Infront

Associate Director, Winter Sports

Infront Sports & Media
 
Location Zug, Switzerland
Posted 26/10/2018
Closes 25/11/2018
Sector Agencies & Sponsors
Function Business Development & Sales
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive
 

Job Description

Job Summary

Building the big moments - we deliver unforgettable sporting events

Infront is all about sports. Active in more than 25 sports, we cover all aspects of a successful sporting event from the distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operations through to digital solutions. If you share our passion for sport, we may just be the right fit for you.

We are looking for an Associate Director in our Winter Sports team as soon as possible.

Job Requirements Job Description

 

  • Lead marketing sales for the Champions Hockey League (CHL), IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and the World Curling Federation (WCF)
  • Create innovative and digitally focused rights packages (in coordination with Infront Digital team) across the two platforms to further increase sponsorship revenues
  • Identify, approach and negotiate with new clients with a focus on core ice hockey markets
  • Work with current clients on extending their partnership by offering new and advanced sponsorship solutions
  • Draft contracts in cooperation with the legal department and negotiate contracts with clients
  • Establish in close cooperation with project leader a sales strategy across categories and regions
  • Support the sales of additional Winter Sport or/and Infront marketing properties to newly acquired clients
  • Work closely and in cooperation across the Infront marketing sales network worldwide
  • Lead process between sales and hand-over to account management team
  • Work closely with respective rights holders (CHL & WCF) on marketing sales relevant topics
  • Manage junior sales resource by further developing sales skills and supporting sales initiatives

Skills and Competences

 

  • At least 7 years of relevant sales experience
  • Strong network amongst commercial partners currently investing in sports  
  • Proven sales records over at least the last 5 years
  • Effective internal and substantial external networks to further grow Infront’s Winter Sports sponsor portfolio
  • Senior personality with strong leadership skills
  • Willingness to take responsibility for getting things done
  • Acting autonomous and independent
  • Role with significant sales responsibilities
  • Strong attitude towards high quality, excellence in delivery and “client-first” thinking
  • Able to integrate in a well functional team set-up

Education

 

  • Advanced education: university degree or equivalent

Languages

 

  • Fluent in English and German
  • Any additional languages such as Italian and French are advantageous

Are you ready to contribute to transforming and enhancing every aspect of the sports industry? Unite your passion for sports with a rewarding career by joining our ONE team of talented, highly-motivated and hard-working individuals. Please submit your online application now.

Infront Sports & Media

Infront Sports & Media is a leading international sports marketing company.