Sponsorship Sales Manager - China
||Port Adelaide Football Club
||Adelaide or Shanghai, China
Open until filled
||Clubs, Teams & Venues
Established in 1870, the Port Adelaide Football Club is one of
Australia’s leading sporting organisations with a proud, successful
history in both the AFL and SANFL competitions.
The Club's new China Strategy is designed to create opportunities to bring
people together through football and grow business relationships. The AFL
is Australia's most popular sport and is a great way for a Chinese company
interested in investing in, or trading with, an Australian partner to
develop networks and build trust.
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Sales Executive to join
our China team based in Adelaide. Reporting to the Head of Commercial –
China, you will be responsible for commercialising the Club’s China
Strategy which includes securing partnerships for the Club’s existing
program of China activity, including participation in the first AFL game to
be played in China in May 2017, from both the Australian and Chinese
New client prospecting to identify, engage, sell and renew Commercial Partnerships for the Club’s China programs
Develop tailored marketing solutions for prospective partners across the varied Club channels which includes sponsorship, advertising, venue media and digital campaigns, experiential, hospitality, community and game development programs
Working collaboratively with all Club departments to identify, develop and maximise commercial opportunities.
In return the Port Adelaide Football Club will provide you with a fun and exciting culture to work in with attractive benefits.
This role has the potential to be transferred to China in the future and we therefore seek applications from candidates with a desire for an international role/relocation.
Skills & Experience Required
Sales/Business Development experience with a history of successful results
Sponsorship sales and/or Integrated marketing experience
Highly developed negotiation skills
Outstanding presentation and communication skills
An established network within the international business community
The ability to thrive in a dynamic and deadline-driven environment
The ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
A demonstrated history of successfully doing business in China
Tertiary marketing qualifications
The ability to speak Mandarin is preferable
Please send your CV in Word format with an application letter to Josie Lahey at email@example.com. Please do your best to forward this as soon as possible rather than waiting for the closing date.
International candidates are encouraged to apply, preferably those who have experience working in China.