Major League Soccer

  • Manager, International Properties

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
    Properties & Events
  • Overview

    With the continued growth and success of soccer in the U.S., we are passionate about representing a diverse culture on and off the field. Do you consider yourself someone who is capable of encouraging innovation through critical and creative thinking? Do you challenge the status quo? Are you globally-minded? If so, Soccer United Marketing (SUM) is seeking a results-driven individual to assist in the day-to-day commercial management of our international relationships with the Federación Mexicana de Futbol (FMF) / Mexican National Team and Liga MX, whose properties include, but are not limited to, Mexican National Team U.S. tour, Campeones Cup, Campeon de Campeones.  Our ideal candidate shares our vision, is a self-motivated team member and possesses the ability to establish positive trends, build relationships and deliver results.



    • Manage the day-to-day commercial relationship with the Federación Mexicana de Futbol (FMF) and support relation with Liga MX, inclusive of the development and maintenance of communication and work processes to build effective and successful relationships.
    • Working collaboratively with internal area experts, manage and shepherd the growth and monetization of commercial business areas, including, but not limited to, sponsorships, content, digital/social media and consumer products.
    • Ideate, identify and support the development of new integrated sponsorship opportunities, inclusive of the development of new sponsor platforms and packages.
    • Support the creation and execution of annual business plans that support and generate value for the properties.
    • Build relationships with clients and regional soccer stakeholders, identifying new value, opportunities and solutions for partners.
    • Become the internal Mexican National Team, Liga MX and regional soccer business expert, serving as a consulting resource for all internal departments that is equipped to provide solutions, based on property knowledge.
    • Source, prepare and distribute relevant, real-time market intelligence to senior management and key stakeholders and report on key success metrics.
    • Share P&L responsibility to net positive growth
    • 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


    • Spanish and English Fluency Required
    • 5+ years of sponsorship, marketing and international business experience
    • Digital media marketing and content planning/development experience preferred
    • Strong relationship-building skills
    • Solid understanding of the global soccer landscape (international industry experience a plus)
    • Relationships in the sport, entertainment and media industries
    • Commitment to building positive team environments and proven experience managing, mentoring and growing staff
    • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
    • Demonstrate decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Innovative person
    • Outstanding PowerPoint and presentation-building skills, with understanding of visual design principles
    • Tireless work ethic and commitment to excellence
    • Willingness to travel extensively
    • Computer skills: Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PPT
    • Bachelor’s degree required


    Desired Skills

    • Digital media marketing and content planning/development experience
    • MBA or Master’s Degree
    • Knowledge of the sport of soccer


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