Business Development Exec
Strafe Creative is an award winning digital design agency, proud to be working on a range of projects, from websites to mobile gaming, SaaS products and more. We’re based in Nottingham and London, however remote working is the new office life these days and you're welcome to work from whatever location you choose. We’re a fun, passionate bunch of people to work with and we’d love someone like minded to join us!
An exciting and varied business development role which will allow you to be fully involved in each step of the sales process. We’re talking lead qualification, sales and contract admin, full scale pitches and presentations to of course the final contract negotiations. As a digital agency we're focused on digital projects which will provide a wealth of options to earn your commission. You'll be working closely with one of the Directors and have access to designers and developers to help create your proposals and pitches. Our approach is more about creating a plan of action that will really help a client, and selling more based on how we can add value to the client so although passion is key, we avoid hard selling here.
Having sales experience would be great. However, if you've worked in design or web roles before, perhaps as a Project Manager, we're open to that kind of experience too. Our approach to digital design is different, and we're keen on getting you on board with this by finding the right person. We'd centre on teaching our processes and way of thinking, rather than focusing too much on sales experience. We’re 'people' people, so that’s important. For full transparency, for the first few months you'll be doing lots of shadowing and learning to start with before being able to handle your own leads, though if you do have experience this will likely happen much sooner. We just want to ensure we set you up to really understand what Strafe stands for.
Excited! How do I apply?
Send us a CV, covering letter and a video that's no more than 2 minutes long. We're keen to hire a new team member that fits in with us, someone who is a real people person and enjoys the back and forth with clients!
In the video, please talk about one of the following and show us how you communicate:
- The thing you're most proud of and why
- Your favourite hobby and why you love it
- Your best holiday and why
(Hint, we want to see you talking about something you love and how you handle the direction we've provided. Just record something on your phone and send it across. Don't worry about the lighting etc, we just want to hear from you).
Covering letter wise, focus on why you want to work in the design field, why your past will help with this role and what key thing you would want to achieve within your first month. Think of it like your sales script to us; how would you sell yourself?
What about pay?!
We're pretty open about this, so there will be room for negotiation. The basic salary will be around £17k but with a high and uncapped commission percentage per sale you bring in. Our web / design projects are typically middle to high end in cost, so if you’re hitting your targets you’ll be between £35k and 50k comfortably.
1st April 2022- we’d love to get someone hired asap so we can get cracking!
We always try to get back to as many candidates as possible, especially if you’ve put the time in and followed our application brief, but please note, if you skip the video or covering letter we will not review your application.
£17k Base + Commission
Job perks & benefits
We foster a culture of self-improvement here at Strafe and creating an environment which is conducive to that is extremely important. We've designed our benefits to make our journey here at Strafe as comfortable and as tasty as possible.
We've also just updated our policies to become more family friendly. Check out our Director's Open Letter about it HERE.
In office or fully remote? Whatever suits!
Flexible working hours
Not an early bird? No problem. We'll see you later.
Unlimited snacks & refreshments
The kitchen is kept stocked with everything you need.
Family friendly policies
Paid leave for pregnancy appointments and more.
Personal development fund
Interested in a course or conference? We got you.
Free breakfast Fridays
Start the weekend with a tasty breakfast, on us.
Coffee & beer
All the coffee you can drink and yep, beer.
Your peepers are important to us, seriously.
Monthly bonus scheme
We like to show our appreciation.
Camaraderie in and outside the studio is important.
Weekly remote stretch sessions
It's important to stretch your back out.
Free Headspace app
A great app to help with Mental Health.
Did we just describe you? Apply!
We want to hear from you, this could be the start of something beautiful. Feel free to send your application, CV and video to email@example.com. Alternatively fill in the form below and please provide your video via the Web url box.
(Companies like: www.streamable.com offer a free service to convert your video to a web link)