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TITLE: Account Executive, Barracuda Sales & Service 
POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Nonexempt
COMPANY: Sharks Sports & Entertainment 
LOCATION: San Jose, California
REPORTS TO: Manager, Barracuda Sales & Service
POSTING DATED: March 16, 2023 
Born in 1991, Sharks Sports and Entertainment (“SSE”) has grown into a multi-faceted organization that includes the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda, SAP Center, Tech CU Arena, three Sharks Ice facilities, and the non-profit Sharks Foundation. We are continually growing our organization through expansion in the Bay Area and surrounding communities in Northern California.
We work and play in the Bay Area, and are deeply influenced by the technology, innovation, diversity, and commitment to excellence that surrounds us. Our culture is transforming to reflect those values, with an eye towards a pioneering, forward-thinking, and inclusive environment in sports and entertainment.
We live, work, and innovate by a set of Pioneering Principles:
T – Team success is more important than individual success
E – Exceptional experience is non-negotiable in everything we do
A – Appreciate others for their diversity and opinions
M – More risk leads to more rewards and expands our comfort zones
T – Trust that all teammates have the best intentions
E – Empower all teammates to make informed decisions
A – Always say what you really mean and do what you say
L – Lead by showing the respect to others you expect from them
We strive to unite people through a shared love of ice sports, entertainment, and our hometown. We are #TealTogether; we are Team Teal.
Hiring Multiple Candidates
Position Overview:

Team Teal is seeking to hire an Account Executive specializing in business development for the San Jose Barracuda, AHL affiliate of the Sharks. The Account Executive will be responsible for generating revenue via season tickets, partial plans and group outings while providing exceptional customer service to renew accounts year after year.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Generate revenue via the sale and renewal of season tickets, partial plans and group packages
  • Meet established benchmarks for outreach via a variety of tactics like outbound phone calls, emails, text messages and face to face meetings
  • Display a thorough understanding of ticketing products and internal processes
  • Establish, build, and maintain client relationships that will increase client satisfaction and retention
  • Utilize CRM to create and track touch-point opportunities for each account
  • Implement renewal cycle steps and meet deadlines as instructed
  • Act as main liaison between the San Jose Barracuda and the ticket holder
  • Oversee execution of the client benefits and services to optimize client experience and maximize sales profitability
  • Participate and collaborate as a team member through meetings and informal support to other team members and SSE staff, to maximize customer service, retention efforts, and sales performance
  • Perform Game/Event requirements as assigned
  • Interact with other Sharks/Arena departments to provide a collaborative, client-oriented focus for all operations (for example, the Ticket Office)
  • Identify sales opportunities by conducting networking and aggressive outreach to current client base. Perform other tasks and projects as requested
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or comparable experience
  • Sales or customer service experience preferred
  • Self-starter with a passion for sales and customer service
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, detail oriented, strong problem solving and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain collaborative working relationships.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience with Archtics ticketing system a plus
  • Night and weekend work required including working events

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit, stand and utilize a computer for extended periods of time
  • Communicate via phone and email with a variety of individuals
  • Ability to bend at the waist, reach overhead and lift up to 15 lbs
  • Physically navigate stairs and catwalks at SSE facilities during normal work hours and events
  • Ability to work occasional extended hours including nights, weekends, holidays (all with advance notice)
At this time, all SSE employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to working onsite at any SSE facility, unless the individual is able to telework or is otherwise eligible for an exemption in accordance with applicable law. If on-site services are to be performed, SSE will require you to certify your vaccination status as part of the onboarding process. 
What We Offer:
  • Competitive compensation (Hourly rate and variable incentive plan)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Flexible Spending Accounts (all LGBTQ+ friendly)
  • Pretax Transportation Benefit
  • 401K (pre-tax and Roth options)
  • Minimum of 10 Paid Holidays and Wellness Days per year
  • Complimentary or discounted sports and concert tickets
  • Other League & partner discounts
  • Central office location in downtown San Jose at the heart of Silicon Valley; convenient access to Caltrain, VTA, major freeways and free parking
  • An inclusive culture which values diversity of background and a passion to improve our SSE’s commitment to change with impact on our community and industry
  • Potential for flexible scheduling and telework opportunities
This position is not eligible for U.S. work authorization sponsorship.
Hourly Rate
  • The hourly rate for this role is $22/hr
Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging & EEO Statement
Here at Team Teal, we recognize and celebrate that individuals come with a wealth of experience and talent well beyond any list of required skills and qualifications – in fact, we believe diversity of backgrounds and skills, combined with passion, are the most important keys to meaningful innovation and excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.
Sharks Sports and Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veterans’ status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
Notice to Recruiters and Agencies
SSE recruits candidates directly, rather than through third-party recruiters or agencies. Under no circumstances will SSE pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented without a signed recruiting agreement in place between SSE and the recruiter or agency prior to the submittal; any submittal must be for requisition specifically and individually assigned in writing by SSE’s HR department. In the case of candidate(s) submitted or presented to SSE by a recruiter or agency without a signed agreement and written assignment by SSE, SSE explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) with no financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Job Questions:

  1. Do you now, or will you in the future require sponsorship for U.S. work authorization?

  2. If you are not currently located in the San Jose area, would you consider relocating?

  3. Were you referred to this position by anyone?

  4. Are you a veteran of the United States Armed Forces?