UK Football Manager
UK Football Manager, SP (Sports Professional) market
Full time, Permanent
Location: UK based
RT Software is a developer and provider of graphics products to the broadcast and Sports Professional industry. Founded by former BBC developers in 2003, we have over 20 years experience in the business. We are involved in leading edge graphics development with mainstream broadcasters from around the world as well as providing telestration products to Elite Professional Sports Clubs and National Federations.
What defines us is our ability to add graphics to video clips to highlight action or explain gameplay. Our products for the sports professional market have evolved from the original top-end analysis tools, used on-air, to encompass much easier to use analysis tools. We are proud to have worked alongside some of the biggest names in the professional sports world to create these tools.
In the last 36 months we have developed our Tactic suite of products: Lite, Advanced and Pro, to cater to the needs of every level of coaching and performance analysis from amateur to the highest professional level. Today, more than 150 Clubs and National Federations around the world use our products.
The role of UK Football Manager at RT Software focuses mainly to draw on your expertise and impressive contact network to sell our Tactic line of products to Football clubs and National Federations, primarily within the UK market. You will also be responsible for sales to British coaching staff and analysts based abroad.
Ideally, you have a background (at least five years) either in performance analysis or a commercial role (at least two years) selling into elite football coaching staffs in the UK. You need to be disciplined, have an attention to detail and be agile under pressure. You should be able to work alone or within a team and willing to learn new skills.
You should have a genuine interest in all technical aspects of telestration and workflows used by analysts and coaches to prepare pre and post-match presentations. Experience with telestration and/or match tagging tools (ie. Sportscode, Nacsport, etc.) would be a requirement.
You need to have good communication skills and abilities to learn how to demonstrate Tactic on your own.
When Covid-19 allows, the job will involve some travel, mainly within the UK and on specific occasions worldwide.
Reporting to: Manager, Sports Professional Market
Main Tasks of Job
Agreeing with the Commercial Director and SP Market Manager on Sales targets.
Creating and implementing a compelling sales strategy to deliver on projected growth.
Identifying, tracking and following up on all pipeline opportunities, and making full use of the company’s sales CRM systems.
Provide accurate reporting and forecasting.
Have an understanding of the industry Tactic operates in, its competitors’ products and how their products compare to Tactic. Use this knowledge to help ensure RT Software’s products remain relevant and leading edge.
Collect feedback from users and trialists about useful feature/graphic requests and market trends. Liaise with the Tactic SP Product Specialist to get these requests implemented in the software.
To present a professional image to customers at all times in appearance, attitude and work.
Attend regular Company meetings.
Either a Degree level in Sports Science or Sports/Performance Analysis. Ideally involving telestration, match tagging and pre/post match analysis workflows in general. Alternatively, Business Development Manager qualifications or demonstrable experience on the field.
We have a set of ‘core’ skill requirements which you MUST possess and then a set of additional skills that you should have some experience, at a professional level.
Core Experience and Skills:
At least two years experience in the Elite Sports Professional environment.
An excellent network of existing contacts within analysts and coaches in the UK Football industry.
Excellent communication, presentation and networking skills.
High user level on Mac OS products.
Knowledge of telestration tools.
Knowledge of match tagging products such as Sportscode, Nacsport, Focus, etc.
In depth knowledge of Pre and Post Match analysis workflows.
Medium user level knowledge of Windows OS products.
Interested? Send your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org