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Job listing closed on 8 Feb 2024
5 Dec 2023

Account Executive, Business Development

🇺🇸 Minneapolis, MN, USA
Full Time
0+ years exp.

The Minnesota Timberwolves ticket sales team is growing! We are looking to add Ticket Sales Account Executives as we lean into our record-breaking season. If your dream is to advance (or even start) your sales career with one of the best front office cultures in the NBA, this opportunity is for you!

To accelerate the process, select applicants will be invited to attend a special in-person Ticket Sales Recruiting Event on Friday, Jan. 26. This interactive event will provide a unique platform to showcase your skills and personality directly with our sales leadership team. You’ll also hear from the leadership team about a career in sales, learn more about the organization’s mission, and you’ll participate in group interviews.

Apply today! Applicants selected for the Jan. 26th recruiting event will be contacted directly.

Why Join the Pack? At this organization, we do things a bit differently. We're not your typical sports franchise pouring all of our focus into the playing stage. We're about uniting together to push the culture forward, challenge the status quo, and accomplish things most didn't think was possible! Whether you're blazing trails in ticket sales, creating for our brands, or using your passion to elevate our vision, your contributions will always shine bright. Together, we are on a journey where chasing greatness is constant and breaking new grounds is a norm.

What would you do?

​​We are seeking a dedicated Account Executive for our Business Development team to develop, service, and nurture client relationships. As an Account Executive in Business Development, you are a comprehensive sales consultant with a strong emphasis on selling full-season memberships and partial plan ticket inventory for the Timberwolves.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:

  1. ​​ Generate new ticket sales revenue from full & partial season memberships, premium seating, and group tickets by connecting with B2B and B2C leads curated by the Business Intelligence team.
  2. Develop pipeline by making daily outbound calls to qualified leads
  3. Host prospects for arena tours, meetings, corporate events
  4. Meet or exceed weekly activity requirements including outbound calls and completed appointments
  5. Provide excellent customer service by creating unique touch points, promptly responding to requests or communications, and establishing a dynamic relationship with all customers.
  6. Document all communication in Client Relationship Management (CRM) system.
  7. Attend local community and corporate sponsored events to increase networking opportunities
  8. Participate in educational opportunities on product offerings, pricing, and sales strategies, as well as market trends and industry standards to develop your skills.
  9. Perform and strengthen other duties as they are assigned.

The above essential functions are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time. This job description is not crafted to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time

Additional information:

Work Environment

​​​This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically 8:30 AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday. In addition to working office hours staff are required to work all Timberwolves games, in addition to external events. Work is both sedentary and mobile in nature. The working environment is generally favorable. In the office lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes bleachers/steps. Arenas may have inadequate lighting and loud noises​​​.

Physical Demands

​​​​The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, kneel, or crawl while carrying a camera device. The employee may frequently remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer, and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the building both on event days and non-event days. Staff may occasionally move items weighing up to 50 pounds.​

Travel Position will require some local travel. ​

EEO Statement

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.

Our DEI Commitment

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives reflect our nature as a Pack. Each one is defined by our collective strength and effort to move everyone forward. Through DEI, we speak up against social injustices, marginalization, and oppression, provide equal opportunities, embrace the differences of others, and create an environment where everyone feels accepted and welcome. Together, we empower each other to be champions of change, help put those around us in a position to win and use our voices for good.

As an organization, we’re proud to commit to accountability, transparency, change, and building DEI into everything we do; because when we do, our community becomes stronger.

E-Verify Statement

We participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot prove this, we will give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) to resolve the issue before any action might be taken against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Apply now to interview with us!