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Global Account Director

Industry : Clubs & Teams | Location : England| City : London| Languages : English


SPORT BUSINESS TALENT is recruiting for his  client Bleacher Report a: Global Account Director


Simply, Turner is a place that values individuals. We support our people with resources and rewards that foster whole-life satisfaction and provide an environment where professional aspirations and personal goals can co-exist and even further each other. With offices around the world, the opportunity to chart an exciting career is only limited by your imagination.


Global Account Director

Location: United Kingdom - London


Bleacher Report is a division of Turner and is the social voice of sports - creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Its vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement on social media, where it consistently ranks as the No. 1 publisher. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through its top-rated app. In February 2018, Bleacher Report was rated the 3rd most innovative media company in the world by Fast Company. 

This exciting role will require a highly competent Global / International digital sales leader to pioneer our sophisticated content marketing solutions for brand partnerships across the B/R Football market leading social feeds in the EMEA region. A high level of energy, proactive aptitude & self-starting initiative is required to generate and increase revenue across a range of clients, agencies and partners. Reporting to the International Commercial Director and managing the Sales Planner the key objective is to meet and exceed monthly and quarterly revenue goals. 

The candidate must be a highly competent sales professional, with a proven track record of delivering budgets with a high level of energy, drive, self-motivation, strong work ethic and above all a passion for delivering best in class solutions for the brand and the industry as a whole. 

What you’ll be doing

  • Generating and increasing revenue by developing sophisticated cross platform content marketing brand partnerships in all regions outside US and CA
  • Prospecting business from existing clients & sourcing new clients by driving initiatives for success in a fast paced and dynamic market
  • Identify and prioritise verticals, sectors, industries & markets to develop growth
  • Meet go-to-market meeting targets, to increase brand awareness of the B/R Football proposition and win briefs
  • Forge successful internal relationships (US and UK) to produce and manage proposals with internal departments; social, video, editorial, product, marketing & research
  • Contribute to month/quarterly management reports for distribution to key executives
  • Manage and develop the Sales Planner and grow the team in line with department targets

What we’re looking for

  • Proven track of acquiring new business and building and maintaining client relationships across social, digital media & sport marketing verticals
  • Strategic yet creative thinker and able to bring concepts to reality
  • Strong written and verbal communications & key negotiation skills
  • Effective relationship building and a demonstrable experience in delivering targets and generating sales

What’s on offer

  • An entrepreneurial, laid back environment
  • Work from our London headquarters in Covent Garden
  • A company culture that supports who YOU are: wellness support, paid volunteer time and opportunities and events to bring us together
  • Competitive comp, benefits, and work life programs
  • Mobility within the company to grow and develop your career with Turner


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