Vacancy: Chief Commercial Officer

We are recruiting a Chief Commercial Officer to join our special club where you will quickly be inspired by and become a vibrant advocate of Supporter Ownership and all that we stand for. 

Exeter City is a unique EFL League 1 football club with a rich history, a special place in the heart of the community and is proudly celebrating 20 years Supporters' Trust ownership.  Trust ownership is reflected in our commitment to balancing on-field success with long-term sustainability and placing fan and community engagement at the core of our operations. We have a remarkable track record of nurturing talent through our Academy, promoting players to the first team, and maximizing their performance. Our Women’s team have just been promoted to Tier 3 of Women’s football and will transition from amateur to semi-professional ahead of next season.

As we strive to achieve our vision of being an ‘outstanding community-owned club, playing football at the highest sustainable level’  we are seeking an experienced, hands on, growth orientated Chief Commercial Officer who will play a pivotal role in developing and executing the club's commercial strategy. You’ll  oversee all aspects of our revenue generating activities which are extremely varied and provide plenty of untapped potential. The unique positioning of our Club provides a  fantastic opportunity to significantly increase our revenues by finding new commercial partners who align to our values and generate more income from our core fanbase and by increasing our supporter base around the world.

Candidates will need to have a proven track record of growing revenues quickly in a business that shares the complexities of a professional sports club like Exeter City.  Working with a relatively small team you will join an entrepreneurially spirited leadership team and you should share our ethos of ‘getting stuff done’.

You will need to be financially literate, commercially astute and a tenacious closer of business opportunities.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential and candidates must be really comfortable presenting and pitching ideas to commercial partners, board members and our supporters. 

We are looking for culture carriers, with a proven ability to lead, inspire, develop and grow teams and you’ll need to be a natural at working collaboratively both inside the Club and with external partners. Prior experience in a professional sports environment or relevant experience in the sports, hospitality or events industries would be helpful but is not a prerequisite. 

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Only completed applications that are submitted via People HR will be accepted.  Any applications after the closing date will not be accepted. 

The closing date is: Sunday 30th June 2024

ECFC is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment.

As an integral part of our dynamic team, you will play a crucial role in upholding our organization's commitment to sustainability. Regardless of your specific role in marketing, HR, procurement, or any other department, we expect all employees to actively embrace and adhere to our sustainability policies. Your dedication to environmentally conscious practices, resource efficiency, and ethical considerations will contribute to our collective efforts in fostering a responsible and sustainable workplace. We believe that each team member, regardless of their functional area, plays a vital role in promoting and implementing sustainable practices that align with our organizational values.

Exeter City Football Club seeks to ensure the safety, safeguarding and wellbeing of all children, young people and adults at risk who engage in its activities.