Commercial Director – Fédération Internationale de Teqball
The Fédération Internationale de Teqball (FITEQ) is the governing body presiding over all matters related to the discipline of Teqball. As a federation, FITEQ’s primary mission is to introduce and develop the sport globally and unite the international Teqball community. Teqball is aiming to grow at a rapid pace and to quickly become one of the most exciting sports to come on the scene; as such this federation wants to be a leading voice in developing up and coming sports while promoting best practices and guidelines.
The Commercial Director is a key position within the federation tasked with overseeing the full remit of the commercial department across Sponsorship, Media Rights, and TV & Broadcasting service. The chosen individual will be required to devise an effective strategy to open various revenue channels for the federation and create key, long lasting partnerships with attractive brands, broadcasters, and agencies.
Oversee the commercial activities for the federation
Develop and implement the sales strategy for FITEQ
Engage with potential partners at a senior decision-making level
Target, pitch and sell tailored partnerships to identified target brands
Share sales and sponsorship knowledge and expertise to inform corporate strategy
Manage the financial investment entailed in securing sponsorships
Business knowledge – being up-to-date with business trends across various markets and industry sectors
Responsible for the achievement of sales goals and financial objectives.
Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for sales, monitoring progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance
Recommend short and long-term sales goals and objectives to the Secretary General
Deliver an International Sales strategy for FITEQ Media rights across the full FITEQ event portfolio
Financial accountability across all TV and broadcast properties
Establish processes for management of Licensees across all areas of the partnership to ensure all contractual obligations are delivered
Continue the development of guiding principles with marketing team and commercial team to guide the direction of broadcast output in line with FITEQ strategy
Develop production guidelines and technical specifications for all events and ensure implementation to the highest standards
Secure outside broadcast solutions for FITEQ Event Portfolio
Ensure continued enhancement and innovation of FITEQ programming through new technology
Perform role of Executive Producer across delivery of all FITEQ live programming
Qualifications & Skills
Successful track record of securing sponsorship and media rights contracts in sports, must have 7+ years direct experience
Appropriate tertiary qualification
Strong understanding of the sponsorship and media rights market and a network of relationships across all sectors of the sponsorship and media landscape
Experience in technology and digital advertising in sports is preferred
Commercially minded – ability to meet and exceed sales targets
Comprehensive understanding of media rights, production, technology and data
Strong understanding of the television and broadcast market and a network of relationships across all sectors of the media landscape
Appreciative of other cultures and business practices
Well-organized, strong time management skills
Ability to travel extensively
Experience in managing relationships across cultures and geographies
Strategic thinker, capable of contributing to the big picture
Leadership qualities, with character and a sense of humour and well presented.
Capable of setting high standards of professionalism.
High level of honesty and integrity, discrete and ethical
Capacity to handle stressful situations
Excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence
Positive, flexible and optimistic approach, able to quickly adapt to the changing nature of work
Fluent in English and French
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