Now Hiring: Sales and Research Assistant

Posted: July 10, 2013

Position Overview: The Sales and Research Assistant is designed for applicants who are interested in pursuing a career in professional sports, with an emphasis on sponsorship sales and research. The Marketing Partnerships department generates revenue for the organization by developing long-term advertising relationships for the Suns and the Mercury inclusive of media, signage, promotions, digital, print, suites, tickets and all other Team marketing assets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prospect and canvas local and national businesses for partnership/sponsorship opportunities
  • Conduct competitive analysis of other area sporting teams in regards to sponsorships
  • Provide daily news clips on all Partners
  • Assist in compiling relevant data for monthly partner e-newsletter
  • Observe Sponsorship Representatives in client meetings
  • Research and prospect potential partners
  • Participate in community relations programs, hospitality parties and special events as assigned
  • Assist in drafting PowerPoint presentations and maintain contact database, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Assist in planning and implementing Sponsor events such as networking events, annual Gala, team meet & greet, etc
  • Assist in designing, preparing and presenting comprehensive reports for each sponsor detailing and highlighting all elements included in their agreement as well as any additional exposure received throughout the season.
  • Capture game photos – signage, events, giveaways, game night promotions, etc.
  • Assist as requested in other departmental areas and special projects as assigned
  • Support research, surveys and qualitative/quantitative reporting
    • Manage research and associated vendors
  • Turnkey, Navigate, Scarborough, Nielsen, Repucom, Revolution, etc.
  • Partner Engagement: Internal / External Communication
    • Assist in the generation of partner case studies
  • Proof of performance, proposal inclusion, best practices, etc.
    • Generation of “one-sheet recaps” within one week of promotional period
  • Share with partners, leadership, and the league
    • Generation of monthly Marketing Partnerships newsletter to be shared with partners and prospects
  • Trends, topics, best practices, upcoming events and monthly “partner profile”
    • Ratings communication to leadership

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • BA/BS (Business, Marketing, Communications preferred but related experience will be considered)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet Research skills
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and outside events as needed
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective telephone and organizational skills
  • Analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to solve problems in standard situations
  • Commitment to highest level of service

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Suns Legacy Partners are an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V