Business Development Executive

Posted on 07 September 22 by Liam Parmenter

  • London, SW1V
  • - per Annum

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Job Description

level= is delighted to support Premiership Rugby in their search for a talented Business Development Executive.

Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL) are a private company, owned by 13 Member Clubs and CVC Capital Partners, and are principally responsible for managing the Gallagher Premiership Rugby competition. Their vision is to create “Unmissable World-Class Sporting Entertainment that is Accessible to All” and to be the “Beating Heart of the English Game”.

If you can demonstrate a background in identifying and creating solutions for brands to help grow commercial revenue, then you could be perfect for our client, and we'd love to see you apply.

Business Development Executive Responsibilities:

  • Undertake a category audit and identify, with rationale, potential commercial partners

  • Design Premiership Rugby's in-house category analysis scorecard

  • Work with the designer to build outreach materials, manage prospects within the sales pipeline and inbound commercial opportunities that will be provided to you

  • Research and create industry-leading presentations at all stages by providing solutions for brands, working closely with the partnerships team and design lead

  • On-going management of Premiership Rugby's product valuation tool

  • Contribute to and execute agreed commercial strategy and quarterly/yearly goals

  • Centrally manage sales materials, fan data and insights


Business Development Executive Requirements:

  • Self-driven, an ideas generator and possess a keen eye for detail

  • An ability to manage, assess and translate data as part of the partnership development process

  • Outstanding time management skills and ability to cope with several projects at a time

  • Embody Premiership Rugby's 5 core values at all times: competitive, progressive, respectful inclusive and professionally excellent.

  • Knowledge of partnership building and understanding the value of marketing solutions


The Package:

  • 10% performance bonus

  • 3 days in the office / 2 days from home

  • 5% of base salary as employer’s pension contribution

  • Bupa private health care

  • Life assurance: 4 x salary

  • 25 days holiday


Premiership Rugby is committed to ensuring a wholly inclusive workplace by attracting the most talented people, and they welcome and encourage candidates from all aspects of diversity to apply for this role.

To apply for this role, you will need to first register your interest by submitting your CV. Your CV will only be used for information purposes and will not be relevant in the application process. You will then be emailed a response containing a link needed to answer some work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. Your answers will be anonymised, randomised and reviewed by the team.

We also think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process, you'll see how well you performed during the application process. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 9th September 2022, and the deadline for submission of the work-related questions is Sunday 11th September 2022.

You could be right for this Business Development Executive position if you've previously worked as any of the following: Sponsorship Sales Executive, Business Development Manager, Sales Manager, Sales Executive, Account Manager, Account Executive, Sales Professional, Business Development Professional, Partnership Development Executive, Partnerships Account Manager, or a similar relevant role within the sports, media or entertainment sector.

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Knowledge of sales and partnership building; Self-driven; Keen eye for detail; Time management


10% Performance bonus; Hybrid working; Pension scheme; Bupa private healthcare; Life assurance

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