Senior Account Executive, Corporate Partnerships - Minnesota United FC (Golden Valley · MN)

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Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Corporate Sponsorship Sales
Position: 
The Senior Account Executive, Corporate Partnerships is part of the Corporate Partnerships Department for Minnesota United Football Club (MNUFC), a sports business located in the Twins Cities area of Minnesota and a member of Major League Soccer (MLS), the top tier soccer league in North America.
 
Job Description:
The Senior Account Executive will develop and maintain strategic corporate relationships with new and existing clients to sell Minnesota United FC, Allianz Field, and other Club property assets. These assets include, but are not limited to, stadium signage, broadcast media, web integrations, community outreach projects, and stadium events. 
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Research and assess local and national market for potential partnership opportunities
  • Formulate business relationships and new clients through cold calling, referrals, networking and site visits
  • Foster client relationships to create a mutually beneficial partnership and generate additional revenue
  • Work closely with other departments and the Corporate Partnership Marketing team to look for additional revenue opportunities for potential and current clients
  • Represent Minnesota United FC in the community and business environment when involved in civic and professional organizations
  • Meet challenging sales objectives in a high profile, competitive marketplace
  • Other projects as assigned by the Vice President of Corporate Partnerships 



Requirements:
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a business sales or development role, or equivalent experience and education
  • Experience selling large, fully integrated partnerships into seven (7) figures. 
  • Experience generating clients through cold calling
  • Experience developing marketing/events strategy for clients and executing against each plan
  • Experience in using data and business intelligence (BI) to engage prospects and grow current partnerships
  • Knowledge of Major League Soccer and international soccer preferred
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated and extremely driven to succeed
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and simultaneous projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or a combination of related education and work experience
 
Company Profile: 
MNUFC is a professional soccer club playing in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top tier of soccer in North America, and which operates under the oversight of the U.S. Soccer Federation, a member of FIFA. The Club is headquartered in Golden Valley, MN. Soccer operations are located at the MNUFC Training Center in Blaine, Minnesota, and the team plays its home matches at Allianz Field in St. Paul, MN.
 
MNUFC is a progressive employer that values group and personal excellence, individual commitment, shared responsibility, diversity and respect for all people. Its mission includes community engagement and betterment through the expression of the values of soccer, the premier sport of the world. The Club promotes an open work environment with collegial and supporting work dynamics that foster positive individual and group performance, and the opportunity for career advancement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Do you have three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a business sales or development role, or equivalent experience and education?

  2. Do you have experience in using data and business intelligence (BI) to engage prospects and grow partnerships?

  3. Are you comfortable working flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and potential holidays?