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Are you a driven, hands-on sales professional looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself and gain valuable sales experience in a growing market? Are you interested in working with, and learning from, the global leader in the field?

Saongroup, together with our sister company Universum, are looking to hire an Employer Branding Sales Executive. This is a great opportunity to become an expert in the growing field of Employer Branding. Your role will be to sell our products and services to new and existing customers - helping support the growth of our business in Ireland and Northern Ireland by actively seeking new sales opportunities, as well as deepening relationships with your growing portfolio of prospects and clients. You will be a champion for employer branding both internally in the Group and externally with companies and organisations throughout the market.

This role will be a hybrid remote & home working. Our office location is Grand Canal, Dublin 2.

In this role you will:
  • Achieve new business development, upsell and renewal targets of Universum’s Employer Branding Academy and suite of employer branding insight reports, workshops, advisory and activation services.
  • Identify and secure new business opportunities by engaging new and existing customers through LinkedIn, our employer branding marketing activities, closing inbound sales enquiries and outbound telephone sales, determining prospects current and future challenges and identify opportunities to address these challenges through Universum’s employer branding solutions with proposal writing and presentation delivery as part of the consultative sales process.
  • Manage your growing base of clients and prospects; building long-lasting relationships with multiple points of contact via call, email, social media and in-person meetings to deepen relationships, generate positive engagement and create opportunities as you build and manage your pipeline.
  • Embed yourself into the local Employer Branding community and help to grow it.
  • Working closely with HR and Marketing managers, Departments and C-level executives in some of Ireland’s largest organizations to sell and implement solutions that enable them to stand out as an employer and hire & retain the best talent for their company.
  • Participate as the local expert on employer branding in marketing activities such as webinars, events, content creation, etc.
  • Transfer experiences and knowledge about regional trends, developments and client strategies to help organizations improve their employer attractiveness.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data in order to make strategic decisions and recommendations for clients.
  • Transform research data into practical and actionable recommendations to drive quantifiable business impact for clients as well as facilitating in-person and virtual focus groups and workshops.
  • Work closely with colleague across the business to generate prospect relationships and engage them on employer branding.
What you bring to the team:
  • Experience in business to business sales, including proven experience of delivering against targets for new business & existing account development – experience in consultative selling to or working within HR or Marketing is a plus
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new processes and environments
  • Experience with client pitching and new business proposal presentations
  • Passionate about the evolving employer branding landscape with an ability to communicate new trends and practices to prospects, clients and colleagues
  • A good knowledge, understanding and experience of qualitative and quantitative market research methods and analysis together with experience sharing actionable insights through presentations is useful
  • A university degree (or equivalent)- preferably in business, marketing, communications or related field
Why join us:
  • Competitive salary, bonus and benefits package
  • Opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Employer Branding from the best in the industry with excellent training & development to support your career
  • Great colleagues to work with, and learn from, as well as enjoying company social outings and events together
  • Part of the launch team for Universum into the Irish market so you can make a personal impact while still being part of a much larger international business
  • Superb new office looking out over the water in the heart of the ‘Silicon Docks’, Grand Canal, Dublin 2. Minutes walk from train station
  • Benefits - Private health Care. Bike to Work Scheme & TaxSaver tickets
About us:
Saongroup is a global leader in online recruitment advertising. It operates websites across 16 countries in Europe, Africa & the Americas; including, and Saongroup in turn is owned by Stepstone, one of the world's leading e-recruitment businesses with some of the most successful online recruitment portals in the industry. In partnership with our sister company, Universum, we are bringing both their Employer Branding Academy and wider range of Employer Branding insights and services to Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Universum has been leading on Employer Branding for over 30 years and is the trusted employer branding partner to over 2000 of the world’s largest and most progressive employers, including many Fortune 500 companies. They are the global leader in employer branding – delivering critical talent market insights, winning brand strategies, and compelling story-led communications and brand activation that enables employers to attract, engage and retain the talent they need to compete and thrive in their industries.