Having already celebrated our 145th Anniversary back in 2021, we have a long history of winning trophies across the first-class game in England. The club’s success has been built on developing local talent through its youth programs based across the region. Essex is proud to have produced some of the finest cricketers to represent England in Nasser Hussain, Sir Alastair Cook, Graham Gooch & Mady Villiers.

We are looking to identify a suitably experienced and ambitious individual to join us as our Head of Commercial. As an individual, you will take responsibility and accountability for the commercial operations of Essex CCC, with the key objective on developing commercial revenues and managing multiple income streams across a number of business areas.

The Head of Commercial will be a member of the senior management team of Essex CCC, and responsible for developing and delivering the commercial strategy of the Club. But this role requires much more than just developing and delivering strategy – you will be both visible and active in delivering your objectives and will be driven in achieving well thought through, deliberate and measurable results. This means that you will have a commitment to not only growth, but profitability and of course quality – as these objectives will be delivered whist contributing to the Club-wide objective of providing outstanding experiences for customers which contribute to our revenue objectives.

In short, you will be responsible for optimising and developing a clear commercial and operational strategy whilst being accountable for various interrelated functions including sponsorships, partnerships, ticketing, hospitality, retail, non-match day conferencing/events and new business opportunities.

To be successful you will very likely have clear and demonstrable experience of driving existing commercial operations, with a passion for developing innovative ways to generating new income streams. We are particularly keen to hear from those with this experience from outside of the sports industry. This role represents an exciting opportunity to join our leadership team and make a true impact in an already high performing and successful organisation.

McBride Sport have been retained on behalf of Essex County Cricket Club to conduct this search process. To receive a copy of the candidate pack or for an initial confidential discussion please contact Neil Edwards on 07858 518415 or email nedwards@mcbride-sport.com

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