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Posted: Monday, February 5, 2018 4:12 AM

Work for a Tourism Industry Leader We are now hiring a Business Development Manager for the Seattle Sports Commission, a department of Visit Seattle. The primary purpose of this position is to drive the financial success of the SSC and its events by effectively engaging the Board of Commissioners, renewing current partners, and developing new prospects. The priority is to drive revenue by creating a high level of corporate engagement and strategic sales around SSC owned and managed events We're looking for someone with a strong, competitive nature who is highly driven and motivated by achievement. The successful candidate will also demonstrate that they understand and embrace Visit Seattle's missions and believe in the power of sports to drive economic development, influence quality of life and shape the future of the region. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS SSC Corporate Partner Engagement The core foundation of funding for the SSC is the Corporate Partners, which is made up of SSC board members and nonmembers. The primary responsibilities are: Work directly with Visit Seattle (VS) Partnership team, finding mutually beneficial opportunities and collaborating to maximize VS and SSC sales efforts. Support all SSC board sponsorships, focusing on the experience of individual board members and their companies Partner prospecting, recruitment and sales Plan and implement two (2) SSC networking events per year, in collaboration with VS partnership and special events teams Maintain regular communication and relationship strategies with all Corporate Partners Oversee CRM and database management (Simpleview) Draft, execute and process all SSC Sponsorship contracts and invoices in partnership with VS accounting department Collaborates with SSC team on delivery on the Strategic Plan and annual Visit Seattle Scope of Work planning and reporting. Sales & Development for Events Collaborate with the VS team to create an annual sales plan and timeline for promoting sponsorship sales for all SSC events and initiatives, both hosted and owned, including the following events: Sports Star of the Year Women's Leadership Breakfast Urban-X SSC Networking Events (2x per year) SSC Annual Golf Tournament Responsibilities include: Work with Executive Director to create and implement an annual plan for sales strategies and campaigns Build awareness and excitement around SSC events, driving businesses to become sponsors. Work with Executive Director to create Board incentive and engagement programs for sales Attend VS partnership team's weekly sales meetings Sponsorship Manage the creation and development of all sponsorship proposals In coordination with the other members of the SSC Staff, ensure all sponsorship agreements are fulfilled with each event. Prepare and distribute comprehensive sponsor reports to all partners at SSC events. Compensation: Competitive Base + Annual Bonus We offer a friendly, fun, team-oriented work environment in a downtown office tower connected to the Washington State Convention Center, a competitive benefits package which includes a Paid Time Off program with 15 days to start, 10 paid office holidays, employer-paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance, employer-paid parking, plus 401k with employer matching. Visit Seattle is a nonprofit economic development agency responsible for competitively marketing the Seattle area as a destination for conventions, tour groups and individual travelers. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region. Some 8.8 million visitors spend $6.8 billion in Seattle and King County annually, contributing $416 million in state and local tax revenues. Direct visitor spending benefits hotels, retailers, restaurants, attractions, transportation services and other businesses, and supports jobs for more than 50,000 people in the Seattle region. For more information about Visit Seattle, visit our web site at The Seattle Sports Commission (SSC) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to play a critical role in generating the power of sports to drive economic development, influence the quality of life and shape the future of the region. We believe professional and amateur sports are a vital sector of the Pacific Northwest that impacts the economy, promotes the region as an international tourism destination, serves as a catalyst for healthy living and creates dynamic community culture. The SSC serves as an advocate to local amateur, collegiate, and professional sports organizations because we understand the cultural importance of sports in our community. To learn more, go to Minimum of Bachelor's Degree Minimum of three years' experience in a related field. Demonstrated passion for sports, travel and tourism. Knowledge and ability to use general office machinery and procedures. Strong computer and customer service skills required. Ability to maintain manual filing and organizational systems. Strong background with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Outlook). Experience utilizing CRM databases (SalesForce, Oracle, SimpleView, etc.) Some desktop publishing skills preferred and some knowledge of html is helpful. Ability to write and speak in a clear, professional manner for all business correspondence and presentations. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities under tight deadlines. PI100918803


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