Commercial Sales Executive

  • Up to Basic £20,000 + Uncapped commission
  • Folkestone, Kent
  • Sleeping Giant Media

Sleeping Giant Media is a multi award winning digital marketing agency based in Folkestone, Kent. We’re annoyingly passionate about what we do, and to be a Giant, you’ll have to be passionate, too!


We would like a self-sufficient team player who is energised and raring to go, bringing in engaged businesses alongside current customers and always looking to exceed targets set. An understanding of digital marketing is a must for this role, and preference will be given to those who have been in a sales role within this industry, as we’re looking to get you up and running as soon as possible - an overview of our specific services will be provided.

This is a new business role suited to a hunter mentality. You’ll be responsible for adding to our client network, prospecting new leads through various means, qualifying them, helping to match our services against potential clients’ needs, following the sales process from introduction through to after sales support. We’re not in for the hard-sell, we’re after someone who will provide solutions to businesses and individuals in a consultative manner, always looking for the best fit.


Aside from the salary advertised, there are many perks and benefits to working with the Giants.

- Flexibility, flexibility, flexibility: We’re all about the win-win situation, and with us you’ll have a lot to gain. We’re only asking for 2 days in the office a week to make sure you can still remember names and faces, and to collaborate with your amazing team. We’re more than up for working strange hours if you’d like to, and if you need to take a break in the middle of the day to pick up the kids, to take the dog for a walk, or to finish off that warhammer painting, the WOW Policy gives you the chance to do that. As long as it works for the business, and we both get what we need, it’s included in our WOW Policy.

- Progression: If you’re putting in a lot, you’ll get a lot out of it. It only makes sense for us to reward those who are driving the business forward in an accountable and sustainable way, so if you count yourself among those who can do that, we’ll back you up.

- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: No matter which walk of life you come from, if you’ve got the talent, we will make sure you’ve got what you need to embrace it and use it for good. If you consider yourself an outsider, you’ll find a community of them here with us.

- Live the London life, without the London prices: Being in Folkestone, you’ve got access to niche shops, varied entertainment, and more impressively - the beach. Our agency vibe would fit right in Camden, but you get the joys of sitting in a ballpit by the sea.

- Value: both of you, and the world we live in. If you’ve got the talent, you’ve got our praise. We value all our Giants, but that’s not the only thing we value. We value our impact in society and around the globe, so we want to do what we can to leave a better world that we joined. If you want to do something for this world, you’ll find a chance to do it here.

- Big team: With a big team comes a big responsibility - to one another! As one of the UK’s largest agencies (but with a small agency feel), we make sure we lift each other up through training, support, coaching, the right tools, the right equipment.

- Work/Life balance, for real: We've got things we put on, but if you don't want to be involved, you don't have to. We want to appeal to everyone here, and if you want to switch off when the work's done, then by all means, leave work at the door! But if you want a team who you can celebrate with, we have that too.

And that’s only the Giant part of the business. See the end of this job ad for some of the other benefits you’ll be offered as a Giant.


The Commercial Team is a hard-working and enthusiastic mix of people, all eager to bring the best solutions to new and existing clients, as well as our partners in other agencies. You’ll be supported by the Head of Commercial, and be welcomed into a team-focused department, reliant on high levels of drive and some just really terrible jokes (and a love for Deadpool).


The company itself is currently in its 13th year, and part of that success is through our values - we all have to wear CAPES. That is, we have to be a great Communicator, Accountable, Positive, Effective, and Self-Aware. To celebrate our Giant heroes, we make sure everyone is well taken care of. Our Giants can expect a healthcare cashplan, shopping rewards and discounts, unlimited holiday, and a fair bit more. We want to make our Giants more than just a namesake, so will recognise achievements not only through these benefits, but through serious opportunities for learning and progression. What are you waiting for?


- Excellent interpersonal skills

- Excellent attention to detail

- Excellent communication skills

- Confidence on the phone, email, networking, and over other digital mediums

- Both written and spoken English to a high standard

- An excellent grasp of mathematics and basic statistics

- An aptitude for online

- A keen ability to problem solve and find solutions

- Prioritisation, time and workload management

- Evidenced passion for working in the digital marketing industry essential

- Informal or formal qualifications preferred, but not necessary


Up to £20,000 basic (uncapped commission) + Benefits

10 days paid sick

Unlimited Holiday

Flexible Working - WOW policy

Shopping discounts and cashback

Healthcare cashplan for you and your children, including money back on dental, optical, and skeletal services, referrals, and 24/7 access to both doctors and counsellors

EAP scheme

Profit share

Annual rise

6 monthly performance/pay review

Free drinks, and snacks

Office - games, gaming, sports tables

Weekly Training, conferences, external training

Monthly Team Lunches

Social days & nights out


Christmas and Summer Parties

Involvement in charity


Birthday's off

Coming soon: Financial advice support

We welcome people from all walks of life, so if you’d like us to make any adjustments for you to be able to take part in our recruitment, just let us know.


Applications open for 3 weeks

Successful applicants: During those 3 weeks, and for the following 2 weeks we will undertake interviews, and you’ll hear back from us within 6 weeks of the job being put up live!

Unsuccessful applicants: We can't always get back to everyone individually, but we will be in touch if you're successful in moving to the next part of our recruitment process.

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