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Business Development Manager – Sporting Memorabilia

Posted: 10.05.2024
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Competitive Market Salary - Negotiable
Location: Hybrid - Required once weekly in HQ Oxfordshire UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

We are seeking a highly motivated and results-driven Business Development Manager to join the team at a leading Sporting Memorabilia Auction House.

Are you passionate about sports and skilled in forging B2B relationships? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your efforts directly contribute to the growth of an established rand? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are working with a leading Sporting Memorabilia Auction House dedicated to preserving the legacy of sports through auctions. With a strong presence in the industry, they are market leaders in auctioning rare and iconic sporting artifacts, connecting enthusiasts with pieces of sporting history.

In this role, you will be responsible for cultivating B2B relationships and partnerships with sporting clubs, institutions, and bodies to facilitate the hosting of auctions. Additionally, you will play a key role in enhancing the brand visibility and recognition of the auction house.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain strong B2B relationships with sporting clubs, institutions, and bodies to secure partnerships for hosting auctions.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities to expand the reach and impact of auctions.
  • Collaborate closely with internal teams to ensure seamless execution of auction events.
  • Utilise market research and industry insights to drive strategic decision-making.
  • Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and networking opportunities.
  • Regularly travel to HQ for team meetings and collaboration.


  • Previous experience in B2B sales, preferably in the sports industry, or with a keen interest in sport.
  • Proven track record of successfully developing and maintaining partnerships.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong organisational abilities and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with a drive to exceed targets and goals.
  • Car driver with flexibility for week to HQ.
  • Passion for sports and / or an understanding of sporting memorabilia preferred.


  • Competitive salary and commission structure.
  • Opportunity to work with a respected brand in the sports memorabilia industry.
  • Flexible remote work arrangement with weekly travel to HQ.
  • Career growth and development opportunities within a dynamic and growing organisation.