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Sales Manager - CPG

  • London, UK
  • Sales
  • Regular
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About Pinterest:

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Creating a life you love also means finding a career that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences that you bring. As you read through the expectations of the position, consider how your skills and experiences may complement the responsibilities of the role. We encourage you to think through your relevant and transferable skills from prior experiences.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.

As CPG Industry Manager, you will define, launch and drive strategic outcomes and operationalize the vision for the sales team. We’re looking for a high-performing candidate with experience building advertising/media sales teams, passion for solving ambiguous problems, excellent communication skills and the ability to influence cross-functionally and globally. Our advertising business is thriving, our user base continues to grow, and we believe the impact of this role can fuel our company to grow in unprecedented ways.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead a team of sellers, responsible for delivering against quarterly revenue targets for our top enterprise clients
  • Build and maintain strong direct relationships with key agencies and advertisers
  • Track, analyze, and communicate key quantitative metrics and business trends to senior leadership as they relate to your team's client partnerships
  • Grow, train and lead a diverse, high performing team with a strong inclusive culture to support emerging and established clients
  • Achieve revenue targets through effective planning, setting sales goals, analyzing data on past performance, and projecting future performance
  • Work cross-regionally and cross-functionally to build cohesive partnerships with peers and internal stakeholders, including product, sales operations, and marketing

What we’re looking for:

  • 8+ years of experience in advertising sales or marketing/brand building or media with an established network
  • Strong understanding of how media work and what drives media decisions
  • Strong knowledge of media and advertising KPIs and language
  • Strong people management skills
  • Demonstrated experience of commercial acumen & analytical mindset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence effectively
  • Remains objective and calm while taking a forward-thinking approach when faced with adversity. Grows from hardships, difficult experiences and setbacks. Manages crises and volatile situations effectively
  • Ready to work in a dynamic and results focused environment. Shows sufficient comfort with ambiguity and change; resolves escalations and keeps people and projects moving forward. Coaches direct reports in navigating ambiguity, finding solutions and accomplishing goals despite incomplete information. Embraces ambiguity and change; recognizes their role as a steward of business-driven changes and helps the team adapt, remain productive and move forward
  • Promptly makes sound decisions while seeking appropriate context and vetting better alternatives when necessary. Synthesizes information, experience and various inputs to determine the best course of action. Willing to make tough decisions, even if unpopular, after considering all relevant inputs and alternative courses of action
  • Facilitates and enables a high performance team culture; challenges poor outcomes or unproductive behaviors for self and others. Shows determination in the face of obstacles and setbacks. Sets high standards for own and team performance and results; consistently delivers tasks to successful completion
  • Strong understanding of performance, data, and measurement landscapes, with demonstrated experience using data and trends to develop winning strategies
  • Ability to interface with product and engineering to synthesize customer needs and feedback
  • Strong team player and ability to succeed in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

Relocation Statement:

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Visit our PinFlex page to learn more about our working model.



Our Commitment to Diversity:

Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic under federal, state, or local law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify for support.

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