Internship Code: SHBS08

Company Description:

This internship host company is a boutique marketing agency based in Shanghai, with an international network of dedicated experts in sports & entertainment.

They make meaningful connections between people and brands through innovation, creativity and dedication. Their team believes in the power of passion in sports, using their specialist knowledge and global insights to develop partnerships for brands and rights holders.

The organisation currently manages a number of international players and legends rights and social channels within China including Dani Alves, Douglas Costa, Emerson and Marco Materazzi.

Internship Position:

Sales Executive Internship

Internship Description:

  • Support the internship host company business director to drive business growth and develop different sales packages for their current Sports IP and Digital Media inventories – including players, legends and national teams that they work with
  • Sell different Sponsorship and Partnership solutions with digital media packages to different brands and agencies
  • Sales pipeline management: Managing the sales target to define the leads acquisition strategy
  • Client management: day-to-day client contact across key accounts, including responding to ongoing requests and proactive communication around new opportunities
  • Project management and delivery: planning, overseeing and delivering activities and campaigns across online events, social, digital and PR…etc.
  • Reports/presentations: creating and delivering internal and external documents and presentation to clients, potential clients and colleagues
  • New business development: supporting the business director by approaching potential clients and developing and presenting new business pitches & developing any new business models

Internship Requirements:

  • Previous agency experience or marketing and advertising background is preferred, but not essential
  • Sales driven personality and willingness to develop new business opportunities
  • Good account handling knowledge, strong project management skills, budgeting, and planning expertise
  • Ability to build excellent client relationships through demonstration of knowledge and expertise
  • Creativity – an ability to generate ideas and solve problems
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills, including confidence in presenting to senior personnel
  • Commercial awareness and ability to manage accounts profitably and within budget
  • Ability to meeting deadlines and resolving problems under pressure. Excellent attention to detail
  • English language skills, as well as the local language for the region the candidate is working in (Middle East, SEA)
  • Pro-active, willing to take initiative to achieve goals
  • Entrepreneurship, able to work well independently with minimal supervision
  • Team player; willing to pitch in when needed
  • Keen interest in sports; football fan is a plus, or a sports background

Don’t exactly match these requirements? If you have the enthusiasm and want to learn – then speak to Pagoda about this position and we’ll see what is possible!