Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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General Manager, Business Development

Job summary

The role will report to the Chief Commercial Officer and will play a key role in the development of new revenue streams for the HKRU through new ideas and propositions, identifying opportunities across the company including the CRM programme, national teams, facilities and the Community Foundation.

You will identify creative ways to improve existing non-Sevens properties such as the domestic leagues and tournaments, working with Commercial and Rugby Operations Department colleagues to build the profile and promotion of these events and enhance their value to sponsors.

You will be responsible for establishing a clear long term strategic plan for all non-Sevens sponsors which also delivers against HKRU strategic priorities. The role will be responsible for delivery of all contractual obligations, develop new and creative ways to optimise relationships and create value for both parties.

Specific responsibilities

  • Specific responsibilities
    -Delivery of business opportunities through partnerships, licensing, new business opportunities, government engagement, technology and innovation.
    -Coordination, ongoing integration and delivery of fundraising activities.
    -Positive brand positioning and protection through marketing, PR and multi-channel communications (internal and external).
    -Internal and external communication strategy and delivery to achieve results and influence cultural engagement and change.
    -Ensure that the relationship with all Partners is managed successfully, contractual rights are professionally delivered and that you constantly challenge yourself and the team to develop new and innovative ways to provide value to both the sponsor and the HKRU.
    -Ensure that all aspects of the relationship are effectively managed through you and your team, including establishing clear and agreed campaign plans and objectives against each of their core rights e.g. grassroots/ match day.
    -Ensure that all HKRU departments are engaged in the partnerships and provide the necessary support to deliver against sponsor objectives, with constant communication and collaboration.
    -To have a solid understanding of the contractual process including excellent attention to detail, experience in developing sponsor prospects and negotiation, as well as the ability to develop new business proposals.
    -To develop a partnership approach that focuses on quality of experience and high value client servicing of each sponsor.
    -To foster the best possible professional and personal relationships with sponsors, agencies and internal stakeholders.
    -The ability to priorities and manage workload to ensure that there is an appropriate level of support for all sponsors.
    -To ensure that meetings, debriefs and learnings take place on a regular basis.
    -To be on duty on match days to oversee sponsor rights and host and entertain clients.
    -To ensure that the HKRU's brand and corporate identities are fully implemented and correctly used across all sponsor activation.
    -To support the team in delivering any Partner events, leading as appropriate.

    Strategic and operational planning
    -Identify and implement strategies to increase the effectiveness and financial sustainability of HKRU in accordance with the HKRU Strategic Plan.
    -Provide strategic, policy and business advice on emerging trends and issues such as integration of technology to maximize positioning and communications.
    -Participate in the strategic direction of HKRU and develop portfolio annual business plans and budgets in collaboration with the CBD team and in conjunction with the Executive.
    -Preparation of business cases to maximize commercial and philanthropic funding opportunities in line with HKRU directives.

    Increase revenue – grow reliable and diversified revenue streams
    -Develop and oversee new commercial revenue streams including retail and licensing.
    -Support and expand on existing major corporate partnerships including extending partnership properties of existing sponsors, suppliers, government stakeholders and other commercial partners and specific fundraising donors and supporters.
    -Steer the development of new partnership inventory.
    -Establish and grow fundraising programs and activities for HKRU.

Closing date: 4th July 2017
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Womens Development & Try Rugby Officer

Job summary

The Womens Rugby Development Officer will work with the HKRU to support, develop and grow women, girls and school girl’s rugby.
The ideal candidate will work alongside other members of staff to develop initiatives to promote the women’s game and provide optimal player development opportunities. Initiatives developed will add value, raise the profile and increase the enjoyment, growth and development of the game at all levels from mini rugby to senior rugby.

Specific responsibilities

  • Work in conjunction with the Womens Development Manager to assist with the development and growth of the Women and Girls game through planned initiatives which meet the HKRU strategic aims for the women’s game
  • Support and assist with maximizing women’s and girls’ participation at all levels of the game, both on and off the pitch
  • Support and assist the development of the Senior Womens Domestic League
  • Support and assist events and initiatives that are primarily aimed for the girls and women’s game
  • Drive the evolving Girls Youth Championship competition that cater for the Girls Youth Game
  • Drive the Discover Rugby School programs that cater for the School Girls Game which focuses primarily on player growth and transition from schools to club
  • Support and assist with development and performance coaching through various events, clinics and programs
  • Support the team in delivering any events, leading as appropriate

Closing date: 30th June, 2017
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