Looking for promotion? So are we......
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Bradford City football club and we are looking to appoint a dynamic Business Development (Sales) Manager, to join our growing Commercial team.
The club have entered a new era on and off the pitch and want to capitalise on this by employing someone to focus on securing new sponsorship and partnership deals.
The club has three distinct strands to its operations - the Football Club, our Academy and the Community Foundation. The successful applicant will be tasked with generating revenue through innovative means, finding new sponsorship partners and developing contracts with existing clients. The key will be putting together creative offerings to entice both local, nationwide and international businesses.
- A strong contacts book and to be well connected within the West Yorkshire business community.
- Experienced with a proven sales background. Minimum 5 years in a business development / sales role.
- Confident, outgoing and self-motivated.
- Strong presentation skills.
- Strategic in their sales methods.
- Likeable with the ability to manage and inspire clients and colleagues.
- Innovative. Different.
Our inventory of products include the large ticket items such as kit sponsorship and finding new strategic partners but also the day to day selling of match day sponsorship, hospitality and advertising. A main sponsor for the Academy and Community Foundation are all exciting projects for someone to be involved in. Therefore for this position we need a commercially strong manager to drive the business forward and inspire the rest of the commercial team. Someone who knows the local community will help so they can start engaging and selling from day one but a good sales person can overcome this and bring new clients with them.
Ideally, they will have had structured sales training throughout their career and be able to demonstrate their successes and achievements via their CV.
Reporting into the Chairman and COO you will have full responsibility for your division as this is a senior strategic position for the company. A strong interest in football and Bradford City is not a pre-requisite but will be helpful.
The role will be based wherever the work takes them. Whether this is out at networking events, in the stadium, at home or on the road. You will be judged on results.
The salary will be competitive to attract the right candidate so expect that we'll match other such positions within the industry along with a bonus / commission structure that will mean the right candidate will be well rewarded. The installation of a new state of the art LED screen will give the right person an immediate head start compared to previous years.
Applicants must have a full UK driving license.
Please send your salary expectations and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org