A fantastic and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Key Accounts Executive to work at Birmingham City Football Club's Commercial Department based at St. Andrew’s Stadium.
The role will assist the Advertising and Sponsorship Manager in managing and developing additional business from the Football Club’s key accounts, whilst also assisting with the successful acquisition of new key partners.
The position requires the combined skills of account management with a proactive attitude towards sales. Excellent organisation and planning skills with good communication and an ability to identify and implement marketing opportunities are essential. The ability to work as part of a team but also use initiative and take responsibility for certain projects.
The main responsibilities of the role include:
To support the Advertising and Sponsorship Manager with administration and the management of key accountsTo assist with the development and implementation of sales and marketing plansTo establish and maintain professional working relationships, documenting and processing client’s requirementsMaintaining accurate and up-to-date contact reports, following up and managing action points to provide historical and current information for review and analysisTo project manage marketing and promotional campaigns, ensuring all relevant parties are fully informed of plansTo communicate and co-operate with other departments within the Football Club to ensure consistency and accuracy regarding all key account activitiesTo monitor developments in key account industries and report to the Advertising & Sponsorship Manager and Head of CommercialOther duties as required
The scope of these duties may be extended as dictated by the changing requirements of the department and the organisation, and therefore, the role may require additional ad-hoc duties as reasonably required.
Commercial or business related degree
Skills & Abilities
Excellent business acumenExcellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build rapport with customers and sponsors to create long lasting relationshipsExcellent IT skills and computer literacyThe ability to work in a team or on own initiative and liaise with people at all levelsMust possess the ability to work to tight deadlines and be extremely well organised
Knowledge of working in a commercial environmentPrevious experience (ideally but not essential) in sales or account management but candidates with the right personality and enthusiasm without this experience will be equally welcome to apply
Possess good negotiation skills and pro-active sales abilityHave a persuasive yet diplomatic approach
Be of smart appearance and professional mannerMust adhere to confidentiality and data protection procedures at all times
Birmingham City Football Club prides itself on the support it offers its employees and as such offers a variety of excellent benefits, for example, pension, life assurance 2 x salary, free car parking, two free season tickets and membership to Blues Loyalty Scheme. If you offered a position with the company your offer letter will clearly set out the benefits to which you are entitled.
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