SfB Jobs in Sport – Sales and Operations


Horse Racing Ireland is looking to recruit a Sales and Operations Executive to join the team at Navan Racecourse.

Reporting to the General Manager, this role will generate and oversee sales for race days and non-race day events and will assist with the operational requirements of the racecourse for race days and non- race day events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the delivery of best-in-class facilities while increasing race meeting attendances and revenues through increased sales of hospitality and raceday packages to customer groups
  • Deliver the logistics associated with each race day including staffing, catering and security and raise the quality of the customer experience for race going and event customers
  • Become a superuser of the Seat Advisor ticketing system, using the system to develop and generate specific reports for analysis of activity
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual operations and facilities budget and monitor expenditure in conjunction with the Finance team
  • Work with the General Manager to develop the racecourse as a major event centre through the project management of specific events on race days and non-race days

Personal Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Irish racing industry, particularly the racecourse sector.
  • Strong people skills and experience in a sales role with excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a fast paced, customer oriented business.
  • A self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong experience of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Practical experience of social media, along with knowledge of the Seat Advisor ticketing system would be an advantage.
  • Flexibility in relation to
    working hours and weekends since racing is a seven-day business.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your curriculum vitae, no later than close of business 22nd January 2018 to recruit@hri.ie.

Horse Racing Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

Image Credit: Morgan Treacy, Inpho Photography

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