On February 18, 1978, 15 competitors came to the shores of Waikiki, Hawaii to take on the first-ever IRONMAN challenge. It was an idea hatched by John Collins, a Naval Officer stationed in Hawai`i, and his wife Judy during a swim club gathering. Collins’ proposal was a friendly test of fitness combining the three toughest endurance races on the island into one race: The 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the 112-miles Around-Oahu Bike Race, followed by a 26.2-mile run on the Honolulu Marathon course.
That very first race would go on to set the stage for what IRONMAN would become: not only the most challenging single-day sporting event in the world, but a brand symbolizing the belief that “Anything is Possible.” Building on the intrigue set in motion by that first race in Hawaii, races of the same distance began springing up all over the world—in Canada, New Zealand, Lake Placid, and Florida. In 1989, IRONMAN was purchased by Dr. James P. Gills, and the headquarters were moved to Tarpon Springs, Florida. In 2004, the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 was launched in Florida. Providence Equity Partners bought the company in 2008, and moved the company headquarters to Tampa.
In 2011, Andrew Messick was named CEO of IRONMAN and shifted the focus from licensing its name to events to buying the races back in order to provide a consistently high-end experience to athletes globally. In November of 2015, IRONMAN was purchased by Dalian Wanda, and Wanda Sports Holding was created to...
Job Duties to include but not limited to:
• Responsible for the sales of new Full, Partial and Group Outing ticket packages and Hospitality spaces to both corporations and the general public for both indoor and outdoor franchises.
• Assist with the management and hiring of all full and part time ticket sales representatives and interns
• Meet and exceed established weekly, monthly and annual sales goals as assigned to department
• Generate business revenue using sales methods including face-to-face meetings, cold calls, prospecting and networking through both event and social media.
• Implement, demonstrate, and mentor outbound sales efforts by using sales and service best practices, prospecting, networking, lead generation, referral gathering, data capture and personal database management
• Generate a pre-determined minimum number of weekly out of office “face-to-face” meetings and calls to create new business opportunities
• Provide a superior level of customer service to existing and new business clients
• Continually create and implement unique sales strategies, ideas and programs as a means of producing new business opportunities
• Contribute positively to the sales team culture by developing mutually beneficial working relationships with all team members
• Participate and contribute to daily or weekly sales team meetings and training sessions
• Work all game days and special events as scheduled for the team