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Job listing closed on 30 Nov 2023
16 Nov 2023

Senior Lead – Global Partnership Sales

🇬🇧 Liverpool, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Who are we: We are Everton Football Club and we are icons of world football. As one of the bastions of the global game, with a rich and successful history, we are now setting our sights on a new, exciting future.

With a proud and illustrious past, the Club is currently embarking on a new and exciting journey with the construction of our new stadium on the banks of the River Mersey. With that exciting development comes an ambition to have a Men’s and Women’s First Team squad that is competing regularly at the top of domestic and European football.

Our values underpin how we behave, how we represent our club in our city, and across the world of football, and how we look after one another daily. They provide a framework for how we work with partners, suppliers, and most importantly our fans.

About the opportunity: We are currently embarking on one of the most significant and exciting chapters in our history. With the construction of our new stadium well underway, we are searching for a Senior Lead – Global Partnership Sales to come and join our commercial team as we look to capitalise on the new revenue growth opportunities that a 52,000 capacity sports and entertainment destination provides.

As Senior Lead – Global Partnership Sales, you will play a key role in delivering commercial growth through the acquisition of new Club commercial partners, achieving pre-determined sales targets.

Working closely with the Head of Partnership Sales and wider Commercial Partnerships team, you will lead on the sales outreach for defined, pre-qualified target categories and regions, making first contact with targeted brands, setting up initial pitch meetings, negotiation of terms and successfully concluding partnership agreements,

The role will require strategic thinking and planning – as you work with key stakeholders to develop, evolve, and refine compelling partnership propositions and sales collateral that helps the Club successfully convert leads and increase the value of the commercial partnership portfolio, acquiring partners who fit the long-term vision for growth.

Not only will you get to be a part of a moment in history for a storied Football Club, but you will play a lead role in delivering against ambitious plans for commercial growth.

Who we’re looking for: We are looking for a proven commercial sales professional, who is hardworking, and strategy / target driven. You will have exceptional communication skills with an ability to influence positive action and results across a talented team of people.

Experience of working within a events, venue, stadium, or arena partnerships team would be advantageous, but essentially you will have a demonstrable track record of sales success in a business-to-business environment, and a good understanding of what it takes to maintain and develop the most productive client relationships.

We want someone that will be able to make Everton Football Club stand out in an increasingly competitive sports sponsorship market.

If you are passionate about being a part of something transformative and have an ambitious spirit suited to operating in a fast-paced environment, then we would love to hear from you!

This position is a permanent opportunity, working 35 hours per week with the closing date for this role being Wednesday 29th November 2023.

The location for this role is open for discussion, but there will be a requirement for physical presence at the Club’s iconic headquarters in the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool for sales / departmental meetings, we also offer the opportunity to work flexibly with our Hybrid working approach.

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The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.      

This role is subject to both evidence and verification of relevant qualifications includingproof of eligibilityto work in the UK which will be discussed with you if your application is successful.       

Equity & Inclusion  

Everton is committed to ensuring everyone is respected, celebrated, and empowered for who they are, regardless of their identity. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, those who identify as female and those from racially diverse communities. We are dedicated to supporting the physical and mental/emotional wellbeing of all our people. Should you have a disability or long-term health condition and require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application/interview/onboarding process, please let us know by contacting the Talent Acquisition Team via email -[email protected]  

To support our pledge to diversify our organisation and through our commitment to the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code, Everton will offer a guaranteed interview to those who highlight they are female, from a Black, Asian or Mixed Heritage community or have a disability/long-term health condition should they meet a pre-determined level of the advertised job criteria. This scheme does not guarantee any applicant employment.