Bradford City Football Club is looking to recruit a highly-motivated and enthusiastic commercial sales manager to identify, prospect and acquire new commercial sponsorship and advertising agreements - at all levels.
Reporting to the chief commercial officer, and working closely within the club's commercial team, the successful candidate will play a key role in developing our partnership base, along with selling the club's wide range of commercial products to both regional and national businesses.
The salary will be commensurate with experience and a bonus structure will be available to reward success. Interested candidates can e-mail their CV - with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refer to the job description, below, for full details regarding the role and responsibilities.
PLEASE NOTE: The closing date for applications is Friday 25th October.
The purpose of the role is to generate revenue for Bradford City’s commercial products, through targeted business development activities which will consist of phone, email and face to face meetings. Success will be measured through building a pipeline for all commercial sales and subsequent conversions.
The key focus will be on new business prospecting and working on high value opportunities to consistently deliver and exceed sales targets and KPIs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working with the chief commercial officer, to identify, prospect and acquire partnership opportunities;
In collaboration with the commercial sales team, deliver the club’s advertising & sponsorship sales budgets; principally:
Stadium and other advertising opportunities
Player kit sponsorship
Program & publications advertising etc
To cross sell match day sponsorship and hospitality experiences to the existing client base and developing and delivering new customers.
Delivery of sales from tactical sales campaigns with clearly defined targets and metrics. Metrics may include but not limited to:
Leads generated through a strategic and targeted approach
Schedule face to face appointments
Participate in matchday responsibilities, particularly focused on client entertaining and networking
Provide accurate, clear and precise information to the customer in line with department standards whilst delivering outstanding customer service
Maintain a structured, organised calendar and share with line manager on a weekly basis
Provide weekly activity updates to line manager including customer meetings and deal progression pipeline
Build creative client proposals and campaigns that will drive additional revenue
Represent the company at agreed trade shows and networking events
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:
Proven track record of delivering growth and exceeding sales targets
Experience in a related B2B sales industry and the role
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
High standard of personal appearance
Proactive and tenacious approach to selling
Entrepreneurial approach to business
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work in a fast-paced sales environment
Excellent time management and working to tight deadlines
Rigorous attention to detail
A commitment to driving forwards continuous improvement
Sound personal qualities such as communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, self-motivation, enthusiasm and ability to work under pressure. They should exhibit pride in performance and possess high standards in the provision of service to the Clubs customers and internal users.
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Bradford City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Bradford City Football Club promotes inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy or maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.