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The Company

Our client is a popular football media platform for the new generation of football fans. It is the only app with a fully personalised home stream for non-stop news of your favourite club and the only company to offer single live football matches in-app on a free and pay-per-view basis. They operate a 24-hour newsroom to provide fans across the world with the comprehensive football content they crave - from statistics and live scores of 200+ leagues and competitions worldwide to breaking news, highlight clips, live streaming, transfer rumours and features. The app is available in 12 languages and is the best rated sports app in the world, based on millions of App Store and Google Play reviews.

Founded in 2008, the company has its headquarters in Berlin and regional offices in London, New York, Mexico City, Singapore, Cairo, Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro.

The Role

We are looking to hire a Client Solutions Sales Manager to join its growing APAC team. Reporting directly into the APAC. General Manager, you will be expected to utilize existing business relationships, as well as develop new ones across the media and sports industry and to provide appropriate solutions to clients’ challenges. Your day-to-day responsibilities will have you working closely with direct clients and our founding club partners across the APAC region.

The Candidate

He/she must have an established network of industry contacts with local and regional clients, sports sponsorship and creative agencies.. A strong understanding of the digital content and media industry within the football, sports and entertainment industry will be necessary. He/she must also have an ambitious, entrepreneurial and proactive mindset. If you have a dream to grow your career with a fast growing company, submit your application now!

Responsibilities

  • Develop appropriate solutions for brands and advertisers to help them achieve their goals.

  • Utilize existing relationships and develop new ones with relevant clients and club commercial partners to unlock revenue opportunities.

  • Establish client’s objectives, create appropriate sales responses, pitch, effectively manage your day-to-day business relationships and ensure salesforce is kept up to date.

  • Meet and exceed quarterly/annual regional revenue targets.

  • Work with the GM, APAC to structure and execute Go-To-Market client direct and club partners strategy.

  • Forge strong internal relationships with clubs, publishers, editorial, social, legal and marketing teams to maximize sales opportunities.

Requirements

  • Successful and proven track record in media & sponsorship sales.

  • A proven ability of successfully interpreting a client’s objectives, creating an aligned response and presenting.

  • Experience of selling to local and regional clients across the APAC region.

  • A proven ability to source and manage third party resellers and representatives in overseas markets.

  • Experience in selling end-end branded content solutions for clients.

  • Competent PowerPoint/KeyNote skills.

  • Experience of selling sport/football is preferable.

  • Experience of using Salesforce is preferable.

  • Love of football or sport in general is a bonus.