Partnerships Manager (1yr FTC)

Sporting Goods
United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
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We are excited to be searching for a Partnerships Manager to join the team. The post holder will primarily be responsible for the management of key accounts across The FA sponsorship programme.

 

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Are you strong with relationships and passionate about Commercial rights within Football?

We are excited to be searching for a Partnerships Manager to join the team. The post holder will primarily be responsible for the management of key accounts across The FA sponsorship programme.

Your Impact

  • Owning, driving and delivering results for key partners assigned, ensuring consistent achievement of objectives and targets.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships of trust and respect with partners and key internal stakeholders; acting and being perceived as a trusted advisor for your partners and across the business.
  • Identifying and developing new opportunities and ideas for partners.
  • Acting as a rights guardian to FA brands, assets and programmes.
  • Working with data and insights to create compelling season evaluations and recommendations to help make informed commercial/partner decisions.
  • Sharing compelling contributions to season planning for partners.
  • Ensuring all rights are delivered and align with partner strategies - overseeing and implementing all rights delivery.
  • Establishing yourself as a high performing partnership manager.
  • Actively adding value to your partner roster.
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group's changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being can be maintained.
  • As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What are we looking for?

Essential for the role:

  • Experience in account management and sponsorship rights delivery and/or sports Marketing.
  • Experience working with agencies and brands.
  • Excellent planning, prioritisation and time management skills.
  • Experience working in a sponsorship-focused role.
  • Experience in MarComms planning and activation.
  • Ideation skills.
  • A proven track record in successful account management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Strong team player with a collaborative and can-do mindset.
  • Strong initiative and problem-solving skills.

Beneficial to have:

  • Experience working in a commercial role in the sports industry or sports marketing agency.
  • Experience of working with broadcasters and the media.
  • Experience in or knowledge of grassroots sports and participation programmes.
  • Experience in developing and delivering campaign strategy for Blue Chip clients.
  • Understanding of the digital marketing landscape.
  • Strong presentation and reporting skills.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

  • Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
  • Free private medical cover.
  • A contributory pension scheme.
  • An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
  • A hybrid working model offering flexibility on where you work.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page, https://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/careers

Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Women's Adobe FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre, unless the role is advertised as a homebased contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

https://www.thefa.com/-/media/thefacom-new/files/about-the-fa/2021/fa_a-game-for-all-strategy.ashx

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments - Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change - which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

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