Sponsorship Executive - Full Time

  • Kerala Blasters FC
  • Hybrid
  • 28 Apr, 2024
Full time Business & Commercial Leadership & Management

Job Description

About:

Kerala Blasters Football Club is an Indian professional football club based in Kochi, Kerala, that competes in the Indian Super League. The club is built on three strong pillars of Collectivism, Inclusivity and Sportsmanship, KBFC aims to being the biggest Football Club in India that generates young and talented players who not just represents the club in the National level but also the country in an international playing field, thereby reinforcing the legacy of Kerala towards the sport.

Purpose:

Ready to step into the shoes of a Sponsorship Executive at KBFC? In this role, you’ll be instrumental in assisting our Chief Revenue Officer in managing sponsorship agreements and fostering strong relationships with our sponsors. Your efforts will directly contribute to our revenue growth and enhance our brand’s standing, delivering an exceptional experience for our stakeholders alike. If you’re driven and passionate with a knack for strategic thinking, we want you on our team. Join us and help shape the future of sponsorship at KBFC.

Responsibilities:

  • Sponsorship Acquisition: Assist in identifying potential sponsors and pitching sponsorship opportunities to them.
  • Proposal Development: Support in creating compelling sponsorship proposals tailored to the needs and objectives of potential sponsors.
  • Contract Negotiation: Assist in negotiating sponsorship agreements, ensuring terms are mutually beneficial and aligned with club objectives.
  • Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with existing sponsors, serving as a primary point of contact for their inquiries and needs.
  • Activation Planning: Collaborate with internal teams to develop activation plans that maximize sponsor visibility and engagement during club events and matches.
  • Asset Management: Oversee the inventory of sponsorship assets and ensure proper utilization by sponsors according to contractual agreements.
  • Performance Tracking: Assist in tracking sponsorship performance metrics and providing regular reports to sponsors on the impact of their investments.
  • Budget Management: Support the Sponsorship Manager in managing the sponsorship budget and ensuring expenses stay within allocated limits.
  • Event Coordination: Assist in coordinating sponsor-related events, hospitality experiences, and other activations before, during, and after matches.
  • Market Research: Stay updated on industry trends and competitor sponsorships to identify new opportunities and maintain a competitive edge.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Sports Management, or related field.
  • Prior experience of 2-3 in sponsorship, marketing, or sales roles, preferably within the sports industry.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite .
  • Knowledge of football and the sports sponsorship landscape is preferred
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate match schedules and sponsor events.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally for sponsor meetings and events