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Vacancy – Digital Marketing Manager ( no longer available )

Our client are seeking a Digital Marketing Manager to plan, develop & implement the Clubs digital strategy, so as to enhance revenue across all  streams, in line with the short, middle and long term aims of the Club.  

Key responsibilities:  

• Develop & implement the Clubs domestic & international fan growth strategy, to adapt to changes in stadium & league position  

• Develop & implement a data driven digital marketing strategy for all ticketing, hospitality, partners and retail products  

• Manage the technical implementation of all ticketing, hospitality and retail campaigns  

• Ensure all Digital marketing initiatives are integrated into the Clubs communication plan  

• Manage and implement the Club’s loyalty programme, liaise with the Club’s CRM agency in relation to the reconciliation of awards and management of holders Cash club accounts  

• Manage and implement the Club’s multi use payment solution, liaise with the club’s CRM agency, the Club’s Finance team and communicate with Season Ticket holders and Super Hoops members in regards their Pay account activity 

• Work with Club sponsors to activate their digital & CRM rights  

• Participate in the implementation of the club’s membership scheme including growing  numbers, pack procurement & dispatch lists  

• Manage the maintenance and all developments of our database  

• Analyse and evaluate progress across all digital initiatives, and report to business  

• Carry out fan research, competitor benchmarking and customer surveys to benefit all areas of the business  

• Manage relationship with club’s CRM agency in relation to Hospitality, Ticketing provider & Online Superstore 

• Participate in the appraisal process  

• Comply with all company policies/procedures. Adhere to all company regulations regarding  policies, procedures, safeguarding, health, safety and security  

• Ensure that all Club digital marketing communication’s comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)  

• Provide digital marketing support on matchdays 

• Assist with the management of the matchday Fanzone  

• All other duties that may arise from time to time and fall within the scope of this position  Person Specification  Key Skills  

• Educated to Degree level  

• Experience in the Football/Sports industry  

• Excellent writing skills with an eye for detail 

• Good computing skills, including experience of Excel & Photoshop  

• Extensive experience of working with data and CRM systems (ideally a knowledge of Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM application, customised and configured for Sports data model and Supporter Marketing requirements, including Customer Service)  

• Excellent communicator with a positive, collaborative and flexible style  

• Have a good understanding of the football environment 

To apply please click herePosted on Thursday Jan 3

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Vacancy – Junior / Graduate 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:

As a Sales Executive you will work closely with a Senior Executive or Manager and will receive extensive training from day one to kick start your sales career.

You will be mentored by one of their top billers and then expected to generate your own lead research and contact information by using your initiative and the ability to think on your feet.

Essentially your role as a “Buddy” is to learn as much as you can from their highly experienced sales team.

Whilst you are “buddying” you will be given the opportunity to earn commission between 1-3% of your Senior Executive’s deal value by either finding the lead, by reaching the decision maker or both.

Once you have shown a good understanding of the lead process, and demonstrated you have the ability to reach decision makers they will unleash you onto the telephone.

This is an excellent opportunity for a sale driven and money motivated individual who has the desire to succeed.

Responsibilities include:

Prospecting new leads using a variety of cold calling techniques.Updating company database with new contacts and tracking prospective clients across sales cycle.Working to strict activity targetsSupporting your Senior Executive

Requirements

Confident, ambitious and tenacious.Ability to work successfully under pressure and against tight deadlinesCreative and quick wittedIn order for you to successfully sell to and build long term business relationships at director level – intelligence, gravitas and strong communication skills are paramount.Ideally you will have ability to understand the money making potential, you will be hungry intelligent, enthusiastic and above all have a real desire and hunger to overachieve.

What we offer in return?

Excellent trainingHuge money making potentialA good sales grounding you will be able to use in the future.You will work in a lively and exciting open plan office in the heart of the City.The opportunity to join a growing brand at a pivotal point of our evolution.There is real scope here to put forward your own creative ideas and build a long term career.

To apply please click herePosted on Thursday Jan 3

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Vacancy – Graphic Designer ( no longer available )

Our client based in London is within the luxury brand specialising in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of exquisitely crafted silver and leather items. Within the business gifts market they are currenty the market leader in the UK in sectors such as sport and banking, and are now looking to add an additional Senior Graphic Designer to the team.

Responsibilities will include:

Creating and developing designs and presentations for both internal and external use, which match the brief provided, as well, as the client requirementsManaging client proposals through design, print and production to create the ‘wow’ factor when presenting to internal members of staff and external clientsCoordinating multiple projects, delegating with the design team and ensuring workload is prioritised, in order, to meet deadlines and expectationsProducing marketing collateral and banner designs for the website that are on brand and of a high standardConduct trend research by undertaking image and market research to develop new ideas and concepts for a collection with new colours, details, fabrics and textures and working closely with productionWorking with a range of media and advising with regards to design style, format, print and timescalesProducing rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or by using a computer programKnowledge and understanding of the luxury goods industry is required, along with learning the product ranges in client presentations, product design and web. An understanding of luxury in silver, leather and crystal is essential.

Skills and Experience

A minimum of 5 years graphic design experience with managerial experience is preferable with a proven portfolio of work across digital and printImpeccable attention to detail with the ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressureAbility to manage a team efficiently and be highly organised to ensure all work is submitted on brief and within the timeframe providedAn expert-level knowledge and experience in using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator are essential. Premier and After Effects would be a plus) Image editing, manipulation, processing and retouching, working in scale, creating artwork for client sign off and production, creating presentations, look books amongst othersGood working knowledge of 3D Design e.g. RhinoExperience producing rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or digitallyRelevant experience in print and web design with a high standard of visual communication skills (Banners, Online and Email Marketing Communication, Editorial, Publication and Adverts)Knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS PowerPoint)Artwork experience for web and printAbility to understand different digital platforms – screen size and devicesPrevious experience in video editing would be preferablePast experience in Sport or luxury/e-commerce industry is recommended and an interest in sport is preferable

Personality & Attributes

Highly organised and able to organise a teamDriven, motivated and enthusiasticHigh level of own initiative and commercial awarenessGreat personality with a can do attitudeA good team playerFlexible and forward thinkingInterest in sport.

To apply please click here Posted on Thursday Jan 3

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Sporting Jobs

Vacancy – Travel Manager ( no longer available )

Our client based in London within the Football industry, are currently recruiting for a Travel Manager to join their Travel, Events & Supporter Liaison team. The Travel Manager is responsible for organising travel for the club., and they will lead a team of four who will organise all team travel, Directors, staff and fan trips to all away matches and manage the relationship with all their suppliers and customers inside and outside of the club effectively and efficiently as possible.

The post holder is primarily responsible for all club travel, will manager all aspect of the job and will report directly to the Head of Department. You must also be a team member and support the rest of the department where possible with events and supporter liaison.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage a team to cover all aspects of travel, including:

Business travel, Managing the clubs account with the preferred Business Travel provider and their account manager to make sure the clubs needs are met with a professional approach and working with the club’s PA’s/ individual bookers to find the most cost-effective way to travel which is in line with the clubs’ travel policy. Members of staff travel throughout the world, therefore advice must be given on safety and security.

Team travel, their travel team must organise travel for all of the clubs teams, including first team, youth teams and Womens teams. Liaising with the training ground and its staff to book 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 without taking away the high service level the teams expect. Working with safeguarding and health and safety teams to make sure safety and security are a high priority.

Directors and staff travel organising travel to all their away matches

Supporter travel organising trips for fans to all clubs domestic away matches and liaising with the Contact Centre to create affordable travel for their supporters.

Manage their team and support them through their busy schedules, making sure their training needs and welfare are looked after.Writing travel information for our publications team.Assist head of department with pre-visits to overseas destinations.Liaise with the Foreign and Commonwealth office.Keep the clubs Travel budget and full records of the clubs’ travel spend. Giving the head of department full breakdowns when requested. Work toward KPIManage/Organise all coach parking for visiting supporters to the StadiumLiaise with the air charter, coach and car company’s regarding booking of their vehicles and prices (negotiate) to ensure cost efficiency and quality of serviceWork as a team member, supporting members of the team with other events in which the department runs where needed.Monitor Department activities and compliance around internal policies, such data protection and Health & Safety, reporting any issues to the Head.

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 fans as well as liaising with senior staff such as Directors, handling callers and correspondence and getting involved with projects.Must have skills in quality management, attention to detail and effective planning, communication, operational and execution skillsExperience must have been gained as a leader, pulling a team together at short notice to assist with the running of travel events both domestic and overseas.Experience should have been gained from within a fast moving, commercially focused and brand sensitive organisation.

Desired

Strong leadership skills, proven to have led a team within the travel/sports industryQualification from the travel industry.Previous experience of working for/alongside a Premier League Football Club

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

Must have ability to manage multiple activities 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/letters/emails 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 business relationships with internal and external stakeholders, whilst at the same time prioritising activities.Must be able to negotiate and look at ways to save costs for the business at all times.Must be able to work alone and within a team environment under pressure and keep to deadlines, constantly prioritising and supporting the needs of the business and their 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

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Defender Signs Player Management Deal

New Delhi, India, 12 February 2018 – Sporting Group International India (SGII) are delighted to announce that it has added another name to its stable of up and coming footballers plying their trade in Indian football.

Abhishek Ambekar, who can operate at either left back or as a winger, has joined SGI’s team and they will provide him with on and off field representation, whilst aiding his all-round career development.

The 26 year old Mumbai born player is earning rave reviews this season with his side Minerva Punjab who are widely regarded as favourites to win the Hero I-League title this year.

“I’m delighted to been linking up with Sporting Group International who will help guide and develop my career moving forward, I have heard very good things from players that use their services.

“The support they will provide me is invaluable, allowing to concentrate all of my efforts on the pitch on achieving success for Minerva Punjab this season”, says Abhishek.

Pranay Kapuria, General Manager at Sporting Group International India, said he was pleased to provide his company’s services to another of India’s up and coming footballers:

“We’re delighted to have added Abhishek to our growing team of players.  We have a passion for Indian football, and the services we will provide to our crop of players will allow them to work towards realising their ambitions.”

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Sporting Jobs

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