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Keighley Cougars is an ambitious professional rugby league club.  We have a near term objective of returning to the Championship and, to do this, increased sponsorship income is required.  As a result, we are looking for an individual to lead the commercial sales activities at Keighley Cougars with a view to doubling the club’s sponsorship income within their first 12 months.

As we are looking to combine the club’s playing budget with the commercial management budget, in the first 2 years, it is mandatory that any applicants must be playing at a good standard within League 1, or ideally in the Championship or higher. This will enable the Commercial Manager to combine their commercial role and their playing role at the club.  It will also provide ideal career preparation for when the individual completes their playing career.

We are seeking an articulate self starter with a flair for selling and who has the following attributes:
– ability to create selling opportunities to existing and new businesses to create and develop a comprehensive sales pipeline for regularly updates to the Board of Directors
– can manage a sales pipeline to ensure frequent sales opportunities are closed. As well as being creative and persuasive the individual needs to have a completion mindset, i.e. sales opportunities are regularly and profitably closed
– can write and speak persuasively to sales targets including presenting and pre- and post-match speeches on match days

– plays professional rugby league to at least League 1 standard but, ideally, is Championship level or above

If you are interested in this opportunity email the club Chairman Gary Fawcett at  Please attach your CV to your email.

On Target Earnings for this role is £25,000 per annum.