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Motion Graphics Designer - Football

London

WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A leading London sport organisation have an exciting opportunity for someone to join their media department. They’re looking for a creative Motion Graphics Designer to play a key role in their social media content and support Head of Content. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// You will play an important role in creative thinking and implementation for commercial content across all digital platforms including their website, YouTube channel and social media as you research opportunities to create head turning content alongside their commercial partners. You will need to stay ahead of the game, so timeliness is imperative. In this fast moving industry you’ll need to stay ahead of the competition in your design, taking on the challenge to create head turning motion graphics, using your skills in Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects to create content in line with current popular sport culture and major events You will work beside the Head of Content on a day to day basis, assisting in any tasks instructed by the Head of Content and Digital & Commercial Director as well as your own tasks. This role will see you work across the full design process, supporting the commercial and content teams with pitches through ideation and asset creation, to create graphics in line with the brand and contractual obligations. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Advanced skills in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Developed skills in design packages such as Adobe Illustrator. Must have strong track record of producing powerful content. Developed knowledge and experience of all digital media, including social media. Advanced video editing skills including a clear understanding of audio and colour correction.

Business Development Manager - Sport

Preston

The Executives In Sport Group are exclusively retained on behalf of adi.tv to recruit a Business Development Manager who’ll be responsible for developing relationships with new and existing sporting clubs and venues throughout the UK, based out of their North West office. Role Summary The successful candidate will be responsible for closing the direct sales of LED products and services, to support the business’ growth across the sports markets. They will also have responsibility for multiple sports channels, including EFL Leagues 1 & 2, Rugby League and Rugby Union Clubs and other sporting venues. Responsibilities To formulate a sales strategy for the sports channels, assisting in the formulation of marketing strategy and implementation to ensure the delivery of individual and team sales targets. To develop productive sales pipelines to manage the effective development of new business across the post holder's market channels. To research and develop new markets and opportunities, maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of industry developments. To be proactive within the market place and assist in the planning and growth of the department. To communicate effectively with team members within the Systems Installations department and the wider business. To maximise all opportunities for the benefit of the ADI Group, ensuring full awareness of cross selling opportunities. To adhere to all of ADI's policies and procedures including health and safety requirements. Qualifications & Skills Proven sales ability and account management skills. A strong understanding of business principles and developing strategy. Commercial acumen and the aptitude to recognise business opportunities. A track record in achieving sales targets. Experience of focusing on the delivery of a high-quality sales process and business profit. Track record in the delivery of B2B sales. Experience of negotiating with senior stakeholders up to, and including, Chief Executive and Director level. Conversant with all Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook. On offer is an attractive basic salary with great commission opportunities. To apply to the role, please click apply or send your CV to james@eisg.com

Marketing Manager - Sport

London

The Executives In Sport Group are exclusively retained on behalf of Spartan UK to recruit a Marketing Manager to join the company. Role Summary The successful candidate will report to the UK & Ireland General Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for leading all marketing and brand activities within the UK & Ireland. The focus of the role will be to create and manage the marketing strategy for the business, identify future opportunities for growth and actively contribute to wider commercial projects within the business including on partnerships and customer experience. Responsibilities Develop and implement annual marketing strategy aligned to the business’ key strategic objectives Manage all activities related to the brand to ensure it is presented in a manner that reflects Spartan’s strategic direction consistently Devise, prepare and implement promotional and communication calendar Build marketing budget and maintain marketing and advertising expenses within the set budget while also identifying ROI opportunities Understand and set best practices and programmes for all marketing channels. Coordinate public relations to promote Spartan message and ensure proper placement of brand Prepare, manage and implement both B2B and B2C marketing plans for all revenue generating business units including participation, sponsorship and strategic partners Ensure ROI is evidenced for all marketing activity undertaken Delivering market research projects Manage the design and printing of promotional materials, from brief to production Undertake management functions and leadership for the marketing department Ensure that the marketing team have a development programme in line with agreed KPIs and ensure performance management of the marketing team through regular assessment of objectives Qualifications & Skills Minimum three years of experience in a marketing role, preferably within a sports and/or major events environment at Senior Account Executive level or above A strong leader with the ability to motivate as well as manage high level stakeholder relationships A love of sport would be very beneficial for the role Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing marketing strategies and associated plans with demonstrable ROI Experience with running, maintaining and updating marketing budgets Wide-ranging and relevant industry contacts Comfortable analysing data to make informed marketing decisions Strong written and oral communication skills Ability to build reporting tools and analyse campaign metrics including via Google Analytics knowledge of how digital marketing tools work together for ultimate optimisation including SEO Ability to hold oneself accountable and an aptitude for prioritising multiple projects proactive, solutions-oriented and a collegial approach to a business environment To apply to the role, please click apply or send your CV to emma@eisg.com

Marketing Executive - Sport

London

The Executives In Sport Group are exclusively retained on behalf of Spartan UK to recruit a Marketing Executive to join the company. Role Summary The successful candidate will report to the UK & Ireland Marketing Manager and will assist with all aspects of social media, communications, advertising, engagement and promotional activities. The role will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure objectives are met and will assist in the production of all marketing and promotional collateral; as well as reporting documents. Responsibilities Manage all email communications. This requires the design, creation, segmentation, copy content and analysis of all emails. Design and update all landing pages in order to help maximise conversion rates. This requires segmentation of our audience, copywriting and liaising with the US to ensure these are delivered to your timeline and standards. Manage our referrals programme which will involve designing new campaigns. Leading on all copy-writing to continuously enhance and update website content to ensure brand consistency and high user engagement Closely managing our company photographers and videographers throughout the season. This involves writing race weekend briefs covering exactly what we are looking to capture, working with them on the weekend to help give direction and ensuring deliverables are of the desired quality Liaising with key partners in order to ensure their marketing requirements are met and delivered to the best standards Manage the development and timely execution of all brand initiatives (e.g. product launches, sales promotions, major email campaigns, etc.) Develop and improve current programmes to capture email leads Bring to life various media and advertising campaigns; writing copy, utilising imagery and booking in filming for video content Work hand in hand with the social media team on race weekends to ensure race day social media content is delivered Actively search out new channels and opportunities to promote the Spartan brand Qualifications & Skills Strong written and oral communication skills, high attention to detail is mandatory Proactive, self-motivated and solutions-oriented Role suits someone of an energetic, positive and confident disposition Strong sense of teamwork with the ability to foster relationships Knowledge of how to use digital tools, up-to-date on latest online tools and trends Can demonstrate an insightful knowledge of and understanding of web and digital strategies Ability to build reporting tools and analyse campaign metrics; an ability to make decisions based on data a major plus Experience with social media post planning services. Looking for candidates with a strong business sense, keen to make a difference in a small and growing team at an exciting time of expansion Knowledge of or ability to use HTML coding would be beneficial To apply to the role, please click apply or send your CV to emma@eisg.com

Sponsorship Bid Co-ordinator - Sport

London

WHO THEY ARE & WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR // A leading sports media network agency are looking to hire a Sponsorship Bid Co-ordinator in London. They are looking for someone with great organisation skills and a keen eye for detail to manage and put together industry leading partnership and sponsorship proposals. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Scheduling design resource and prioritising decks. Continual day to day contact with potential clients to understand the potential deal. Support the Commercial team to ensure all briefs are being proposed properly and that they are appropriately understood. Work efficiently with the external travel company to sure that travel is booked in advance, well planned and correctly priced. Working with the Video, Social, Content and Design team, make sure all planning is aligned. Making sure the social media team understand how the Commercial team has sold its deals and that it is in the right places. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Proven transferable experience in either sport, media and entertainment, as well as, understanding the areas they operate in. Exceptional verbal and written communication with the ability to persuade and communicate to both internal and external stakeholders. Strong organisational skills that goes beyond people management and resource planning. Excellent project management skills High energy and the attitude to get things done yesterday not tomorrow. To apply for this role please send your CV to davey@eisg.com

Business Development Executive - Conference & Events - Sport

Gloucestershire

WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A prestigious sports organisation based in South West England, with offices across the country, are seeking a Business Development Executive to drive forward the organisation’s Conference & Events business. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Daily, you will convert inbound enquiries into sales. As well as this, using your business development acumen you will highlight and target new business, by both strategic sector-based targeting and converting warm/lapsed leads from the CRM system. Account management is key as our clients has a large amount of repeat business factored into the group’s targets. You will work with catering and operations teams to make sure the service is delivered at an impeccable standard. Every single day you will handle objections, sell consultatively and negotiate deals so having a target driven mindset is essential for success in this role. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Be a self-motivated individual Proven experience in sales and succeeding targets Have a proven record of sales negotiation and persuasive selling skills Possess experience in new business development and account management Be able to prioritise and meet deadlines Have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills Have a full driving licence and access to a car

Business Development Executive - Sport

South West England

WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A prestigious sports organisation based in South West England, with offices across the country, are seeking a Business Development Executive to drive forward the organisation’s sales. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Daily, you will convert inbound enquiries into sales. As well as this, using your business development acumen you will highlight and target new business, by both strategic sector-based targeting and converting warm/lapsed leads from the CRM system. This is a sales focused, target orientated role, so having a persuasive mindset is highly important. Account management is key as our clients has a large amount of repeat business factored into the group’s targets. Every single day you will handle objections, sell consultatively and negotiate deals so having a target driven mindset is essential for success in this role. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Be a self-motivated. Have experience with providing sales and activity reports Have a proven record of sales negotiation and persuasive selling skills Recognise and target new commercial customers through proactive sales initiatives Possess experience in new business development and account management Be able to prioritise and meet deadlines Have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills Have a full driving licence and access to a car

Business Development Executive - Hospitality - Sports

London

WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A prestigious sports organisation based in Greater London, with offices across the country, are seeking a Business Development Executive to drive forward the organisation’s hospitality sales. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Daily, you will convert inbound enquiries into sales. As well as this, using your business development acumen you will highlight and target new business, by both strategic sector-based targeting and converting warm/lapsed leads from the CRM system. Account management is key as our clients has a large amount of repeat business factored into the group’s targets. Every single day you will handle objections, sell consultatively and negotiate deals so having a target driven mindset is essential for success in this role. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Be a self-motivated. Have a proven record of sales negotiation and persuasive selling skills Recognise and target new commercial customers through proactive sales initiatives Possess experience in new business development and account management Be able to prioritise and meet deadlines Have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills Have a full driving licence and access to a car

CRM & Insight Manager - Football

Cardiff, Wales

The Executives In Sport Group are exclusively retained on behalf of Cardiff City Football Club to recruit a CRM and Insights Manager to join the club. Role Summary The successful candidate will work with the Head of Commercial to provide the required insight and business intelligence across the Club. This role will provide the information and evidence to make informed business decisions and will be key to delivering the Club’s strategies. The CRM and Insight Manager will utilise the Club’s CRM system to deliver insight in to fan behaviour, customer segments and sales, and be able to use the systems for delivering personalised direct marketing campaigns. Responsibilities Providing key insights to inform long-term strategy club-wide The planning and development of targeted direct marketing campaigns with input from HoD’s, that drive retention and loyalty to meet KPI’s and commercial objectives The day-to-day management and overseeing of data to the Club’s CRM solution, ensuring data is imported from each of the club integrations Acting as a key stakeholder within new projects (and system upgrades) across the business Leveraging the CRM solution to provide personalised/tailored experiences to end users Working with supporter marketing services provider to develop frequent supporter propensity modelling and data profiling to create customer segments, including the identification of supporter risk groups To lead development of the club’s ‘Loyalty Ladder’; a visual aid used to communicate the journey of a fan Produce further ad hoc customer analysis and insight as required The day-to-day management of the CityCash Loyalty Scheme, which includes everything from regular tests to ensure data imports have taken place and club cash balances have been updated, to the setting up of new promotions and rules, and financial reconciliation Supporting the Clubs commercial team in the identification of trends and prospects from general ticketing to high level partnerships Understanding what the demographics of each segment of the clubs fanbase is and making specific recommendations on how best to target and engage with each segment Conduct regular data cleansing projects across the Clubs’ data points to ensure maximum efficiency of all data analysis Ensure that all work is completed in a priority basis and meets a high degree of professionalism, quality and craftsmanship From time-to-time, to undertake various other tasks when required by Head of Commercial. Qualifications & Skills Experience of working in a similar position, managing a CRM solution with a practical understanding of how to collect, manage and analyse data An understanding of online and multi-channel customer behaviour A detailed knowledge of analytics, and an ability to draw insight from complex data Experience of managing a loyalty scheme Experience of managing relationships with agencies and suppliers Project management experience Strong MS Office skills with a high proficiency in Excel Previous experience of working in a fast-paced environment (preferably sports) Commercially driven Ability to demonstrate strong communication skills and liaise with internal and external stakeholders Ability to be flexible with work duties and hours as required by the business Strong attention to detail Commercially driven A sports fan

Events Executive - Sport

Manchester

WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// We are recruiting on behalf of a professional sports club who are looking for an Events Executive to execute the planning and delivery of fan experience. They are looking for a creative individual to design events to improve the experience for existing and new fans. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// You will be responsible for the training, management of the team with a clear focus of improving the engagement with fans and other KPI’s. Lead social media accounts that will reach new engagement as well as lead the content generation. Creating new experiences to new and existing fans and delivering to a targeted fan segment. Lead the events team and assist when appropriate in the planning and delivery of non-match day events both in the area in the UK and globally in key markets around the world. On match day fixtures, you will work closely with the Match Day Producer to ensure everything is running in order, scripts are correct, and briefings are understood. THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Exceptional knowledge and experience of managing social media accounts. Especially Twitter and Instagram. Proven experience of managing people and leading a team. Good knowledge of the Green and Purple Guide. Can handle working in high pressured situations. Experience within a sporting environment although not essential Excellent ability in using Microsoft Office – Excel and PowerPoint are important

Brand Partnership Sales Manager - Sport

London

WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// We are working with a global sports media network, who are looking for a Brand Partnerships Manager. This is a key role where you will be tasked with securing global branded content and brand partnership deals to generate revenue for the network. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Recognising business development and partnership opportunities with other organisations such as sports rights holders and brands. Leading the full sales cycle from initial research through to approach, negotiation and closing the deal. Researching and identifying organisations to target and secure new business with. Creating proposal and pitch documents. Working with the data team to accumulate monthly and ad-hoc reporting. Representing the company at trade and industry events. You will build a network with other agencies who have access to rights holders. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Prior experience in sport/media/entertainment/digital industry, securing commercial partnerships. Proven experience generating revenue through closing deals. A great contact book of decision makers in sports organisations and brands to hit the ground running. Excellent presenting and negotiating skills, with the ability to influence and communicate analysis and recommendations A strong understanding of how social media platforms work This is a new and full-time role. The role will often require business travel in the UK and abroad as well as weekend working from time to time given the nature of sports media. To apply please press the apply button or get in touch with Davey at The Executives in Sport Group for an informal discussion.

Health & Safety Manager - Sport

London

WHO ARE THEY & WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR// We’re working with a large entertainment venue in London who are looking to bring in an experience Health and Safety Manager to help both in terms of operational and strategic health and safety changes/improvements on-site. In this fast paced and dynamic role, you will have full responsibility for the organisations day to day health and safety requirements and be the key point of contact for all related queries. WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING// · Providing advice and guidance to all employees on legislative requirements · Developing and implementing policy and procedure · Carrying out health and safety audits and site inspections · Monitoring health and safety compliance across the organisation · Providing support to all operational activities · Delivering health and safety training · Reporting to key stakeholders on health and safety matters THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// · Experience of working in health and safety within a stadium, large venue or mass footfall environment · NEBOSH or similar qualification · Up to date knowledge of all current health and safety legislation and requirements · Excellent IT skills This role will involve weekend working and some evening work. The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and excellent benefits. If the above sounds like you then please apply now or call Tom at The Executives In Sport Group to find out more.

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