King Power Stadium

Business Development Director

Leicester City is looking for a new Business Development Director.

Background to the Club

Leicester City Football Club, also known as the Foxes, is a top-flight English football club, going into their sixth consecutive season in the Premier League. In 2015/16, ranked as 5000-1 outsiders, Leicester City were crowned Premier League champions. 

In 2010, the Club was bought by Asian Football Investments, a Thai-led consortium fronted by King Power’s founder and Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The stadium was named King Power Stadium in 2011 and one year later in 2012, King Power International became sole owners of the Club.

Leicester City Football Club is an ambitious and forward-thinking club. It is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world-class including the experience on matchdays.

The Club is now continuing to make significant strategic investments across the whole organisation and major expansion plans are in hand. It is an extremely exciting time for the Club with plans for a new state-of-the-art 180-acre, £100M training ground.

About the role

Against this exciting backdrop, the Club seeks a new Business Development Director.

This is a very senior role within the Club that reports directly to the CEO and is expected to act as a club ambassador and internal role model at all times.

The Business Development Director will be charged with developing and implementing an overarching commercial strategy to drive brand positioning and commercial revenue streams across all areas of the business both domestically and internationally.

The Director will be expected to build, develop and lead a team to ensure delivery of set strategy on budget and target within set timescales and in accordance with the Club's values and vision.

Responsibilities include:

  • Build, develop and lead a team to deliver against the Club’s commercial strategy
  • To initiate and secure long-term international, national and regional sponsorship and partnership strategies to ensure the delivery and growth of high value commercial agreements.
  • Develop and implement the Club’s international strategy (particularly in Asia) through a range of commercial activities, football development and community engagement initiatives to increase income generation and brand awareness

To Apply

For further details about this amazing opportunity, please follow the link below which will take you to our retained search firm.

Please follow this link: www.odgers.com/72870

To ensure we keep this a transparent and fair process, please do not apply directly to the Club, and no referrals from other agencies will be accepted.

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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