Full-time, Permanent

Sponsorship Manager/Director (tbc), Outdoor Events

The Sponsorship Manager / Director will work on our outdoor events portfolio. She/he will ensure the strong commercial development of OC Sport outdoor properties. The successful candidate will gain extensive experience in all sponsor-related areas within a dynamic a fast-growing organisation while bringing an essential “can-do” attitude. The Sponsorship Manager / Director will lead a team of 3-4 members.

Job Details

The Sponsorship Manager / Director will work across the following outdoor events:

  • Haute Cycling Series (11 events in 2018)
  • Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef
  • La Tour Geneva Triathlon
  • Geneva 20 Km by Genève Aéroport
  • French Riviera Marathon (Nice-Cannes)
  • All other confirmed outdoor events

The role will encompass, but will not be restricted to, the following responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Commercial / Sponsorship Team to make sure objectives are reached for each outdoor sports property
  • Be responsible for overall commercial budget (sponsors, corporate packages, exhibitions, etc)
  • Manage the entire sponsorship sales process from prospecting to deal closing
  • Use creative thinking, research and benchmark to constantly refresh and improve OC Sport value proposition for sponsors
  • Act as the go-to contact for difficult enquiries, troubleshooting, and key commercial-related decisions

Personal Specification

  • Swiss or EU National
  • Fluency in English and French (either native or strong command) is mandatory, any additional European languages would be an asset (German, Spanish, Italian)
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience within team management, commercial / sponsorship sales, account management, or business development
  • Ability to lead a team and empower people in a highly competitive environment
  • Ability to find solutions and act with tact in a high pressure project/event environment
  • Be a sales hunter, ie pro-actively engage with prospects and close deals
  • Excellent reporting skills ie activities tracking, performance analysis and budget management
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Willingness to work on-site at events throughout the year and an appetite for travel is essential
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent knowledge of sport business in general and particularly endurance sports is a plus
  • Full Driving license is mandatory

How 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?

Make sure you answer each of the questions shown above, either in writing or in a video, then simply email your application to [email protected]

Key Criteria

  • line darkSwiss/EU National
  • line darkFluent in French & English
  • line dark5 years relevant experience
  • line darkFull driving licence