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Cycling Marketing Operations Internship

OC Sport
 
Location London, UK
Posted 03/11/2016
Closes 31/12/2016
Sector Agencies & Sponsors
Function Marketing & Communications
Contract Type Intern
Hours Full Time
Salary £650 per month
 

Job Description

OC Sport

OC Sport is a global sports marketing and events management company specialising in professional sailing and outdoor sports (running, trail running, triathlon and cycling).  In the meantime, OC Sport manages competitive teams and provides consultancy to brands, host venues and other events. Our offices in France, Switzerland, the UK, USA and China, form the OC Sport Group.

Project Overview

Launched in 2011, the Haute Route offers amateur riders the chance to ‘ride like a pro’ across the most iconic cols in the world (Dolomites, Pyrenees, Alps, Rockies, Ventoux). The Haute Route is a market leader and has an ambitious growth strategy over the next five years. See www.hauteroute.org

Job Description

The UK Operational Marketing intern will work on OC Sport’s amateur cycling events portfolio. He/she will work on all aspects of operational marketing activities in the UK (with a primary focus on London) listed below: 

  • Research and contact relevant targets : e.g. cycling shops, cycling clubs, cycling groups, teams, local race organisers, physiotherapists, sports masseurs, coffee shops, gyms, indoor training centres etc
  • Generate awareness, interest, desire and action in targeted customer groups through well planned creative
  • Ensure all operational marketing activities and results are tracked and measured to allow dynamic investment based on analysis of current and past performance
  • Proactive database development to support strategic marketing strategies and long-term audience development
  • Organise the event marketing logistics and operations of events : rides / promotional events / gala dinners / course launches etc
  • Research and target corporate riders to encourage larger company take-up
  • Attendance at trade shows / cycling focused events

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Must be either a UK or EU national
  • Relevant operational marketing experience and operational delivery experience
  • Strong cycling industry knowledge essential
  • Sales lead generation experience essential
  • A proactive, intelligent approach to work with the ability to multitask numerous tasks on an on-going basis
  • A real passion for a career in sports marketing as evidenced in previous experience and interests
  • Fluent English
  • French or another European language a plus
  • Commercially astute with a proven ability to create sales
  • Passion for cycling
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal, and confident in liaising effectively with both internal and external parties and in networking and conducting sales calls 
  • Creative and willing to learn
  • Determined and resourceful and able to work under pressure
  • Enjoys significant travel and working sometimes at week-ends and during the summer
  • Great sense of humour which carries through under pressure
  • Self-motivated personality, with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Driving license
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs is essential and Mac operator beneficial, but not essential

Details

  • 12 month internship
  • £650 per month contribution to living costs
  • Cost for London travel card reimbursed for internships of 12 months
  • 20 working days holiday per annum,
  • Travel & accommodation are covered if attending events; expenses are paid in accordance with current policies
  • Travel costs for one return travel from your home to London with prior approval
  • Office hours are generally 9am - 5.30pm, but you may be required to work extra hours during busy periods and on events

To apply 

Your application MUST be in English, include a CV/resume, detail which intern role you are applying for, confirm your nationality/work permit status and tell us a little bit about you:

  • What’s the bravest thing you have ever done?
  • What is your proudest achievement?
  • What sports do you enjoy and/or clubs you are involved in?

Please send your application and cover letter to internships@ocsport.com

OC Sport

OC Sport is a global sports marketing and events company specialising in professional sailing and outdoor sports ranging from running, cycling, to more extreme sports including adventure racing and trail running.