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Job ad: Sound City – Sponsorship Sales Manager (Liverpool)

By | Published on Thursday 11 April 2019

Sound City is located in the heart of the infamous Baltic District in Liverpool. One of the most exciting and diverse places in the UK to work right now.

Sound City began in 2008 as part of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture Award celebrations. It has since established itself as the UK’s leading independent UK metropolitan emerging music and business conference.

Over the past 12 years we have designed, delivered, marketed and hosted prestige events in cities over 3 continents that range from bespoke client curated events and product/service launches to full music and arts festivals and creative and digital industries conferences. We have worked across the consumer fields of music, fashion, art and design, lifestyle, education, health and well-being and all of the business to business interventions that each of these environments cut across.

Sound City are a trusted and reputable global brand. We have fully operational offices in key international territories including New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Berlin and of course our HQ in the legendary musical city of Liverpool, England. Together with our partners and global operations teams we are perfectly positioned to design and manage the events and campaigns we have successfully delivered for clients in major global territories. Our client list is world class.

The Role
We are looking for a Sponsorship Sales Manager with a proven track record to join this fast-growing business working within the music and entertainment sector (live music, conferences, records, publishing and management). 

You will be selling across our portfolio of services and products that are both B2B and B2C related in both the UK and internationally.

We are looking for a commercially driven candidate with an entrepreneurial mindset who is looking to make the next step in their career into an autonomous role with large amounts of responsibility.

We are dynamic, innovative and young which gives you unrivalled opportunities for development, personal growth, travel and succession.

As a fast-growing company there is lots of scope to grow within the business and your voice will be heard from day 1.

Key Attributes
The successful candidate will have the following attributes:
• Self starter with an unmistakable entrepreneurial attitude and driven by success.
• Strong rapport building skills with clients and colleagues. Ability to work well within inter departmental teams.
• Main proficiency should be in conference / events sponsorship sales – other backgrounds considered for exceptional candidates.
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in sales (applicants with high performing history in delegate sales may apply).
• A strong work ethic, with an ability to work well under pressure.
• The ability to go into the market and generate revenue from new clients and new sectors whilst managing existing key accounts.
• Must understand the value of building strong long term relationships with clients to maximise the revenue earning capacity.
• Basic tech skills required to gain proficiency with various cloud based tools that we utilise.
• Should display resilience and adaptability whilst working under pressure.
• Good problem solving skills.
• Ability to manage workloads, prioritise effectively and draw on resources available to complete tasks at hand.
• Skilled at influencing decision makers and networking at a senior level.
• Ability to articulate ideas clearly, logically and persuasively.

Key Responsibilities
• Excel in securing sponsorship revenues.
• Develop, maintain and expand relationships with clients across the industry.
• Manage the sale from lead generation to on-site delivery at the event.
• Liaise closely with colleagues across the team.
• Account management of leading sponsors.
• Maintain and manage an up to date pipeline at all times.
• Represent Sound City in line with the core values of the company.

The Offer
• Opportunity to sell across the board including new and established events
• All expense paid to relevant events to generate business (UK and abroad)
• Uncapped commission and rapid progression for the right candidate
• Competitive salary with market leading bonus system

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 17th April

We are looking to interview candidates w/c 22nd April

Applications with well thought out cover letters will be prioritised. Please send to hello@soundcity.uk.com with the subject line ‘Sponsorship Sales Manager’



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