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Director of Partnerships / The Classic Center

Oak View Group

Location: Athens, Georgia
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: November 17, 2023
Director of Partnerships / The Classic Center
This Director of Partnerships will sell fully integrated marketing, media and promotional programs that include Naming Rights, marketing rights, on-premise signage, event sponsorships, promotions, event marketing, media exposure and select premium seating elements.  We are looking for an outgoing, people-oriented sales professional who will be responsible for generating new business revenue with local, regional and national companies through the sale of integrated sponsorship packages.
This role will pay a salary of $65,000 to $80,000.
For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 11 holidays).
This job closes on 12/11/2023
• Responsible for establishing new marketing partnerships to achieve annual revenue goals.
• Conduct cold calls as a way of securing appointments to sell to new prospects among local and national companies.
• Analyze specific marketing needs of prospects based on partner objectives, market strategies, category potential, activation potential and financials.
• Support and work closely with regional management and on-site local management.
• Effectively present proposals in front of individuals and large groups.
• Leverage your passion and empathy to develop a long-term business partnership between your client and the venues.
• Communicate well across all areas of the company including broadcast, accounting, marketing, community relations and ticket operations.
• Work closely with the Event Services, Marketing, and Premium Seating teams to ensure that current clients receive superior service and fulfillment of each contract.
• Develops sales action plans to ensure hitting budget goals, including new cash partnerships.
• Prospect, sell, cultivate, and maintain the corporate sponsorships for the venues in both new and renewal business.
• Execute all aspects of corporate partnership fulfillment.
• Develop relationships with brands in region for potential synergy across OVG portfolio.
• Work with outside agencies to get all corporate partnerships signage created and placed.
• Create annual recaps for corporate partners, when applicable.
• Service all corporate sponsorships through various means including direct contact, newsletters, corporate partner gatherings, etc.
• Create and present integrated marketing packages using traditional, digital and other non-traditional marketing channels to meet client’s objectives
• Work and attend events, promotions, and OVG Corporate Sales events.
• Bachelor degree or the equivalent training & experience.
• 5+ years of sales experience with emphasis in major league team sports, larger market media (TV, radio) and/or sponsorship sales.
• Proven track record of developing and managing highly strategic corporate partnerships; Strong prospecting, analytical, presentation and communication skills.
• Proven success in establishing and meeting challenging sales objectives in a high profile, competitive marketplace.
• Comfortable managing tight deadlines and meeting aggressive sales goals and expectations.
• Strong professional relationship skills; Ability to establish and maintain long-term strategic relationship with corporate clients, direct reports and co-workers.
• Must be a skilled negotiator with the ability to effectively represent the standards and philosophy of the department.
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• Experience with Salesforce/KORE (CRM) is preferred
• Able to work non-traditional hours, in non-traditional settings.
• Must be highly self-motivated and adept at working both independently and as part of a team.
• Manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work nights, all events, weekends, events and holidays as required .
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