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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales Management
Director of Premium Seating - New Orleans Pelicans (New Orleans, LA)

The Director of Premium Seating is responsible for the overall sales and service of the suite level.  In addition is responsible for business development of floor and club level accounts.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Self-Prospecting for new business and closing the sale

  • Driving the sale of premium accounts through the ticket sales and service department

  • Account Management & Retention responsibilities on annual suite accounts

  • Management of overall premium seating department, including sales and service personnel

  • Display leadership by providing vision and inspiration to superiors, peers, subordinates, and the entire organization

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Meet or exceed established yearly revenue goals

  • Prospect and cultivate new sales leads through creative lead generation methods, as well as follow up on leads provided by the team

  • Conduct sales conversations via phone presentations, in-office meetings/presentations and meetings at the Smoothie King Center

  • Entertain and nurture relationships with clients and prospects through creative means including but not limited to: networking events, speaking engagements, one-on-one dinners / lunches, prospect sampling and outside meetings

  • Perform accurate and skilled deal closings

  • Provide high end service for our premium clients, including but not limited to: renewals on an annual basis, collection of payments and receiving executed seat contracts

  • Develop and grow relationships with current clients to increase selling opportunities through exceptional service and referrals

  • Grow and develop premium events for customers

  • Enter all pertinent prospect and customer information in CRM platform for efficient reporting and historical data purposes

  • Conduct regular one on one meetings with staff

  • Provide overall strategic direction for the department

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of sports ticket/sponsorship sales experience, multiple years of success selling suites and premium products and strong track record for producing results

  • Highly motivated self-starter with strategic thinking and personal leadership skills

  • Work well in a team selling environment and ability to collaborate with others

  • Exceptional organizational skills to manage and prioritize daily effort

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and ability to communicate effectively with prospects, customers and internal team

  • Strong interpersonal and customer relationship skills

  • Bottom line results driven

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint, and CRM Dynamics

  • Ability to work irregular hours, event coverage and weekends

  • Reliable transportation to reach the market on outside sales appointments is essential

  • Four-year College degree required with a master’s degree a plus

Applications must be submitted through Teamwork. Please do not mail or email resumes to the Saints/Pelicans. All qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or by email. Please do not contact the Saints/Pelicans Human Resources or Hiring Manager to check the status of your application. When applying, please be sure your updated contact information is provided.

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Game Operations/Presentation
Interactive Team - Pelicans Swoop Troop (2014-15 Season) - New Orleans Pelicans (New Orleans, LA)

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The New Orleans Pelicans are looking for energetic, reliable and hardworking Pelicans fans to audition for the 2014-2015 Swoop Troop Interactive Squad!

The Swoop Troop is made up of enthusiastic men and women who display the ultimate Pelicans spirit while getting the arena pumped up each game night!

Members play an integral role in community events and the Pelicans game night experience by leading the crowd in chants, hosting contests, throwing t-shirts and simply entertaining the best fans in the NBA!

Auditions will be held on September 13th at the New Orleans Pelicans Practice Facility at 5800 Airline Drive.

Please log onto pelicans.com for audition details and to download an application.

 

DESCRIPTION: Swoop Troop members will report directly to the Live Programming and Entertainment Manager. Team will assist in aspects of NBA Game Entertainment including on-court entertainment elements as well as pre-game, post-game and concourse activities. Staff will also assist with team events in the community.

PERIOD WHEN NEEDED: September 2014 – August 2015 (Full NBA season including play-off dates *if applicable) Dates are subject to change.

HOURS REQUIRED: Must be available to work all home preseason games and at least 35 regular season home games as well as special events. (Hours may vary and aren’t guaranteed)

CRITERIA/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to work all home preseason games and at least 35 regular season home games during the 2014-2015 season. Game day availability is from 3 PM until 10 PM or later. Times are subject to change.

  • Must be energetic, reliable and hardworking.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must be able to work all events from September 2014 through August 2015.

  • Must be willing and able to work long, irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Must have reliable transportation as well as a valid driver’s license.

  • Must enjoy working with people of all ages, possessing strong team work skills, as well as the ability to work independently.

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Consumer Product Sales
Retail Store Associate - Pelicans Fan Store - New Orleans Pelicans (New Orleans, LA)

Retail Store Associate - Pelicans Fan Store

US - LA – New Orleans

Seeking Experienced Retail Sales Associates for a Part Time Position throughout the 2014-2015 NBA Pelicans Season.  See below for application information.  This position is being staffed by adidas.

Purpose: Seeking a retail sales associate who is passionate about sports and is excited to learn and grow under the core values of the adidas brand. We are looking for candidates who can contribute to meeting or exceeding store sales and profit targets by passionately inspiring consumer loyalty to the brand by providing excellent service, while executing store operations.

Job Responsibilities:

• Be aware of store sales and KPI targets, as well as individual performance targets, take ownership over them and use all available store resources to meet or exceed them
• Execute the Brand Customer Service standards to meet or exceed customers’ expectations
• Be a Brand Ambassador, consistently exhibiting the Brand Attitude and Values
• Use Seasonal Brand and product knowledge effectively during sales interactions
• Communicate product features and benefits and unique selling points clearly to address customers’ needs and strengthen their connection to the Brand
• Adhere to all established policies and procedures
• Execute and maintain established Visual Merchandising and In-Store Communication standards
• Process merchandise deliveries quickly and effectively, and constantly replenish merchandising fixtures to ensure the store’s entire product offer is represented on the sales floor
• Complete cash register transactions quickly and accurately
• Minimize loss in both, the stockroom and the sales floor
• Perform all store operations in a safe, effective and efficient manner
• Collaborate productively and respectfully with team members
• Complete all applicable training programs and effectively apply the learning on the job
• Seek coaching and learning opportunities to continually improve your performance
• Set up and take down of retail locations during most events

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• Retail Professional Competencies

Minimum Qualifications:

• Preferably between 1-2 months working in a sports/fashion customer & commercial focused retail environment
• Basic numeracy, literacy and verbal communication skills

To Apply Please Visit: http://careers.adidas-group.com/

Search For: Pelicans - Retail Store Associate- Pelicans Fan Store

You will be contacted via email.  Interviews will be conducted the middle of September.

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