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Head of Commercial Sales

Brisbane Bullets Basketball Club

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  • Brisbane Queensland Australia
Closing 10 Jul 2019
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Position Summary

The Brisbane Bullets Basketball Club is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a reputation for commercial acumen to appoint to the position of Head of Commercial Sales.

This senior management position will report through to the Chief Commercial & Operating Officer and will lead the commercial related activities across the club.

The Club is seeking a strong leader and communicator with the passion for sales, that will drive and nurture mutually beneficial partnerships that deliver revenue to support the sustained success of the Brisbane Bullets.

Revenue & Partnerships

  • Develop a commercial sales business plan that provides clear direction to achieve outcomes.
  • Work with Brisbane Bullets staff to identify all programs and activities in terms of their existing and potential for partners / sponsors; including identification of value proposition and ideal partners.  Ensure all proposals fit with the ability of the organisation to deliver with a maximum net return / margin.
  • Maximise the acquisition of sponsorship revenue, and private investment (in form of cash and in-kind arrangements) including the management of relationships, partnerships, proposals / procurement and servicing.
  • Successfully negotiate new and renewal contracts that achieve margin return targets set by the Executive.
  • Analyze financial results and research data and make recommendations regarding revenue streams to enhance the performance of the commercial business.
  • Meet all specified targets including net revenue growth and profit margin.
  • Utilize CRM tools to track, measure, and analyse sales activity

Relationship Building & Management

  • Prospect, generate leads, develop relationships, understand customer needs, present solutions, negotiate, and close new business
  • Manage daily and weekly sales activity including outbound calls, face-to-face appointments, proposals sent, contracts out and networking functions
  • Attend various corporate, community and charitable functions as a representative of the club with the goal of commercial prospecting
  • In conjunction with the CCO/COO, conduct surveys, executive focus groups, and sponsor summits to enhance the experience of our clients

Corporate Hospitality

  • Drive sales strategy with associated budgets, key targets and related sales team KPIs and manage sales commission plan
  • Ensure the sales team utilise CRM and maintain up-to-date records of the sales and fulfillment of all sponsorship related assets that form part of the partnership benefits.
  • Manage dedicated corporate relationships and after sales support- from close of sale through to game day experience;

Corporate Experience

  • Work collaboratively with the Head of Consumer Engagement, to ensure fulfilment of ticketing and benefits
  • Assist with the delivery of Game Day Corporate & VIP experience
  • Actively network game day clients, identifying new prospects to meet, follow up and upsell 

Required Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in a commercial role within a sporting organization
  • 2+ years’ previous experience at senior management level
  • University qualification in Management, Sports Management or Sport Development.
  • Understanding of the professional and community sport environment.
  • Experience in developing, managing and reporting against budgets.
  • Staff management experience, including full time and casual employees.
  • Outstanding communication skills – written and verbal
  • Experience developing and using CRM system
  • High levels of self-confidence, initiative and personal presentation;
  • Ability to effectively deal with conflict;
  • Ability to be innovative
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Effectively use all Office365 applications - Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint etc.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours and travel as required to deliver outcomes.

Essential Requirements


Employer and Other Details

The Brisbane Bullets is a foundation club of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) and has won 3 NBL Championships, being the first Brisbane based professional sporting club to win a Championship in any code.

The Bullets returned to the NBL in 2016 following a 9 year absence and in only the 3rd season back in the league qualified for the Playoffs in the 2018-19 season. In addition to on-court performance, the Club has been effective in re-establishing connections in the community and across commercial and fan networks.

Brisbane Bullets have a vision to be the most respected professional sports organisation in Brisbane, and to employ people who share the Club’s vision for excellence on and off the court, with a strong connection into the basketball and wider community in Brisbane and South East Queensland.

Apply for this role

If you are passionate and think this is a role for you, please include a cover letter addressing the above criteria and apply using the online application form below.

Due to the high volume of interest we receive only short listed applicants will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding and interest in this role.

Brisbane Bullets

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