springleap.com awesome design contests, community & shops


What Springleap look for in a Sales Position

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Job Description

Springleap.com runs awesome design contests for brands with big rewards for our global design community.


We 're looking for a  a dynamic individual with services sales experience in the SME sector, who wants to further his/her career in Sales. You will be pitching design contest campaigns to brands and agencies across South Africa. You need to know how to build campaigns to generate leads and implement a structured approach to turn leads into clients.


A good understanding of advertising agencies and brands is imperative.



  • Conceptualise,develop and implement marketing campaigns to generate leads
  • Implement a sales pipeline and sales fulfilment process to follow up on leads
  • Present and sell company services to potential clients
  • Prepare presentations, proposals and sales contracts
  • Develop and maintain product knowledge
  • Establish and maintain client databases and relationships
  • Identify and resolve client queries and concerns
  • Report on sales schedules, activities and planned actions
  • Participate in marketing events & network opportunities
  • Selling design contests and contest campaigns with large production runs
  • Selling value added services such as iCanHazSocial - social ad spend and strategy management

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and at least 5 years direct experience in a services sales environment prefered
  • Valid Code 8 driver's license and own car essential
  • Advanced knowledge of PC use as well as web-based marketing and campaigning
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good knowledge and passion for the design, tech and branding industry
  • Also see : http://www.springleap.com/posts/view/springleap-is-hiring-startup-your-startup-career
  • Awesome networker.



  • Sound business acumen
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain a client base
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver presentations
  • Proven ability to close deals
  • Proven ability to reach stretch targets


Interpersonal and communication

  • Sound interpersonal skills, creativity and ability to mix with other people
  • Ability to communicate with clients across a wide spectrum of society
  • Excellent verbal ability, communication, listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to create, compose and edit written materials



  • Self-confidence and assertiveness
  • Self-starter and quick learner
  • Structured, organized and strong bias foraction
  • Problem-solving and solutions orientation
  • Ability to structure self and environment
  • Strong achievement orientation and ambition to perform on sales targets

Company Description

Springleap.com runs awesome design contests for big brands with big rewards for its global design community.

Springleap uses design contests to provide brands with LASTING quality social engagement & a large variety of high-quality design for campaigns and promotional merchandise sold via branded microshops.

+13000 designers 
+30000 subscribers 
+157000 Facebook Fans (growing 500-1000 p/d) 
+72000 Twitter followers


We take the process of sourcing a design from an agency & open the brief to +13,000 designers from around the globe as a contest to win over $2000. They submit designs and ask their friends on Facebook, Twitter and other sources to vote for them - exposing your brand to massive viral marketing.

To see how it work, learn more here.


Who we work with:

Google, Hansa Pilsener, Millers, Heineken, AMD (USA), Marmite, Pioneer Foods, Foschini, The Jupiter Drawing Room, Saatchi Saatchi, AFI, Lexus, Kraft Foods, Stimerol and many more.


We also produce high quality merchandise from the designs.


Springleap also came second at the Innovation 100 awards in California beating Apple App Store, eBay, Amazon, Zazzle and many other amazing world-class companies.



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