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Assistant Sales Manager / Sales Manager
We're a leading international broadcaster owned by 21st Century Fox.

This important position will be a part of the advertising sales function for Star UK, selling commercial time, ensuring effective utilisation of the available inventory.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Achievement of assigned targets within the specified time frame : Half Yearly & Annual Target
  • Yield Improvements over last year
  • New Business Development – convert non-TV clients
  • Key client management - Conceptualization & execution of out-of-the-box sales ideas / deals in conjunction with the brand solutions team
  • Good understanding of finance and traffic system to ensure the smooth bookings and invoices
  • Effective relationship management with clients and agencies
  • Competitive monitoring and market knowledge.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Qualifications: Post Graduate
  • Understanding of UK Media market, with experience of South Asian media
  • 5-8 years of experience, with experience handling media sales.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Ability to drive and achieve sales targets
  • Leverages relationships & is a capable networker
  • Should be both a category & a brand builder
  • Concise yet inspiring communicator 
  • Analytical yet creative bend of mind.  Ability to construct win-win deals for client/company.
  • High energy levels and ability to see the larger picture
  • Ability to deal with dynamic and fast paced changing internal & external environment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent cross-group (including cross cultural) collaboration skills in relationship building, issue resolution
  • Strong communication skills
  • High levels of energy and drive to make an impact
  • Self-starter and motivated.


About Star India


Star India has defined the Indian media landscape for over two decades and today is one of the country’s leading media conglomerates, reaching approximately 650 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 other countries. 


Star generates 20,000 hours of content every year and broadcasts 40+ channels in 8 different languages, reaching 9 out of 10 C&S TV homes in India.


The network’s entertainment channel portfolio includes Star Gold, Channel V, Star World, Star Movies, Star Utsav, Life OK, Movies OK and Star Plus, India's No. 1 Hindi General Entertainment Channel. 


It has a leading presence in regional broadcasting as well, through a bouquet of affiliate channels which includes Star Jalsha, Jalsha Movies, Star Pravah, Asianet, Asianet Plus, Suvarna, Suvarna Plus, Vijay and now Maa. 


It is also present in the Indian movie production and distribution space through Fox Star Studios, an affiliate joint venture company.


STAR India is making quantum leaps in transforming sports in the country by leveraging the group's strengths in superior content and audience engagement. 


STAR's sports business has grown rapidly to 8 channel properties (STAR Sports 1, 2, 3, 4 and STAR Sports HD1, HD2, HD3 and HD4), making it the leading sports network in the country.


With our viewers on the move, Star is set to drive the agenda on digital content consumption in the country through its wholly owned subsidiary company. starsports.com has redefined the future of sports consumption in India and now hotstar.com brings your favorite TV shows, movies and sports in one destination.


Star India is a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox


www.startv.com

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