Account Manager

Department Summary

The Exhibition sales team at Future run a portfolio of highly successful Home Interest events across the UK.  We target the self-build, renovation and home improvement market and are ambitious to grow new business participation in our consumer events. 

Future runs 8 successful events in this space annually with our second largest event taking place every September in London. We plan to launch 2 satellite shows co-located around our London Show with brands that Future owns that are related to our market. The Future Home Show (the world of the smart home) and The Period Living Show (all about period property and how to restore, renovate, get that period look). 

Job Summary & Purpose

The role will be focused on launching these 2 events to create around 100 exhibitors combined in September 2020. In order to deliver this, we are looking for an Account Manager to focus purely on developing new and existing business contacts with the ultimate goal of driving new revenue to the 2 new  shows

New business is an essential part of this role and a defined KPI will be the addition of relevant new business each month in order to build a pipeline that will yield results in time for September 2020..

You will be required to generate revenue by contacting and adding prospective new clients as well as managing existing accounts from the sales database

Key role responsibilities:

  • Driving new revenue to our 2 new Shows
  • Increasing spend from existing clients spending money on other platforms in Future in this space.
  • Sourcing new business
  • Finding a headline sponsor for both events
  • Presenting face to face to existing and potential clients

Essential skills and experience:

  • Commercially-aware and KPI driven with a proven track record of delivering.
  • Track record in events, media or sales environment
  • Self-motivated to achieve personal targets
  • This role requires working remotely from the team so you will need to be a self-starter.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to produce great written communication and engage effectively with clients face to face and on the phone.
  • Confident, Engaging and outgoing
  • Strong relationship builder with a naturally consultative sales style
  • Valid UK Driving Licence  

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives. Together, we connect people to their passions through the high-quality content we create and the innovative technology we pioneer. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join!

Future is the name behind market-leading brands in specialist sectors across technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, hobbies, knowledge and home interest.

We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. Our global reach is phenomenal with over 250 million consumers across 180 + world-leading brands. It’s an incredible privilege to have such a passionate audience base across our websites, magazines, social media and events.

But that’s not enough – we continue to add to our portfolio and restlessly look to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We are developing leading-edge proprietary technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.

Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform and the figures speak volumes:

Online audience growthEBITDA GrowthRevenue Growth

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location,  so we don’t have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across our the UK, US, France and Australia

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for talent not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate. making Future a global success story.

Let’s do this!

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is the job for you! As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be expected to prepare a face to face presentation to showcase their ability to sell effectively face to face and to demonstrate an understanding of the market in which the Homebuilding & Renovating / Period Living / Home tech brands operate.

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