Chicago Fire FC was founded in 1997 on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire and will kick off its 24th season in Major League Soccer this year. The Fire have won six major domestic championship titles, including the 1998 MLS Cup, the 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, as well as the 2003 Supporters’ Shield. The Club's charitable arm, the Chicago Fire Foundation, was recognized as ESPN’s 2019 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year.
The Fire, led by owner Joe Mansueto, returned to Soldier Field last year and opened new 50,000 sq ft offices in the heart of the city. With numerous new hires throughout the technical and front office staff, the Club is laying the foundation for an audacious and ambitious vision that will transform both the brand and organization in the coming years.
Chicago Fire FC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Our diversity initiatives start with the recruitment and selection process; therefore, we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply to opportunities within our Club. Chicago Fire Football Club is seeking a dedicated Account Executive of Group Sales to join our team!
Maximize ticket sales and ticket sales revenue through execution of sales calls (up to 100 per day) and weekly meetings.
The candidate will be accountable for consistently achieving or exceeding levels of “hustle metrics” (calls, talk time, referrals, appointments) and weekly sales activity.
Strategically prospect new group sales opportunities and collaborate with team members in developing new group sales programs and enhancing existing programs.
Generate new sales through season tickets and full season equivalent (FSE) ticket packages.
Meet or exceed quarterly revenue goals.
Enter all pertinent prospect and customer information in CRM platform for efficient reporting and effective pipeline management.
Work assigned sales, promotional and team events to develop new prospects and referral opportunities during games and outside business hours.
Provide best in class customer service for all prospects and clients.
Candidate should possess an optimistic team-first attitude, as well as the competitive desire to be the best.
Demonstrate professionalism in all interactions on a daily basis (e.g. strong interpersonal skills, positivity, prompt and professional follow-through, openness to new ideas and suggestions).
Other duties as assigned by the Director, Group Sales.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum of 1 year of group sales experience is required.
Candidate must have a strong work ethic and a desire to build a career in professional sports.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment.
Desire to be a sports sales industry leader.
Ability to work flexible hours, including but not limited to evenings, weekends and holidays.
Familiarity and knowledgeable with Ticketmaster Archtics and Salesforce CRM preferred.
CFFC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual orientation or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.