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Sponsor Services Manager

CSA (Cricket South Africa) is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket, and where appropriate on the continent of Africa.

CSA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote and broaden the diversity of our workforce ensuring South Africans of all races, gender and disability can be involved in the administration of cricket. The appointments are made in line with CSA’s employment equity commitments.

A position for a Sponsor Services Manager has become available. The successful candidate will be responsible for both operational and strategic management of sponsors’ rights and obligations which will include day-to-day management of relationships with CSA’s key sponsors and commercial partners and co-ordination of sponsor rights activations as well as delivery obligations of sponsors. In addition, must understand and support the transformation objectives of CSA.

The role will report to the Head of Commercial and is integral to the effective and efficient functioning of the Commercial and Marketing Department. Being in the sport of cricket, the role requires travel and the ability and willingness to work long hours, over weekends and public holidays where necessary.

The more important criteria for the appointment is set out below and although not exhaustive, would serve as a guideline in assessing prospective candidates.

Key responsibilities:

Key performance areas include but are not limited to the following:


- Managing all sponsorship contracts including the rights and obligations;
- Interacting with and managing sponsor relationships;
- Planning and executing sponsor activations at events;
- Calculating and communicating sponsors return on investment;
- Assisting, where required, in the negotiation of sponsorship agreements;
- Assisting with the Commercial, Marketing and Events Departments’ annual budget planning and monthly budget control and forecast;
- Creating a positive work climate and culture to energise employees, giving meaning to work, minimising work disruption and maximising employee productivity;
- Demonstrating exemplary leadership behaviour, through personal involvement, commitment and dedication in support of organisational values; and
- Perform other reasonable duties as required by CSA, including ad hoc project involvement.

The following skills, qualifications and experience are essential requirements:

- A degree in Marketing or equivalent qualification. Postgraduate qualification is advantageous;
- At least 3-years proven experience in managing client relations as a Sponsorship or Partner or Client Relationship Manager in a fast paced, high-pressured environment;
- A background in measuring sponsorship ROI (Return On Investment) is advantageous;
- Experience in Sports or Entertainment industries is advantageous; and
- Computer literacy (Microsoft Suite).

In addition, the following competencies would be required of you:

- Sound strategic thinking and dynamic leader,
- Building customer loyalty and strategic working relationships;
- Customer focus;
- Disciplined and value driven;
- Innovative;
- Basic financial skills;
- Respects confidentiality and is able to manage confidential information;
- Strong decision making ability;
- Conflict management and resolution skills
- Good attitude and excellent interpersonal skills;
- Self-motivated with a high work ethic and able to solve problems;
- Excellent report writer and presenter
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including ability to communicate with people at all levels;
- The ability to plan, organise and work effectively on own and as part of a team. Being a team player is essential;
- The ability to work under pressure and manage stress; and
- Passionate about the game of cricket.

Successful candidate would be based at the CSA offices presently situated at The Wanderers Club, 21 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg.

Qualifying candidates can apply to careers@cricket.co.za with a comprehensive CV, cover letter, copy of SA ID, copies of qualifications and at least two contactable references.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Short listed candidates will undergo interviews and possible additional assessments.

In making the final selection, consideration will be given to the employment equity objectives of CSA. A performance agreement shall be entered into with the successful applicant. CSA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

The closing date for all applications is 9 March 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Should you not receive a response to your application within 14 days after the closing date, please consider it as being unsuccessful.

VACANCY: Deputy Coach Education Manager

CSA (Cricket South Africa) is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket, and where appropriate on the continent of Africa.

CSA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote and broaden the diversity of our workforce ensuring South Africans of all races, gender and disability can be involved in the administration of cricket. The appointments are made in line with CSA’s employment equity commitments.

A new position for a Deputy Coach Education Manager has become available. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Coach Education Manager in developing a team of coach educators working at CSA Member (Affiliates/Associates) level in line with CSA’s Coach Education framework to provide leading qualifications for aspiring coaches. In addition, oversee the strategic implementation of the CSA elite player development programme initiatives by ensuring that all CSA Members’ Coaching Managers have the necessary resources to assist their respective organisations to implement the programmes effectively.

The role will report to the Coach Education Manager and is integral to the effective and efficient functioning of CSA’s Cricket Services Department. Being in the sport of cricket, the role requires travel and the ability and willingness to work long hours, over weekends and public holidays where necessary.

The more important criteria for the appointment is set out below and although not exhaustive, would serve as a guideline in assessing prospective candidates.

Key responsibilities:

Key performance areas include but are not limited to the following:


- Leading and supporting a team of CSA Members’ Coaching Managers by ensuring that their work programmes are aligned with CSA’s strategic priorities;
- Creating principles of coaching excellence in the elite programmes through the provision of quality coaching material and supporting programmes;
- Facilitating the retention and development of elite coaches through the CSA Master Coach programme;
- Creating a culture of responsibility and accountability amongst CSA Members’ Coaching Managers in effectively implementing CSA’s player development strategies;
- Demonstrating exemplary leadership behaviour, through personal involvement, commitment and dedication in support of organisational values; and
- Perform other reasonable duties as required by CSA, including any ad hoc involvement in projects.

The following skills, qualifications and experience are essential requirements:

- A level III coaching certificate or equivalent qualification;
- A formal qualification in training and development is advantageous;
- At least 5 years related working experience in coaching at any representative level;
- Experience in developing training materials, operational strategies and implementation thereof;
- Experience in the use of video analysis software;
- Experience as a Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator will be advantageous;
- Experience in talent identification, education and development;
- Understand and support the transformation objectives of CSA; and
- Computer literacy (Microsoft Suite and Database Programmes, Peformax).

In addition, the following competencies would be required of you:

- Strong strategic thinking, leadership and management skills;
- Disciplined and value driven;
- Respects confidentiality and is able to manage confidential information;
- Strong decision making ability;
- Conflict management and resolution skills;
- Good attitude and excellent interpersonal skills;
- Self-motivated with a high work ethic and able to solve problems;
- Excellent report writer and presenter;
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including ability to communicate with people at all levels;
- The ability to plan, organise and work effectively on own and as part of a team;
- The ability to work under pressure and manage stress; and
- Passionate about the game of cricket and developing talent.

Successful candidate would be based at the CSA Powerade Centre of Excellence, LC de Villiers Sports Grounds, HPC, Burnett Street, Hatfield, Pretoria.

Qualifying candidates can apply to careers@cricket.co.za with a comprehensive CV, cover letter, copy of SA ID, copies of qualifications and at least two contactable references.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Short listed candidates will undergo interviews and possible additional assessments.

In making the final selection, consideration will be given to the employment equity objectives of CSA. A performance agreement shall be entered into with the successful applicant. CSA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

The closing date for all applications is 28 February 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive a response to your application within 14 days after the closing date, please consider it as being unsuccessful.