Sales Director

The position of Sales Director will play a fundamental role in the growth of Don’t Panic via new business wins and increased sponsorship revenue.

Reporting to the MD, the Sales Director is responsible for driving growth and increasing profitability across the Don’t Panic owned events and client events. In addition, to generate and convert a continuous stream of delivery-only new events for the business.

Key responsibilities include working with the Senior Leadership Team to define and set the sales strategy for the business, growing sponsorship for existing events via own sales activity and team sales, working to pre-agreed targets, spotting opportunities for new events and new markets for sponsorship and supporting and leading a team of Sponsorship Sales Managers to enhance effectiveness and maximise sales across all events. As an active member of the Senior Leadership team this person will attend regular meetings, have accountability to the SLT and produce monthly board reports.

We are looking for someone with a degree or relevant work experience, with 5+ years sales experience in an event or media sales environment, proven new business and negotiating skills and an understanding of the digital industry. Ability to develop professional relationships, multi task across numerous projects, problem solve and work independently is essential. High level of financial understanding, business acumen, organisational, planning and written and verbal communication skills are also essential for this role. A cultural fit is also vital. Read here for a bit about us to see if you could be one of the team.

Working Hours:

Full time


We offer 22 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and shutdown at Christmas. Our office hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch. There is free parking and additional benefits include a pension scheme, birthday day off, limitless supply of coffee from our Nespresso coffee machine and breakfast on Mondays!


£Neg basic + commission and / or future opportunity for equity.

To apply, please email Closing date Friday 7 Sep 2018.

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