Business Developer France, POLITICO Pro

POLITICO
  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 01

Position description

POLITICO is looking for an entrepreneurial business development professional to join our pioneering and growing media company from January 2021.

POLITICO Pro, POLITICO’s premium B2B policy news subscription service, seeks experienced, talented and smart candidates who work proactively to reach business objectives while maintaining a culture of collaboration, development and achievement.

This is a full-time, office-based position located in Paris, France, and involves some travel around France and Western Europe.

What You’ll Do:

  • Conduct demos and sales pitches to experienced policy professionals and executives across France on the power of POLITICO Pro’s tools to enhance government and business strategy;
  • Perform in-depth needs analysis and develop strategies for effective sales pitches and campaigns;
  • Customize proposals to meet prospective client needs;
  • Build a pipeline and support the entire sales cycle;
  • Analyze and channel market feedback to improve upon Pro service offerings;
  • Represent POLITICO at member briefings, network events and industry conferences.

Qualifications

What You’ll Need:

Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience, including B2B sales;
  • A university degree, preferably in political science or from a business school;
  • Experience with the French B2B market - managing client relationships and maintaining a robust pipeline;
  • Proven ability to meet or exceed high sales targets;
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, outgoing nature, flexible working style and strong client service ethic;
  • Ability to prioritize and recognize business critical matters;
  • Fluency in French and English (written and oral).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in information services or software sales with a consultative selling approach;
  • Sales management experience;
  • Interest in and understanding of current political and policy issues;
  • Familiar with Public Affairs work environment;
  • Exposure to Salesforce or other CRM tools is preferred.

 

POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. It is the essential online, mobile and print destination for the most influential people in the world. With publications based in Washington, D.C., New York, London, and Brussels, POLITICO boasts an enormous roster of the most talented reporters and editors in the world.

POLITICO Pro is POLITICO’s premium real-time policy news service, designed to provide policy professionals with the fastest and most reliable intelligence. Pro keeps professionals ahead of the curve on all legislative and regulatory issues that are important to their work. Pro currently provides in-depth coverage of twelve different policy areas. Visit our website.

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