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Sales/Marketing Director - Tennis

McLean, Virginia, United States
Requisition ID: 11110

Sales/Marketing Director - Tennis


Octagon is recruiting for a motivated individual to join our successful team. The main responsibility in this position is to develop, market and sell event and athlete sponsorships for our Tennis Division. This position will be based in our McLean, VA office.


  • Using your extensive network of existing and new contacts and relationships to generate revenue through the creation, development and maximization of marketing partnerships for our clients, properties and projects
  • Develop and implement strategies to market athlete and event partnerships
  • Create strategic marketing plans for clients
  • Generate and follow-up on sales opportunities to reach set sales quota
  • Meet and engage with other IPG companies to generate collaborative growth opportunities
  • Work closely with internal and external contacts including peers, clients and prospects
  • Establish and manage relationships with sponsors and industry contacts, especially within the tennis industry internationally
  • 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 7+ years of experience in event and athlete marketing
  • Established relationships with industry contacts and corporate sponsors
  • Demonstrated success in generating and closing deals; experience in cold calling
  • Experience selling across global markets
  • Proficiency in working in a multilingual environment
  • 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
  • Standout colleague with enthusiasm for client service
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word for Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, internet applications and knowledge of computer networks, hardware, and systems preferred
  • Prior experience in the sports industry

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at 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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