Major League Soccer

Director, U.S. Soccer Partnership

Job Locations US-NY-New York
ID
2020-1514
# of Openings
1
Category
Properties & Events

Overview

Soccer United Marketing (“SUM”) works in partnership with U.S. Soccer to build, grow and commercialize the Federation’s full roster of teams, competitions and fan engagement opportunities. The Federation includes the Women’s National Team, the Men’s National Team, Development Academy, SheBelieves, Tournament of Nations and the U.S. Open Cup. The Director – U.S. Soccer will lead SUM’s work with U.S. Soccer in managing the overall business relationship, as well as the development of marketing and commercial frameworks, project timelines, presentations and other supporting assets.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the strategic management of SUM’s commercial relationship with U.S. Soccer – identify insights, create a vision and work with the property on how to grow the sport, increase the fan base and grow the business
  • Serve as internal property resource and owner of cross-department project management
  • Lead the development and growth of U.S. Soccer business areas, including, but not limited to, sponsorships, content, digital/social media and consumer products
  • Identify and drive the development of new integrated platforms for U.S. Soccer, including the creation of compelling presentations and proposals
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external property, media and agency partners to develop solutions that deliver for commercial and broadcast partners
  • Maintain an understanding of industry-leading commercial platforms and identify key learnings that are relevant to U.S. Soccer
  • Lead the organization of information, assets and data, as well as the sharing of that work product with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the development of processes and workflows to further a culture of integrated and analytical thought across relevant areas
  • Establish metrics to measure platform success and collaborate with various departments to ensure delivery
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8+ years of marketing, sponsorship and brand management experience
  • Proven ability to develop commercial and marketing frameworks, as well as presentations with clear and concise narratives
  • Proven experience managing and motivating a team
  • Outstanding PowerPoint and presentation-building skills, with an understanding of visual design principles
  • Knowledge of domestic soccer, international soccer and general sports marketplace
  • Strong analytical skills and experience understanding and interpreting quantitative and qualitative research
  • Strong relationship-building, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills including experience in presenting to senior management team
  • Commitment to building positive team environments and experience that demonstrate leadership traits
  • 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
  • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

 Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)

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