Company: RunThrough Events
Position: Business Development & Event Executive
Location: Putney, London
Contract Type: Full Time – Permanent
Salary: Entry level
Experience Level: Graduate or 1/2 years within sales industry
With over 140 events around the UK involving over 100,000 runners, RunThrough cater for all runners, from the first time runner to elite athletes and include unique venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hampton Court Palace, Thorpe Park, Tatton Park and Colchester Zoo to name a few.
We are looking for a sales professional in a Business Development & Event Executive to drive the sales of our sponsorship, chip timing and new event venues.
Working with RunThrough is a way of life, we have a small passionate team who care about what they do. The role includes weekend work, but the working week can be as flexible as you want it to be based from our offices on Putney Embankment over looking the River Thames or working remotely.
Purpose of the Role
RunThrough have over 140 events a year across the UK, however we are growing quickly.
We require a sales driven, goal orientated person with a passion for running to be the focal point for the growth of the business in a variety of areas.
- Identify, create and grow relationships with brands and other businesses with the aim of providing more value to our customers.
- Drive sales for our chip timing business by making connections with other event businesses alongside our technical manager.
- Identify, create and grow relationships with stakeholders and venues with the aim of expanding our current portfolio of events.
- To play a key role on event days at the discretion of our Head of Operations.
- Assist in the preparation and coordination of on the day sponsorship, vendors and entertainment
- Fulfil a number of administration duties (sales data management etc)
- Assist as required in the preparation for large scale events as part of a team
Working alongside our Directors and Technical Manager.
Skills and Experience Required
- Confident with expressing opinions and generating new ideas
- A commercial mind with strong networking skills
- Personable and passionate
- Very good project and time management skills
- Ability to self-manage
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both in meetings / on the telephone and in writing
- Ideally educated to degree standard but practical experience with sales, running and events is preferable.
- Previous work experience within a sports environment would be an advantage
- Ideally 1 year experience in sales of a similar nature at an agency or in-house but not essential
- Graduates with relevant university degrees relevant to the job but with no practical work experience are welcome to apply
- A passion for running would be very beneficial for the role
- A love of sport in general and an energetic disposition
- Full clean driving licence would be useful
- Willing and able to work weekends on a rota schedule with other staff (always in the mornings)
Anyone interested in this role please email a CV to [email protected]