Sales Manager – DTC and SMB Brands (London) Sales Manager – DTC and SMB Brands (London)
Salary Undisclosed / Full-time

London, UK / Permanent

Posted 1 year ago 2021-06-05 2021-05-18 Expired

We are Outbrain.

Would you like to build upon your career in digital sales with the market leader; one of the fastest growing companies in online marketing and in an international environment?


Outbrain is the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web, winning Platform/Network of the Year at the 2021 Native Advertising AWARDS.

A third of the world’s Internet-connected population explore and discover information through our feed technology, which is trusted by emerging to established brands and integrated into thousands of media companies’ tech stacks to manage and monetise their publishing operations. Outbrain operates in 55 countries and is headquartered in New York City with offices in 18 cities worldwide.

You’ve probably seen us before and didn’t know it was Outbrain. In fact, we bet you’ve clicked on one of our links… ’cause they’re pretty good.


Job description:

Outbrain is seeking a London-based, highly motivated, entrepreneurial Sales Manager to join their commercial team in central London, focusing on performance-focused marketers at DTC and SMBs in Northern Europe.


You’ll be a driven seller with demonstrable experience of working with SMBs and direct-to-consumer businesses looking to achieve goals like customer acquisition, lead generation and sales with their online marketing mix. 


The successful candidate will be responsible for driving direct revenue by leveraging the industry’s leading content, advertising and native discovery solution for marketers and brands in Northern Europe, as well as sourcing new clients, building a revenue pipeline and turning prospects into partners.  


Candidates should be energetic self-starters who enjoy working with clients; proactive in delivering the best possible customer experience and committed to creating new business opportunities in a dynamic environment. They should be commercially savvy; identifying new categories and opportunities from an ever growing category of successful businesses like Naked Wines, Elvie and Lifesum.


The role requires a driven individual who uses their time effectively and is looking to join a team with a fun, fast-paced, hard-working culture – built on top of performance.


Outbrain offers a competitive package, including basic salary, performance related bonus, travel, gym subsidiary, hybrid working –  and free breakfast and weekly Friday lunch!


Your first year should look like this:


  • In your first month, you should find your bearings, get to know your team, do a deep dive into our Amplify product and start to build key relationships.
  • After three months, you’ll have mastered our pitch, with a handful of in-person client presentations behind you. You’ll know how to negotiate deals and who to lean on internally. You’ll be building on new business opportunities via client generation and pipeline. Additionally, you’ll feedback to product management on features that would provide partners with additional value.
  • After six months, you will have autonomous ownership of a client patch and be working closely with cross-functional teams including marketing, sales planning, and account management, as well as managing designated opportunities from lead to close.
  • By the end of your first year, you’ll be an essential part of the sales team, exceeding revenue and behavioural targets, having leveraged a strong base of client contacts to help the team grow business.


Winning factors – we are looking for evidence of:


  • 3+ years digital sales experience with proven track record of exceeding sales targets
  • Existing network of client-direct contacts and good understanding of DTC market and business models
  • Strong understanding of all performance KPIs including CPA, CPL, CPI and ROI
  • Clear and concise communication skills and presentation style, for both internal and external stakeholders
  • A natural people-person with proven examples of establishing, growing, and leveraging key relationships
  • A curious and self-starting nature
  • Strategic planning ability and the drive to achieve and stretch targets
  • A willingness to “get stuck in” and be proactive
  • A team player who thrives on strong collaboration
  • Organised – there is a lot to do!
  • Understanding and knowledge of the native, ad-tech, performance marketing landscape
  • Experience with programmatic buying and activation would be a bonus