Major League Soccer

  • Manager, Partnership Marketing

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    ID
    2018-1379
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Partnership Marketing
  • Overview

    The Manager, Partnership Marketing will manage a portfolio of corporate partners, overseeing daily relationship management and delivery of contractual assets. This person will play a central role in the strategic planning and renewal approach to all managed accounts, and serve as point person for all partner related topics within the organization.   

    Responsibilities

    • Lead day-to-day communication with select clients, including:
      • Leading weekly calls
      • Interface with internal departments on partners programs as needed
      • Address issues and provide solutions to meet partner needs
      • Oversight of asset delivery
      • Serve as an internal expert and resource on managed partners
      • Facilitate special requests as needed
    • Support renewal and growth efforts of current partner contracts and provide strategic insights based on partner conversations, history and relationships
    • Proactively generate new ideas for new sponsorship opportunities including in-game elements, retail promotions, to grow partner business
    • Fiscally responsible for the day-to-day management of program budgets and ensuring that sponsor promotions are within budget
    • Oversee creative approval of all partner assets, ensuring submissions are brand compliant and in-line with contractual guidelines
    • Provide strategic oversight of contractual assets including ticket pools, player appearances, pre-game field experiences, etc.
    • Oversee club relationships for specific partner activation needs (as it applies to partner)
    • Represent PM on internal task forces as needed
    • Lead special projects as requested by Senior Manager/Vice President
    • In conjunction with Integrated Media Solutions team, assist with the oversight and implementation of partner specific digital, social, and content programs
    • Special project management where applicable
    • Manage hiring and onboarding process by interviewing, selecting, orienting, and training employees
    • Accomplish team results by communicating job expectations and managing the Performance Management process:
      • Plan, monitor, and review performance;
      • Coach and counsel employees;
      • Develop and implement department procedures and productivity standards and reinforce Company policies
      • Develop personal growth opportunities for employees

    Qualifications

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Additional responsibilities as assigned

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 5-8+ years of experience in strategic brand and partnership marketing

    Required Skills

    • Experience managing large-scale partnerships and the planning and execution of activation programs
    • Creative strategist with the ability to provide solutions that address client needs
    • Strong understanding of sports and entertainment sponsorships, including promotions, events, media and contracts
    • Experience managing a direct report preferred
    • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
    • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
    • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

     Desired Skills, But Not Required

    • Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)
    • Knowledge of the sport of soccer

     

     

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