Direct Sales Executive

  • Megan Forg Consulting
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • May 08, 2017
Permanent Sales

Job Description



Location: Green Point, Cape Town

Salary: R15k – R20k per month


Purpose of the Role:

Generate sales

Manage and service a portfolio of direct advertising clients to ensure targets are achieved

Grow sales by pitching clients to meet targets

Carry out any reasonable request by the Direct Sales Manager



Grade 12

At least 3 -5 years’ experience in advertising/media sales environment

Organisational and administrative skills

Excellent communication skills in English and Afrikaans – written and verbal

Negotiation skills

Sales ability and persuasion

Strong problem solving ability and negotiation skills

Excellent presentation skills

Excellent computer literacy in MS Office (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, CRM software)

Possession of a valid driver’s licence, own vehicle, cell phone & Internet Access



Manage a portfolio of advertising clients to ensure targets are achieved

Prepare and present sales proposals and presentations to new and existing clients to negotiate and close deals

Create tailored solutions that meet the client’s short and long term needs

Identify and generate new business opportunities on an ongoing basis to achieve sales targets

Cold calling must be part of your strategy

Build working relationships with clients and maintain a high level of client interaction to ensure that their specific requirements are addressed to grow and monitor business

Report on sales activities and achievement as required (weekly and monthly)

Provide professional and exceptional client service in all interactions with clients

Maintain a high level of relevant industry knowledge

Keep abreast of all administrative and sales support duties

Carry out any reasonable request relating to Direct Sales which may include after-hours work




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