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Senior Business Development Manager - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

Columbus Crew SC Overview
Evolving to Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) in 2015 ahead of the organization’s 20th season, Crew SC is Ohio's Major League Soccer club. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), and the League's first club, it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008, and has also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. 2014 is the Crew’s 16th season at first-of-its-kind Crew Stadium, the first topflight soccer-specific facility built in the United States. Founded by the American sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, the club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description

Columbus Crew SC is seeking a Senior Business Development Manager in Corporate Partnerships. This role will be accountable for selling sponsorships for Crew SC and will work closely with the VP of Corporate Partnerships and other leadership to develop successful sales strategies.

A successful candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about soccer, familiar with Major League Soccer and can successfully share this effectively with prospective clients in a relatable manner.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work with VP, Corporate Partnerships to generate revenue through strategic corporate partnerships
  • Lead or assist in prospecting, development or client proposals, contract negotiations and sales of new and/or renewal business
  • Present business updates, new opportunities and industry-driven initiatives to the management team and sales leaders as necessary
  • Secure new team corporate partnerships through prospecting of local, regional and national companies
  • Generate team and stadium revenue through sales of signage, electronic and print media, in-stadium events and promotions, community and charitable assets and hospitality elements
  • Aggressively build new relationships in sponsor categories to meet monthly, quarterly and annual sales goals
  • Develop new creative and integrated programs and inventory to attract corporate partners and to separate us from others in the marketplace
  • Maximize team relationships through full development and exploration of assigned accounts and categories
  • Maintain high level of customer service and relationship building
  • Utilize team partnerships to further develop team’s fan base and marketing messages


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of corporate sponsorship sales experience preferably within the sports or entertainment industry
  • Passion for sports with understanding and passion for soccer in particular
  • Ability to identify opportunities, develop strategies and negotiate creative solutions which result in mutually beneficial partnerships
  • High level of organization, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Understanding of social media and the digital space and how to maximize it as a sponsor benefit
  • Proven ability to quickly establish relationship with top level decision makers
  • Proven ability to develop impactful proposals and solicitations
  • High proficiency in written and verbal communication including presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel programs
  • Ability to work some nights, weekends and holidays

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have at least 5 years of sponsorship/media sales experience?

2. Have you personally sold a sponsorship in excess of $25,000 annually? If yes, please describe.

3. Please describe your best corporate partnership sales success.

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Internships: Player Operations
Team Operations Internship - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

Columbus Crew SC Overview
Evolving to Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) in 2015 ahead of the organization’s 20th season, Crew SC is Ohio's Major League Soccer club. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), and the League's first club, it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008, and has also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. 2014 is the Crew’s 16th season at first-of-its-kind Crew Stadium, the first topflight soccer-specific facility built in the United States. Founded by the American sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, the club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description

Columbus Crew SC is looking for a Team Operations Intern. This three-month internship is an excellent avenue to gain experience in team operations. The Team Operations intern will work closely with the Director of Team Operations, Equipment Manager and the First Team. The internship offers a stipend and can also be for academic credit.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

-         Assist in managing all administrative functions of the First Team

-         Assist in managing the appearance and equipment for the First Team

-         Perform other duties as requested by the Sporting Director

Required skills, experience & abilities

- Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, including strong verbal communication skills.

- Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and/or French

- Background in soccer is a plus

- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays

- Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and/or French?

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Future Consideration Notification/Update - MLS Teams (Various Locations, Various Locations)

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