VfL Bochum 1848 has a new Director of Marketing & Sales. Tim Jost will strengthen the management of the Blue-Whites from 1 March. The 37-year-old was most recently head of sponsorship, marketing and sales at KSV Holstein Kiel.

"We are very pleased to have been able to win Tim Jost for VfL Bochum," said Ilja Kaenzig, spokesman for the management of VfL Bochum 1848. "He has already been responsible for the sponsorship area in Kiel since 2017 and has also been the head of marketing and sales since 2020. Tim Jost was selected in a lengthy, structured and professional process. He will enrich our team in many ways, bringing new ideas and approaches to open up fields that will help us develop and further increase our sales figures."

Before joining KSV Holstein Kiel, former second division handball player Tim Jost was, among other things, Account Manager Media Sales at Constantin Sport Marketing (now Sport1GmbH) and Director TV Rights & Sponsoring at the Match IQ agency. He joined Kiel for the 2017/18 season and reported directly to the commercial management. At VfL Bochum 1848, the Marketing & Sales division comprises the departments eSports, the VfL FOOTBALL SCHOOL, Marketing, Merchandising, Ticketing and Sales.

"I am very pleased to become a part of VfL Bochum 1848 and to tackle the ambitions of the club together with my colleagues in my new role," says Tim Jost about his arrival at Castroper Straße.  "The future area of responsibility is very appealing to me, also because I can work at one of the most traditional clubs in Germany. I am already looking forward to soon getting to know all the employees as well as supporters, partners and sponsors and, of course, the great fans of VfL personally. Together, we all have to work on developing VfL bit by bit in all areas in order to achieve the goals we have set. In doing so, I'm meeting a great team, some of which I've already had the opportunity to get to know personally and get an idea of how the professional structures at Castroper Straße are set up and how the respective processes work.