Chicago Sky Account Executive-New Business Development Specialist

Chicago Sky

Full Time
Chicago Sky
Skokie, IL

Job Details

The Chicago Sky is seeking an experienced, passionate, and enthusiastic sales person to join our staff and become a leader in the sports and entertainment industry. This position is for a full time Account Executive with a focus on B2B sales including Season Ticket Membership, Group outings and Corporate Hospitality. The ideal candidate must be a competitive, experienced sales professional who leads by example, possesses the ability to develop strong relationships, maintains a professional attitude and maximizes opportunities. Ticket sales will be generated via phone calls, prospecting, referrals and face-to-face presentations with a focus on networking, relationship sales, and customer retention.

1. Sell Full Season Ticket Memberships and Partial Season Ticket Memberships
2. Sell group outings including corporate hospitality areas 
3. Utilize social selling tools such as LinkedIn Sales Navigator to network and create successful relationships within the business community
4. Renew existing customers and sales through exceptional customer service practices and problem solving skills
5. Daily emphasis on sales activities including out of office meetings, conference calls, attending networking events, phone calls, emails, LinkedIn prospecting and social selling
6. Continuously create and implement strategies to prospect, develop, and grow ticket sales opportunities and ideas
7. Maintain detailed records of customer interactions and sales process utilizing Archtics and SCORE CRM
8. Meet or exceed weekly and monthly sales goals in the areas of season, group, and partial-plan ticket packages
9. Game night responsibilities as well as attending outside events

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sports Management, Marketing a related field or equivalent job experience in a related field
• Two-years of successful sales experience (preferably in the sports or entertainment industry)
• Ability to continuously hunt and prospect for new leads, develop new ideas and exception execution skills
• Self-starter with a positive attitude and ability to work independently
• Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
• Strong time management and organizational skills as well as exceptional work ethic, strong desire to succeed, eagerness to learn, professionalism and a passion for the sports industry and women’s sports
• Ability to work as a team player while being open and willing to learn
• Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, some holidays, and event nights

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