Sales Consultant – University of Maryland - The Aspire Group (College Park · MD)

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Job Title: 
Consultant, Sales         
Reports To: 
Director, Sales and Service | The Aspire Group
Location: 
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Expiration Date:  11/22/2021
 
Who We Are & What We Are About: Aspire is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our human capital is our most valuable asset, and we embrace and encourage our employees’ differences.
 
Recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Sports, The Aspire Group is a global sport and entertainment marketing firm that created the outsourced Ticket Marketing, Sales and Service niche, revolutionizing the world of sport and in particular United States Intercollegiate Athletics. As industry leaders, we strive to create the best practices of tomorrow that we call “Next-Practices” within our strategic consulting and research, ticketing, marketing and revenue enhancement, and sports investment optimization capabilities. The implementation of “Next Practices” and the Raise Your Game Executive Development Program raises industry standards through outstanding training, development, and coaching. We produce industry leaders, excellent employees, and winning teams that are dedicated to developing long-term relationships, providing strategic expertise and resources that will take our partners to the next level.  For more information, please visit our website at www.theaspiregroupinc.com. 

Partnership: University of Maryland Athletics and The Aspire Group have formed a relationship to develop a world-class ticket sales team in College Park, MD.  Maryland Athletics has employed the services of The Aspire Group because it combines progressive strategies and distinguished execution. Led by expert professionals that stand at the top of the ticket sales and customer service industry, Maryland Athletics and its fans will benefit from the commitment to integrity and the superior customer service that The Aspire Group brings to every client.  Maryland Athletics University Athletics and The Aspire Group encourage and value a diverse work force and both are equal opportunity employers.
 
Raise Your Game Executive Development Program: At The Aspire Group, commitment to our clients is matched by an equal commitment to our staff. The Raise Your Game Executive Development Program is a 36 month development cycle designed to accelerate Aspire’s Sales Consultants into management positions. The Aspire Group provides career growth opportunities by preparing staff with a foundation in Ticket Marketing, Sales and Service, Sales Management, Sport Business Management and Life Skills. The Raise Your Game Executive Development Program is recognized as one of the most progressive management training program in the sport industry.
 
Position Overview: The Aspire Group seeks a positive and passionate individual that is committed to becoming a sports sales industry leader.  The associate should be passionate about and committed to preserving a culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. 
 
Sales Consultant’s revenue will be generated primarily from outbound phone calls. These calls will be supplemented with email marketing, face-to-face presentations and in-arena/stadium tours. Day-to-day leadership and mentoring of this position will be provided by the Aspire Leadership. Sales Consultants will receive the tools, programs, and systems necessary to "BE GREAT." 
 
This position will sell ticketed sports including, but not limited to Football and Men and Women’s Basketball, and a full menu of products – Season Tickets, Suites, Premium Seats, Donations, Groups, Mini Plans, and Single Game Tickets. 
 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Meet or exceed weekly and monthly sales goals while exceeding client expectations in value and customer service. 
  • Grow sales significantly each week by attracting additional business leads. 
  • Be prepared to sell on behalf of the Athletics Department & The Aspire Group. 
  • Maintain computerized records of all prospects and customers within the ticketing database. 
  • Make a minimum of 30 connections (conversations) with fans daily. 
  • Make 80 - 100 calls a day. 
  • Work home games and season ticket member events, performing various ticket sales and service duties throughout the game.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.
 
Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Desire to start and grow a career in the sports ticket sales industry or collegiate athletics. 
  • Computer proficient (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) and detail oriented. 
  • Excellent communication, presentation and listening skills. 
  • Professional image and demeanor. 
  • Ability to work well with others and comfortable taking initiative. 
  • Ability to encourage collaboration, flexibility, equity and inclusion that enables colleagues to contribute to their full potential, feel valued, and supported.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends when needed.  
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required. 
  • Paciolan Spectra software experience is a plus.
 
Compensation:  Competitive base salary with the opportunity to earn commission upon meeting or exceeding ticket sales goals.  Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, other voluntary health benefits and 401k. Excellent paid time off program.
 
The Aspire Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, citizenship status or age.