Utilize design skills and principles to create a variety of presentations that demonstrate the power of the Rockets brand to prospective Corporate Partners by successfully translating sales and business objectives. Maintain organization of all graphic design and proposal development tasks for the department, as well as executing a variety of department projects and tasks.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Develop outside sales proposals and recap decks to visualize a partnership that reflects the goals and values of both the Rockets and the prospect/client
Work closely with the sales team to brainstorm and concept proposals/assets that align with the client’s and/or prospect’s goals, building cohesive packages that create value for the partner
Assist with overall creation of partnership recaps, compiling photos and relevant data throughout the season and building graphics that convey the efficacy of our partnerships
Manage timing and deliverables for project work
Track and update sponsorship asset valuations, television ratings, social followers, radio listeners, impression numbers, Scarborough/internal data and any other relevant figures that illustrate the reach and power of the Houston Rockets brand
Manage department photo library for mock-ups, client usage and partner recaps that accounts for team and partner turnover, hiring and managing photographers throughout the season to ensure consistent, quality content
Department liaison to Graphics, working on a daily basis to acquire updated creative and approved photos for department and client usage
Uphold brand guidelines and possess a strong knowledge of design standards
Communicate and partner with internal Departments (ie. Marketing, Graphics, Strategy) to ensure the execution of effective presentation decks and provide data relevant to each potential new partner
Create official department communications, including invitations, letters and graphics
Co-lead for Partner Handbook, which will be sent out to all partners in the offseason and then updated on a yearly basis
Build signage for partners, including TV Visible LED, LED Panels, Fixed Fascia, TV Backdrops, L-Bars and Fixed Concourse Signage
Create proposals that can be effectively and efficiently translated then presented to potential clients in China, tracking relevant data for Tencent, CCTV5 and Weibo
Assist with on- and off-site client events, such as Player/Legend Appearances
Manage department presentation technology, setting up A/V equipment for sales pitches and recaps in meeting areas throughout the building
Photograph games and events as needed
Excellent computer skills to include a high proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint as a design tool.
Experience working under tight deadlines, with high-functioning level of multi-tasking and decision making
Prior experience with CRM system, a plus
Prior experience in event planning or event management, a plus
Must be able to multi-task with great attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication with pleasant phone etiquette
Must be extremely flexible with the ability to handle fast paced environment with short deadlines
Must be available to work extended hours and game nights
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format.
The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.