a vibrant, forward-thinking team and responsible for selling advertising opportunities to direct advertisers.

This is an ideal opportunity for an energetic, self-motivated person with a passion for sales. The successful candidate will report directly to the Direct Sales Manager.

Requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or similar
  • Experience: Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a direct sales environment, preferably in print advertising.
  • Education: Sales or marketing diploma (IMM/AAA) will be an advantage.
  • Client Visits: Willing to do a minimum number of client visits per month, with the majority being new business.
  • Skills:
    • Market knowledge and insight
    • Strong customer service ability
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain business relationships
    • Proven references in terms of client base within the portfolio field
    • Ability to cold canvass and must be target-driven
    • Strong administrative and planning skills
    • Computer literate
    • Tenacity and initiative
  • Other Requirements:
    • Proven experience in direct sales
    • Own reliable transport and driver’s license (non-negotiable)
    • Own cell phone

Key Responsibilities:

  • Targets: Ensure targets are met and exceeded.
  • Business Growth: Grow existing and new business by effectively identifying new opportunities.
  • Needs Analysis: Conduct thorough needs analysis to tailor advertising solutions to client requirements.

What our client offers:

  • Competitive salary and commission structure.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A dynamic and innovative work environment.
  • The chance to work with a passionate and driven team.

If you are a results-oriented individual with a passion for sales and a knack for building relationships, we would love to hear from you!

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