BACKGROUND

Cricket Ireland is the governing body for the game at both performance and participation levels throughout All-Ireland, representing the interests of both the men’s and women’s game. The future of Irish cricket is incredibly bright given the growth of the sport driven by significant success on the international stage in the last decade leading to an unprecedented visibility for Irish cricket at home and abroad.
Our emergence as a sport of national significance will only grow following the recent elevation of Cricket Ireland to ICC Full Membership and Test Status and a major revamp of international cricket structures that will see Ireland playing all three formats of the game at the highest level for the foreseeable future.

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Commercial and Events Executive – 6 Month Contract (potential to extend)

ROLE AND PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

This is an exciting role for an individual with a “can do” attitude who is looking for an opportunity to challenge him/herself working in one of Ireland’s fastest growing sports.

This is a varied role and involves a mix of all aspects of the day to day operational support for a busy commercial department, including: event sales and commercial support, event planning support and coordination, providing support to the marketing team, management of CI Membership programme and liaising with CI sponsors.

REPORTING TO
Commercial Director

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Chief Executive
Commercial Director
Senior Management Team
Commercial department staff
Event Manager
Media and Communications Manager
Provincial Union General Managers and Chairmen
Agencies
Cricket Ireland Fan Base
Cricket Ireland Membership Database
Media

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Commercial
Management of the Cricket Ireland Membership Programme
Event sales including hospitality, group tickets, club tickets and other match-day inventory
Day to Day operational sponsorship point of contact
Manage delivery of sponsor entitlements
Delivery and co-ordination of sponsor match-day entitlements
Incl. matchday collateral (signage, programme/big screen advertising, stands)
Implementing and delivery of sponsor online engagement plan (ensuring sponsor is acknowledged /recognised over CI social media agreed number of times per month/year etc.)
Recording and updating of sponsor and customer data on CRM systems
Working with Marketing manager to ensure regular comms of all sponsors in CI newsletters
Working with SP Academy Manager to ensure quarterly delivery of SP Newsletter

Working with Marketing Manager on the delivery and implementation of marketing strategies including:
Promotional collateral development and distribution
Liaising with membership base including ticketing
Social media support
Liaising with suppliers
Marketing department administration
Any other duties as reasonably required by Cricket Ireland

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Event Management
Support the Event Manager with event administration and on –site support for all International and Domestic events
Assist with co-ordination of hospitality
Assist with management of volunteers
Assist with all accreditation requirements
Event Ticketing

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Sales Experience
Account management experience
Strong administrative skills
Must be highly organised and be able to work under pressure, with the ability to multi-task
Strong written, verbal, communication skills
Excellent time management-skills are required with the ability to work on one’s own and as part of a team
Demonstrable working knowledge of modern Microsoft IT and software packages including Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Must be prepared to work unsocial hours, including out of office hours and on weekends/bank-holidays
Full Clean Driving License

REMUNERATION AND ROLE LOCATION

The package will include a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Position tenure: 6 month contract with the potential for extension
Position location: CI head office, Dublin, north-side
Annual leave: 25 Days pro rata

PROCESS
The closing date for applications will be 1st February 2018
Letters of application and full CVs titled ‘Commercial and Executive Manager’ should be sent by email to recruitment@cricketireland.ie and will be confidential
Interviews will be held week 6th and 7th February
Role due to commence in early March 2018