This is a unique opportunity to work in the sport and entertainment industry as the Corporate
Partnerships Coordinator for the Belleville Senators Hockey Club, AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators.
The Senators' are looking for a creative and entrepreneurial individual to join our Corporate Partnerships team. The Corporate Partnerships Coordinator will need to be highly motivated, personable and innovative. They will report to the Senior Vice President of Business Operations, and must form strong working relationships with all members of the organization, particularly within the Marketing and Sales Departments. The successful candidate will have an interest in customer service and relationship building, with the ability to maintain an attention to detail across a number of ongoing projects.
As we have a smaller front office staff, each member of the organization will have opportunities for professional and personal development in numerous areas, which helps both the individual and the team thrive.
The Senators strive to make hockey a place in which everyone feels included and welcome. We endeavour to build experiences that work for everyone by including perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin.
The Senators are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our team members and our community. Our employees thrive when we get this right.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The candidate will primarily be responsible for:
Focus on building a strong business portfolio that includes assets across our organization
Manage your own portfolio of accounts with minimal supervision
Actively prospect and develop new partnership opportunities that extend and accentuate this portfolio
Develop a strong understanding of partner business objectives and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to provide strategic opportunities to deliver upon these objectives
Create and present innovative, integrated promotional concepts that increase partner activation
Ensure all partnership obligations are fulfilled in a timely and appropriate fashion
Develop and present detailed end-of-season partnership fulfillment reports
Work within a team environment to build strong relationships supporting interdepartmental objectives
Availability to work evenings, weekends, holidays and game nights as required
Other duties as assigned and agreed upon
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies:
University/College Degree in business administration, marketing or a related discipline
Up to 3 years of previous experience in business to business development (agency, client or property) with a preference given to candidates with previous corporate sponsorship sales and service experience.
A demonstrated interest in and affluence for sales and service within professional sports
Understanding of general partnership marketing principles and a mindset for strategic planning
Comfort within a results oriented atmosphere that includes over the telephone and in-person sales
Exceptional written and verbal communication as well as relationship management skills
Be self-directed and able to work independently with integrity
Effective organization and prioritization, with the ability to adapt to rapidly changing demands
A strong work ethic and desire to build a career in the professional sports industry
This position is available as of March 14th, 2023. Please submit a cover letter and resume as part of your application. Only candidates who move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.