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WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A leading London based sports marketing / digital agency with a core focus on football, supporting both clubs and brands on a global scale with a heavy focus on short form video. They’re looking to build their Social Media team with the recruitment of four football focussed Social Media Executives. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Not a traditional out of the box sport-related social media job, you’ll think strategically and long-term to meet client briefs. These clients could be a Champion’s League Football Club one moment, and one of the world’s largest Airlines the next! You’ll be targeted on driving users to client social platforms - increasing video views and delivering the economic outcome needed for advertisers. Social Media activation will form a key part of your role, ensuring all social elements of a deal with a brand are executed to the high level expected. Understanding how the commercial team works is key as they’re selling deals with social media requirements that you must fulfil. Creativity is essential – You’ll be regularly challenged and tasked with creating head-turning social media postings that accurately reflect the story the commercial team want to tell. Not just through your excellent editorial skills but also through relevancy, accuracy and timeliness of posts; you’ll need to stay ahead of the rest and keep in line with the user's mindset at all times. Keeping your finger on the pulse of the industry is essential. You’ll keep in tune with popular culture related to football and will be highly conscious of any major events on the horizon and new talent emerging into the football world. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Strong prior transferable experience in sport and digital You’ll have worked in a sports/entertainment based agency or client-side previously Able to demonstrate experience in sport business, sports brands and football Must have an encyclopaedic knowledge of football and its domestic and international leagues Must have strong creative and editorial skills Contingency thinking style Strong working relationships with leading social media networks Due to the nature of the sports industry and match scheduling, you will be expected to regularly work weekends and evenings. Salary range £20-30k.
WHO THEY ARE & WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR // One of football’s leading global digital / marketing agencies and they’re looking to hire Account Managers in London, working with some of the world’s biggest football clubs and brands. One is a pre-sales role focussed on planning / ideation / presentation / pitch, the other a more traditional partner servicing role. Both roles require people who are high on process, accuracy and flawless delivery. The roles require international travel, occasional evening and weekend work, and you’ll need to be in high-touch client centric environments within brand, media or sport on an international scale. You’ll understand the commercial drivers for international brands and football clubs and the audiences they wish to access. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Developing a broad and powerful internal and external network and doing this fast in order to connect all of the inter-related departments to either the bid and pitch features of a deal or the activation programme once a deal has been inked. This means dealing with Finance, Video, Content, Social, third-party agencies, the Design team, external venues, football clubs and the mid-management right up to the key decision makers in brands. Partnering as account managers to develop processes and systems that are fully documented at the earliest possible stage, that are clean, easy to move through and auditable – whether these processes are about what happens on a shoot or the way in which a bid is run from the beginning to the end or how the economic elements of a bid might look or how the spend is manifesting itself in an activation. Developing an information and contact repository – who is who, who we go to for x, y and z and why. Working closely with Finance to ensure that all forecasted and actual spend is carefully managed, documented, accurate and with zero errors. Creating a contingency and forward-planning culture on the Commercial team – a Plan A, a Plan B and a Plan C for everything and backing everything up in a documented manner. Scheduling of deck/design resource Developing financial exhibits and working with Finance to ensure that these are accurate. Project planning and working with the Video, Social, Content and Design team to ensure that all are aligned. Working with our external travel company to ensure that travel is booked in advance, is well planned, correctly priced and that schedules are aligned Booking external production resource and developing a close-knit relationship with the key contacts in the production houses. Supporting the Commercial team members to ensure that the brief is properly understood – taking the brief apart, looking at the key components, considering what needs to be delivered, rendering project plans, clarifying key points with the client, etc. Directing the scheduling of team resource and ensuring it is hand in glove with what is happening on the broader Commercial team and what the requirements are for the business internationally. Ensuring that the social media team intimately understands how the Commercial team has sold its deals and what the related social media delivery requirements are and thereafter that the resourcing is planned well in advance with the right people in the right places. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Prior transferable experience in either sport, media, entertainment or big ticket brands and a proven understanding of the areas in which they operate, e.g. digital, mobile, etc. Candidates may come from within a successful agency or client-side environment. Strong understanding of how the social media networks operate, e.g. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Able to work with gravitas and in-person with club-side and brand-side counterparts and doing so in a savvy manner Excellent project management skills. High energy and with the ability to get things done. These are plate-spinning and quick decision-making roles which need characters who can work in a highly deadline driven environment and under intense pressure. Exposure to working with talent, e.g. well-known public-facing names and how to operate with them in person or via their agents. Must have the ability to work in the United Kingdom without any restrictions. To apply for this role please send your CV to email@example.com
WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A world leading London based football club are seeking a New Business Sales Executive to drive forward the organisations new hospitality areas and develop on its existing success. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// In this role, you will be a key figure in driving the new business sales in the expansion of the clubs hospitality offering. Highlighting and targeting new sectors will be your job whilst also successfully account managing the clients you bring on board. Negotiation and your skills of persuasion will be put to the test on a regular basis as you ensure strong levels of repeat business throughout the season. You’ll work with catering and operations teams too, making sure the service is delivered at the standard expected with the clients experience paramount. You’ll have great networking and interpersonal skills and will use these to develop your business relationships and drive forward profitable partnerships for the club. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Experience of working in a fast-moving, target focussed environment Sales experience in the hospitality/sports/entertainment industry would be beneficial Strong account management skills A proactive approach to identifying opportunities Very strong communication and relationship building skills If this sounds right for you please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO THEY ARE & WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR // A leading London based football club are recruiting an experienced Ticket Sales Team Leader to join their ticketing team. Reporting to the Head of Ticketing you will be responsible for ensuring ticketing objectives are met on a daily basis. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// As a senior member of the team, you will lead by example, proactively driving improvements and taking responsibility for the sales departments objectives and targets whilst implementing quality control methods to reduce errors and complaints. You will be the go-to person for your team, handling escalated calls and providing them with support and relevant feedback where necessary. End of the day procedures will fall under your remit, ensuring you comply with protocol in the reconciling of ticketing monies and ensuring all cash is collected. Performance plans are an important part of this role and in conjunction with the Head of Ticketing, you will put these together to aid the successful performance of your team. You’ll support the development and implementation of new ways of working to deliver best in class customer service to drive ticketing sales opportunities, making recommendations where appropriate to implement measures to drive performance. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Experience as a Team Leader Must have call coaching and performance management experience Ideally, you will have previously worked in a management position in a sports ticketing environment Excellent communication skills and ability to quickly build relationships. If you are interested in this role please apply now or contact Tom at The Executives in Sport Group.
WHO THEY ARE & WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR // We are exclusively retained on behalf of West Ham United to recruit an experienced Team Manager to join their ticketing team. Reporting to the Head of Ticketing you will be responsible for ensuring ticketing objectives are met on a daily basis. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// As a senior member of the team you will lead by example, taking responsibility for the sales departments objectives and targets and implementing quality control methods to ensure these targets are met. You will be the go-to person for your team, handling escalated calls and providing them with support and relevant feedback where necessary. End of the day procedures will fall under your remit, ensuring you comply with protocol in the reconciling of monies and ensuring all cash is collected. Performance plans are an important part of this role and in conjunction with the Head of Ticketing you will put these together to aid successful performance of your team. You will also challenge current policies, making recommendations where appropriate to implements measures to drive performance. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Experience as a Team Manager Must have call coaching and performance management experience Ideally you will have previously worked in management position in a sports ticketing environment Excellent communication skills and ability to quickly build relationships. If you are interested in this role please apply now or contact Tom at The Executives in Sport Group.
WHO THEY ARE & WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A leading London based professional football club are looking for a Retail Catering Operations Manager to join their team. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Managing the clubs public catering division, you will oversee all operations related to events including staffing, ordering, stock control and budgets as you manage and develop the department to maximise its revenue potential. You’ll be used to working with budgets and will control the stock and replenishment procedure- auditing after each event. Using your good business relationships, you will liaise with key suppliers and manage all match day personnel to ensure the smooth running of all events and to meet the required quality of service. As Retail Catering Operations Manager you will lead from the top, setting the standard of customer service. You will lead regular standards reviews where required and internal training to refresh good practice and ensure high standards are adhered to. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Must have experience of managing event budgets and stock control Must have experience of managing a team of people Experience managing multiple kiosks / concessions in a fast-paced high-volume environment Track record of increasing revenue / sales The ability to create and deliver new concepts Excellent negotiation skills with proven experience in driving down expenditure
WHO THEY ARE// An innovative global sports media broadcaster, who are ground breaking leaders in their field. WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// Seeking a Head of Creative with a passion for sport to manage and lead the development of a team of creatives to translate marketing briefs into creative ideas. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// You’ll be responsible for the day to day delivery of creative campaigns across all media types, including clip-based promotions to high end conceptual shoots. You’ll be the lead in creating innovative and visually stunning work that tells a story and drives the businesses performance. Alongside the marketing team, you will create the best output to hit the brief, working with them to interpret it. You’ll regularly hold creative reviews with your team, ensuring you are up to date with competitors and supporting them to realise creative ideas efficiently and practically. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Must have previously worked in a senior role within a Creative team, either in-house or agency side. You must have a passion and knowledge of sport- ideally you will have worked on sports content too Must have previous experience in brand-building Experience of managing multiple integrated cross media campaigns If this position sounds like the ideal next step for you, please contact Tom at The Executives In Sport Group to apply- email@example.com
WHO THEY ARE// A World-Class London attraction. They have a prestigious worldwide reputation and are in an exciting phase of growth. Due to this growth they are looking to expand and recruit a Tours Manager who can help create and run a memorable customer experience for their visiting fans worldwide. WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING// As a Tours Manager within the Visitor Attractions team you will be tasked to use your operational experience to ensure multiple guided venue tours run simultaneously and as efficiently as possible. You will use your commercial awareness to maximise opportunities to increase revenue and profits alongside bringing value to the customer. You will oversee a team including 2 Team Leader’s and responsible for recruiting, training and motivating up to 40 Full/Part-time staff. EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED// Operational excellence in a similar/relevant sector Ticketing systems experience Liaising with Health & safety and security teams experience Demonstrable experience of using commercial awareness to drive additional revenue opportunities Track record of recruiting, training and motivating a team of full & part time staff Experience of running a tour/attraction hosting a significant number of visitors daily A Salary of £35,000-£45,000 is on offer for the successful candidate, depending on experience. This position requires flexible working hours and you will be required to work 5 out of 7 days per week. If this Tours Manager positions sounds like the ideal next step in your career, please contact James at The Executives in Sport Group.
We have an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and brilliantly connected Commercial Director to identify and secure new business and drive commercial sales strategy for Sunset+Vine. As a key member of Sunset+Vine’s leadership team, with a wide-ranging remit across commercial negotiations and business development, the role combines functions across media distribution, sponsorship/brand sales and strategic development. Reporting to Sunset+Vine’s Executive Director and working alongside Sunset+Vine’s management team including our Heads of Branded Content, Distribution, Digital, Broadcast and Women’s Sport. YOUR EXPERIENCE You’ll need a genuine passion for sport and demonstrate a strong working understanding of the broadcast media world. With a successful track record winning business, closing deals, and an address book packed with brand and agency contacts, you’ll be a self-starter, comfortable initiating commercial discussions, but also devising commercial strategies. You’ll write and present compelling pitch documents and innovative and engaging presentations, then lead on those presentations and commercial discussions. SUNSET+VINE Sunset+Vine is a global sports media company with major international host broadcast production contracts and UK and international broadcast commissions – we produce more than 2000 hours of original sports programming a year, a combination of live, highlights and feature programming. Our commercial division works to deliver value to brands, federations and rights holders through programming, content and distribution across television, digital and social networks. The company is based in Hammersmith, London, with offices in Dubai, Singapore, Glasgow and Cardiff. The Executives In Sport Group are exclusively retained on behalf of Sunset+Vine to identify and appointment the Commercial Director. All direct applications and agency enquiries will be passed directly to The Executives In Sport Group.
WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR// iSportConnect is the network of choice for senior sports business professionals, connecting and supporting members through inspirational events and cutting-edge digital content. They're looking to grow their Partnership Activation team. WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING// They're looking for a conscientious individual to join the activation team, working with the ever-growing family of partners including La Liga, HOK, Monterosa, Vindicia, Wildmoka, PwC, ATPI Sports Events, Clipper Race and Engage Digital Partners. You'll ensure that all contractual obligations are met on time and delivered to the exceptional standard that the clients expect. Assisting the team in the organisation and running of events to promote your clients, you'll be comfortable dealing with people of all seniority levels in a professional and personable way. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// You'll have an understanding of account management in sports business or partnership activation from a brand or rights holder background You have great communication skills and ability to build and maintain business relationships You're an extremely organised person and able to work in a fast-paced environment You love sport You're a strategic thinker THE EXECUTIVES IN SPORT GROUP// The Executives in Sport Group is the Sports industry's leading Recruitment Consultancy, providing permanent, contract, and interim recruitment solutions and Executive Search / Headhunt. We primarily work with Professional Sports Clubs, Governing Bodies, Rights Holders, Sponsors, Broadcasters and Agencies. Visit our website to find out about the latest jobs in the sports industry www.eisg.com The Executives In Sport Group are exclusively retained on behalf of iSportConnect appoint a Partnership Account Manager. All direct applications and agency enquiries will be forwarded to Rob Rishman at The Executives In Sport Group. If you are interested in this role please apply now or contact Rob at The Executives in Sport Group.
WHO THEY ARE// A club with a proud 120 year history, London Irish have their sights set on an immediate return to the Premiership. With humble roots, a strong development and community culture and a modern training facility with a state of the art clubhouse, they have great foundations to support their aim to be the best in UK professional rugby. WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR // They need a Retail Supervisor to lead the day-to-day merchandise operations, including product design, sourcing, and sales alongside the commercial team. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// In this role you will take the lead on the day-to-day running of the clubs online store, managing the storage and distribution channel, ensuring orders are fulfilled and keeping on top the back end online store management; making sure everything is working at it’s optimum level to give the best user experience. You will also lead on product photography and club based media launches, making sure new products are shown off to their best. You will liaise with stadium management and Reading Football Club to ensure merchandise is displayed in according with their contract. You’ll be a keen strategist, and plot the path to grow London Irish’s merchandise operations away from match days to grow the club. You’ll keep the commercial team up to date with regular reporting across all merchandise revenue streams to measure and analyse the departments growth. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Retail experience, ideally within a club environment Experience within business development Desire to proactively drive the business forward Required to work match days The Executives In Sport Group are exclusively retained on behalf of London Irish to appoint a Retail Supervisor. All direct applications and agency enquiries will be forwarded to Rob Rishman at The Executives In Sport Group. If you are interested in this role please apply now or contact Rob at The Executives in Sport Group.
WHO THEY ARE// A club with a proud 120 year history, London Irish have their sights set on an immediate return to the Premiership. With humble roots, a strong development and community culture and a modern training facility with a state of the art clubhouse, they have great foundations to support their aim to be the best in UK professional rugby. WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR // They’re looking for a business focussed Commercial Sales Executive to take responsibility for the sale of match day and seasonal hospitality packages and match sponsorships. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// In this varied sales role you will be responsible for match day hospitality and sponsorship related sales, developing and maintaining great relationships with clients in order to meet ambitious income targets. You will work across a range of products including maximising sales in the club’s hospitality sector and the sale of individual player sponsorships. You’ll have great networking and interpersonal skills and will use these to develop your business relationships and drive forward profitable partnerships for the club. You won’t just be focussed on new business though, with a keen eye to manage your current relationships and nurture them through the renewals process. Everything at London Irish is first class and managing clients stadium experience is no different, you’ll work with the stadium operations team to ensure they receive a best-in-class customer matchday experience. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Experience of working in a fast moving, target focussed environment Sales experience in the hospitality/sports/entertainment industry would be beneficial Strong account management skills A proactive approach to identifying opportunities Very strong communication and relationship building skills The Executives In Sport Group are exclusively retained on behalf of London Irish to appoint a Commercial Sales Executive. All direct applications and agency enquiries will be forwarded to Rob Rishman at The Executives In Sport Group. If you are interested in this role please apply now or contact Rob at The Executives in Sport Group.
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