Account Executive, Corporate Sponsorships with Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, IL

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Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Corporate Sponsorship Sales
Department: Corporate Sponsorships
Reports to: Senior Manager, Corporate Sponsorships

The Corporate Sponsorship Account Executive will be responsible for generating sponsorship revenue for both the Chicago Blackhawks and United Center.  The main focus will be on the prospecting and development of sponsorships within the main business categories for both the Blackhawks and United Center. This position requires a highly energetic and self-motivated individual.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Prospects local and national companies via newspapers, magazines, radio/TV play-by-play broadcasts, websites, other arenas, etc. 
  • Continuously searches for new sponsor ideas, signage opportunities, in-arena/retail promotions that will benefit the Blackhawk or United Center and maximize sponsorship revenue.
  • Calls new prospects on the telephone and sets up face to face meetings to conduct a marketing needs analysis. 
  • Creates Power Point proposals that are customized specifically for each sponsor.
  • Services in conjunction with Client Services Manager or Coordinator and Game Operations to ensure all contract components are fulfilled.
  • Game day responsibilities include:  Entertaining current clients and potential customers in the Blackhawks marketing suite, walking the concourse when a sponsor activity is taking place, monitoring scoreboard and LED boards to make sure contract components are being executed.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.
Qualifications & Requirements:

·         Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, or Sports Marketing
·         Minimum 2 - 3 years of selling experience with a professional sports team, TV/radio station or similar industry.
·         Superior written and verbal communication skills.
·         Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
·         Ability to work independently and effectively with others at all management levels.
·         Superior organization and time management skills.
·         Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, CRM and the internet.
·         Team oriented.
·         Passion for sports and hockey.
·         Possess professional contacts in the Chicago and surrounding areas.
·         Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as event schedule commands.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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