Sponsorship Sales & Service Consultant - Washington Prime Group with The Aspire Group in Atlanta OR Remote · GA

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Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Business-to-Business Sales
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Job Title: 
Consultant, Sales and Service   
 Reports To:
Manager, Sponsorship Sales & Service 
Remote or National Sales Center, Atlanta, GA 
 Expiration Date:  05/24/2021
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.
Recently recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Sports, TAG 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.
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 and Service 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.  Note:  Although this Program is focused on the sport industry, the skills and principles can be applied to other types of sales and industries.  
Washington Prime Group and The Aspire Group have formed a relationship to combine leadership support, progressive strategies and distinguished execution to provide our clients a professional sales operation.Led by expert professionals that stand at the top of the sales, marketing, and customer service industry, Washington Prime Group and its customers will benefit from the commitment to integrity and the superior customer service that we provide. Washington Prime Group and The Aspire Group encourage and value a diverse work force and both are equal opportunity employers.
Washington Prime Group & Position Overview: 
Washington Prime Group is one of the biggest retail real estate companies in the U.S. Their town centers (i.e., shopping centers) benefit from large trade areas and draw over 350 million guests a year, by providing the community a preferred place to shop, eat, drink, play and hang out.  They are reinvesting in their town centers to further transform them into the hub of daily life by providing a mix of things to do and things to buy – ensuring their properties deliver the right combination of tenants, activities and events to keep shoppers engaged and returning often.  To accomplish that, they combine an expansive national reach with hyperlocal flavor and community relationships to curate an effective marketing mix.  With over 100 town centers, 220 social media accounts, 78 websites, 16.9 million page views and access to a distribution of nearly 20 million emails sent annually, they have a reputation trusted by some of the world’s most recognized brands including Coca-Cola and Amazon.  Brand offerings include fully customizable eye-catching creative, out-of-home media placements, compelling digital and experiential activations, giving companies/brands access to a captive audience already in the purchasing mindset.  Click HERE for a short video of the Town Center Retail Experience and visit their website at https://washingtonprime.com/home/default.aspx for additional information.  
Washington Prime Group and The Aspire Group seek a teachable, positive and passionate individual who is committed to becoming a sales and service industry leader.  The Consultant should be passionate about and committed to preserving a culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees.  Sponsorship Sales and Service Consultant is primarily responsible for prospecting and qualifying leads, and selling integrated sponsorship/partnership packages at the regional level for programs and events offered by Washington Prime Group at their Town Centers.  New sponsorships will be generated primarily by outbound phone calls, and in some cases virtual meetings or presentations will be made.  May also receive inbound sales calls to upsell to high-value sponsor packages. 

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Sell sponsorships for programs and events (e.g., holidays, back to school) through outbound calls to businesses, interested parties, and newly prospected leads within the assigned region (Midwest, Florida or Texas) 
  • Focus on selling multi-property sponsorships and the full menu of sponsorship product offerings 
  • Generate qualified leads and maintain a continuous pipeline of potential clients through prospecting and implementing strategies to maximize outreach 
  • Make at least 60-80 outbound calls per day
  • Upsell inbound calls to high-value sponsor packages while providing superior customer service Maintain the highest level of customer service throughout the sales and service processes
  • Work with Manager and Washington Prime Group liaison to develop and share resources needed to pitch sponsorship proposals
  • Meet or exceed weekly and monthly sales goals while exceeding client expectations in value and customer service
  • Maintain computerized records of all prospects and customers within the database
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Other duties as required
Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or related field
  • Desire to grow a career in the sports and entertainment industry
  • Computer proficient (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) and detail oriented.
  • Sponsorship sales experience is preferred, but not necessary
  • Sales or customer service experience working in the Washington Prime Group regions (Midwest, Texas, Florida) is preferred, but not necessary
  • Sales experience is helpful, but not required.
  • Customer service or retail experience a plus; display a genuine desire to help
  • Excellent communication, presentation and listening skills with a high attention to detail 
  • Professional approach that results in a level of trust and respect with internal stakeholders, maintaining a team first attitude that ensures team goals are achieved 
  • 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
  • Availability to work variable hours if needed 
  • Willingness to relocate for potential growth opportunities in the future
Compensation: Competitive base salary with the opportunity to earn commission upon meeting or exceeding sales goals. Competitive 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.