Sales Assistant

Job Title: Sales Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: San Antonio
Reference: 718863511
Job Published: December 08, 2017 04:53

Job Description

Sales Assistant
Valero Texas Open - PGA TOUR
San Antonio, TX
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Position: Sales Assistant

Job Type: Seasonal, Full-Time

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Period: January 3, 2018 - May 31, 2018 (April 16-22, 2018 Valero Texas Open week)

Compensation: $1,250 per month

Valero Texas Open Overview:

The Valero Texas Open (VTO) is one of 47 events that make up the world's leading professional golf circuit, the PGA TOUR.

Each year the VTO attracts 156 of the top PGA TOUR professionals, tens of thousands of spectators each day, millions of television viewers and a list of blue-chip sponsors to TPC San Antonio and the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in an effort to raise significant funds for charities throughout the South Texas community and beyond.

The VTO is currently seeking motivated, qualified candidates for the 2018 Valero Texas Open season.

Job Responsibilities:

Assist and support both the Sales Director and Sales Manager with tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Identify new potential sponsors utilizing multiple resources

  • Create sponsorship proposals and other collateral

  • Assist in sponsor solicitation including email and direct mail campaigns, retail partner initiatives, etc.

  • Manage exhibition space including pre event communication, on-site activation, and post event wrap up

  • Ensure that contractual sponsor obligations are fulfilled

  • Assist in various areas of volunteer sales team including sales tracking, meeting preparation, etc.

  • Work collaboratively with other VTO departments such as Client Services, Marketing, Operations and Volunteers on other projects as assigned

  • Participate and support VTO "Street Team" events in raising tournament awareness throughout the local community

  • Other tasks and duties as needed by VTO Staff

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate should...

  • be self-motivated and thrive under pressure in a fast paced work environment while exercising organizational, analytical and time management skills;

  • have strong interpersonal skills that complement a proactive, solution driven, team-oriented work ethic;

  • have a strong ability to foster relationships with a wide variety of individuals from entry level to C-level executives;

  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; Spanish is a plus;

  • Valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to commute to main offices, TPC San Antonio temporary offices and to offsite locations

  • be comfortable making phone calls, setting appointments and establishing/developing relationships;

  • be proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint), internet software, various social media platforms; Adobe software including Photoshop and CAD is a plus;

  • be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required throughout the period of employment, but especially in the four weeks prior to and the week of the Valero Texas Open;

  • have a desire to work in sports/event management; completed degree or working toward a degree in a related field (Sports Management, PGA Management, Business Management, Hospitality & Leisure Management, etc.) is a plus.

  • Knowledge of golf and golf events is not a requirement but a plus

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you currently reside or are you willing to move to/near the San Antonio, Texas area from January 3rd until May 31st, 2018 at your own expense?

  3. Do you require college credit for an internship? If yes, can you provide proper documentation?

  4. After reviewing this position, what attracted you most to apply for the opening?

  5. Describe the best skill/attribute you can bring to this position and explain how it is relevant.

  6. On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your knowledge of golf and the PGA TOUR? (1 = no knowledge & 10 = exceptional knowledge)

  7. I understand this is a seasonal position that pays a monthly stipend of $1250 - Yes/No?

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