Thomson Reuters South Africa: Market Sales Specialist

Posted on :

11 May, 2010

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Marketing Jobs in South Africa

Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for the world’s businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster.

Through its more than 50,000 people across 93 countries, Thomson Reuters delivers this must-have insight to the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, and is powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. More information about Thomson Reuters and its financial performance can be found on

This is a sales quota carrying position within an assigned region focused on the Investment Banking (Deal Making) community. Responsibilities include identifying new opportunities to grow Thomson Reuters financial information usage across Sub Saharan Africa and South Africa.

Market Sales Specialist-Johannesburg (SAL00003805)

Job Description

Market Sales Specialist-Johannesburg-SAL00003805


Develop, execute and/or assist in presentations based on user workflow and Thomson Reuters
vision for this market segment (includes such as, Datastream , 3000 Xtra and other relevant propositions).
• Develop and maintain a sales pipeline working towards quarterly sales targets.
• Work closely with wider account management and support teams to close sales opportunities.
Increase knowledge on commercials, content and functionality for the Investment Banking proposition
with the relevant stakeholders.
• Liaise with Thomson Reuters central resources on new developments and feed back regional
requirements to enable further revenue growth.


• Educated to Degree level

Required Skills:

Self starter and ability to drive sales process to closure.
• Demonstrate ability to sell market data solutions to the financial community in a competitive
• 3 – 5 years experience of successful sales for a financial information vendor; or similar experience
within a financial institution.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and strong ability to negotiate and close deals.
• A good understanding of information technology and applying professional information across a
financial organisation. Proven experience from a data, solutions vendor or financial institution in Investment Banking (Deal Making) community

Desired skills:

Markets accreditation desirable eg CFA

Thomson Reuters employees take pride in providing our customers around the world with information that is timely, accurate, unbiased and trusted. We have a profound respect for the professions and customers we serve and define our success in terms of their success. Our work environment is dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial. We have a result-oriented culture that demands excellence, agility, and the desire to move quickly and precisely to seize opportunities. Our environment is both challenging and supportive – we give employees the opportunity to develop their skills and do their best work.

Thomson Reuters values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees in all its operations around the world regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Sales

Primary Location South Africa-Johannesburg

Organization Markets CEMA Sales

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job
Job Segments: Accounting, Bank, Banking, Business Development, Finance, Investment Banking, Sales

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