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Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.


Team and Position Overview

FT Forums is a sophisticated, content-driven series of membership communities for business leaders and executives around the globe. 

Founded in July 2013 to mark the Financial Times 125th anniversary, FT Forums organises regular events on current topics affecting business decision makers globally. Following this successful launch, the FT extended the reach of the Forums brand to create:

  • Future Forum

  • Women In Business Forum

  • Women in Business Asia Forum

  • Board Network

  • Chair’s Forum

  • Tech for Growth Forum

  • Due Diligence Forum (UK & US)

  • Moral Money Forum

  • Climate Capital Council

  • HR Forum

Each of these Forums has its own business model and commercial strategy.

FT Forums team has successfully developed a sophisticated partnership model for the communities that operate as extensions to FT editorial innovations and mini-brands. Those forums include: Tech for Growth Forum, Due Diligence Forum (UK & US), Moral Money Forum, Climate Capital Council, HR Forum and Chair’s Forum. The team has built a number of global communities which are engaged with a series of bespoke editorial content and events. The FT Forums’ model enables multiple commercial partners to join a forum on a sector-exclusive basis up to a maximum of four partners per forum. Partners can realise an array of benefits including feeding in content and event ideas in an advisory capacity, thought leadership production and distribution, attendance at events and advertising and promotion. 

The Membership Sales Manager will work closely with the Head of FT Forums to take these partnership propositions to market. A sales driven and client facing role, the Partnership Sales Manager will have responsibility for ensuring the FT Forums delivers its ambitious revenue growth plans by acquiring new partners (across Europe, US and Asia).  This is a key role supporting the Head of FT Forums in a really exciting growth plan. 

As such we are looking for candidates with the necessary experience and expertise to deliver this ambitious long-term growth strategy for this business.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and drive lead generation, working with the marketing team to research, identify and reach out to prospective clients

  • Building and maintaining a pipeline of high quality leads

  • Leading the strategy for communication and outreach to prospective clients, with an emphasis on building and leveraging close professional relationships with key decision makers such as CMOs and marketing directors

  • Build rapport and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders within the FT Group to ensure all revenue opportunities are maximised

  • Proactively identify new revenue streams and build strategies and tactics to deliver them

  • Play a key role in supporting and developing growth strategy for FT Forums and developing it periodically to reflect market changes

  • Maximise commercial opportunities whilst protecting credibility of FT brand 

  • Represent FT Forums and the FT at events and attend conferences and other FT events to boost contacts



Delivery of required revenue.  Expanding the business at a rapid pace underpinned by long term sustainable growth whilst protecting the FT brand and reputation. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years sales expertise, ideally within a media brand, with a focus on long-term partnerships

  • Enjoys direct sales - digital, telephone and face to face

  • A strong track record in sales management and reporting

  • Likes to work and collaborate with other people and enjoys being in a team environment

  • Ability to identify business opportunities and enhance revenue

  • Attention to detail and high standards in every aspect of partnership building

  • Proven influencing skills and ability to influence in areas outside core remit

  • Confidence and ability to forge long-term commercial partnerships

  • Commercially driven and customer focussed 

  • Experience and literacy in using Salesforce or other mainstream CRM systems

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.


Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, talent@ft.com and a member of our team will be happy to help.



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