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Sales & Marketing - Soccer

McLean, Virginia, United States
Requisition ID: 8246

Sales/Marketing - Soccer

Octagon is recruiting for a motivated salesperson to join our successful team. The main responsibility in this position is to generate revenue by developing and selling marketing partnerships for our athlete clients. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 Utilize an extensive network of existing and new contacts and relationships to generate revenue through the creation, development and maximization of marketing partnerships for our clients;

  • Develop and execute marketing strategies to effectively sell athlete sponsorships;
  • Create strategic marketing plans for clients;
  • Generate and follow-up on sales opportunities to reach set sales quota;
  • Work closely with internal and external contacts including peers, clients and prospects;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with sponsors and industry contacts, especially within the soccer industry;
  • Travel to events and meetings as needed;
  • Have a general understanding and contribute to other sales opportunities for all of Octagon’s clients and properties particularly in the Talent & Properties division.

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree and 3-5 years of experience in the sports industry;
  • Established relationships with industry contacts and corporate sponsors;
  • Proven track record of generating and closing deals; experience in cold calling;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships in the industry;
  • Ability to work with little supervision; ability to set priorities and solve problems in a demanding, fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent oral and writing communication skills – pleasant and effective phone sales ability a must;
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to use good business judgment and to make quick decisions in situations where discretion is required;
  • Enthusiasm for client service and team player attitude;
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word for Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, and internet applications;
  • Prior athlete marketing is strongly preferred

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at www.octagon.com in the “Careers” section.

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

 

 

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