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Sponsorship Sales Executive

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamCommercial

Job description

The role

We are challenging how live sport and entertainment is delivered and consumed.‍ From the world’s biggest sporting events, to the best local sport, to award winning original programming - our audiences enjoy a 24/7 offering of the best live and non-live content across the ELEVEN Group. At a time of significant growth for our company and in continuing to deliver industry-changing developments, we want you to help provide world-class entertainment to the global fan community by strengthening ELEVEN's global sports platform and live streaming technology. 

As a result of an explosion in our global footprint, and the number of countries in which we are active, we’re now looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Sponsorship Sales Executive who can help drive our commercial revenue. Working closely with the Head of Sponsorship, you’ll be responsible for researching, prospecting, and pitching to clients around the world. An understanding of the importance of data in identifying targets and closing deals is crucial.

ElevenSports.com is a unique media sponsorship proposition, delivering live streams of football matches from more than 150 countries to c.30m fans around the world. You’ll be an integral part of a team dedicated to growing our commercial revenues to ensure that we can continue to deliver content to underserved fans of clubs outside of the elite few.

Part salesperson, part innovator you’ll enjoy staying in front of the curve and creating tailored sponsorship opportunities. The ELEVEN Group has a strong portfolio of businesses that enable us to offer solutions to brands that can’t be replicated by any other organisation. As we continue to grow, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities at every stage of the sales funnel. You will be comfortable presenting in both written and verbal formats but we will constantly support you in harnessing and improving these skills.

Your understanding of digital and social advertising techniques will help us to ensure that we are making the most of our platform and delivering solutions that are both forward thinking and effective. Your ability to spot market trends will help the sponsorship team approach the right brands at the right time.

You’ll also become an internal resource for group companies around the world as the ELEVEN Group looks to monetise sports and media sponsorship campaigns on a range of platforms.

Job requirements

At ELEVEN we're committed to hiring the person who we believe is the strongest candidate for the position. However, research indicates that women frequently only apply for roles where they believe they satisfy 100% of the role requirements. We don't want anyone to feel discouraged in applying for any of our vacancies, so if you believe you meet 60% or more of the criteria, we definitely encourage you to apply.

What you’ll do

  • Research and monitor sports sponsorship and marketing trends around the world

  • Work with the Head of Sponsorship to create target lists for content in multiple global markets

  • Work with the Head of Sponsorship, campaign managers and data analysts to create tailored and innovative pitch documentation

  • Work with the Head of Sponsorship to sell campaigns to global and regional brand partners

  • Ensure that all contractually agreed advertising spots, content solutions and social media posts are deliverable

  • Ensure that all sponsorship agreements contain measurable KPIs

  • Work with campaign managers and data analysts to monitor, and report on, the success of all platform sponsorships

  • Take ownership of individual pitches

  • Work with the data analyst to develop and implement tools that enable us to provide data driven solutions to our clients

  • Work with Head of Sponsorship to drive arguments for sponsorship renewals and upsells

You are already a great candidate if you have:

  • 2-5 years of sales experience, ideally but not necessarily, working with brands across digital and/or social platforms to reach and engage consumers

  • An understanding of digital, video and social advertising techniques

  • An understanding of the power of sport to deliver results for brand partners

  • A strong interest in marketing and the way in which brands use modern platforms to connect with their customers

  • An interest in researching, prospecting and pitching to brand partners on an international level

  • A desire to work at the cutting edge of technology to create new and innovative sponsorship opportunities


And even better if you have:

  • Worked within a sales environment at a sporting club, body or organisation

  • Proven experience with sales across multiple digital platforms, including apps, smart TV, and games consoles

  • Strong PowerPoint, Keynote, and/or Google Slides and presentation skills

  • A solid understanding of the global sports and media landscape

  • An interest, and belief, in the power of sport

  • Awareness and experience of working in an experimentation culture


Opportunities you’ll enjoy

  • Be part of a company fundamentally transforming the live streaming landscape in sports and beyond on a global scale.

  • Having the freedom to pitch, implement, and execute new ideas

  • Flexibility over your holidays. If you want to work on Netherlands public holidays, that’s fine - just take what suits you best from 33 days annual leave

  • Flexibility where you work

  • We have a company culture like no other.


About ELEVEN


ELEVEN is a global network of LIVE and non-live sport and entertainment content – from the world’s biggest sports events to the best longtail sport, to award-winning original programming.

The state of the art technology available via our newly launched global sports platform ELEVENSPORTS.com (previously MyCujoo.tv), which allows anyone to stream from a device as simple as a mobile phone, revolutionised football broadcasting. Our crazy idea to transform every single match into a live broadcast became the world's largest live football streaming platform. With an initial focus on niche-premium and longtail sports, our ambitions are now even bigger.

In 2020 we also delivered our newest product, MyCujoo Live Services (MCLS), a highly scalable live streaming solution built on the tech stack powering ELEVENSPORTS.com. Developed for rights owners in sports and beyond, MCLS equips content creators with the technology and tools to provide their fans with the most powerful, authentic, and engaging live streaming experiences.

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