• Location Preston Head Office

As a leading provider of marketing and graphics solutions across the UK, Heckford are looking for an experienced, talented and motivated New Business Account Manager to join the team based at our Preston office.

We are seeking to recruit an individual who has at least 2-3 years of proven sales experience and knowledge in at least one of the creative services we provide – gained ideally in an advertising or creative agency environment.

As well as a fantastic career opportunity, you will be joining a friendly, relaxed but exceptionally hard-working agency with growth and customer service at the forefront of the business.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be confident in cross-selling our services by telephone or in-person to both existing and potential new clients. Motivated to learn and expand product knowledge to ensure the projects meet the clients’ expectations on all levels.

  • Confident in selling our creative services by telephone or in-person to both existing and potential new clients.
  • Pro-active in identifying new business opportunities, including new markets, new clients, new partnerships or new products and services
  • Identify opportunities for growth by understanding your customers and connecting them with powerful marketing and sales solutions that can help grow their business
  • Maintain and develop relationships with current clients whilst actively cross-selling all our services
  • Attending conferences and events to build relationships with industry partners and staying up to date with new trends
  • Provide sales forecasts and actively work towards reaching them
  • Develop a strong understanding of the company’s products, the competition in the industry and positioning
  • Collaborating with our designers, production staff and admins staff to ensure work is processed efficiently and on time.

Your Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2-3 years experience in selling creative services
  • Strong negotiation skills and an excellent communicator with experience of working with and analysing data to identify opportunities for growth
  • Ability to demonstrate proven business development
  • Proven track record of developing strong client relationships
  • Some sales and marketing knowledge across both digital and traditional advertising channels
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Experience in presenting ideas and solutions to clients
  • A full UK driving licence

In return for your skills and experience, we will offer you:-

  • Excellent and competitive rates of pay
  • 20 days holiday a year plus bank holidays, rising to 25 days plus bank holidays after the first year
  • Childcare vouchers and contributory pension scheme
  • All the tea and coffee you require (plus the occasional biscuit)
  • Opportunities for professional career development
  • A great opportunity to work for a leading and established creative agency
  • Free on-site parking
  • Regular, paid for company outings and events

Job Type

Full-time (37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday)


£25,000 – £35,000 per year


A-Level or equivalent (Preferred)

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