Sales Manager - France

Paris, Île-de-France, France Allows remote


Hornet - We Connect

Hornet is the fastest growing dating network for gay men in the world, and the leader in several key markets like France. We are a mobile location-based people discovery app with social features unseen in the competition, and lead in developing a web platform with content and places. In short, the new leading gay media in France and worldwide. 

Hornet connects 18 Million users and keeps growing rapidly, with offices on all continents.

We lead with the best technology in the segment while advocating for gay men's rights and their health globally.

Who are we looking for?

Hornet is searching for an Sales Manager - a rockstar ad salesperson based in Paris. 

Position involves about 50% working time coordinating with rest of the team in our Central Paris office, while allowing a flexibe schedule. We value results above all, not whether you are the first one to get in and the last one to leave.  

You will be advertising partners within France and Europe, our new platform enabling outstanding opportunities for all brands. We already work with brands like Uber and AirBnB, as well as most LGBT players. 

This challenging position requires you to be highly independent and proactive to liaise with Hornet's employees across the globe.

Huge bonus points for previous experience in mobile, print and online media in France/Europe, with a major advertiser / agency. 

Compensation is highly attractive, including a base and a significant commission scheme. 


Your Responsibilities:

  • Bring our unique brand message to a fast growing marketplace
  • Make presentations to the biggest brands, growing/maintaining advertising from current clients and finding new ones.
  • Connect on the local level with potential clients for advertising sales
  • Be able to promote Hornet and its various ad products in a clear, effective way
  • Complete and utilize all tools provided by Hornet for contact management, invoicing...
  • Prosper in a startup environment with lots of room to grow.

Skills, Experience and Education:

A college degree in general management (Ecole de Commerce) - communication, advertising, marketing, or mass media is preferred.

Sales experience and knowledge of advertising/marketing principles and concepts.

Friendly and outgoing, with excellent communication skills (including writing and public speaking).

Ability to learn quickly and work well with others in a fast-paced, team environment.

Ability to perform job responsibilities with little supervision.

Knowledge of advertising and sales promotion techniques.  

Required: French native speaker, Fluent English.

You will preferably have an understanding and experience of the gay dating landscape and be a Hornet user.

Make sure to check our other opening in Paris: Marketing Manager. 

Please include a short cover letter highlighting why you think you are "the one". 

Please apply only if you are confident you meet the requirements above. 

Due to the large number of applicants, if we feel you are a potential match, we will be in touch within 1 week. 

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