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Junior Commercial Manager

The Opportunity Hub UK is proud to announce an exciting career opportunity in Football for a Graduate to contribute significantly to the advancement of a distinguished part-time professional football club, renowned for its academic heritage and a history of continuous success in navigating the competitive tiers of English football since its inception in 1960.

With a legacy built on strong values, ambition, and a community-focused mindset, this club, affectionately known as The Scholars, invites applicants to be at the forefront of driving its commercial triumphs.

Company Overview: The Scholars have etched their mark in the Isthmian Premier League, never facing relegation and showcasing a remarkable journey through the leagues over the past five decades.

Positioned in Potters Bar Town, the club is a beacon of excellence, embodying a foundation of strong values, ambition, and an unwavering commitment to the community.

This role offers the chance to be part of a team that is not just about football but also about making a positive impact on the community it serves.

Job Overview: The Graduate Commercial Manager, reporting directly to the board, will play a pivotal role in enhancing the club's commercial success.

This role demands a personable, self-motivated individual with a keen understanding of professional sports and the ability to initiate and develop strong commercial relationships.

The chosen candidate will be responsible for generating revenue through sponsorship, advertisement, and solidifying the club's financial foundations while aligning with its strategic objectives.

Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Commercial Sales: Craft and implement strategies to increase revenue through sponsorship deals, advertising partnerships, and other ventures.
  • Relationship Building: Forge and nurture relationships with sponsors, partners, and potential clients to ensure exceptional service and identify growth opportunities.
  • Networking: Utilise existing networks to discover new commercial prospects both within the local region and beyond.
  • Sales Expertise: Deploy proven sales techniques and insights into market trends to achieve and surpass revenue targets.
  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with the board and stakeholders to integrate commercial endeavours with the club's strategic goals.
  • Community Engagement: Enhance the club's engagement with local community projects, emphasising social responsibility.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other departments to ensure the seamless execution of commercial initiatives.
  • Independence: Independently manage and execute tasks while proactively seeking new opportunities.

Here are the skills you'll need:

  • A strong track record in commercial sales, particularly in sponsorship and advertising.
  • Exceptional networking and relationship-building capabilities.
  • A deep understanding of the sports industry, with a focus on football.
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills.
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to contribute to long-term planning.
  • Highly motivated and self-disciplined.
  • A commitment to community values and engagement.
  • The capability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Work Permissions: You must have the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Visa sponsorship is not available at this time.

Here are the benefits of this job:

  • A competitive salary range of £25,000 to £35,000, plus commission.
  • The opportunity to earn an additional £10,000 OTE based on performance.
  • The chance to kickstart a career in a vibrant and ever-evolving sector.
  • Engagement in a role that offers both independence and collaboration within a supportive team.
  • A unique position that combines passion for sports with commercial acumen.

Pursuing a career as a Graduate Commercial Manager in the sports industry offers not just a job, but a journey into a sector where passion meets profession.

It presents the unique opportunity to make a tangible impact both commercially and within the community, promising a fulfilling and dynamic career path for those who are not only driven by success but also by the values and the spirit of the game.

  • Start: 19/02/2024
  • Rate: £25K - £35K
  • Location: Potters Bar,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Graduate
  • Recruiter: The Opportunity Hub UK
  • Contact: Ada - The OHUB UK McFarden
  • Tel: +44 7453 928140
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: BH-1282-1
  • Posted: 2024-02-19 11:42:09 -

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