Sponsorship Manager

Sponsorship Manager
Part time freelance role, 2 days a week, June until September
2015, £250 per day. Home based with some travel needed to
London meetings.
About London Craft Week
London Craft Week is an annual event which showcases exceptional
craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden
workshops, celebrated makers, other lesser known makers and highly
specialised skills alongside famous shops, galleries and luxury brands.
Founded on the ethos of making, London Craft Week aims to introduce the
talent, people and techniques behind beautifully made things to a wider
audience. They will be able to experience craft not just as static branded objects
in smart shops but understand the context of how they were made, why they
are special and even have a try themselves.
London Craft Week is independent, not-for-profit and supported by founding
partner Vacheron Constantin and strategic partners Arts Council England as well
as the Crafts Council, The Heritage Crafts Association, Mayor of London
and Walpole.
About this role
We are looking for a dynamic and confident individual to secure corporate
sponsorship for London Craft Week 2016, to complement our founding partner,
Vacheron Constantin’s support.
About you
You will possess at least 2 years’ business development and/or account
management experience, ideally with corporate clients. Confident, articulate,
fluent and persuasive, you will be adept at networking and forging long-lasting
relationships. Polished and well presented, unafraid of initiating contact and
building relationships with key corporate partners, and organised and methodical
in your approach to research and business development.
Candidates must send a CV and covering letter to
[email protected]
Closing date for applications: 8 June 2015
Interviews to be held: 11 June 2015
Job description
Job: Sponsorship Manager
Reports to: Operations Director
Main objectives
To secure corporate sponsorship for the 2016 London Craft Week
Main duties
1. Devise and deliver a sponsorship strategy and plan including identification of
target sectors and companies; proposition and milestones
2. Research and develop the sales pack, pulling together imagery and data into
one resource
3. Working to targets and deadlines, initiate approaches, establish and manage
new relationships with corporate sponsors and partners, using
entrepreneurial flair and initiative to offer them benefits and add value to
4. Attend meetings with potential sponsors and present proposals
5. Draft contracts, set up timelines of benefit delivery, and provide them with a
schedule of benefits/print/events etc.
6. Prepare, manage and regularly report to the project team on progress
7. Log accurate data onto the CRM
Person specification
Essential Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities
1. A successful track-record of retaining and growing business relationships
2. At least 2 years’ experience in an account management role, ideally with
corporate clients
3. Demonstrable experience of six figure income generation, in or with the
corporate sector
4. Motivated by working to targets and deadlines.
5. First rate negotiator
6. Confident presenter, both engaging and well-targeted content and strong
7. Strong social and interpersonal skills providing an ability to communicate
effectively at all levels; genuinely interested in people
8. Supremely well organised with meticulous attention to detail
9. Energetic, enthusiastic and self-motivated
10.Approachable and friendly, calm with a sense of fun
11.Fast worker, productive and able to work from home
12.Smart appearance and a confident manner