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Client Development Director

  • Job added:   22 August 2016
  • Salary :   Competitive depending on experience
  • Location :   Field-based (Nationwide)
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   Auto Trader
  • Contact :   Kesh Gill
  • Email :
  • Telephone :   0203 7477039
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The way that people research and shop for cars has changed dramatically over the last decade, and so has Auto Trader. We are no longer the used car magazine that people remember fondly. We are an ever evolving, multi-faceted digital marketplace. We’re all about innovation, technology, data and insight and of course, our one true passion - cars.

With more than double the number of brand new car shoppers on Auto Trader than any other UK site, and with 11 million monthly users in total, Auto Trader’s audience offers manufacturers, as well as our 11,000 retailers, an unrivalled opportunity to engage with car buyers.

With manufacturers increasingly keen to partner with us, we have created a dedicated, senior team to work directly with National Sales Centres, sharing insight and delivering solutions across sales, marketing, product and other key functions. Our team is growing, bringing an exciting opportunity for someone to come on board and join us on the front-line in delivering real value to UK manufacturers.

You will be responsible for growing and maintaining deep and lasting relationships with key individuals right across an NSC. You will be recognised as the main contact for their business, using our unrivalled data and insight to develop innovative commercial solutions to support their new & used car objectives right across their organisation; and that position you, and Auto Trader, as a key strategic partner.

You will have the full portfolio of Auto Trader’s products at your disposal, as well as a range of manufacturer solutions created specifically to support the business challenges they have shared with us. You will also be able to draw upon product experts, specialists & senior leaders from right across our business to support you in the development of our partnerships.

The Requirements

You will have proven experience of dealing with the senior sales or marketing teams within car manufacturers. You must also have proven success in retaining and growing revenue from clients within a complex sales environment.  Whilst being superb at building customer relationships and being able to differentiate from the competition, the role demands the ability to be able to challenge customers to think differently and inspire them to change.

So if you would like to work with big brands; to create and deliver first class Digital Marketing solutions, help inform our future product development and you believe in building lasting relationships, then we would be keen to hear from you.

The Perks

We offer a competitive salary depending on experience. This is a field based role, so includes a company car, iphone, and laptop. Other benefits include 25 days holiday, company pension, life assurance and a range of flexible benefits. Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE

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