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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Account Executive, Ticket Sales (FUTURE OPENINGS) - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Company Summary: The Sacramento Kings are embarking on a new era for the franchise. Dynamic, aggressive new ownership has taken over and the sports world is buzzing with construction for a new downtown arena beginning this summer for a completion in the fall of 2016 and a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar experience center complete with virtual reality technology already open. In a major metropolitan city that ranks 3rd in the US for most days of sun, the franchise’s future is even brighter! The Kings are looking to set new industry-standards through technology, globalization and community impact to help elevate the status of the capital city of the world’s 7th largest economy.

Job Summary: The Account Executive position is an incredible opportunity to start a sales career in the sports industry with an organization committed to professional growth and career development. You will join our team in a class of 4 to 10 entering into the industry’s best 2 week training-only & on-boarding period to prepare you for ultimate success. Within 12 months as an Account Executive, top performers will be evaluated for possible promotion to an elevated New Arena Account Manager role. During the 12 months, Account Executives experience every aspect of the ticket sales operation in addition to a 360 degree view of the organization, while developing the skill set needed to succeed in the sports industry through recurring sales, product and professional development training. Account Executives may be placed into a fast-track mentor team with a focus on Season Tickets, Group Tickets or Season Ticket Services. This is an opportunity to join a team thriving as the league leaders in new full season tickets sold, increased attendance and much more with continued aggressive growth goals leading into a new arena.

The primary responsibility of the Account Executive, Ticket Sales is to build relationships with potential prospects to sell new season ticket memberships, mini-plans and group tickets. Success in this position is enhanced through the latest in sales acceleration tools including analytics-based lead scoring, rapid dialing connectivity, industry-leading CRM, professional sales training, hands on leadership and much more. Account Executives will have access to invite prospects to VIP events & tours at the new multi-million dollar Experience Center at the site of the new arena construction. The ideal candidate is driven, focused, and passionate about starting a sales career in the sports industry, possesses a strong work ethic, and has the determination to succeed in an ultra-competitive, fast paced, yet highly rewarding work environment. Account Executives are responsible for achieving individual sales goals and are continually coached and evaluated to maximize individual and team performance.


Key Responsibility Areas:
• Successfully completing the Account Executive training program and attending on-going training
• Responsible for meeting or exceeding all individual performance and developmental goals within specified time frames
• Obtaining leads and answering questions
• Builds relationships with prospective customers via outbound telephone efforts and enhances those relationships through face to face appointments
• Candidates should proudly represent the Ticket Sales Alliance Team Values of Swagger, Transparency, Excitement, Innovation & Fulfillment
• Actively participates in Team Member sales skills training, developmental opportunities, and Team Member sales activities
• Works during all Sacramento Kings home games (43 events) in a multitude of different capacities including, but not limited to: prospecting appointments, sales tables, off-site events and pregame and in-game events
• Update and maintain customer information and payments using Archtics and Salesforce

Qualifications:
• 4-year college degree in Business, Sports Management, or related field preferred
• Previous sports and/or telemarketing or outside sales experience is preferred
• Passion to start a career as a sales professional in the sports industry
• Dependability is key: consistently punctual and prepared for a fast-paced environment, executes instructions, and embraces coaching
• Self-starter with a positive attitude and strong work ethic; committed to teamwork
• High level of confidence, enthusiasm, and personal accountability
• Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to present sales material to large groups and customers
• Presents themselves in a professional manner, able to interact with all levels of the organization
• Ability to multi-task and maintain strong prioritization and organizational skills
• Strong computer skills, including all Microsoft Office software programs
• Ability to work nights/weekends/flexible schedule required

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Database Marketing/Analytics
Data Analyst - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Summary:

The Sacramento Kings are embarking on a new era for the franchise. Dynamic, aggressive new ownership has taken over and the sports world is buzzing with construction for a new downtown arena beginning this summer for a completion in the fall of 2016 and a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar experience center already open. In a major metropolitan city that ranks 3rd in the US for most days of sun, the franchise’s future is even brighter! The Kings are looking to set new industry-standards through technology, globalization and community impact to help elevate the status of the capital city of the world’s 7th largest economy.

Summary:

Recognizing the power of technology, data, and computational science to transform the business, the Sacramento Kings have formed the Engagement Lab to drive transformational change through evidence-based decision making at the company.  The Data Analyst position is a member of the Engagement Lab and the decision science practice within the organization. You will work closely with other members of the Engagement Lab team to provide valuable data-driven insight to all key organizational business units.    

Key Responsibility Areas (KRA’s):

  • Support execution and reporting of marketing campaigns across multiple channels.

  • Collaborate with others to answer challenging business questions that can assist us in gaining a competitive advantage by using data mining techniques.

  • Creates actionable insight and understanding, through the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data, building recommendations that directly address business objectives.

  • Execute on-going and ad-hoc reporting and analysis to support key business stakeholders, driving revenue and innovation.

  • Create engaging visualizations of data analyzed in order to depict outcomes.

  • Write and execute SQL queries for standard and ad hoc data mining purposes.

  • Assist in all CRM efforts including sales and marketing campaign setup and administration.

Key Competency Areas (KCA’S):

The individual in this position is expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in the following areas:

  • Customer Focus – Knowing the internal and external customers’ needs and responding accordingly; anticipating customer needs; giving high priority to service and customer satisfaction.

  • Interpersonal Relationships – Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

  • Confidentiality – Able to maintain confidentiality; work with sensitive or proprietary information and exercise discretion.

  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to the points of views of others;  taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and making connections

  • Decision Making/Judgment – Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution in a timely manner.

  • Initiative – Willing to take on responsibilities and challenges, lead teams, and take charge and offer opinions and direction.

Key Competency Areas (KCA’S) Continued

  • Planning and Organizing – Appropriately managing resources by identifying when additional resources are necessary; providing others with the resources they need to carry out their job duties; setting priorities and defining action, time, and resources needed to achieve goals.

  • Problem Solving – Identifying cause and effect relationships; draws the right conclusion from the information.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university in Information Systems, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field.

  • One (1) to three (3) years’ experience in the applied analytic space.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience with notable Business Intelligence (BI) tools.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office:  Word, Excel, Access, SQL and Powerpoint                 

  • Strong communication, prioritization and organization skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving and logic skills.

  • Service oriented; committed to teamwork and catering to customers.

  • Results oriented; ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.      

  • Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends, overtime, and on-call as needed.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Please tell me your professional experience writing SQL queries for standard and ad hoc data mining purposes?

2. Please tell me your professional experience working with CRM platforms and Marketing Automation Platforms.

3. Do you have Salesforce, Eloqua, or Spotfire experience? If yes, please tell me your professional experience with these platforms.

4. What are your salary requirements?

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
New Arena Account Manager, Arena Show & Kings Group Ticket Sales - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Company Summary: The Sacramento Kings are embarking on a new era for the franchise. Dynamic, aggressive new ownership has taken over and the sports world is buzzing with construction for a new downtown arena beginning this summer for a completion in the fall of 2016 and a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar experience center complete with virtual reality technology already open. In a major metropolitan city that ranks 3rd in the US for most days of sun, the franchise’s future is even brighter! The Kings are looking to set new industry-standards through technology, globalization and community impact to help elevate the status of the capital city of the world’s 7th largest economy.


Job Summary: This is an opportunity to lead the charge for arena show Group Sales into the new downtown arena designed to attract top shows as well as play a key role in Kings Group Sales.


The New Arena Account Manager, Arena Show and Kings Group Ticket Sales will be a central role in this future success on both fronts. The primary responsibility of the New Arena Account Manager, Arena Show and Kings Group Ticket Sales is to create and implement a group ticket sales plan to achieve revenue goals for 12 to 15 Arena Shows throughout the year at Sleep Train Arena with potential growth as we transition to the new downtown arena, and cross-promote to produce results for Kings tickets. This is a highly self-directed position that has tremendous growth potential to the extent the candidate drives new standards. The position will work directly with the Senior Manager of Group Sales, the internal Director of Arena Programming and external Arena Show Promoters to create attractive group ticket packages and experiences, while continuously identifying other areas for growth. This position will interface with other departments and key stakeholders on a daily basis while advising senior management with recommendations and reports. The position will be cross-supported by the Group Membership Coordinator and ticket sales intern team to help execute the Arena Shows strategic group sales plan.


This position will also be responsible for supervising & executing all elements of Arena Show group experience assets to ensure events run seamlessly. This position will have full menu capability to sell group tickets for both the Sacramento Kings and Arena Shows. The candidate will receive a book of categories most often associated with arena show purchases. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, proven producer that thrives in a fast paced environment, who embodies and champions the Ticket Sales Department values of Swagger, Transparency, Excitement, Innovation and Fulfillment.


Key Responsibility Areas:
• Responsible for meeting or exceeding all individual performance and developmental goals within specified time frames
• Create, refine, advance and execute the Arena Show business plan for 12-15 events throughout the year, including strategies, cross-promotion opportunities, and key tactics to maximize new sales performance in group ticket sales.
• Lead the strategy with other departments to effectively refine and update Arena Show group sales collateral, website information, and social media campaigns.
• Grow Arena Show business through development of key categories by building relationships with prospective customers via outbound telephone efforts and enhancing those relationships through face to face appointments and presentations
• Lead bi-monthly calls or meetings with the respective Arena Show promoters to identify areas for growth and opportunities to cross-promote to maximize both Kings and Arena Show group ticket sales.
• Participate and contribute in bi-monthly meetings with Senior Manager, Group Ticket Sales and the Director, Arena Programming and Marketing to review progress and areas of opportunity.
• Responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of Arena Show Online Sales links and a new corporate partner program campaign as well as collaborate with Box Office to implement new show sales processes in Archtics
• Collaborate with Engagement Lab team to refine, advance and execute innovative sales campaigns through the analysis of data to maximize the effectiveness and efficiencies of the Arena Show business plan.
• Responsible for meeting or exceeding all individual performance and developmental goals within specified time frames
• Actively participates in Team Member sales skills training, developmental opportunities, and Team Member sales activities
• Works during all Arena Show Events as needed and any relevant Sacramento Kings home games in a multitude of different capacities including, but not limited to: Group Experience asset management, prospecting appointments, sales tables, pre-event activities and in- event activities.
• Manage and grow key Sacramento Kings categories by building relationships with prospective customers via outbound telephone efforts and enhancing those relationships through face to face appointments and presentations
• Update and maintain customer information and payments using Archtics and Salesforce


Qualifications:
• At least 3 years prior Ticket Sales experience
• At least 1 year prior Arena Show Group Ticket Sales experience
• Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university in Business/Sports Administration or Marketing.
• Proven high level sales results and experience selling ticket products to a variety of consumers including business to business, group and individuals
• Effectively builds and maintains high level of morale in an energetic, spirited, confident environment
• Excellent problem solving skills & ability to multi-task
• Excellent presentation skills
• Effectively promotes teamwork combined with individual accountability for performance goals.
• Presents themselves in a professional manner, able to interact with all levels of the organization
• Ability to multi-task and maintain strong prioritization and organizational skills
• Self-starter with a positive attitude and strong work ethic; committed to teamwork
• General computer knowledge, including expertise with Ticketmaster, ARCHTICS, CRM (Salesforce.com preferred) and Microsoft Office Suite
• Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What best-practice strategies have you previously implemented to generate new arena show group sales in the past?

2. What unique group experiences have you offered as part of your arena shows?

3. How will you effectively cross-promote Kings group opportunities with your arena show buyers?

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Technical Services: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Senior Graphic Designer - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Company Summary: The Sacramento Kings are embarking on a new era for the franchise. Dynamic, aggressive new ownership has taken over and the sports world is buzzing with construction for a new downtown arena beginning this summer for a completion in the fall of 2016 and a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar experience center complete with virtual reality technology already open. In a major metropolitan city that ranks 3rd in the US for most days of sun, the franchise’s future is even brighter! The Kings are looking to set new industry-standards through technology, globalization and community impact to help elevate the status of the capital city of the world’s 7th largest economy.

Job Summary: Fast paced. Forward thinking. Exciting. Impactful. The look and feel of the new era of Kings Basketball will be created here in the Kings Creative Services Department. Do you have the vision and energy to be a part of the team? The Sacramento Kings are seeking a Senior Graphic Designer with energy, exceptional aesthetic sense and exceptional communications skills to join our in-house agency-style team. The Senior Graphic Designer will collaborate with the creative director, design team, marketing team, and internal clients to develop breakthrough creative solutions worthy of a new generation of NBA royalty.

Key Responsibilities Areas (KRA's):

HAVE A VISION. The Senior Designer is responsible for providing print/digital art creation to support various internal departments and campaigns throughout King-dom.

• Deliver creative solutions to communicate brand objectives

• Work closely with project managers to keep all projects on schedule

• BE A LEADER. A great team needs leaders. The Senior Designer will be expected to take the lead at keeping projects moving forward.

• PASS IT ON. As a Senior Designer, it is vital to take junior designers under your wing and help them develop their skills.

• CONSISTENCY IS KEY. Ensure the look and feel that define the excitement of Kings basketball comes through loud and clear in every piece of communication we create.

•THINK POSITIVE. WORK HARD. Be self-motivated and bring a positive attitude and have strong communications skills

•COMMUNICATE. Always make sure you and your teammates are on the same page.

Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communications from a four-year college or university

•5-7 years experience in an agency (or agency-like) setting

•An excellent portfolio.

•The ability to manage your own projects while working within a team environment

•Superior organization and interpersonal skills

•The ability to thrive within a fast-paced agency-style environment

•The ability to handle changing priorities and multiple projects simultaneously.

•An understanding of client specified marketing objectives.

•Proficient in the latest versions of Adobe Creative Suite.

•The salary range for this position is dependent on experience level and qualifications.

This is an on-site position. Applications without portfolios or work samples will not be considered.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Why are you interested in this position?

2. Please send us a link to your portfolio and work samples.

3. What are your salary requirements?

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