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Account Manager

Lagardère Sports
Location Wilmslow, Cheshire
Posted 06/07/2017
Closes 02/08/2017
Sector Agencies & Sponsors
Function Business Development & Sales
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description


Lagardère Sports is an integrated global sports marketing agency, offering a full range of services for sports rights holders, brands, athletes and media. Lagardère Sports offers the following services : marketing, sponsorship and public relations, content creation, media rights management, production and distribution, consulting brands, digital activations and services, stadium management, athlete representation and event management.

Lagardère Sports UK is recruiting an Account Manager. You will join a team experienced in creating, selling, managing and activating sponsorship campaigns for brands and will work with premium rights holders. Your account management experience, combined with good general sports and football knowledge is key as your primary focus will be managing one of Lagardere Sports’ key accounts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day to day management and activation of a global sponsor in football
  • Reporting into a Brand Services Manager, you will be responsible for planning, developing and managing the sponsor’s rights and their activation programme, including;
  • Client relationship management
  • Generating and presenting creative activation ideas
  • Leading weekly status calls / meetings and responsible for regular client reporting
  • Managing the planning and delivery of events and player appearances on behalf of client
  • Working closely with the client on content creation, marketing assets and partnership materials
  • Arranging activation events / trips
  • Managing client partnership inventory
  • Coordinating and creating season-long reports and activation debriefs on behalf of client
  • Managing activation budgets and invoicing processes

Personal Skills

  • Must have account management / sponsorship activation experience (minimum 3 years)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Flawless attention to detail
  • Strong planning ability
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Budgetary and invoicing experience
  • Presentational skills – creating and presenting
  • Have a real passion and knowledge for sport, with a good understanding of football
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as individually

Starting: As soon as possible

Location: Wilmslow

Lagardère Sports

Lagardère Sports is a leading sport marketing agency, with a global network of local experts dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs.

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