Takealot | Sales Specialist: Advertising (Marketplace) X1

Takealot | Sales Specialist: Advertising (Marketplace) X1

takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a Sales Specialist: Advertising to join our Takealot Group Advertising team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper-growth company looking for smart, creative, hardworking people to join us.  We offer market-related benefits, a great work environment, and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

This position reports to the Lead Sales Specialist

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Driving the adoption and usage of Takealot’s self-service advertising platform; by Marketplace sellers
  • Evaluate success metrics and drive campaign performance using data
  • Consistently meet and surpass advertising sales targets for the platform
  • Assist in the development of promotional material and content to encourage adoption of the platform by Marketplace Sellers
  • Provide support to Marketplace Key Account Managers to encourage usage of the advertising platform by their Key Accounts and problem to solve issues with these accounts
  • Implement new seller acquisition strategies
  • Collect feedback from sellers about the advertising platform and provide useful insights to further enhance the platform
  • Assist in building case studies of the successful usage of the tools
  • Work with the internal Seller Communication team to develop and present material for seller events to drive adoption
  • Run educational webinars to train users on performance metrics, insights, and how to drive greater results
  • Escalate any operational platform issues to the technical teams to resolve
  • Work independently to execute the responsibilities above

Attributes required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to persuade sellers to adopt new technology
  • Excellent content design; and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions
  • Ability to work independently to achieve sales targets
  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude, self-motivated
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Understanding of the digital advertising and e-commerce environments
  • Ability to manage and influence people across various business units

Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree or Advanced Diploma in Commerce
  • Minimum 3 years experience in B2B software or Advertising sales
  • Digital Marketing, Advertising and or Sales experience
  • E-Commerce experience is advantageous but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently achieve sales targets
  • Strong track record of internal and external relationship management

 The Environment:

  • Takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve
  • We are short on ego and high on output
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all
  • We love what we do and what we are creating

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is respectful but forthright
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com
  • thinks like an owner of the business

If you meet the above criteria and are an Extraordinary Mind, come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

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