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SmartShanghai.com is expanding, and we are looking for an experienced Sales Manager to help us grow our business. Based in our downtown office in Shanghai, the right candidate will be working with the Business Director on improving and expanding our current business, advancing and executing new sales channels.

You'll be part of a small, integrated, mixed team with native English-speaking and Chinese editors, graphic designers, and account managing business-types. We're at the heart of Shanghai's online media; a job with us will provide a unique opportunity to participate in its growth. We offer a creative, relaxed, but stimulating work environment, flexible holidays and work hours, and an above-market salary.

What we need

Someone who can sell – you are outgoing, talkative, smart, like to meet people, and can convince them that buying advertisements with us will have a positive return on their investment. We don’t do any cold calling, but it’s still important that you don’t mind picking up the phone and call someone to close a deal. It’s important that you are outgoing and a social butterfly. You need to meet, meet, meet people and get our name and our products out there, without being obnoxious. That requires some work on evenings and weekends, going to events and schmoozing with the people who make Shanghai run.

Then there’s a more administrative side to this job where you’ll be working with the accountant on issuing invoices and making sure payments get made on time.

A large number of our clients are small and medium local businesses, but you’ll also be working with corporate clients and advertisement agencies on building long term relationships with SmartShanghai and our sister sites, so it’s important to us that you have good social skills and are familiar with the ins and outs of the corporate world.

You should enjoy working with numbers, creating reports for the management and our clients, and you need to be able to read and understand advertisement analytics.

This is an amazing opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of industries, their needs, how they operate, as well as being in the centre of client success.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Chinese passport holder
  • A background in Sales and BD with at least four years of previous work experience, ideally in the internet, media, or publishing business
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Native Chinese and high-level English skills
  • We are a design driven company. PowerPoint skills and a good eye for design and layout are an absolute must
  • Already located in Shanghai is a big plus but not necessity
  • You have worked with CRM systems before and have the ability to build productive business professional relationships
  • Good relationship management skills and openness to feedback

Benefits

  • 10 days annual leave on top of public holidays and 4 extra days off between Christmas and NYE. No bridge days if it’s a Sunday
  • Flexible work hours, early birds can start earlier and leave earlier
  • A fun work environment. We are a small team of weirdos who enjoy mining the city for interesting content and then telling everyone about it. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we do work hard
  • Downtown office near iAPM with free coffee/beverages/ fruit
  • Standing desk and ergonomically chair
  • Being part of a product that’s used and helps 10 thousand of Shanghai residents
Jul 1, 2019 Shanghai

SmartShanghai.com is an independent media publication dedicated to honesty and editorial transparency. We are for Shanghai residents, written by a team of long-term, opinionated and knowledgeable writers and editors.
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