British Basketball League is hiring a Manchester Giants – Commercial Lead

Full-time
Manchester, United Kingdom
Listed 8 months ago
The Manchester Giants is an established professional basketball club in the UK with a team playing
in the BBL.

We are looking for a Commercial Lead to drive sales for the Franchise ahead of the 2023/24 season, taking a ‘hands-on’ approach to ticketing, partnerships and other revenue streams, providing leadership across the organisation and ensuring that the BBL are accurately and appropriately
advised.

The Commercial Lead will

  • Report to the BBL COO and League’s Team Services Department 
  • Be primarily responsible for annual revenue and profit growth of the
    Manchester Giants
  • Identify and structure sponsorship agreements for the club
  • Lead the development and implementation of ticketing strategy, including
    setting financial targets and developing budgets
  • Lead the management, structuring and negotiation of commercial
    contracts
  • Oversee and monitor commercial performance Ensure that commercial best practices are embedded throughout the
    organisation

Experience required:

  • Demonstrated career success in commercial deal and operational roles, delivering commercial growth within a business
  • Extensive experience working in the sports sector including a knowledge of the commercial sporting landscape and developing innovative partnership and ticketing strategies
  • Understanding of major trends in sports, media, content and entertainment
  • Proven experience of developing an insights-driven organisation, with working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Sound financial knowledge and ability to forecast and manage budgets
  • In depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles (e.g. supply chain, finance, fan engagement etc.)
  • Proven ability to drive projects from conception to completion
  • Experience working in businesses with private equity backing is beneficial but not essential
  • Familiarity with MS Office and various business software (e.g. CRM)

Other required:

  • Interest in basketball;
  • Team player with excellent communication skills;
  • Strong, entrepreneurial work ethic;
  • Flexible attitude to working, willing to work evenings and weekends;
  • Be willing to work outside normal office hours on a regular basis;
  • Be available to attend events and competitions at locations in the UK;
  • Familiarity with the operational procedures at all levels in an organisation;
  • Strong analytical and data-driven mindset that translates into leadership skills;
  • Ability to inspire employees to live up to their potential and optimise their productivity.
  • Embraces evolution from pure sports to business culture
  • Embraces pay-for-performance compensation structure
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