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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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VP Sales & Partnerships


Who are we hiring?
The VP of Sales & Partnerships will be responsible for selling multi-year category sponsorships (i.e. official 5G connectivity partner, official Cloud computing partner), extensive brand advertising on the MSG Exosphere, corporate event packages, live event partnerships, branded content creation for the Sphere that drives Sphere Studio revenue, as well as corporate hospitality. This is the opportunity to lead and help build a brand-new sales organization within MSG that will introduce MSG Sphere to the world's largest advertisers. This role will report directly to the SVP of Sales & Partnerships and will bring high energy, passion, and GTM excellence to lead and help build a world-class team of sellers. The VP of Sales & Partnership will be a player-coach, invested in building and growing their team while also meeting and exceeding revenue targets.

What will you do?

  • Hold c-level marketing relationships to help unlock and develop new lines of business.
  • Meet & exceed team annual sales quota and quarterly targets, while managing an extensive sales pipeline across multiple industries
  • Build and support a sales and account management team to both sell and service Sphere deals. This includes selling key multi-year category sponsorships, brand advertising on MSG Exosphere, corporate event packages that include venue hospitality, and package branded content creation for the Sphere that drives Sphere Studio revenue.
  • Inspire, support, train, and motivate a sales team, enabling them to meet/exceed goals as well as deliver first-class campaign executions
  • Develop and implement verticalized sales strategies designed to maximize revenue streams for the portfolio of Sphere products, while driving customer value and KPI’s

What do you need to succeed?
  • 15+ years direct sales experience and 5+ years as a sales manager, coaching and leading teams
  • C-level brand marketing relationships with Fortune 500 companies
  • Seasoned negotiator and relationship builder with a proven track record of negotiating complex, multi—product, multi-year media & sponsorship deals that exceed aggressive revenue targets
  • Extensive knowledge of brand marketing and sponsorship sales, preferably having sold for both traditional and digital-led ad sales with live events (sports, music) experience a plus
  • Creative product-centric thinker that is comfortable bridging sponsorship and advertising with technology and strategic partnerships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong cross-functional leader who can partner with operations, content strategy, and production
  • Goal oriented and can promote a team atmosphere
  • Strong analytical skills and executive presentation skills; this person must be able to own and articulate a clear sales strategy for their book of business

SUPERVISION: VP, Sales & Partnerships


The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.

Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. As the leader of one of three sales and partnerships pillars within the Sphere Commercial Team, the VP of Sales will bring world class immersive and innovative brand marketing opportunities that maximize the portfolio of Sphere assets. Sphere will change the marketing landscape forever, giving brands the opportunity to build for a whole new medium that will create transformational impact with audiences.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations. #LI-AD1

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