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Soccer Commercial Director

We are seeking a seasoned Soccer Commercial Director to lead our soccer brand (90min) sales in the US. Based in New York, the Soccer Commercial Director will focus on brand lead commercial partnerships, with a focus on soccer and US Hispanic. We are looking for an experienced, high-energy professional with a track record in soccer marketing & soccer media sales, and a proven track record across brand-driven digital solutions. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial edge with a deep understanding of the soccer landscape.

Minute Media is the largest fan-driven media platform in online sports, engaging millions of users across destination sites, mobile apps and social networks. Minute Media’s content is created by thousands of dedicated fans from around the globe using the richest and most innovative content generation tools available in sports media.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage 90min’s marketing and commercial efforts (revenues) in US
  • Lead the go-to-market commercial strategy and positioning for 90min in US
  • Concept development and account management for regional soccer brands
  • Establish and manage relationships with the soccer community: Federations, Leagues, Clubs and Brands
  • Represent 90min in the relevant sports and media events/conferences

Skills and Experience:

  • Several years of in-depth experience in soccer marketing/management/media
  • Experience working for a regional/global soccer league, team, media property or publisher
  • Proven sales track record marketing directly with brands
  • Proven record in negotiating, structuring and executing brand activation and content marketing campaigns
  • Experience in dealing/working with the soccer community: Federations, Leagues, Tournaments, Clubs
  • Strong background in sports sponsorships and media activations
  • Experience on/with the agency, property and brand side
  • Deep familiarity and understanding of the media space and sports industry/world, in particular soccer

Personal Attributes :

  • An international multi-cultural vision and perspective
  • Passionate about digital & content marketing as well as sports marketing
  • Entrepreneurial passion, self-starter, risk taker, fearless, creative, and a very hard worker
  • Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity & provide clear direction in such circumstances
  • Ability to be effective in start-up environment with high levels of autonomy
  • Driven, ambitious & a clear ability to prioritize & work to deadlines
  • Superb communication and presentation skills
  • Passionate about soccer

Qualifications

  • University Degree (business/marketing related)
  • Fluency in English. Spanish language skills are a plus
Apply: jobs@minutemedia.com