Edinburgh City FC

Edinburgh City FC

Commercial Manager

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Posting Date

May 31, 2022

Role description

Who are we?
Do you want to work for one of Scotland’s newly promoted football teams? Would you like to join at a point in time where the club is embarking on a new mission within League One to become a true contender with the help of commercial gains and revenue?
 Since 2016, Edinburgh City has been playing within the Scottish Professional Football League, having promoted from the Lowland League. Securing the second promotion within just 6 years, the club now embarks into another league against new opposition.
 We are a team of football enthusiasts who want to provide the city of Edinburgh with a local, family club for all to enjoy. Made up of our Board of Directors, Management team, players and our incredible volunteers, the club has been harvesting a community over the last few years.
 We’re currently looking for a Commercial Manager to take the club to the next level. We are moving back home to Meadowbank Stadium for the start of the season in July 2022, which will provide enhanced hospitality opportunities and an improved supporter experience for all. We have a strong stance against promotion of gambling, tobacco or alcohol as the club aims to be inclusive for all, and the club needs the right person to grow and develop the overall
 Who are we looking for?
Edinburgh City are looking to hire an experienced Commercial Manager to oversee the marketing, hospitality and revenue generating strategies.
You will have experience in sales within a professional environment, alongside handling client queries, and providing a top quality service throughout the sales journey.
What is the role description?
As Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for meeting with the potential sponsors and clients whilst promoting the club.
Revenue generation is of the utmost importance, which will be attained through hosting hospitality and other events, increasing ticket sales and building the club’s local and national presence through successful advertising campaigns.
Growing the fan-base and general interest of the club will also be paramount to the success of the club as whole, therefore designing and implementing various strategies will be necessary.
Day to Day you’ll be…
Meeting with senior stakeholders to determine the club’s current and future needs.
Creating, executing and maintaining a fit for purpose Commercial Strategy.
Implement successful marketing and advertising campaigns.
Generating income through sponsorship sales and corporate hospitality.
Striving to achieve ambitious sponsorship and commercial targets.
Managing the life cycle of sales, from lead generation to negotiation and close.
Managing the volunteering team in areas such as social media and website design.
What skills and experience will help me succeed…
Self-starter and can-do attitude.
Ability to conduct sales calls selling products and services.
Excellent communication and rapport building skills across all levels such as clients, directors and volunteers.
Flexibility to adapt to varying working weeks in the demands of the role.
Ability to work to targets and achieve KPIs.
Driven, ambitious & enthusiastic work ethic.
Receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths, weaknesses, and areas to learn and demonstrates a flexibility and willingness to learn.
Culture first environment…
When you join our team in Edinburgh, you’ll be surrounded by enthusiastic and ambitious individuals.
You can choose where to work, creating a working schedule that suits the needs of the club, alongside the management of the volunteers.
Benefits you’ll receive…
Salary from £30,000 per annum
28 days holiday, inclusive of bank holidays
Performance related bonus incentive
Workplace Pension
Work from anywhere to suit your personal work life balance
Want to join the team or ask more questions?
Just send your CV to careers@forthcapital.com and a member of our team will be in touch.

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