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Looking for a new opportunity post London 2012? Or perhaps you’re an established AD or ambitious SAM actively seeking a new role right now?
Our client is the sponsorship communications specialist within a large, full service international group of companies – they have led the way in devising and activating some of the world’s best known sponsorship campaigns. With further growth and development on the cards they are looking for a talented sports PR to join their team; ideally someone with a track record in sports PR but with a holistic sponsorship knowledge and although they have capacity to hire someone right now they may be willing to wait until the Autumn for the right person. The company boasts an impressive portfolio of clients covering major brands involved in football, Olympics, rugby, tennis, Formula One, other mainstream sports and entertainment. They work in partnership with their clients and are valued for their professionalism, expertise and creativity.
You will be given a large amount of autonomy from the word go, being wholly accountable for the management of one of the agency’s key blue chip clients across a number of sponsorship interests. You will need to demonstrate gravitas and that you’ve built trusted relationships with blue chip clients before as you’ll be managing client relationships at the highest level. You will be creative; an ideas person who can devise innovative campaigns and see them through to successful delivery plus well networked within sports and/or consumer & lifestyle sectors. Strong leadership and mentoring skills are important too as you will be responsible for a team of 5 on a day to day basis; nurturing and mentoring them to achieve their full potential. Finally, an interest in new business and contributing to the long term growth of the organisation is essential as you’ll be involved in pitching and developing new client relationships.
Candidates do not necessarily need to have worked in sports before, you could be an experienced AD or ambitious SAM from a consumer heritage looking to move into this sector - what is imperative is that you have a passion for sport, understand agency structure and the level of delivery expected at this level. A great opportunity to carve a niche for yourself, working alongside established industry professionals, working on global sponsorship programs that really enable consumers to engage with brands.