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Akendi creates product & service designs, leveraging equal parts user experience expertise and creative design excellence. We provide insights and analyses about user behaviour, combine this knowledge with inspired creative design, and scientifically architect the user’s experience to meet the organisation’s goals.

 

Offering a relaxed work environment, Akendi focuses on results. Multi-disciplinary teams offer a unique opportunity to contribute directly to project outcomes and work with senior leadership. We are passionate in our work and have a healthy respect for work/life balance. People with a strong work ethic and sense of humour tend to be a great fit.

 

  • Sales Manager - Design

Sales Manager - Design

Posted: November 2017

Akendi is looking for a talented, innovative, motivated, results oriented, well-connected person to sell high-quality digital and creative services. As Sales Manager, you'll have overall responsibility for acquiring and growing new clients. Your role will include, but not be limited to: qualifying, closing and nurturing existing and new target accounts. In this role you'll work closely with the design delivery team to ensure success with your projects. Ideally you have gained your experience in a design, marketing, branding or digital agency.

The job is based in our Toronto office – no remote candidates please.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A good understanding of experience and brand design, graphic design, corporate and marketing communication
  • A keen interest in usability and informed designs to help improve the experience offered in digital channels
  • Experience in a creative design environment
  • Experience self-generating new business
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Outgoing, extroverted and a strong people person
  • Well connected to those that buy creative services
  • Driven to exceed goals and business targets
  • 3+ years of experience in closing business for creative services

Responsibilities

  • Identify new sales leads and potential new markets in the design space
  • Maintain fruitful relationships with existing design clients
  • Target desired organizations and identify who makes decisions about purchasing design services
  • Contact potential leads to establish rapport and set up meetings
  • Strategize and prepare pitches for design services
  • Develop exceptional proposals and sales quotes
  • Negotiate and renegotiate by phone, email, and in person
  • Develop sales goals and ensure they are met
  • Limited travel as required (5-10%)

This enticing opportunity to grow with an excellent company comes with a compensation structure including a base salary and sales commission and a work environment that fosters collaboration and respect, along with full benefits, travel allowances and a business laptop/cellphone.

About Us

Akendi is an experience research and design firm that combines insights and analysis about user behaviour with award-winning creative design. Our team is made up of passionate and dedicated professionals. Our aim is to work with our clients to define an overall strategic direction and deliver best in class experiences for their customers. We’re an established company with a strong client service ethic and we’re looking to expand our team.

How to Apply

Send a PDF of your resume and a cover letter explaining some key successes along with salary requirements to humanresources (at) akendi.com. Only applications submitted with salary expectations will be considered.

Thank you to all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Shaun Illingworth
Vice President

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What we do

Whether digital or physical, we
answer the most critical questions
about your product:
Is it usable? Is it useful?
Is it engaging?

Industry Expertise

Our expertise in
UX is deep and pragmatic

Our Work

We‘ve worked
with over
143
clients

and have
completed over360projects

Global Reach

Work with us globally
We work with clients from around the world.

What we do

Whether digital or physical, we answer the most critical
questions about your product:
Is it usable? Is it useful? Is it engaging?

Industry Expertise

Our expertise in
UX is deep and pragmatic

Our Work

Partners in your success
Successful design leverages the power of participatory user, client and customer research in a real-world context. The result is the creation of innovative products and services that people want, use and cherish.

We‘ve worked
with over
143
clients
and have
completed over360projects

Global Reach

Work with us globally
We work with clients from around the world.