The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports destination. The Commission attracts, develops, and supports sporting events and activities to enhance economic impact, stimulate bed tax revenues, and maximize utilization of County facilities. The Sports Sales Manager will play a vital role in achieving the objectives and goals of the Sports Commission.
The Sports Sales Manager is responsible for soliciting, securing, and retaining sporting events that will take place in Palm Beach County. This role will be responsible for developing and executing plans to promote Palm Beach County as a sports destination and bring a variety of state, regional, national, and international sporting events to Palm Beach County’s private and public sports venues.
Create and enhance relationships with events rights holders
Develop/prepare bid proposals to be presented to events rights holders
Work with Director of Sports Development to manage the bid process, including contractual agreements, budget preparation, securing and presenting appropriate venues, procurement of necessary supports services, coordination of housing accommodations, and other requirements as needed
Build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders that are required to attract and host sporting events in Palm Beach County (facilities, hotels, parks & recreation, event equipment & service providers, chambers, municipalities, etc.)
Establish and maintain strong relationships with local, statewide, regional, and national sports groups to maximize future event hosting opportunities
Promote and educate events rights holders about Palm Beach County and its sports assets and venues
Organize and conduct familiarization tours, site visits, or site reviews with event owners
Research event hosting opportunities
Engage with rights holders, NGBs, and other prospective business partners at industry conferences, trade shows, and meetings
Manage and enhance relationship with facility operators, which represent the single most important stakeholder to attracting and hosting sporting events (private and public sports venues, County & municipal parks & recreation departments, colleges & universities, & PBC School District are examples of facility owners)
Assist with the research and analysis of future facility-related projects in Palm Beach County
Maintain event development files and make sure they are current
Adhere to the policies and procedures as laid out in the employee manuals
Complete other assigned duties and requested by the Senior Director or the Executive Director
Ability to work well independently on several projects concurrently and possess excellent organizational skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrate high energy level and flexibility coupled with sound judgment
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Business or Sports Marketing degree preferred with a minimum 3 years of experience
About Palm Beach County Sports Commission
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (with a focus on the off-season), and maximizes utilization of County facilities.
Each year, the events we support are responsible for thousands of sports visitors to Palm Beach County - sleeping in our hotels, utilizing our facilities, enjoying our attractions and eating in our restaurants.