Major League Soccer

Manager, Partnership Marketing

Job Locations US-NY-New York
# of Openings
Partnership Marketing


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.   


  • Lead day-to-day communication with select clients, including:
    • Leading weekly calls

    • Interface with internal departments on partner 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 and 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 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 the Partnership Marketing department on internal task forces as needed
  • Lead special projects as requested by Director/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
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in strategic brand and partnership marketing
  • 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
  • High-level of commitment to a 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 verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Desired Skills

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


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