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Defender Amin puts pen to paper on Jamshedpur FC deal

Karan, 28, has put pen to paper on a deal that will see the defender join the club as they look to improve their current league position.

Born and bred in Mumbai, the defender began his career through the youth ranks at Mahindra United, Air India and Mumbai FC. The Mumbaikar also represented and captained Maharashtra’s under-21 team.

Continuing his career at Mumbai FC and DSK Shivajians in the I-League, Amin has teamed up with Steve Coppell’s side on a deal through to the end of the current campaign.

Amin said:

“The ISL is one of the fastest growing leagues in world football and I’m delighted to be joining a club that has genuine aspirations to be one the best sides in India.”

Feature story on Jamshedpur FC website, please click here: https://www.fcjamshedpur.com/news/jamshedpur-fc-add-karan-amin-to-their-roster

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SGI Appoint Kapuria To Its New Delhi Operation

NEW DELHI, INDIA – 19 January 2018 – Sporting Group International (SGI) are delighted to announce Pranay Kapuria as its new General Manager for their New Delhi operation.

Pranay, who hails from Mumbai, recently completed his Masters in International Business Studies at University of Wolverhampton in England, receiving a Distinction.

Whilst in the UK, Pranay combined his studies with a role at Sporting Group International as their Research and Social Media Executive.  After impressing during this period, Pranay was offered the role of General Manager at Sporting Group International India in New Delhi, a position he assumed earlier this week.

Pranay will be managing the SGI’s player management programme of its footballers who ply their trade in the Indian Super League which includes Bengalaru’s Rahul Bheke and ATK’s Jayesh Rane.

In addition to this Pranay will assume responsibility for the Youth Football India (YFI) and Delhi Youth Leagues in the city.

Pranay, 22, was delighted to take up the role:

“From my 18 months experience in the UK I have picked up a lot of knowledge on how we can replicate and improve our operation here in India.

“The appetite for football is increasingly at fast rate in India and, as a big football fan myself, I would love to see this increase further.   We have a fantastic operation here at YFI already, and it is my aim to improve this further.”

SGI’s Chief Executive Adrian Wright echoed Pranay’s sentiments and added:

“Pranay is a very gifted young man that has a real passion for football, what he doesn’t know about the Indian football landscape isn’t worth knowing. If it wasn’t for his understanding, knowledge and connections in India, SGI would not have ventured in the player representation market.

“I would like to wish Pranay all the success and I cannot wait to work alongside him in a more senior capacity where he can excel with his love of the game and coupled with his learnings of business from his UK work and education.”

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Vacancy – Senior Sales Executive ( no longer available )

Our client is a major rights holder in a multitude of sports, they offer companies and brands the opportunity to promote themselves at some of the world’s top sporting events, including the English Premier League & Spanish La Liga.

They are excited to embark on stage 2 of an aggressive and extensive growth strategy, as they look to build a sales team that can sell the LED advertising at more clubs across the EPL the Championship and the Spanish La Liga.

They have a fantastic season ahead of them with even more opportunities and are looking to further develop our sales force. As well as offering an excellent commission structure, you will have the optimum training and the opportunity for fantastic career progression.

The Role:

You will be expected to open and close sponsorship and partnership agreements on behalf of their clients by utilising superior C-Level communication skills with global brands and organisations, accessing their existing database of contacts as well as intuitively researching your own leads.

What They are looking for:

You will have a minimum of 3 years sales experienceYou will have experience dealing with media buyers, C-Level decision makers and agencies with a quick deal turn aroundYou will have a proven background with opening and closing large dealsYou will have a strong network of contact that you can tap into or have the ability to cold call decision makers at new companiesYou will be a results-focused, ambitious, and highly driven individual looking to work in an exciting and fast-paced environment based in the heart of the cityThey are looking to take on-board intelligent, professional and energetic sales people to hit sales targets and drive revenue across the sales floorYou should be capable of thriving in a competitive marketYou will have the ability and desire for a sales job with a confident and determined approach

What my client offers in return:

You will work in a lively and exiting open plan in the heart of the cityThe opportunity to join a growing team on a buzzy vibrant sales floorThere is a real opportunity for successful sales people to earn enormous amounts of money.

To apply please click herePosted on Thursday Jan 3

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Vacancy – Travel Executive (First Team) | Position Closed

Our client within Football, specifically the Premier League, are currently recruiting for a Travel Executive who will be responsible for organising travel for the first team. You must be available to travel with the team to allmatches domestic and overseas.

The post holder is primarily responsible for all first team travel, will manage all aspect of the job including the booking and liaising with hotels, aircraft charter company, coach and car companies and will report directly to the Travel Manager and dotted line to the First Team Operations Manager. You must also be a team member and support the rest of the department where possible with all team travel, events and supporter liaison.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Team Travel

– Organise travel to all first team matches, including Premier League, Cup, friendlies and tour games, closely working with the First Team Operations Manager.

The Travel Executive will be based at the clubs Head Offices in London and the training ground in LondonSupport the First Team Operations Manager in working with the First Team Nutritionist, Executive Chef, performance and logistics staff to create an optimum schedule for all matches.Book all aircrafts, coaches, trains, hotels etc making sure the clubs needs are met with a professional approach, to find the most cost-effective way for the club and the budget which is held by the Travel Manager, without taking away the high service level the team expect.Writing travel information and itinerariesWorking with the clubs’ player liaison to assist with keeping personal information updated and securing visas for the team and backroom staffAssist Travel Manager with pre-visits to all destinations.Assist the First Team Operations manager on a match day with the needs of the teamKeep the travel budget that is given to them by the Travel Manager and keep full records of the spend. Giving the Travel Manager full breakdowns when requested. Work toward KPILiaise daily with the air charter company, coach and car companies regarding booking of their vehicles.Work as a team member, supporting members of the team with other travel and events in which the department runs where needed.

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Specific Experience:

Required

Must have proven, sound experience of working for a sports club/travel company within the travel sector, covering a range of similar responsibilities – making travel arrangements, personal liaison with senior members of staff throughout the club and getting involved with the clubs’ match day duties.Must have skills in quality management, attention to detail and effective planning, communication, operational and execution skillsExperience must have been gained as a group travel leader, pulling together at short notice travel plans and to assist with the running of travel both domestic and overseas.Experience should have been gained from within a fast moving, commercially focused and brand sensitive organisation.

Desired

Previous experience of working in a travel role for a Premier League Football team, travelling with the team home and awayQualification from the travel industry.Previous experience of working for/alongside a Premier League Football Club

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

Must have ability to manage multiple matches and deadlines, reacting to change, prioritising workloads and activities and ensuring that deliverables are completed and presented on time and to required qualityAbility to create effective and clear communications that will be understood by a range of stakeholders and readers, and communicate effectively and professionally over the phoneMust also be able to build rapport and relationships with internal and external stakeholders, whilst at the same time prioritising workloads.Must be able to work alone, under pressure and keep to deadlines, constantly prioritising and supporting the needs of the Team.Ability to manage in pressurised situations and apply initiative and ‘common sense’ on certain occasions – sometimes without recourse to supporting managersAdvanced professional level IT skills, especially M/S Office products, as well as related systems such as databases, project management software.

To apply please click here