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Commercial Executive
  • Position Type: Full time
  • Location: The PFA has facilities and offices in Manchester and London. We are flexible in terms of where the ‘home’ office will be.
  • Salary: Competitive remuneration package
  • The PFA is currently looking for a Commercial Executive who will be responsible for supporting the development of The PFA’s commercial operation.  
The role will also provide general support to the Chief Operating Officer & Commercial Directors and other stakeholders as required.


  • PFA Commercial Partners – Develop new Commercial Partners/sponsors - Project manage existing and new partners - marketing and social media content to our members building on the internal working relationship with our Digital Communications dept; 
  • PFA Event Management – Develop and execute Player/club/PLO’s/Gatekeepers/Commercial Partners – organising and operating a calendar of events to help increase and improve PFA Brand awareness;
  • PFA Fans’ Player of The Month – assist with account managing the various aspects of these Awards - working with sponsors/PR/ media and clubs to increase awareness of the Awards 
  • Support Management in various tasks – data analysis, research tasks, meeting preparation, decks and proposals. 
  • Directly manage the commercial department’s corporate sales effort, with responsibility of the management of key assets
  • To understand the business needs, quantify and prioritise key items and establish a roadmap.
  • Ability to think through commercial and operational opportunities and challenges with creativity
  • Proven understanding of the commercial landscape within the sports and entertainment sectors
  • Experience of account management and partnership rights delivery.
  • Ability to manage partner requests to ensure continued health of the partnership.
  • Experience in Partnerships / Account Management or Sports Marketing.
  • Demonstrable experience building excellent working relationships and dealing with senior stakeholders, both internally and externally.
  • Experienced in developing and delivering against key partnership KPIs.
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to seek solutions and create opportunities.
  • Demonstrable ability to work and deliver under pressure.
  • Excellent organisation, communications, time management skills and collaboration skills;
  • Values & respects others, builds strong relationships, collaborates
  • Ability to manage multi-faceted deliverables
  • Experience in developing and delivering campaign strategy
  • Experience of working in a commercial role in the sports industry or sports marketing agency.
  • Strong presentation and reporting skills.
  • To bring new and innovative thinking and ideas to the Commercial Department
  • Commercial awareness, ability to plan and implement a commercial strategy, proactive with ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Language skills
  • Experience in commercial contracts involving rights negotiation and delivery.
  • Adapts quickly to new opportunities, new challenges and changing priorities
The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) is the union for all current and former footballers and scholars in the Premier League, the Women's Super League and English Football Leagues.
We are committed to helping each member understand their purpose both as a professional player and a person. We provide the information, advice and support you need to help maximise the opportunities that come with playing professional football.
We're the only football organisation that solely prioritises players' needs. We offer a variety of educational, financial and wellbeing support services.
Throughout our history, the PFA has been instrumental in supporting the women's game, decreasing mental health stigma across the sport, leading the fight against discriminatory abuse of players and pushing for research into the links between neurodegenerative conditions and playing football.
We proudly amplify the players' voice to ensure their views are represented to the game's stakeholders and governing bodies.
We also protect and enhance their rights and working conditions by holding stakeholders and governing bodies to account.
Our team is passionate about helping footballers navigate personal or professional challenges, and we use our own experiences to relate to players and help prepare them for the future.
We are here to protect and support players, for football and for life.
To apply, please email an up-to-date CV, Covering Letter (which expresses your motivation for the role and highlights your relevant experience) to:

The closing date for applications is: 10th March 2023

The PFA is an equal opportunities employer. Our employment policies for recruitment ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

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