Ticket Account Executive, Outside Sales - Edmonton Oil Kings (Edmonton, AB)
If you want to be the sports business version of a 4th line grinder, this is probably not the position for you.
If, however, you want to be a superstar in sports business, you looked at the right job posting. The Edmonton Oil Kings are junior hockey’s top producing group sales team, and we are looking to add even more star power to our current roster.
BECOMING A SUPERSTAR
To become a superstar in sports business, you first need to know that it all begins with tickets.
Tickets are the lifeblood of sports teams. Once you learn tickets – and we truly mean, learn tickets – then it’s onto opportunities like selling sponsorships, becoming a sales manager, and beyond; but it all starts with tickets.
So, we start our people on our lifeblood. We don’t just give you the phone book and a pat on the back, then tell you to go sell. Our philosophy is to train, train, train, and when we get tired of that, train some more. We strive to expedite your growth as a salesperson. Oilers Entertainment Group is growing quickly and we are always looking for the next superstars that know and understand our philosophy on tickets.
SUPERSTARS ARE BORN IN EDMONTON
The Edmonton Oil Kings play in the Western Hockey League, under the umbrella of the Canadian Hockey League – the premier development league of the NHL. The Oil Kings are owned by Oilers Entertainment Group, and play at Rexall Place, the storied home of the NHL’s Oilers. For the 2016-17 season, both teams will be moving into the state-of-the-art, 18,500 seat, Rogers Place in Downtown Edmonton.
WHAT IS THE JOB?
Tickets, remember, it’s all about tickets. You would be a full time salesperson making cold calls to local businesses to set up face-to-face meetings. The position will be selling corporate ticket packages, including season seats, partial plans, and group tickets to local businesses. We don’t expect that you will know how to sell our ticket packages right out of the gate, so we provide extensive training that begins with how to set up appointments with key decision makers, to recommending the best ticket package for each company.
Do you want to be a superstar in sports business? That is the first qualification we are looking for. Further, our ideal candidate will also possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be incredibly driven and goal oriented, be able to work long hours including nights and weekends, and finally, have a passion for sales and the sports industry. Previous sports sales experience is an asset. You will also need to have a valid driver’s license and access to a car so you can attend all the appointments you are going to make.