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D.C. United

D.C. United

Manager, Partnership Sales


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Posting Date

Aug 22, 2023

Role description

POSITION SUMMARYD.C. United is seeking an experienced, highly motivated partnership sponsorship (B2B) sales professional with proven successes, a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and consultative approach to take on a Director of Partnership Sales role. Primary responsibility will be new revenue generation using the full range of Club and Stadium inventory to find, identify, develop and close new opportunities. Sports property or industry experiences are preferred but not necessarily required.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESResponsible for prospecting, conducting sales meetings and presentations selling complex sponsorship assets that include on-site signage, event digital platforms, media, and experiential space packagesAbility to negotiate and prepare contract terms of partnerships with input from finance and legal teamsAchieve sponsorship sales revenue goals and maximize the sale of fully integrated sponsorships in all major categories; Meet corporate and department management objectivesResponsible for keeping sales management updated on progress toward established revenue goals and of the progress in closing identified prospects. Uses department CRM system to track sales activity and client contact informationParticipate in the partnership renewal process while working to achieve and meet department goalsCollaborate with marketing and sales leaders to execute partnership programs and integrated campaigns; Implement development strategies to continually engage partners in our businessPlan and execute partnership and sponsorship pitch presentations and proposals to new and existing clientsWork closely with Event Operations and Brand Engagement Team to ensure successful execution of deal pointsEffectively build and sustain strong partner relationshipsREQUIREMENTSBachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience1-3 years of sales, preferably in the corporate sponsorship, media or premium sales fields; or account management experience, preferably within sports, entertainment or media fieldsAbility to maintain a flexible schedule as evening and weekend work may be requiredSpanish speaker is a plusYou must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination prior to start date.COMPETENCIES (KSAs)Strong leadership, problem-solving, collaboration, and relationship-building skillsExcellent written and verbal communication; ability to collaborate, influence, and build positive relationships within a multitude of business environmentsAbility to work independently, meet deadlines, and efficiently lead and prioritize multiple projects at onceProficiency in Microsoft Office Suite CRMUnderstanding of social media marketing and the digital spaceD.C. United is committed to uplifting our community, staff, and club. We are seeking candidates to be a part of our journey in our quest for continued organizational growth and another MLS Cup.D.C. United will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.D.C. United is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). D.C. United reaffirms its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. D.C. United is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. D.C. United is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, pregnancy, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws. Employment decisions can include hiring, termination, compensation, benefits, promotion, training selection, or other statuses or conditions of employment. All employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, job performance, and other appropriate qualifications

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