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Senior Sales Planner – Bleacher Report

Senior Sales Planner – Bleacher Report

This exciting role will require a highly competent digital sales professional to play a key role in our sophisticated content marketing solutions for brand partnerships across the B/R Football market leading social feeds in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. A high level of energy, proactive aptitude & self-starting initiative is required to generate and increase revenue across a range of clients, agencies and partners. Reporting to the International Commercial Director, the key objective is to meet & exceed monthly and quarterly revenue goals


  • Revenue – Generate and increase revenue developing sophisticated cross platform content marketing brand partnerships in all regions outside US and CA – Prospecting the business from existing clients & sourcing new clients by driving initiatives for success in a fast paced and dynamic market
  • Strategy – Identify and prioritise verticals, sectors, industries & markets to develop growth – in order to meet and exceed set targets in line with the strategic goals of the International Commercial Director
  • External Relationships – Meet go-to-market meeting targets, to increase brand awareness of the B/R Football proposition & win briefs with identified & prescribed clients and agencies
  • Internal Relationships – Forge successful internal relationships (US and UK) to produce and manage proposals with internal departments; social, video, editorial, product, marketing & research
  • Contribute to month/quarterly management reports for distribution to key executives


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years digital sales, proven track of acquiring new business and building and maintaining client relationships across social, digital media & sport marketing verticals.
  • Strategic yet creative thinker and able to bring concepts to reality.
  • Strong written and verbal communications & key negotiation skills
  • Highly computer literate
  • Strong numeracy
  • Active Black Book of clients & agencies + a demonstrable experience in delivering targets and generating sales

Competency Assessment: 

  • Industry awareness – specific to digital, social & video commercialisation + sports sponsorship & marketing
  • Communications – must be able to communicate clearly to both team and clients but also internally
  • Good analytic skills –  market trends, research from the region and competitor activity

Additional information:

B/R football has evolved into a ‘digital powerhouse’ over the last 3 years, leading a sports revolution for engagement in social media by igniting the power of sports culture to make moments that matter. A part of Turner Sports since August 2012, B/R football still operates as a vibrant start-up; disrupting, rethinking & redefining brand-new experiences in the social space by embracing the cultural creativity sport provokes through the conversations of millions of fans around the world.

This is an opportunity of a lifetime for a sophisticated, ambitious and driven sales professional who can demonstrate a passion for sport, social content & creative innovation to empower the B/R journey in its charge to become the number 1 emerging digital sports brand in the mobile & social media landscape. The candidate must be a highly competent sales professional, with a proven track record of delivering budgets with a high level of energy, drive, self-motivation, strong work ethic and above all a passion for delivering best in class solutions for the brand and the industry as a whole. Working from our London Headquarters in the heart of Covent Garden, you will have the opportunity to work for a truly global Company. With global scope and local focus, we’ll find and share stories and content that matter to our audiences. On screens of every shape and size you’ll find Turner and Bleacher Report.

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Tagged as: Account Director, Brand, Content, Football, London, Marketing, Partnerships

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