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Director of Ticket Sales

The Brandon Wheat Kings are seeking a Director of Ticket Sales to start immediately!

Responsibilities:

  • Produce revenue for the franchise through the sale of season ticket plans, partial plans, and premium seating group plans as well as individual tickets
  • Work directly with the Box Office to ensure Business Operations initiatives are executed
  • Manage customer database and create new strategies to grow communication with our customers
  • Report revenue, commissions, create and implement fan surveys, hosting fan functions and special events
  • Contact customers primarily through outbound phone calls, inbound phone calls and on-site customer service
  • Organize and complete weekly sales reports to management
  • Game day duties as assigned
  • Maintain a vibrant personality and work ethic
  • Build and maintain good professional relationships with staff, management, customers and corporate partners
  • Adhere and comply to company, industry and provincial policies/legislation
  • Work in collaboration with the Business Operations, Hockey Operations division and J&G Group centralized services team for day-to-day operations

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • College level education in marketing, sports management, sports marketing; preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer/IT proficiency
  • Experience with customer relationship software; preferred
  • Sales experience in other business environments is also an asset
  • Strong work ethic
  • Is accountable and takes responsibility/ownership for feedback on self-performance from customers and management

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and references:

Email: VBJ3@jandggroup.ca and matt@jandggroup.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of licensure, including a clear driving abstract, upon hire, depending on the nature of the position.


Executive Assistant / Operations Coordinator

The Brandon Wheat Kings are seeking an Executive Assistant / Operations Coordinator to start immediately!

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with Governor and General Manager in collaboration with Hockey Operations, Business Operations, and J&G Group centralized services team for day-to-day operations
  • Maintain an effective follow-up system to ensure all issues are handled in an appropriate manner
  • Complete and file transfer forms and other documents with the Western Hockey League central team
    • Work with the Director of Brand Management to conceptualize and deliver/execute marketing campaigns that includes social media initiatives and website management
    • Handling media requests for players/organizations
    • Assist in billet and family communication throughout the season
    • Support community partnerships by managing charitable contributions and community events
  • Game day duties as assigned
  • Maintain a vibrant personality and work ethic
  • Build and maintain good professional relationships with staff, management, customers and corporate partners
  • Adhere and comply to company, industry and provincial policies/legislation
  • Provide assistance as required by the management team

 Education/Skill Requirements:

  • College level education in marketing, sports management, sports marketing; preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer/IT proficiency
  • Strong work ethic
  • Executive Assistant experience in other business environments is also an asset
  • Is accountable and takes responsibility/ownership for feedback on self-performance from customers and management

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and references:

Email: VBJ3@jandggroup.ca and matt@jandggroup.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of licensure, including a clear driving abstract, upon hire, depending on the nature of the position.


Sales & Marketing Manager

The Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club is seeking a Sales & Marketing Manager!

If you are strong in teamwork, critical thinking and have the right experience for the job, then apply for the position of Sales & Marketing Manager today!

Responsibilities:

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
– Cultivate new and existing sponsorship relationships to achieve sales goals
– Regular weekly reporting of all Sales related activity.
– Track sales and sponsorship inventory throughout season, maintaining detailed list of contacts and detailed deadlines for deliverables
– Ensure Sponsorship sales fulfillment, both in-venue and digitally.
– Manage game night operations/promotions
– Create Scripts for each game
– The role will require an individual who is available to work a variety of irregular work hours including all game days/nights.
– Coordinate and represent the club as a community ambassador at assigned events
– Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications
– 1-2 years sports industry experience; sponsorship experience, advertising and marketing knowledge preferred
– Ability to multitask and work in fast-paced environments
– Must be able to work flexible hours including game days and nights as needed
– Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills
– Willingness to listen and learn
– Must be able to lift more than 25 pounds
– Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
– Knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Outlook, and Excel
– Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Website Management

To apply for this position, please send resume to jobs@tigershockey.com


Vice President, Sales & Corporate Sponsorships

Overview
The Vice President, Sales & Corporate Sponsorships will primarily be responsible for generating new and renewed sponsorship sales, Corporate / Group ticket sales and the ongoing servicing of our roster of clients. This position will be based at the Regina Pats head office in Regina, Sask.

Responsibilities
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Lead the development and implementation / activation of the Club’s annual Sales strategies to maximize all revenues associated with our advertising, sponsorship, and ticketing revenue streams.
•Establish, build, and maintain client relationships that increase satisfaction and retention.
• Regular prospecting and cold calls utilizing both prepared vendor lists as well as ingenuity in uncovering new potential clients.
• Regular weekly reporting of all Sales related activity.
• Ensure Sponsorship and Ticket sales fulfillment, both in-venue and digitally.
• Manage the Account Executive, Corporate Sponsorships & Group Ticket Sales role.
• Provide analytics reporting and end of campaign reports to clients and internally, as required.
• Work collaboratively with the Chief Operating Officer and Controller on revenue generation strategies.
• General contract management.
• Perform other duties, including on game days, as assigned.
• The role will require an individual who is available to work a variety of irregular work hours including all game days/nights.

Competencies and Requirements
• Post-secondary degree or diploma in business, marketing, or related field
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Strong strategic thinking skills
• Strong English, written and verbal communication skills
• Strong management skills (human and financial resources)
• Excellent organizational skills
• Successful track record of leading / managing teams
• Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines
• Self-motivated and results driven individual with the ability to deliver on multiple priorities and projects
• Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with diverse clients
• Previous sales and partnership experience considered an asset
• Knowledge of junior hockey and sport environment considered an asset
• Availability to work evenings and weekends during the season
• Exhibits professionalism as a representative of the Regina Pats
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• High degree of poise and professionalism as a representative of the Pats

To apply for this position, please send resume to hr@reginapats.com.


Manager, Communications

Job Title: Manager, Communications
Department: Business & Hockey Operations
Reporting: President, Director of Business Operations

Do you live and breathe hockey? Do you check the stats and standings of your favourite teams and leagues every single day? Do you want to pull up to a hockey rink each day for work? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions this might be the career for you. The Saskatoon Blades Hockey Club is excited to be accepting applications for the position of communications manager.

We’re looking for a hockey obsessed individual to serve as the main storyteller for everything our team does. That means managing our social media channels, preparing game notes and stats packs for media, writing articles about our team and players, and entertaining our fans through all our digital channels.

The communications manager [CM] will serve as a team leader in creating innovative content, while aligning with the club’s identity, goals, and core values to build, enhance, and protect the reputation of the hockey club and its members. Professional communication skills are imperative for this role as the CM will be expected to develop and maintain relationships with members of the media, players, staff, fans, and local partners.

This role requires a self-motivated, trustworthy, innovative person with a true passion for the game of hockey. The CM is a high-profile position with high expectations.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Managing all communications channels (website, mobile app, social media, etc.)
  • Creating and implementing content strategies
  • Coordinating, reviewing, and publishing content
  • Writing pre and post-game summaries and all other hockey related news updates daily
  • Providing regular updates on prospects and alumni
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with media members
  • Managing media accreditation
  • Writing and distributing media releases
  • Graphic design
  • Filming, editing, and producing video features
  • Assist in creative and strategic marketing planning
  • Hosting Blades TV segments & features
  • Public speaking at team events and press conferences
  • Working with business staff to create digital marketing elements
  • Serving as team liaison for public, community, and media events with players & hockey staff
  • Provide regular media & community event schedules to players & hockey staff
  • Editing and distributing game highlights
  • Support, plan, and execute community events
  • Administering player and statistical information
  • Creating and providing media kits, stat packs, and rosters for game days

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Exceptional literacy skills
  • Strong knowledge of hockey, preferably the WHL
  • Experience in adobe creative suite (photoshop, premiere pro, indesign, after effects, etc.)
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours, game days, weekends, holidays, community events
  • Fluent and active in/on social media
  • Experience in the sports & entertainment industry
  • Team oriented
  • Degree majoring in a related field preferred (communications, marketing, broadcasting, etc.)
  • Experience in video production, on-camera hosting, public speaking preferred
  • Proven oral, written and presentation skills
  • Creative and innovative team player with a cooperative attitude

Resumes, cover letters, videos, and examples of work are all acceptable forms of applications and can be sent to: careers@saskatoonblades.com. Show us what you’ve got!


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Business Development Manager

Who We Are

The Victoria Royals are one of 22 teams in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and are part of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the main feeder into the NHL.

We are currently looking for a highly motivated and passionate self-starter to join their sales team as a full-time Business Development Manager.  This role will report to the Director of Sales & will be located out of the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia. The successful candidate will be someone who thrives in a high paced sales environment and is an excellent prospector, with the ability to build strong relationships and generate sales.

Responsibilities

  • Regular outreach to prospective marketing partners and business categories, in an effort to generate engagement
  • Identify and attend industry networking opportunities, where appropriate (i.e. industry functions, marketing, sporting and special events and/or conferences), on behalf of the Victoria Royals
  • Attend sales prospecting events and liaise with prospective clients and current Marketing Partners, as appropriate
  • Ticket Packages (Season Seats and Partial Plans) campaign planning and execution in coordination with Marketing & ticketing ops
  • Participate and contribute in Ticket Sales management meetings regarding all areas of the department
  • Assist in building and maintaining the department culture as outlined in the Ticket Sales Department playbook
  • Oversee game night execution of Ticket Sales events and activations
  • Liaise and interact with internal departments (e.g., Partnership Marketing Team, PR, SGL, Digital, Events, Legal and Club Services).
  • Campaign planning and execution in coordination with Marketing and Ticket Ops teams
  • Participate and contribute to the Ticket Sales management meetings regarding all areas of the department
  • Maintain and grow the fan base through traditional season ticket, premium, group, and individual ticket sales
  • Participate in game night execution of Group Sales events, experiences, and activations
  • Lead activations on a portfolio of Sponsorship accounts through project management, sales cycle support and a commitment to service excellence
  • Ensures 100% fulfillment of partnership agreements on a yearly basis
  • Maintains and fosters relationships with Corporate Partners at all levels while providing ongoing support
  • Responsible for the development and execution of corporate and Partner events
  • Activates promotions and events, both in person and digitally
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining accurate and thorough budgets
  • Records, compiles, and distributes relevant project results, proof of performance and mid-season monitoring
  • Prepares innovative partnership proposals
  • Leads and participates in brainstorming and ideation sessions
  • Drafts and follows-up on partner contracts and agreements
  • Prepares timely and relevant partnership and program recaps
  • Maintains accurate records to validate the execution of agreements
  • Conducts research on industry competitors

The Ideal Candidate

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma
  • Minimum 2 years of sports sales experience, with a proven record of sales achievements  (previous experience in hockey is a plus)
  • strong knowledge base of Group Sales strategy and sports ticketing industry
  • Strong focus on prospecting, relationship sales and customer retention
  • Some Knowledge of television, digital and/or radio advertising considered an asset
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in corporate customer service
  • Strong computer capabilities with Microsoft Office (including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Significant experience in the development of presentations
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment, handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated, outgoing personality with a strong work ethic and desire to excel in sales Willingness to learn and ability to work within a team atmosphere
  • Passionate about a career in sales and marketing within the sports and entertainment industry
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain strong prioritization and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be innovative and to provide viable business solutions
  • Availability to work flexible hours including holidays, evenings and weekends 

Benefits, Perks & Other Cool Stuff

  • Competitive salary (Base Salary + Commission)
  • Employer paid dental & extended health coverage
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Culture is very important to us! We want someone who, along with having the above qualifications, is also passionate and driven. You have a ‘can-do’, positive attitude and enjoy collaborating and working in teams. If this sounds like you, please apply today – we can’t wait to discuss the role in more detail with you!

The Victoria Royals is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and are dedicated to providing a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.  All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, job requirements and business needs.  The Victoria Royals is passionate about being known for an inclusive culture where talented people of all backgrounds want to work.

Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.