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We connect the world of sport in increasingly clever, creative and effective ways with innovative recruitment campaigns and world-class talent identification and attraction.


We're firmly established as the go-to consultancy for many of the world's leading sports organisations and rightsholders looking for superior talent solutions including sports executive search, headhunt and exclusive contingency.


It's not a numbers game. We'll work closely with you to identify target organisations, preferred candidates, and we'll be relentless in our pursuit of these game changing individuals. A quality driven service at all times.


When we identify world class individuals we spend time getting to understand their skills, experience, achievements and motivation for change. We'll provide best in class insight including candidate reports, video profiling and psychometrics.


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Cleaning Contract Manager


WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// We are working with a London based multi-purpose event venue seeking a Cleaning Contract Manager to run day-to-day operations and contractor relationships. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Development, implementation, adaptation will frame your role as you manage the event and non-event day operations and the waste-management strategy across the site. Familiar with managing large scale events, you will take on the everyday cleaning operations for a multitude of events that range in visitor numbers. Your relationships with contractors are key and it’s you who will manage and develop these, ensuring you hit their KPI’s and SLA’s. As a forward-thinking organisation they are always looking for new technologies to drive efficiency, so you will have your finger on the pulse to find the new best thing. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Experience managing the cleaning of large scale events Highly experienced with managing external cleaning and waste-management providers Knowledge of health and safety, ideally trained to IOSH level Knowledge of BIC’s, ideally trainer level Strong line-management experience

Technical Project Manager

North West

WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// Our client are a significant global brand based in the North West seeking a Technical Project Manager to take the lead on a customer focused programme of work. This organisation have their own forward-thinking culture and way of working to achieve the highest standard of practice. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// They are looking to develop the customer focused programme with the help of a Technical Project Manager to have control of the full project lifecycle, including requirements gathering, project analysis and specification through to testing and deployment. If successful you will have management of internal and external projects and hold responsibility for the management of relationships with external clients and project lifecycles. They are looking for a highly organised individual with extensive experience in delivering IT specific projects. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Experience in delivering IT specific projects (Infrastructure, API development, SSO, other technical) Experience in delivering an on-going roadmap of critical technical project for a large programme of work Experience in Operational Support (internal or 3rd party) management Project management experience within a technology environment along with understanding of web technology is essential You must have knowledge and experience of testing processes and driving projects forward within busy environments and able to work as a team or independently. Ideally you will have worked with developers and external project and account managers. Should be able to demonstrate skills within social media and audio and video content on the web

Regional Event Sales Manager


WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A prestigious sports organisation near Cambridge, with offices across the country are seeking an Event Sales Manager to drive forward the organisation’s new business sales and customer base. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Leading the sales team to sell the conference and events space you will be the focal point to develop new business within the department. You’ll be supporting your senior team with the annual budget and having an input with financial planning to help formulate your strategic sales plan, maximising revenue is the key here! You’ll be in the know when it comes to industry, seasonal and local trends, sharing your expertise with the team to help the department thrive. Account management is crucial, with your own high standards mirroring that of the organisation you and your team will ensure you hit all commercial opportunities from key accounts and will work with catering and hospitality teams, making sure they meet these expectations to give your client a brilliant experience from start to finish. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Experience in Conference or Event sales and least 2 years in a sales management position Have held responsibility for a sales team Previous experience of developing and growing business, particularly in new business development

Regional Business Development Executive


WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A prestigious sports organisation based just outside of Bristol, with offices across the country are seeking a Regional Business Development Executive to drive forward the organisations hospitality business. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Developing the Hospitality business is the focus of this role, converting enquiries into sales to drive this highly regarded organisation forward. Highlighting and targeting new sectors will be your job whilst also successfully account managing to not forget your current clients. Negotiation and your skills of persuasion will be put to the test on a regular basis as you ensure strong levels of repeat business. You’ll work with catering and operations teams too, making sure the service is delivered at the standard expected with the clients experience paramount. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Be a self-motivated, sales and target driven person 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

Finance Manager

East London

WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// An East London based sports and members club are seeking an experienced Finance Manager for an immediate start to oversee all financial documents and procedures. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Working with the board you will supply accurate financial accounts, providing a sensible and realistic approach to club expenditure. You will know in detail all the financial ins-and-outs of the club and report on them when required, looking at trends and further analysis. You will play the lead role in transferring to a new financial services partner and will keep on top of forecasts and the club’s annual budget. Understanding the club’s finances from top to bottom will be your task, liaising with auditors and the CEO to understanding the retail and catering areas. Management reporting, balance sheet reviews and money collection will form many of your main duties in this role, along with the review and implementation of cost-reductions and investments. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// Must have a minimum of 3 years Financial Management experience ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant Experience of Sage 200 and Xero Experience of internal and external stakeholders and understanding of financial trends and market patterns

Partnership Activation Manager


WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// Our client is a London based Premier League football club seeking a Partnership Activation Manager within their growing sponsorship activation team. Reporting to the Head of Partnership Activation, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of many of the club’s partners. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// Working with sponsors and partners, with their goals always in mind. Managing growth of partnerships is your challenge and identifying branding and advertising opportunities to do so. Managing your ROI through monitoring, measuring and evaluating programmes is integral to the role along with ensuring clients contracts are delivered to exacting standards. You will manage match-day sponsorship rights and your problems solving skills will be vital throughout the planning phase and on-site to ensure you overcome any issues. With an ear to the ground you will stay up to date on industry standards and movements to keep your organisation a step ahead with your partners business objectives always top of your thoughts. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// 3+ years within client/partner servicing and experienced working with senior level clients. It’d be great if you’ve worked within sport, either with a rightsholder or sponsorship activation agency. A first-rate understanding of managing sponsorship contracts and experience is also key!

Marketing Executive

London, England

WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR// A leading London based professional sports team, with a track record of success on the pitch, are looking to add a Marketing Executive to their brilliant marketing team. WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING// Joining a well-established marketing team, who love to push boundaries, you'll quickly become a key figure. Integral to your role will be supporting the teams CRM function, e-mail marketing, including design, build data segmentation and tracking campaign success. Mixing creative concepts with a data led approach, you'll also get involved with offline print media and lots of match day content too! THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// 2+ years' experience in a really relevant role Bundles of creativity, brand awareness and a first-class eye for detail. Strong on analytics / campaign monitoring / CRM management. A passion for all things sport would also be ideal! 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

Head of Social and Sports Storytelling


WHO THEY ARE// Billed as “Netflix for sport” this fast-growing international sports streaming platform is at the forefront of the technological watch-when-you-want revolution! WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A Head of Social and Sports Storytelling who thinks like a sports fan and gets to the stories behind the headlines. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// As a pioneer of social / digital story telling you’ll create exciting and captivating initiatives to improve the customer journey, advance the social strategy and grow the OTT service. Consistency is key in this global organisation, using a range of multi-media and working closely with marketing to ensure an on brand social presence. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// You must think like a sports fan and understand what they want to see. Experience of working as an editor/producer with demonstrable evidence of social media presence Able to deliver creative concepts Ideally previously worked in a global company with experience of a rapid scale-up business.

Senior Brand Experience Manager

London, England

WHO THEY ARE// A brilliant experiential marketing and events organisation, based in London. Working with many of the world’s leading brands to create exciting, innovative and on brand experiences for key stakeholders at the world’s biggest sporting events. WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR// A Senior Brand Experience Manager to manage and oversee large international brand experience projects covering the full creative process from ideation through planning, design, build and delivery. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING// A truly global role, with lots of travel, you’ll be tasked with bringing venues and events to life for clients who sponsor and activate at global sporting events, focussing on the end to end guest experience. As Senior Brand Experience Manager, you’ll be the ‘point person’ to manage 6-figure departmental budgets, resource planning, team scheduling and logistics. You'll be someone who has interest in dining/travel/inspired by fabrics and overlay and focus on the way things look. Managing client relationships will also be key; ensuring you deliver experiences of a high quality with evaluation undertaken on activities on behalf of the client. You will manage teams of designers, project and production managers and external consultants and suppliers - both in the UK and abroad. THE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED// You’ll have proven experience within sports event management and/or experiential marketing and in particular the management of design/build projects, ideally to include overlay. Great experience managing senior client stakeholders is a must and excellent interpersonal skills are essential too! At a company where it’s all about the experience, an eye for detail and ability to successfully implement ideas with a creative touch are imperative.

FM Technician Maintenance

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Maintenance Engineer Leading Venue Manchester £23,000-£26,000 We are currently working with a leading venue within the Manchester area, who are looking to recruit a Maintenance Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for completing general maintenance tasks on site which will include painting, joinery, plumbing, as well as minor electrical work. In addition, you will also provide support for the venues large scale events, ensuring that the highest standards of maintenance are provided. We are looking for a maintenance technician with experience working for either a large-scale venue or a multipurpose facility such as a stadium or shopping centre. Key responsibilities Responsible for assisting in the general maintenance tasks on site at the venue such as painting, joinery, plumbing, minor electrical work. Assisting with general groundworks at the venue Responsible for carrying out basic plumbing repairs around the venue. Key experience needed Experienced working within multiple trades. Experienced working on a large site or within a large venue. Certificates in operating machinery including FLT, IPAF, PASMA and L8. Experienced working within a facilities management environment. Having a trade qualification will be beneficial. For more information, or to apply for the role please contact Rob at The Executives In Sport Group

Marketing Manager - (6 month contract)

Newmarket, Suffolk

Marketing Manager (6-month contract) Leading Sports Based Venue Newmarket £26,000 - £28,000 We are currently working with a leading sports-based organisation who are looking to recruit a Marketing Manager. You will be responsible for developing and delivering exciting marketing campaigns for the venues large scale events, as well as identifying marketing opportunities for the organisation. The successful candidate will have experience developing and implementing marketing strategies for tourism or events-based organisation. Key responsibilities Responsible for developing and delivering marketing campaigns Responsible for writing and editing marketing literature across several platforms Responsible for Identifying new marketing opportunities Responsible for the day to day management of the venue's website Experience needed Proven experience working within either an Events/Tourism background Experience developing marketing campaigns Experience developing and implementing PR initiatives Experience managing social media and running successful engagement campaigns If you are interested in the opportunity, please press the apply button or get in touch with Rob at The Executives In Sport Group.

Research Analyst - Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Founded in July 2010, SMG Insight is a joint venture with YouGov - one of the world's largest and most respected research firms. They work across the sports and sponsorship industries to evaluate sponsorship performance across multiple media sources including TV, social media and both print and online press. We have built a client roster that includes rights holders, brands and agencies and we pride ourselves on delivering smart solutions that meet the differing needs of these organisations. Success for our clients is the thing that drives us and that is central to everything we do. Our ethos is such that we strive to deliver high-quality research data and insight that meets the needs of clients, whilst maintaining, servicing and developing reports in line with expectations. The Role Based in Dubai, you will be part of SMG's expert team. You will have a solid foundation in data analysis, coupled with the ability to extract and deliver meaningful insight, to work in key account handling positions on some of our most important contracts. It is an exciting opportunity to work within an ever-growing team in an environment that enables large amounts of progression and opportunity. The successful candidate will be based at SMG Insight's Middle East offices based in Dubai Responsibilities Project management To co-ordinate and manage projects of varying complexity either independently or as part of a team. To set timetables, monitor progress and suggest appropriate actions when timetabling problems arise. Create searches and use bespoke media information tools to find relevant data. Collect and collate resultant data in such a way to make it easy to interrogate it Report writing To perform advanced media valuation analysis and calculations in Microsoft Excel using functions such as pivot tables, vlookup and data filters. To possess a good, clear writing style and understand different uses of tables, charts and commentary. To write, with guidance, report chapters and presentations. Creating a clear narrative from data of what it says. Proofreading of other analyst's reports. Liaison with a freelance graphic designer to create new templates and presentation of data. Subject Knowledge (Valuable but not fundamental) To have a good standard of knowledge of Sport Business sector and/or research matters gained through engagement with the industry or sector. Qualifications & Skills Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to behave as an effective member of a team. Strong initiative and influencing skills with a positive attitude and enthusiasm to progress Problem-solving, analytical and numerical skills allied to attention to detail Ability to write clearly and concisely Developing understanding of business/marketplace Ability to deliver results, meet deadlines and manage time effectively Account management experience Excellent client focus and handling skills allied to an appreciation for a client's objectives and point-of-view. Any relevant experience in the media evaluation sector (in particular sports media evaluation) is desirable, demonstrated in particular by a proven track record in managing multiple projects and hitting deadlines in a fast-moving environment. Enthusiasm for the day-to-day writing of evaluation reports and data analysis across a broad range of media. Experience of, or strong desire to learn about, the sports business industry. Microsoft Office experience essential, including excel to a high standard Fluent written and spoken English, (proficiency in other languages would also be desired, but not essential) To apply, please press the apply button or get in touch with Rob at The Executives In Sport to Group to have an informal chat about the position. The Executives In Sport Group are exclusively retained on behalf of SMG Insight to appoint a new Research Analyst to be based in the companies Middle East offices. All direct applications and agency enquiries will be forwarded to Rob Rishman at The Executives In Sport Group.


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