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8 January 2016

A vacancy has arisen at Wigan Athletic.

  • Vacancy: Sales and Sponsorship Manager.
  • Application closing date 20 January 2016.
  • Based at the DW Stadium.


Sales and Sponsorship Manager

Wigan Athletic Football Club is recruiting a Sales and Sponsorship Manager based at the DW Stadium reporting to the Head of Commercial. This is a full time, permanent post which will include evening and weekend work.

The position will encompass the following roles and responsibilities:-
  • Selling commercial sponsorships, match day sponsorships and advertising packages to existing and new customers.
  • Establishing and developing strategies to generate new business, grow commercial revenue and build effective commercial partnerships in line with targets set.
  • Instigating and conducting telephone calls to generate new business and manage relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Negotiating sales and managing the handover to the sales support staff.
  • Assisting the team to sell a wide variety of hospitality packages on a seasonal and match by match basis and to work towards targets set to existing and new customers.
  • Assisting in the smooth running of the match day operation including meeting customers and making the arrangements for a match day alongside the team.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and competencies:-
  • Demonstrable new business development experience.
  • A proven track record of converting new business to accounts managed.
  • Successful experience of generating and developing client relationships.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering against sales and business development targets.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • IT literate with experience of accurately recording and analysing data.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Willingness to learn and continuously develop.
  • A full driving licence.
If this position is of interest to you and you would like to be considered please send your CV along with covering letter and salary details to Louise Kerrigan, HR Manager, Wigan Athletic Football Club, DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ or alternatively email

Closing date Wednesday 20 January 2016.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27 January 2016.

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