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Partnership Sales Manager - job post

The NEC Group
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Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40
£32,000 - £38,000 a year - Full-time
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  • £32,000 - £38,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday


Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40

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  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance

Full job description

The NEC Group is the UK’s leading live events business operating in exhibitions, conferences, music, sports, family entertainment and hospitality. We Bring Live to Life, creating destinations of the future and helping customers make every moment count.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Partnership Sales Manager to join our Commercial Partnerships and Media team.

The Partnership Sales Manager will support the Head of Partnerships with the partnerships sales and administration function for NEC Group venues, which the NEC Group operate as well as for external clients in sport, music, events and entertainment.

Commercial properties across the NEC Group include venue partnerships ranging from venue naming rights to official partners/supplier and experiential activations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating new partnerships deals through effective outreach and sales strategies.


  • Work alongside the Head of Partnerships to create and deliver an outreach sales strategy to achieve partnership revenues.
  • Support the partnership sales and administration function for the NEC Group.
  • Proactively approach targeted brands via sales outreach channels (email, LinkedIn, phone).
  • Manage the day to day relationships with any third party sponsorship agencies we work with.
  • Secure and host regular face to face meetings with brands, agencies and business partners to achieve new business sales.
  • Proactively attend regular networking events in order to meet new business prospects.
  • To support the development and delivery of the sales strategies for revenue, profit and market penetration of new business across the NEC Group venues.
  • Conduct regular market research of the parnterships industry and competitor analysis.
  • Keep abreast of where brands are investing in the partnership industry and what marketing objectives brands have.
  • Help identify potential new revenue streams, producing business plans and proposals for new business opportunities.
  • Building collaborative business relationships that further our objective of developing new business.


  • Previous experience in sales, desirably from a rights holder, venue, media or sports/entertainment background.
  • Proven track record in successful sales to senior decision makers.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and targets effectively.
  • Experience of conducting market research and strategically implementating the market research results.
  • The understanding and development of new business development plans.
  • An identifiable knowledge of sports, venue and events sponsorship industries.
  • Experience with producing sales presentations and presenting to senior management and business leaders.
  • Experience in all aspects of customer relationship management maintaining customer confidence.
  • A track record in developing productive working relationships with colleagues, industry peers and clients.
  • Confident and proactive approach to effective sales outreach.

What we offer:

  • Plus Group Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave rising to 26 after one year plus all UK bank holidays
  • Free Onsite parking
  • Free lunch when office based or on site
  • Potential home working options for part of the week
  • Pension matching up to 7% and
  • We will provide you with a Life Assurance cover if you are actively contributing to the NEC group personal pension plan and have joined at the first opportunity or within 12 months of becoming first eligible
  • Private Medical Insurance funded by the company
  • Great Learning and Development
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Dental, Cash Health and Holiday Buy flexible option
  • Exclusive Discounts and many more great benefits

The NEC Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. NEC Group is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm, you will find a home within the NEC Group.

Should you require further assistance or require any reasonable adjustments be put in place to better support your application process, please do not hesitate to raise this with us

Disclaimer: due to high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure our teams manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. So please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £32,000.00-£38,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Birmingham, B40 1NT: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: INDEED6

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