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Commercial Executive - Octave

Job Introduction

Launched in early 2020, Octave Audio is jointly owned by Bauer Media & News UK that is also home to The Wireless Group, both leading media companies boasting independent local and national radio stations. These include stations such as Absolute, Kiss, talkSport, Virgin Radio etc.

IP Audio advertising represents an increasing part of digital investments and Octave has been created to make sure we offer dedicated IP audience solutions to brands who want to communicate with their customers this way.

We are made up of talented, hard working and creative people who are excited by the opportunities the fast growing and ever changing Audio IP industry offers. We are currently seeking two new commercial executives to accompany our rapid expansion.

Bringing our Digital audio offering to market the Octave commercial team excel in communicating audience led digital solutions and proactively stimulating demand. The team has a deep understanding of our product offering and how it can be utilised to drive commercial success for agencies and their clients.

Role Responsibility

  • Drive the revenue performance of Octave - as we grow Octave’s market position all the team must be focused on making quality commercial interventions to our wide customer base.
  • Customer engagement - Creating and delivering commercial output that drives take up from advertisers
  • Proactive sales approach - Customer identification via our data segments and proposition matching
  • Identification of commercial opportunities - matching our offering to your designated customer patch.
  • Market penetration – engaging with buyers, planners and clients direct (as appropriate) to communicate the value proposition of Octave.
  • Working with the operations team to ensure a continuous feedback loop and collaboration between the teams.
  • Driving customer value via demonstrating commercial performance - i.e measurement, reporting 
  • Be confident in pitching the digital audio market and sell the importance of Octave’s 1st party data segments. Being confident to interrogate briefs and pitch the most suitable data driven solution, ideally reinforced by insight
  • Ability to manage Octave’s end to end sales process and support Account Managers and Agency Head

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong Commercial acumen - matching the features and benefits of our product offering to your customers objectives
  • Proactive commercial approach – IP audio is a growing medium that will need to be proactively sold. The team does not rely on just answering briefs and facilitating orders.
  • Effective verbal and written communicator with the ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally with key strategic partners.
  • Strong organizational, time management, written and communication skills.
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and are driven, creative energetic and passionate
  • You have a desire to learn and grow within the role. 
  • Ability to think on your feet and develop creative customer solutions.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, prioritizing and managing multiple campaigns
  • High intellectual curiosity and hunger to learn in a fast-growing environment.
  • Self-motivated team player who likes cross-team work and has strong written and verbal communication skills.

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. 

 

About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

Bauer Media Audio is Europe’s leading digital commercial broadcaster and audio operator. Experts in the power of sound, the company reaches over twenty-five million listeners daily through its market-leading broadcast radio, online services, and podcasts. Spanning 8 countries - the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Slovakia - BM Audio owns leading brands including KISS, Mix Megapol, Absolute Radio, Radio Norge, Radio Expres, Radio Nova, Radio 100 and RMF.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

 

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

We are PASSIONATE WITH PURPOSE, creative and commercial…

We know why we are here, and we LOVE what we do!

Our CREATIVE AMBITION and AGILITY takes us further, faster…

You can be as BIG as the space YOU want to fill.

We LISTEN...

To each other, to our audiences, to our advertisers.

At Bauer, EVERY VOICE IS HEARD...

And all ideas are welcome.

We are OPEN, FAIR and HONEST, we SAY WHAT WE THINK…

We raise it, own it, sort it.

We CARE that everyone feels VALUED and SUPPORTED…

A place where we can all do our best work.

We CELEBRATE SUCCESS and we PULL TOGETHER…

We always have each others back.

… WE are TEAM BAUER where WE MAKE GREAT THINGS HAPPEN

 

For more information about Bauer Media UK please check out our Website https://www.bauermedia.co.uk/

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