Business Development Manager

London, UK Sales Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

As a Business Development manager your role will be prospecting new clients and dealing with incoming enquires. You will be speaking to new prospects to identify solutions to fit their current and future needs. You will become the go to person as a subject  expert and have a can-do attitude.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Identify and proactively call on new business prospects;
  • Work with the Marketing Campaign Manager on targeted prospect outbound calling campaigns;
  • Receive incoming enquiries and convert into online demonstrations and sales
  • Proactively self-source leads via cold calling
  • Hit daily activity KPIs based on outbound activity
  • Become a subject matter expert in the Cision suite of services;
  • Conduct effective online demonstrations of our service
  • Build a pipeline (5x your monthly target);
  • Ensure good communication with the Mid Market Customer Service Executives to ensure the smooth set up of new business orders
  • Input and maintain accurate activity information in Salesforce and Kluster
  • Report on activity and results daily, weekly and monthly.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of selling SaaS solutions
  • Ability to sell in a B2B environment
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Ability to build great relationships
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Ability to build and give an effective online presentation of our services
  • Has a proven track record of outbound sales activity

What you will get:

  • Career progression opportunities
  • Dental and healthcare plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cision Extras – retail discounts
  • Learning Portal
If this sounds like you and you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you!

Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.

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