The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was originally founded in 1969 and owns a long and rich history in sports car racing. Today, IMSA is the sanctioning body of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the premier sports car racing series in North America. IMSA also sanctions the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda, as well as four one-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama; Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama; Ferrari Challenge North America; and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA – a company within the NASCAR family – is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. For more information, visit www.IMSA.com, www.twitter.com/IMSA or www.facebook.com/IMSA.
IMSA seeks a talented professional to join in the position of IMSA Director, Business Development based in our Daytona Beach, FL office.
The Director, Business Development will be responsible for prospecting, researching, securing meetings, partnership ideas development, presentation preparation, presenting, closing and contracting sponsorships with new partners.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Prospecting: Identify open categories and research potential marketing partners; Contact decision makers within each organization through cold-calling and networking within assigned categories.
Presenting: Prepare unique and compelling presentations that showcase IMSA and/or Sebring International Raceway, Road Atlanta sponsorship assets. Present to prospective partners during in person meetings and/or during webinars / telephone calls.
Closing: Negotiate and finalize sponsorship agreements that maximize revenue and related benefits for IMSA, Sebring International Raceway and Road Atlanta; work within IMSA and with race track facility designated staff to secure inventory and delivery of assets, future partnership expansion, renewal and retention.
Coordinate contract development and execution with the company’s Legal through the entire contract process.
Develop and maintain an effective and efficient working relationship with IMSA and race track staff to fully understand the opportunities and assets and achieve successful results.
Work in conjunction with the VP Marketing and the respective Track Presidents and/or Track Sales and Marketing staff to develop and implement an effective annual business plan that will drive Corporate Partnership revenue in identified key categories.
Work in tandem with the Corporate Partnership team to generate sponsorship ideas, share "best practices" and development strategies that maximize Corporate Partnership revenue for the race track facilities and the racing series.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with Business Development peers within the NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation (ISC) entities. Leverage synergistic opportunities, access to existing relationships / contacts, etc. Actively participate in the NASCAR Fuel for Business activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Approximate Travel 25%
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Must be available to work some evenings and/or weekends.
Must be well organized, detail oriented, creative and have the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
Must exemplify strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong public speaking / presentations skills.
Must be able to demonstrate time management, resource planning and organization skills.
Analytical thinker with the ability to quickly understand current and potential partners' business model, goals and objectives, and how a partnership with the race track facilities and/or series can grow their business.
Must be able to operate and promote a team environment and demonstrate a commitment to organizational and personal growth.
Able to travel for race events and standard business meetings as necessary up to approximately 25% of the time.
Learn more about this role and our team by applying at www.careers.nascar.com for consideration.
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