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New York City Football Club

New York City Football Club

Business Development Associate


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Oct 18, 2023


JOB TITLE: Business Development AssociateREPORTING TO: Manager, Group Sales or Manager, Membership SalesDEPARTMENT: TicketingLOCATION: New York, NY / Hybrid ( 3 days in office)POSITION OVERVIEW:The Business Development Associate is responsible for generating maximum revenue through the sales and retention of full season, partial season, and group ticket plans. This person will establish relationships with local companies, individuals and groups within the community and provide superior levels of service with prospective clients and developed accounts.WHAT YOU'LL DO:· Generate new business revenue through full season, partial season, and group tickets.· Build relationships with current Members through phone calls, face-to-face meetings, events, and game day interactions.· Prospect and close new sales leads for the organization through an outbound sales effort including cold-calling, relationship selling and in-person presentations.· Make a required minimum of 50 outbound sales calls per day with the goal of maximizing all ticket revenue for New York City FC related events.· Establish presence at all New York City FC home games and local events for the purpose of developing new prospects, servicing existing customer base, and generating referrals.· Attend out of office meetings (corporate meetings, networking events, youth soccer meetings, etc…)· Develop and constantly grow a database comprised of major corporations, medium and smaller-sized businesses, and individual prospects through various professional prospecting and networking efforts throughout the community.· Build strong relationships with account base through proactive communication including seat visits, touch points, phone calls, emails and other communication channels.· Maintain a detailed customer database of all clients and prospects in the teams CRM. This includes, but is not limited to: call sheets, referral follow-up, existing client programs, new solicitation and other programs as developed.· Assist season ticket holders through the seat selections process and communicate how to properly manage their account through online options.· Provide a dedicated effort to renewal campaign.· Meet or exceed sales goals assigned by the Sr. Director, Ticket Sales and Service· Other duties as determined by the Sr. Director, Ticket Sales and Service or Director, Ticket SalesWHO YOU ARE:· Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.· Minimum of 6 months - 1 year sales experience. Experience in the sports industry is a plus.· Track record of sales success· Soccer knowledge is preferred, but not required.· Aggressive, competitive and dedicated attitude, with excellent verbal and written communications skills.· Motivated self-starter with entrepreneurial drive.· Experience in the New York marketplace preferred.· Excellent time management, organization, and customer service skills.· High comfort level making cold calls.· Excellent knowledge of PC systems including Word, Excel and database-related platforms.· Creativity and excellent interpersonal skills required.· Working knowledge of generally accepted standards of customer service and problem resolution.· Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:· Applicant must be able to comply with MLS Next Safety and Well-Being policy and any other applicable child safety policies provided to applicants by NYCFC· Must be able to work games scheduled which may be at night and on weekends and holidays· New York City Football Club requires a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to exception under applicable lawWHAT WE OFFER:· Base Compensation: $45,000/annual. This is a non-exempt overtime eligible position· Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you and your family’s needs· Comprehensive and competitive benefit programs, including maternal & paternal leave· Ancillary benefits: Commuter, gym membership, and Citi Bike discounts· Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in-office and virtual programs· Four complementary tickets to every NYCFC home match· Team outings, happy hours, and annual staff gatherings to celebrate our co-workers· A dynamic, ambitious, and fun work environmentNEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:At New York City Football Club (NYCFC), we are on a mission to build this City into one of the soccer capitals of the world. The Club was announced as Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise and is the first and only MLS team located within the five boroughs of New York City. The Club has qualified for the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the last seven consecutive seasons, winning the MLS Cup in 2021. Games are broadcast through MLS Season Pass, the unprecedented subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer that will have every match of the MLS regular season, Audi MLS Cup Playoffs and Leagues Cup all in one place and with no blackouts. NYCFC’s combined 3.3 million social media following across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter is the second-highest among MLS clubs. For more information, please visit: New York City Football Club is also one of 11 clubs comprising City Football Group and counts Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F-Marinos, Girona FC, Montevideo City Torque, Sichuan Jiuniu FC, Mumbai City FC, Lommel SK, Espérance Sportive Troyes AC and Palermo FC among its sister clubs.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.By clicking "Apply Now", you agree to the terms of the MLS Privacy Policy.

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