Sheffield United FC

Sheffield United FC

Partnerships Executive


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 10, 2022

Role description

Sheffield United Football Club is actively seeking a Partnerships Executive to assist with the day-to-day commercial needs of Sheffield United Women. The position will be reporting directly to the Women's General Manager with the additional support of the Club Head of Commercial and Retail. They will be responsible for all aspects of commercial related business for Sheffield United Women. The partnership Exec will be tasked with identifying new markets and business opportunities that will increase the revenue of Sheffield United Women, as well as promoting Sheffield United Women into the local community creating opportunities for women and girls from across the city to get involved and enjoy the beautiful game.
Role Responsibilities:

Be a brand ambassador to the local community increasing knowledge about the women's game.
Seek opportunities to attract underrepresented community groups to a match day with a view of them becoming lifelong fans of the women's game.
To attend all women's home fixtures to be a key contact with sponsors and or community groups.
Good understanding of local/regional business to business (b2b) and business to customer (b2c) markets for all aspects of revenue generation from matchday and non-matchday opportunities.
Build local business knowledge and generate a personal network of b2b contacts.
Prospect clients for new and future business leads.
Arranging meetings both on-site and off-site with potential customers to prospect for new business.
Utilise the matchday operation to identify new and maintain existing business.
Listening to customer requirements and presenting appropriately to make a sale.
Negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales.
Maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers in person, via telephone calls, emails and all other forms of communication.
Reviewing your own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets.
Responsible for hitting sales targets set by line manager.
Daily sales reporting to line manager.
Working with line manager daily to identify business opportunities for commercial growth.
Understand all aspects of the commercial business and become a team player in commercial budget delivery.
Have close working relationship with other departments to deliver overall club strategy.
Attend team meetings and share best practice with colleagues.
Any other duties as directed by management.
Any other reasonable requests as directed by management.
To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Customer Service experience and or Qualification.
Previous commercial experience.
Previous sales and marketing experience.
History of relationship management.
Corporate Sales training on Iris Software plus other Iris Software module applications required e.g. CRM system.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 23rd November 2022.Please note that in the instance of high volumes of applications we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date noted above.

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