Business Development Team Member - Brisbane 2032

Job title : Business Development Team Member - Brisbane 2032
Location : Queensland
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1484862

Sharp & Carter are delighted to support Brisbane 2032 to appoint a Business Development Team Member to join the commercial functional area.

About Brisbane 2032

The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (the “Games”) will be the largest event in South-East Queensland’s history, with the potential to deliver transformational change to our region. As the name suggests, the Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (“Brisbane 2032”) is responsible for organising the Games. Some of Brisbane 2032’s operational responsibilities include: raising revenue through sponsorship, ticketing and the sale of Brisbane 2032 merchandise, sourcing the goods and services required to deliver the Games, managing the temporary overlay and operation of the venues and recruiting thousands of volunteers as well as many other elements that are essential in staging a world class global sporting event.
With the countdown towards the Games firmly underway, you have the opportunity to be part of the foundational Brisbane 2032 team in supporting the delivery of this transformational once-in-a-lifetime event for all Queenslanders.
Brisbane 2032 is inclusive and respectful of all. They are inspired to lead the way in valuing, protecting and advancing human rights through their actions and influence to make a genuine difference in people's lives.[TH1] 
About the position
Core Purpose of the Role

The Business Development Team Member will provide business development support to Brisbane 2032, focussing on advancing Brisbane 2032’s commercial strategy and overall organisational strategy, with a specific focus on supporting the securing of commercial partners. The role will initially report to the Director of Business Development. Reporting lines may change as the organisation scales.

This role is responsible for supporting Brisbane 2032’s revenue-generating efforts, including the facilitation and management of relationships with potential commercial partners. Key success factors include strong interpersonal skills, the ability to network, attention to detail and a strong understanding of the Australian business landscape, particularly relating to sports marketing. The successful candidate will have a strong capability to network, be curious and inquisitive with the ability to engage and develop deep understanding of business insights and opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Director of Business Development in the implementation of the commercial strategy for Brisbane 2032 including supporting the development of planning to identify prospective partners.

  • Actively seek out new and appropriate business development opportunities.

  • Assisting with development of sales strategies, documentation and approaches to securing commercial partnerships.

  • Manage CRM functions to track business development opportunities including managing and adding to the database of prospective commercial partners.

  • Develop the reports necessary for the commercial team to track the status of business development activities.

  • Support business development activities including organising and facilitating meetings and events.

Desired Experience and Competencies

  • Strong team player

  • Degree in Business/Marketing/Advertising (or related discipline)

  • 2 - 4 years’ relevant marketing or sales experience

  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities and develop these into proposals

  • Experience preparing regular reporting on sales activities and pipeline status

  • Experience delivering to deadlines and under pressure in a fast-paced and changing environment

  • Proven commercial acumen and negotiation skills and experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and process driven

  • Strong understanding of and experience with CRM applications (including Salesforce)

  • Highly competent in Microsoft suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint


  • Internal relationships: reports to Brisbane 2032 Director of Business Development and will be required to work closely with all Brisbane 2032 functional areas, in particular the marketing, legal, procurement and finance functions.

  • External relationships: commercial partner prospects.

How to Apply
Sharp & Carter asks that all applications include a CV and a cover letter outlining your alignment to the required skills and experience as above.
Brisbane 2032 is committed to the values of inclusion, accessibility and diversity with the approach of creating meaningful and real opportunities for all. To provide an inclusive online experience, applicants can access the assistive technologies of Recite Me at

For more information about this opportunity or to request a candidate pack, please email

Steve Smith
Marketing and Communications
Sharp & Carter