Advertising Executive - Halifax

Toronto, Ontario Requisition Number R0020853 Subsidiary Kijiji

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Kijiji, part of the fast-growing eBay Classifieds Group at eBay, is the number 1 online Classifieds site in Canada.  Reaching more than half of the monthly on-line population, we are one of Canada’s Top 10 digital properties and a leader in helping people find and trade goods and services, including Autos, Real Estate and Jobs.  We have succeeded because we behave like a dynamic start-up, have end-to-end control of our business, and hire the best and brightest people.  We have a fun, unique, and engaging culture in our new, stylish office located in the historic King and Spadina neighborhood in Toronto’s hub of innovation.

eBay Classifieds Group is an innovative leader in online classifieds, with twelve brands in over 20  countries and more than 1,000 cities around the world.  We have built the world’s most successful classifieds company through strong local brands that help people find whatever they’re looking for in their communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.  People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust. eBay Classifieds Group combines the entrepreneurial energy of a start-up with the resources and trusted leadership of a major corporation. Our culture is based on open and honest communication, respect for other points of view and a spirit of fun that keeps egos in check. is a star performer within the eBay Classifieds portfolio and the #1 online Classifieds site in Canada, with more than 3X the traffic of the next largest competitor. We receive nearly 11 million unique visitors every month (~40% of all Canadian internet users) and have around 6 1/2 million live classifieds listings.

We have succeeded because we think and behave like an aggressive start-up and only hire the best and brightest people! Kijiji was launched in Montreal and Quebec City in February 2005. In November 2005, Kijiji expanded across the rest of Canada and is now in over 100 cities coast to coast.

We are growing, and are looking for a talented sales professional with a passion for new business to join the team as an Advertising Executive based in Halifax.

Your Responsibilities will Include:

  • Increasing Kijiji market reach in the Halifax Area through a focus on increasing existing client spend in addition to new client / business acquisition.
  • Planning and setting up 5 daily face to face client visits in your territory, meeting with clients every 60 days.
  • Providing solid client relationship management by acting as a true business partner to autos dealers across your territory.
  • Ensuring clients are aware of how to best utilize the site and take advantage of their online advertising solutions on Kijiji.
  • Making product and service recommendations that increase the value of the Kijiji Autos proposition through effective qualifying and needs analysis.
  • Communicating to a high standard with clients at all levels of the business via meetings, phone and email.
  • Preparing regular sales reports forecasting accurate pipeline and opportunity expansion in CRM (Salesforce).

Developing and implementing strategic sales plans to achieve business and personal goals. Achieving and exceeding account retention, new business and revenue growth goals.

Delivering sales presentations to key clients in coordination with managing relationships, negotiating and closing deals

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Self-motivation, solution selling expertise, discovering clients challenges and presenting appropriate solutions
  • Passion for prospecting, closing new business
  • B2B Sales Experience within the SMB/corporate sector
  • Polished Sales Skills - fostering relationships, negotiating/closing business, objection handling, needs analysis
  • Previous experience buying, selling or listing on Kijiji is a necessity
  • Ability to travel outside of assigned territory (Travel expectations is 1 -3 times a quarter)

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Understanding of the dealership based automotive business
  • Background in web based advertising – SEO, and SEM, banners, web search, digital media etc.

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