International Sales Executive:
GDS International is opening a position for an exceptionally driven International Sales Executive based in its offices in Central Cardiff and overlooking the epic Millennium Stadium.
Having produced in excess of 80 unparalleled summits for senior executives and solution providers across 17 industries and five continents for 2011, GDS International has built a reputation for itself as a global leader in the B2B events arena; a reputation it continues to build upon with over a decade of 25 percent year-on-year growth and an annual turnover of approximately £40 million.
In line with our growth, we are currently looking to recruit an experienced and analytically savvy International Sales Executive for our stunning offices located in central Cardiff - overlooking the legendary Millennium Stadium and with immediate access to Cardiff Central train station. Fuelled with both talented sales and production staff, the successful candidate will be afforded the ability to leverage an impact on the entire operational process from a sales perspective, while being given the opportunity to create a platform to reach specific career aspirations. Indeed, while we pride ourselves how much we've grown, we remain a perfectly sized company for our employees to create their own opportunities and be rewarded accordingly.
Renowned for delivering industry-leading ROI for clients attending our invitation-only Summits, GDS International has long-standing relationships across its portfolio with the likes of IBM, Cisco, Deutsche Bank, GE, GlaxoSmithKline and Symantec to name but a few. Reporting to the Sales Director, the International Sales Executive will work across a number of clients and products, and will be entirely comfortable with researching industries at a granular level before implementing strategic approaches to achieve highly targeted client pools and competitive revenue streams.
In return, GDS International will offer the successful candidate access to its industry-leading training - encompassing advanced sales management, research and leadership elements - and the prospect of career progression towards senior levels once the right skill sets have been acquired and proven. With constant in-house training and a host of individual speakers to conduct various support seminars, we are devoted to our staff and pride ourselves on the culture and vibrant working environment we've nurtured during our 18 years in business.
Desired Skills & Experience
In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will also possess:
Experienced candidates will also preferably have:
- Excellent communication skills
- An ability to deconstruct, interpret and implement industries at a granular level
- Confidence in speaking with senior level executives positioned within Fortune 500 companies
- Exceptionally motivated and driven to hit KPIs and team targets
- Comfortable working within a team and contributing to its overall success
- Self-motivated, ambitious with a desire to progress and invest in long-term relationships - both internally and externally
- A drive to lead and a want to contribute to the planned growth of the organisation
- At least two years sales experience
- A proven ability to build strategic relationships with clients, agencies and peers
- Consistent face-to-face presentation skills
GDS International is a global leader in the B2B Events and Media sector. We produce market-leading conferences and invitation-only, closed-door Summits for senior executives. Supplementing our knowledge base, we also own one of the largest business IPTV channels, MeetTheBoss.tv, with an active membership base in excess of 100,000 executives, as well as producing various online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in 1993, GDS International specializes in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalize on a globalized economy. Our headquarters are based in Bristol, UK, with subsidiaries in Cardiff (Wales), New York, Miami and Sydney. Traditionally, GDS International has witnessed 25 percent growth per annum, and since the end of 2010, has enjoyed a 45 percent growth in sales revenue; a figure that is projected to be sustained for the next three years. In 2011, GDS International produced over 80 events globally.
£25-£30K basic salary, with an uncapped commission structure typically reaching £50-£60K OTE
- 11 months ago