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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Corporate Sponsorship Servicing - US
Corporate Partner Activation Specialist- China - Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

General Description:

The Corporate Partner Activation Specialist is responsible for managing relationships and negotiated partnership elements to achieve partner goals through integrated marketing platforms, primarily for China-based partners and prospects.  The position may also include responsibilities of local, regional and national corporate accounts.   The position works with the Director & VP of Strategy Development for China to ensure a positive and rewarding relationship is maintained with the corporate partner.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates our One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork. 
  • Manage day-to-day implementation of partnership elements such as signage, digital content, hospitality and promotions to ensure all contractual elements are fulfilled. 
  • Develop, enhance and renew corporate relationships by exceeding & managing expectations of all contractual elements and provide opportunities for added value.
  • Liaison across departments such as marketing, basketball operations, game operations and digital to ensure proper fulfillment of corporate partner agreements.
  • Present ideas and opportunities to help grow the business of each corporate partner by keeping up-to-date with the goals, objectives and competition of each corporate partner.
  • Create and manage financial budgets.
  • Assist with sponsorship presentations and meetings (preparing renewal proposals, mid-season and end-of-year recap presentations, meeting agendas, etc.)
  • Take ownership and management of additional areas (i.e. liaison to departmental groups within Rockets organization and outside organizations/areas, as assigned)
  • Assist wherever necessary to further market and promote Team and corporate partners.
  • Provide unprecedented customer service and superior level of productivity and responsiveness.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Bilingual, written and verbal communications- Mandarin & English- Required
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in account management/client relations or related field, such as marketing, agency, media, sponsorship
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and follow through on project outline or strategies
  • Must have high level of decision making and accountability
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Must be able to understand partners’ objectives and look for ways to associate with the Team’s assets
  • Must be able to interact and manage staff and business associates in order to implement events, promotions and other related activities
  • Must be able to identify and address issues or problems which may arise during relationship/partnership
  • Must be customer service and relationship building oriented
  • Must demonstrate high standard of excellence
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • PhotoShop or Graphic Design experience preferred

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format. 
  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships. 

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Corporate Sponsorship Sales
Corporate Sales Manager - Houston Rockets/Toyota Center (Houston, TX)

General Description:

Serves as interface with outside organizations, representing the Rockets in efforts to generate new partnerships.

 Essential Responsibilities:

  • Individual will cultivate new corporate partner relationships to ensure sponsor revenue growth; manage and maintain existing accounts on an annual basis.

  • Establish strong relationships throughout partner companies

  • Provide accurate, reliable information for sales forecasts

  • Develop written proposals for current or new business prospects; design proposals using a consultative sales style incorporating research of category dynamics and understanding the potential partner’s marketing goals.

  • Demonstrates our One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5-7 years experience in media and/or sponsorship sales.
  • Outgoing, energetic personality, a clear self-starter.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple customers with high degree of detail against short deadlines.
  • Ability to work successfully with all team departments.
  • Knowledge of sports marketing and sponsorship inventory.
  • Experience with TV, radio, and print media sales.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format. 
  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships. 

Highly motivated and dependable Individuals that exhibit our ONE TEAM PHILOSOPHY of PASSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, CUSTOMER FOCUS, TEAMWORK are welcome to apply! 

 Equal Opportunity Employer

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Internships: Any Internship
Event Operations Intern - Toyota Center/Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrate our One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork. 
  • Assist with all third party events at Toyota Center, including distributing credentials and assisting the event coordinator as needed.
  • Assist in marketing efforts as needed for all Toyota Center concerts and events.
  • Assist the director, event coordinators and booking coordinator on other projects as needed.
  • Facilitate internal meetings in Toyota Center.
  • Support event and production elements including:  production meetings, event details and maps, advancing concerts, pre-and post event inspections, etc.
  • Provide general support of Event Operations Department in daily operations.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned by Director of Event Operations.
  • Participate in Receptionist Training.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current college student or graduated within 6 months
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Eagerness to learn about the Event Production industry
  • Flexible schedule, including availability to work nights, weekends, long days and holidays
  • Self motivated, organized, and detail oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple tasks
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format. 
  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships. 

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

1. Yes/No. I am a currently enrolled in a college/university or have graduated within the last 6 months.

2. Yes/No- I understand that I have to be available to work ALL Rockets 2016-2017 home games, 3rd party events, and playoffs.

3. Yes/No. I understand that this is a semester-long internship, that begins in January and ends in May.

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Internships: Any Internship
Graphic Design Intern - Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
• Demonstrates our One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork.
• Assist the Houston Rockets Creative Department by providing support to the Graphic Designer and Creative Director.
• Archiving game photos, designing, clipping of players and serve as the liaison between Graphics and other departments.
• Receptionist training

This position provides a behind-the-scenes view for those considering a career with the NBA, sports or Entertainment Industries with a heavy emphasis on design.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Current college student or graduated within the last 6 months
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
• Interest in basketball and familiarity with basketball terminology.
• Excellent written communication skills
• Able to work with distractions
• Able to lift 50 lbs.
• Available to serve a season-long (Fall & Spring semesters) internship

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
• The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
• The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format.
• The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
• The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships.

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Promotions
Marketing Associate - Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

General Description:

This program provides part-time seasonal opportunities for interested individuals to assist our Team with game presentations, promotional events and activities and gain exposure to sports industry event planning and execution. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates our One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork. 
  • Assist the Promotions Department with Rockets game day activities and set up including the concourse, ticket holder events, corporate obligations and fan interactive elements.
  • Assist in execution of the Rockets Corporate, Community, Ticket Sales and Team Marketing Events and Promotions
  • Assist in execution of outside events at city festivals, trade shows and other public events.
  • Periodically assist Promotions Department with office work
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work days, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be available to work ALL Rockets home games during the 2016-2017 season
  • Must be available for at least 20 hours a week
  • Must be available to start January 2017
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format. 
  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships. 

Highly motivated and dependable Individuals that exhibit our ONE TEAM PHILOSOPHY of PASSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, CUSTOMER FOCUS, TEAMWORK are welcome to apply! 

 Equal Opportunity Employer

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

1. Yes/No- I have local housing available in/near Houston.

2. Yes/No- I understand that I have to be available to work ALL Rockets 2016-2017 home games and playoffs.

3. Yes/No- I am able to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Membership Executive - Houston Rockets/Toyota Center (Houston, TX)

JOB SUMMARY
Maximize revenue by closing new business, corporate and personal, via multiple revenue streams within the Houston Rockets organization by phone, face to face, and online activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for maximizing ticket revenue for the Houston Rockets by selling full season memberships, partial season memberships, and mini plans. 

  • Contribute to additional revenue initiatives for other departments such as Rockets & Toyota Center Group Sales and Suite Sales.

  • Create and develop new business opportunities by continually prospecting in the Houston metro region through social selling, networking, in-arena tours, external appointments, email and phone activities.

  • Manage all personal accounts and provide a CHAMPIONSHIP-CALIBER level of customer service throughout the year.

  • Game night responsibilities include prospecting at sales tables throughout the arena, answering incoming calls on the Rockets ticket line, entertaining current ticket customers, and assisting with customer service inquiries.

  • Attend outside Houston Rockets prospecting events with the purpose of closing new business.

  • Maintain accurate records of all prospecting activities and closed sales. 
  • Demonstrate our ONE TEAM philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a sales environment. Experience with a sports team or entertainment setting required.
  • Experience using a ticketing and CRM system preferred.
  • A general understanding of social selling techniques and online prospecting.
  • Communicate (both written & verbal) in a concise and effective manner.
  • Ability to remain focused on sales goals and work efficiently in a high energy, fast paced sales environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

 PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format. 
  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships. 

Highly motivated and dependable Individuals that exhibit our ONE TEAM PHILOSOPHY of PASSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, CUSTOMER FOCUS, TEAMWORK are welcome to apply! 

 Equal Opportunity Employer

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Premium/Suite Sales
VP of Premium Sales - Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

General Description:
The Vice President of Premium Sales is responsible for generating new business revenue through suite leases, courtside, and club seating. Additionally, the position will actively participate in the strategic planning to recreate existing suite real estate as well as create new premium products.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Develop Suites and Premium Sales business plan and sales strategies
• Cultivate new business relationships to ensure revenue growth via a variety of partnership opportunities, including but not limited to executive suite leases, courtside, and premium seating
• Establish strong relationships throughout Greater Houston business community and conduct senior level sales presentations to support premium sales initiatives
• Develop a strategy to maximize single event rental revenue and create a pipeline for larger partnerships
• Develop written proposals for current or new business prospects incorporating research of business dynamics and understanding the potential partner’s business goals
• Utilize existing relationships and network to open new doors and create new lines of business relationships for the organization
• Provide direction on up-sells and cross-sells across other departments, specifically corporate partnerships and ticketing
• Manage the activities and productivity of the department by increasing sales bandwidth and setting appropriate goals and metrics to properly measure staff performance
• Identify opportunities to innovate and create best-in-class sales techniques
• Contribute to the Corporate Partnerships pipeline development
• Continually manage and update individual and departmental sales pipe line, through company CRM (Currently Sales Force CRM) to provide accurate, reliable information for sales forecasts
• Provide intensive coaching, training and development for the premium sales department
• Provide leadership and actively participate in sales meetings and negotiations
• Meet and exceed activity and revenue goals as established by the organization
• Demonstrates our One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 6-8 years experience in business to business sales and leadership
• Deep knowledge of, and relationships with, key players in the corporate sector
• Outgoing, energetic personality, a clear self-starter.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and skilled in negotiations and delivering an effective pitch
• Ability to manage multiple customers and prospects with high degree of detail against short deadlines.
• Ability to work successfully with all team departments.
• Ability to work nights/weekends/flexible schedule based on game and event schedules
• Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, CRM and ticketing systems
• Knowledge of sports marketing, hospitality inventory, and media sales a plus.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
• The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
• The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format.
• The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
• The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours as related to live events and the need for a strong focus on external relationships and networking opportunities.
 

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Internships: Technical Services
Video Intern - Houston Rockets (Houston, TX)

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with day-to-day production, including dub requests, and game day preparation
  • Assist with set up and execution of events/shoots/interviews
  • Manage EVS highlights using AVID interplay / IP Director
  • Prep edit sessions for in-arena, web, social, and Chinese video platforms
  • Organize and manage equipment such as cameras, lights, microphones, and digital assets
  • Assist with game day control room responsibilities – prepping Crossfire and Xpression
  • Receptionist training
  • Demonstrates our One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Junior, Senior, or recent graduate (up to 6 months following graduation date) in broadcast journalism, production, or communications
  • Willing to work nights and weekends
  • Photoshop / Illustrator experience preferred
  • After Effects / Premiere / Avid experience preferred

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format. 
  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships. 

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

1. Yes/No. I am a currently enrolled in a college/university or have graduated within the last 6 months.

2. Yes/No- I understand that I have to be available to work ALL Rockets 2016-2017 home games, 3rd party events, and playoffs.

3. Yes/No. I understand that this is a semester-long internship, that begins January 2017 and ends in May.

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