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Account Executive with Chicago Sky in Chicago, IL

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Ticket Sales and Services: Ticket Sales
The Chicago Sky is seeking an experienced, passionate, and enthusiastic sales person to join our staff and become a leader in the sports and entertainment industry. This position is for a full time Account Executive focusing on selling Full and Partial Season Ticket Memberships to Sky fans, as well as group ticket packages. The ideal candidate must be a competitive, experienced sales professional who leads by example, possesses the ability to develop strong relationships, maintains a professional attitude and maximizes opportunities. Ticket sales will be generated via phone calls, emails, prospecting, developing relationships and asking for referrals, and face-to-face presentations with a strong focus on networking, relationship sales, and customer retention.

Responsibilities:
  • Sell full season ticket memberships and partial season ticket memberships to individual buyers for the Chicago Sky
  • Sell group tickets to 2-3 pre-determined target markets
  • Aggressively and continuously prospect, hustle to achieve success, and take steps to execute personal ticket sales plan
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current Members while generating referrals and renew accounts through exceptional customer service practices and problem solving skills
  • Make 50+ outbound phone calls on a daily basis, utilize other sales activities including email, LinkedIn, face to face meetings, and networking to develop strong relationships
  • Continuously create and implement strategies to prospect, develop, and grow ticket sales opportunities and ideas
  • Maintain detailed records of customer interactions and sales process utilizing Archtics and SCORE CRM
  • Meet or exceed weekly and monthly sales goals
  • Game night responsibilities as well as attending outside events

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sports Management, Marketing a related field or equivalent job experience in a related field
  • Two-years of successful sales experience (preferably in the sports or entertainment industry)
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude and ability to work independently
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
  • Strong time management and organizational skills as well as exceptional work ethic, strong desire to succeed, eagerness to learn, professionalism and a passion for the sports industry and women’s sports
  • Ability to work as a team player while being open and willing to learn
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, some holidays, and event nights

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