Partnership Operations Lead

United Kingdom
24 / 05
We are looking for a Partnerships Operations Lead to join our Rightsholder Management team, based in our brand-new office in Altrincham.

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SPORTFIVE is a global sports marketing agency that utilises the unique emotional power of sport to create and enable pioneering partnerships. We strategically and creatively connect brands, rights-holders, media platforms and fans across a multitude of sports.

Whether it’s supporting Premier League football clubs to secure their next front of shirt sponsor, curating deals for brands to showcase their advertising during games televised to millions across the world, or representing the best talent in our industry, connecting sport to incredible brands and partners is at the heart of what we do.

Want to find out more? Check out our LinkedIn and Instagram pages for an insight into what we do and what its like to work here.

Having recently been voted the No.1 most attractive sports marketing agency to work for, we’re incredibly proud of our culture and the people that help to nurture it. If you want to help shape the future of the sports industry, then we want to hear from you.


We are looking for a Partnerships Operations Lead to join our Rightsholder Management team, based in our brand-new office in Altrincham. In this newly created role, you will support the LED Partnerships Operations team with the delivery of LED Perimeter advertising, working closely with internal stakeholders and our 40+ strong club contract portfolio to ensure the successful placement of SPORTFIVE advertising inventory for our clients.


  • Manage the stock of SPORTFIVE LED inventory ensuring this is accurately reflected within the system
  • Manage the operational delivery of inventory for SPORTFIVE sales clients ensuring brands are allocated to the correct games
  • Constantly evaluate the ongoing deliverables of SPORTFIVE sales clients in order to maximise availability of inventory
  • Work with the Director of Finance and sales teams to evaluate and support the delivery of prospective new deals
  • Liaise with sales teams around the delivery of their clients’ advertising
  • Provide reports on the delivery of advertising to the Finance team to support revenue recognition processes
  • End-to-end communication and co-ordination with Clubs, ensuring that LED operations are delivered successfully, supporting SPORTFIVE’s best in class proposition.
  • Oversee the receipt, creation and accuracy of creative files for assigned Clubs/clients, allocating to the required element of the LED service once complete
  • Oversee the sharing of match LED inventory information as required, ensuring timely and accurate delivery, via operators and/or Clubs.
  • Develop key rights holder and client stakeholder relationships including onboarding and information sharing.
  • Hold weekly status and activity calls, attend meetings and provide regular client reporting support as necessary.
  • Support in the management fluctuating workloads within the team.
  • Work closely with the Manager, Partnership Services and Operations to enhance and develop processes around the use of the InCrowd portal, and internal workflow processes


  • Previous experience managing multiple key client accounts
  • Experience in Sales Operations, and Operations Admin
  • Highly organised and able to prioritize own workload proactively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A team player who is keen to support and coach junior members of the team
  • Strong internal and external stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to learn new systems quickly
  • A keen interest in sport and/or sport commercials and business management
  • Experience in the sports industry is advantageous but not an essential requirement of this role


As well as the opportunity to join an organisation that invests in and rewards its staff, provides a great working environment, and offers genuine responsibility and scope to shape a role and add real value, you’ll also get...

  • Dedicated Development: We take the development and growth of our people very seriously. As well as on-the-job training, we will support you with the personal and professional development you need to help you to be the best in your role and excel in your career.
  • Supporting Your Overall Well-being: Whether it be financial, health, or family well-being, we offer everything from life assurance at 4x your annual salary, full private health cover with Vitality and access to an Employee Assistance programme, and enhanced family leave entitlements to support you in the moments that matter.
  • Real Work/Life Balance: We understand that everyone should have a job that fits around their life, not the other way around. As well as operating a hybrid working model, we offer flexible working and appreciate that flexibility requirements are different for everyone.
  • Work Hard, Play Hard: You’ll get 25 days holiday each year, plus an extra day gifted to you over the Christmas period and if you get married or move house. We also celebrate our achievements in style twice a year with a day off for our Christmas and Summer events.

SPORTFIVE are proud to be an equal opportunities employer who provide equal employment opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.


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