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Business Development Specialist - Pittsburgh Knights (Pittsburgh · Pittsburgh · PA · Open to Remote)

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Marketing: Business Development
Title:  Business Development Specialist
Job Location: Pittsburgh, or Remote USA
Employment Type: Full Time
Announcement No. PK-036

The global esports market generated over $1 billion in annual revenues in 2021; that’s a 50% increase from last year, driven primarily by sponsorships and advertising to an estimated global audience of 600 million fans. Creating competition and community is all part of our game plan—and we’re just getting started building the future of gaming!

Who are we? We are the Knights, a pro esports team and gaming lifestyle brand that develops innovative events and products to inspire competition and create community. Founded in 2017, the Knights is forging a new path in disrupting the current esports industry landscape by using data to help drive business success. By championing our values of excellence, sportsmanship, and a fighting spirit, the Knights strive to thrive and transform into a recognized category leader.

The Opportunity:
Do you have a passion for making connections with others and managing relationships? Do you love to transform big challenges into business opportunities? Are you someone who thrives when working in a fast-paced collaborative environment? If your answer is yes, you could be a perfect fit for our Business Development Specialist role available at the Knights, where you will make a real impact through your work on projects and involvement in the gaming community. In this role, your focus will be on the generation of new revenue.

Daily Responsibilities: 
  • Manage an assigned book of corporate partners, including contract fulfillment and day-to-day contact.
  • Drive revenue and engagement with partners in the Americas and handle contractual relationships with these partners.
  • Proactively develop opportunities and build sales funnel. 
  • Work across the entire product suite based on organizational prioritization.
  • Participate in the annual planning cycle, including plan adjustments and cascading.
  • Serve as KPI Program focal point for the Business Development team in ensuring reporting accuracy, capturing plan changes, and establishing KPIs before a campaign.
  • Builds and expands strategic relationships primarily with new and current. 
  • Manage several business lines to ensure all corporate partnership elements are fulfilled and all assets are utilized.
  • Responsible for supporting activations fulfill obligations with brand partners.
  • Manage sponsored initiatives on gameday, streams, and other events.
  • Contribute to the corporate partnership recap process.
  • Track deliverables and submits reports to leadership and sales team.
  • Establish new activation departmental processes. 
  • Support marketing staff on gameday, streams, events, and community initiatives.

Ideally, you have:
  • A minimum of 2+ years of client-facing and/or business development-focused work
  • Ability to maintain a flexible, and at times intensive, work schedule based on the rigor of this role
  • High-level organization skills.
  • Must be able to take the initiative, multi-task, and independently complete tasks and projects.
  • Professional image and demeanor
  • Candidate must have an unmatched work ethic and a strong passion to build a career in the esports industry

Earn bonus points if you are:
  • A quick-thinking self-starter with a passion for games
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Knowledge of esports and different games

Additional information
  • Remote status optional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): Pittsburgh Knights provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  3. How many years of work experience do you have with Business Development?


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