Colchester United Football Club
Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
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Job Role Specification
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Colchester United Football Club for a New Business Sales Executive with specific focus on driving advertising, sponsorship, hospitality and exhibition revenue.
Colchester United Football Club is a forward thinking club with a focus on driving the business forward through commercial activity and is looking to recruit a driven sales executive to join the commercial team.
This individual will focus purely on sales activities with the aim of delivering growth across the club's advertising, hospitality and revenue streams.
The New Business Sales Executive will report directly to the Head of Sales.
Lead generation - developing local and national leads and contacts through research, cold calling and networking.
Meetings - Instigate and conduct face-to-face client meetings.
Sales - responsibility for driving advertising, sponsorship and hospitality sales revenues in order to deliver individual sales target.
Proposal development - developing partnership proposals to suit the needs of prospective partners and in line with the Club's commercial goals.
Presentations - being able to lead or support sales presentations and pitches to current or potential partners.
Market research - being knowledgeable and up to date on industry developments and sponsorship agreements.
Sales reports - track weekly performance against agreed targets and manage the sales pipeline in line with the Club's growth and development plans.
Management of sales database - working with the Head of Sales and Media Manager to maintain an up to date commercial database to help track and plan sales activities.
Job Role Requirements/Candidate Characteristics
The successful candidate will:
Be a highly motivated and driven individual
Be personable with the ability to enthuse, persuade and negotiate the best deals for the Club
Be commercially minded with a sharp focus on the Club's sales targets
Be hard working, organised and have the ability to plan ahead
Have the ability to initiate and drive sales with limited hands-on guidance
Have the ability to meet and exceed sales targets
Have the ability to work under pressure
Have high standards and always act with integrity
Have a good understanding of the market and the football industry
Have a minimum of two years sales experience in a similar environment.
Hours - This is a full time position 40 hours per week (8:30am - 5:30pm) Monday to Friday plus home match days. You may be required to work unsociable hours and statuary holidays in line with the needs of the business.
Salary scale - £20,000 - £22,000 depending on experience plus commission on all sales - OTE £25K
Employment Type: Permanent
Pay: 20,000 to 22,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual