Sales Director - Event Sponsorship

CDM Media
London, South East England
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

CDM Media is celebrating 10 years of business and we are very excited about the launch of our new EMEA HQ based in the heart of London. We are currently looking for a motivated and dynamic individual to join the team. The qualified candidate will be a hands-on sales leader to drive new growth for our business and our existing presence in the EMEA region. The right person will act primarily as a Sales Leader as well as an individual contributor.

The role will be challenging but highly rewarding and this leader will be a key voice in the company. For the right executive, this is a brilliant opportunity with great growth prospects.

Please note the first round of interviews will be held in London with the second-round candidates being flown to our New York City offices for meetings with the senior leadership team. The initial induction program will include spending time in both our Chicago and New York office.

CDM Media is the leading B2B Technology marketing & media company specializing in C-suite events for the world’s largest technology brands. Founded in 2007, we are headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York City and the UK.

CDM Media specializes in C-Suite focused technology summits and custom events that bring together the world's leading business executives from Global 5000 companies alongside our (300-400) clients who are from major technology solution providers such as IBM, Cisco, HP, Salesforce. These events are intimate, high-touch and are focused on thought-leadership, relationship building, peer on peer collaboration and the sheer appetite of technology executives to accelerate their sales opportunities by selling top down to global 'C-Suite' executives.

The Sales Director will be responsible for the performance and development of a large business development, inside sales team that will be responsible for opening, cultivating and nurturing new client relationships, driving $4,000,000-$6,000,000 USD revenue and assisting with event execution within our European portfolio of events.

The right candidate will be extremely passionate about Sales Leadership and will be tasked with developing everyone’s talents to excel in their position. You will work alongside other sales leadership functions across the company.

Responsibilities will include: -

Working with the Talent Development team, recruit, onboard, train & develop a team of Business Development executives

Motivate the team through recognition, project strategy management and both performance & KPI incentive systems

Develop & implement account/territory plans to achieve revenue goals

Personal revenue generation required in line with project based revenue targets

Hands on call shadowing, feedback and performance management on calls

Set & meet both team and project based targets

Training in key CDM Media processes and sales tools

Provide constant performance feedback to all team members that is both informative and motivational

Understand prospect’s business priorities and Account Based Marketing strategies

Support the cross-sale of the CDM national & international event portfolio


3+ years of sales management

Have a clear track record of leading an inside sales team to close large sales opportunities

Solid hands on coaching skills

Self-motivation & discipline to produce individual & team results

Personal computer literacy, specifically good knowledge of Salesforce CRM

Fantastic interpersonal skills

Highly energetic & self-starter

Systematic and assertive

Team orientated

Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong business acumen

Experience in managing an Event/Conference Sponsorship sales team a +

Additional information

Extremely competitive OTE salary, including a base salary up to £80,000 based on experience

Fantastic commission & bonus structure

20 days’ holidays, plus bank holidays

an additional day of holiday for your birthday when it falls on a weekday

Summer hours credits

Excellent pension scheme

Company laptop

Sales incentives & prizes throughout the year

Europe and USA travel

Ongoing Training & Development