YouGov is a global market research organization. We help our clients understand their consumers, their market and the wider world through custom research and syndicated products built upon continuous streams of data.
Our team includes experts in the fields of marketing, market research, political science, polling, statistics, and information technology. We are passionate about making a measurable impact in all that we do –and we are always looking out for new talent.
This role is a great opportunity to work in the YouGov US Omnibus Team, developing as a market researcher specializing in fast-turnaround Omnibus and bespoke sample research projects on a whole host of topics. This role will involve research design, project management, direct client liaison, attention to detail and lots of teamwork. For the talented and fast-learning, the role will equip the researcher with the basic tools of market research and understanding of a range of research sectors.
The Sales Associate is responsible for identifying key contacts within potential clients, gaining access to those executives to pitch our powerful survey solutions and closing those meetings with positive results.
This is no ordinary sales department. You can expect to be generating sales for the most exciting syndicated data products in the world, that form the cornerstone of YouGov’s future growth goals. YouGov is not just a political polling company, we are a highly complex and customer-obsessed data company ranked 20th in the American Marketing Association’s gold report of top 25 global market research firms. You will be joining a team that works with the world’s leading brands, and we only need high calibre candidates that are ready to join us on our journey.
You will have the chance to own a designated territory; discovering, developing and managing accounts and handling complex negotiations and contracts, ideally from selling to consumer brands or media agencies. Your commercial awareness of subscription products and excellent communication skills will allow you to really promote YouGov’s data offerings, and your relentless energy, positive attitude and never-give-up approach will give you the platform to succeed.
Day-to-day you will be working on your own initiative and have the ability to motivate yourself. You will be supported by a products team that are dynamic, fast paced and like-minded, who like you, generate and celebrate success. We encourage and foster a collaborative culture and recognise the challenges that come with new business sales, but we need hard-hitters with excellent territory knowledge to add to our global structure.
As you’d expect, you will already be an experienced sales person with exceptional hunter-style business development skills, along with a demonstrable track record of sales achievements (and plenty of them). You’ll ideally have experience of the subscription sales and have dealt with average deal values in excess of $100k. Naturally we also expect excellent written English language skills, and being extremely personable and client facing is crucial.