Ben Billing curriculum vitae

35 Norton Road

Hove

BN3 3BF

T:07796 265 920

E:benbilling7@gmail.com

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Professional summary

A confident leader with a proven track record of operating successfully at board level within agencies, building & nurturing successful teams across business development, marketing and products / service delivery. Working alongside technical directors to develop new products & services, identify new growth areas for the business and develop the strategies to leverage them. A natural and confident communicator, able to quickly establish credibility with senior decision makers across wide range of industries & sectors. Possessing deep digital marketing knowledge and a first-rate track record of performance and commitment.

Specific digital specialisms

  • Paid Performance Marketing
  • Conversion Rate Optimisation
  • Analytics & Insights (GAIQ Qualified)
  • Inbound Marketing
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Key skills and competencies

  • Strong digital marketing knowledge
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Strong communication and public speaking experience
  • Highly consultative approach
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas concisely and translate into client solutions
  • Ability to maximise client value potential
  • Experience in understanding & selling to multiple industries
  • A motivated team player who is results driven
  • Positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality and repeat business
  • IT and Salesforce literate
This is where I'm expanding my knowledge at present...

Career history

Business Development Director July 2016 – Present

Fresh Egg is a 70 person strong digital agency which offers services including Analytics & Insight, Conversion Optimisation, Technical SEO, Online Advertising, Design/Development & Content Marketing. Clients include enterprise and mid-level organisations across various verticals, including: banking, travel, retail, automotive, professional services.

In a team of 3, role includes operating in a highly consultative approach with senior to C-level decision makers, identifying areas of need within their digital transformation strategies and providing relevant solutions. Working alongside internal heads of department & board to provide bespoke marketing solutions.

Successfully implemented new-business sales strategy, e-marketing campaigns, created materials such as credentials decks for each service area, case studies and new proposal formats. Managed key partnerships, developed and managed from start to finish successful strategic tender submissions, brought on new clients such MoneySuperMarket, Capita, NHS, Euromoney, Kings College London, from cold.

This is when I fulfilled some life dreams...

Career break January 2016 - July 2016

Exploring

This is where I learned and honed my craft...

Commercial Director December 2013 – December 2015

Net Natives is the UK’s leading digital marketing agency to Education and Public Sectors. 80 staff providing digital services predominately focused around paid performance advertising, creative & technology.

As commercial director sat on a board of 3, was responsible for crafting the commercial strategy both UK and abroad, and achieving the revenue & profit targets. Also acted as Account Director for key clients.

Built and managed a team of 15 across UK, USA & Australia, overseeing financial growth of circa 55-60% per annum consistently, whilst increasing company average order value accordingly.

Main duties:

  • Responsible for setting and achieving overall company revenue target
  • In charge of leading and developing the management team across business sectors, within UK and overseas markets
  • Recruited, developed and managed a team of c15 all revenue generating, including lead generators / appointment setters, account managers / directors, heads of department & support
  • Developed the company commercial strategies for each sector
  • Identified new market opportunities and led the charge
  • Account director for larger and complex clients / contracts / projects
  • Achieving personal revenue target £1m+ pa consistently
  • Developed end to end digital customer acquisition strategies for clients
  • Work with key internal staff to design and deliver complex client projects; research, insights, creative, advertising
  • Delivered complex presentations at senior level at national and international conferences
  • Worked closely with the head of marketing to establish and develop an effective lead generation process / brand events / webinars etc.
  • Worked closely with the Digital Director to design and develop new products and services
  • Spearheading high value tender submissions
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with channel & industry partners
  • Establishing company key performance indicators
  • Reporting accurately at board level

Head of Sales July 2009 – December 2013

Recruitment Consultant Aug 2007 – September 2008

(1 year work placement whilst studying)

And finally this is where I gained my creds...

Education & Qualifications

University of Brighton Business School 2005-2009

2:1 BA Hons Business Management

I look forward to hearing from you...

References available on request

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