Opportunities at Profile

Profile is a recognised supplier of financial data and statistics to institutions, stockbrokers and corporate clients. We are also well known for Internet publishing, and for our print media publications: Profile's Stock Exchange Handbook, Profile's Unit Trusts & Collective Investments and Healthcare in South Africa.

Profile is a young, fast growing company with a team of bright, young and enthusiastic people. The company aims to achieve growth of at least 20% p.a. over the next five years.

We seek to employ people who take their work seriously and get satisfaction out of doing a job well and meeting the challenges of a dynamic, changing company.

The company has a team-based approach, and we are focused on delivery and excellence. 

Based in Houghton, Johannesburg, the company currently employs approximately 40 people.

Profile is an equal-opportunity employer.


March 2017


Sales Executive Wealth Analytics products

The Profile Group was established 25 years ago. Through its subsidiaries, Profile Media and Profile Data, the group undertakes research and delivers customised investment data solutions and services to a wide range of local and international customers. We count as our clients most financial institutions in South Africa and these cover wealth managers and advisors, stock brokers’ banks and collective investment management companies. Our core delivery areas include the delivery of time series data (JSE and international price data), unit trust data, company fundamentals and database system integration. We also provide off the shelf analytical software products which integrate the group’s research such as Analytics and ShareMagic.

Job brief

We are looking for a strong independent individual that can liaise with senior management and sell financial analytics software. The candidate needs to have a passion for selling and must be goal orientated Travel is essential in and around Johannesburg with occasional trips to other major centres. You will call upon and meet customers to discuss the benefits and features of the product and explain its usefulness in the execution of their day to day financial; analysis. The products are purely web based and have vast capabilities. You will be expected to become an expert within the field to enable you to maximise the sales and service potential.


  • Be responsible for discovering and pursuing new sales prospects and maintaining customer service and satisfaction.
  • Conduct market research to identify selling possibilities
  • Prepare and improve presentation material
  • Set up meetings with potential clients and carry out product presentations
  • Assist clients by setting up training sessions where requires. Create frequent reviews and management reports. Negotiate and close deals while handling complaints or objections from customers
  • Collaborate with other sales team members to achieve targets and budgets.


  • Sales experience as a sales executive or relevant role
  • Proficiency in English
  • Have your own car and valid driver license
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • An aptitude for marketing and negotiating techniques
  • An understanding of the Financial Wealth Industry will be an advantage
  • Fast learner and have a passion for sales
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
  • Aptitude in delivering attractive presentations

Remuneration - Package negotiable based on qualifications and past experience. Profile Group offers a full range of employee benefits.

Please click here to submit a CV and letter of motivation for consideration.

March 2017


Advertising Sales Executive

The Profile Group has a vacancy for an Advertising Sales Executive in the company’s Sales department reporting directly to the Sales Manager.

The position involves the sale of advertising into the Profile Group’s publications as well as websites.

Job Outputs

  • Identify, qualify and target new business
  • Manage and grow the existing client base
  • Develop Strategic relationships
  • Identify possible new market niches
  • Feedback and input on current and new product development and market trends

Skills and Competencies

  • Target driven
  • Responsible for individual sales target
  • Emphasis on new business development
  • Ability to build successful relationship with current clients
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, detail orientated and customer focused
  • Drive, ambition, achievement and service orientation
  • Ownership – able to take responsibility, troubleshoot problem and proactively implement the solution
  • Adaptable, can work independently and has a team orientation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good decision maker
  • Assertive with good communication skills
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Self-Starter
  • Ability to make effective “cold calls” to prospective clients
  • Proven ability to manage sales cycle
  • Must be able to work with a support structure of skilled people

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years sales / account management experience
  • Must be able to prospect, qualify and close sales opportunities
  • Proven Sales Track record
  • Experience within the financial and / or investment industry is advantages, but not compulsory
  • Established network of clients would be advantageous

Remuneration - Package negotiable based on qualifications and past experience. Profile Group offers a full range of employee benefits.

Please click here to submit a CV and letter of motivation for consideration.

If you have not received a response from us within 2 weeks from application you have not been successful.

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