Operational Account Manager – InCrowd

The Overview

  • A full-time role with a permanent contract
  • A key member of the Account Management team
  • Day-to-day responsibility for managing client relationships and requirements
  • A competitive salary commensurate with your experience will be offered
  • A hybrid working environment with office days based in London

The Role

We are looking for an Account Manager to expand our client Account Management team and be the primary point of contact for several of our key clients across multiple sports vertices.

The person will be required to work with clients to understand their needs and objectives, suggest how they can achieve these using our digital technology products, continually expand the development roadmap for the client and communicate these requirements to our internal development and operational teams to ensure successful delivery.

This role is vital in ensuring our clients achieve value from their investment in InCrowd’s technology and that through this success we are able to add new developments and features, growing each client account.

Through a close working relationship with clients, the candidate will also help feed into the internal product roadmap, utilising feedback and requirements from clients to help ensure our products remain market leading and relevant.

Required Skills and Experience

  • An excellent relationship manager who can communicate effectively with stakeholders of all levels both internally and externally
  • Excellent at planning, organisation and documentation
  • Ability to deal with competing demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in a similar role (account management, project management, business analyst or equivalent)
  • A commercially minded individual
  • Friendly and personable with the ability to build a rapport with people they meet and deal with
  • Confident and articulate when engaging with clients
  • The ability to successfully manage difficult situations and conversations
  • A self-sufficient individual who is happy taking the lead

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience working with digital marketing technologies (e.g. apps, websites, CRM, marketing technologies)
  • 3 years + experience in a similar role
  • Project management or project delivery experience
  • Experience working with high profile brand/rights holder campaigns
  • An understanding of the world of sports sponsorship
  • A passion for sport
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced agency or product business environment delivering for brands or rights holders
  • Understanding of agile working and development teams working in sprints
  • The ability to communicate in other languages, particularly Spanish
  • Experience utilising relevant project and account management software such as Slack, Jira, Forecast, etc.

What will you be doing for InCrowd?

  • Developing and overseeing key relationships and day-to-day client management
  • Working with clients to use our digital technology to help achieve their business objectives
  • Keeping track of client projects and tasks ensuring they are delivered on time and clients are informed accordingly
  • Ensure clients extend their agreements and take advantage of our ever growing suite of digital assets
  • Visiting clients in the UK to build relationships
  • Working with other individuals internally to ensure issues are addressed, client work is delivered and to provide product feedback
  • Reporting into our Commercial Account Director to provide status updates and working collaboratively with other Account Managers to ensure client happiness and business success

What we offer

  • A friendly but challenging working environment
  • A great work-life balance. We have moved to the new normal where we offer the option to work from home or other quiet environments, but combined with the opportunity to come together for collaboration, team building and social events
  • Company benefits include 25 days holiday, pension contributions, cycle and transport schemes, working from home support schemes and provision of quality technical equipment.
  • Support for additional training and education

We are a group of highly skilled individuals with a healthy, friendly, creative and relaxed environment. There are often sporting and team events you can join if you wish and we like to nurture and support each other – research groups, training and conference budgets are part of our culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

Up for the challenge?

Our recruitment process will focus primarily on your values and energy for the role. We are looking for someone to help develop a key part of our organisation and progress within our company. 

Please send your CV to jobs@incrowdsports.com

Strategic Account Manager – InCrowd

The Overview

  • A full-time role with a permanent contract
  • A key member of the Account Management team
  • Day-to-day responsibility for managing client relationships and requirements
  • A competitive salary commensurate with your experience will be offered
  • A hybrid working environment with office days based in London

The Role

We are looking for an Account Manager to expand our client Account Management team and be the primary point of contact for several of our key clients across multiple sports vertices.

The person will be required to work directly with clients to understand their needs and objectives, suggest how they can achieve these using our digital technology products and continually expand the development roadmap for the client, whilst exploring new growth opportunities.

This role is vital in ensuring our clients see value from their investment in InCrowd’s technology and services, and that through this success we are able to continually develop the accounts.

Through a close working relationship with clients, the candidate will also help feed into the internal product roadmap, utilising feedback and requirements from clients to help ensure our products remain market leading and relevant

Required Skills and Experience

  • An excellent relationship manager who can communicate effectively with stakeholders of all levels both internally and externally
  • A commercially minded individual, who looks to seek out new business opportunities
  • Highly organised and intuitive individual who enjoys problem solving
  • Ability to deal with competing demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in a similar role (account management, digital project manager, digital marketing manager) within Sport or DIgital
  • Friendly and personable with the ability to build a rapport with people they meet and deal with
  • Confident and articulate when engaging with clients
  • The ability to successfully manage difficult situations and conversations
  • A self-sufficient individual who is happy taking the lead

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience working with digital marketing technologies (e.g. apps, websites, CRM, marketing technologies) and data
  • 3 years + experience in a similar role
  • Project management or project delivery experience
  • Experience working with high profile brand/rights holder campaigns
  • An understanding of the world of sports sponsorship and business
  • A passion for sport
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced agency or product business environment delivering for brands or rights holders
  • Understanding of agile working and development teams working in sprints
  • Experience utilising relevant project and account management software such as Slack, Jira, Forecast, etc.

What will you be doing for InCrowd?

  • Developing and overseeing key relationships and day-to-day client management
  • Working with clients to use our digital and data technology to help achieve their business objectives
  • Responsibilities:
    • Oversee the commercial success of specified accounts, ensuring we deliver value for clients, whilst also delivering value back to our business.
    • Acting as the conduit between the client and internal Project and Delivery team in building out digital enhancement road maps and specifications
    • Manage the day to day running of specified accounts, ensuring contractual commitments are adhered to, new opportunities are uncovered and ultimately the client becomes an InCrowd ambassador
  • Guiding on best practice activation, engagement and fanbase growth initiatives to help achieve the clients objectives (e.g. across memberships, video streaming or ticketing)
  • Produce relevant, timely reports for both the client and Account Directors, highlighting performance of InCrowd in supporting the clients commercial objectives and making recommendations
  • Support new business in pitch presentations, costings and providing case studies of successful account metrics
  • Keeping track of client projects and tasks ensuring they are delivered on time and clients are informed accordingly
  • Ensure clients extend their agreements and take advantage of our ever growing suite of digital assets
  • Visiting clients across the UK (and abroad where needed) to build relationships
  • Reporting into our Commercial Account Director to provide status updates and working collaboratively with other Account Managers to ensure client happiness and business success

What we offer

InCrowd offers a healthy, friendly and creative environment. We are proud of our culture and excited about the next steps for the company.

We also offer:

  • Company benefits.
  • Access to high profile sports events
  • Support for additional training and education.
  • Social events throughout the year both in person and online
  • Opportunity for significant career progression in a fast-developing team.
  • Hybrid work offering

We are a group of highly skilled individuals with a healthy, friendly, creative and relaxed environment. There are often sporting and team events you can join if you wish and we like to nurture and support each other – research groups, training and conference budgets are part of our culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

Up for the challenge?

Send us your CV and something that shows us why you’re perfect for the role. This can be anything; a covering email, a video or perhaps a case study of previous work….. we want to find out more about you.

Contact us now at jobs@incrowdsports.com

Content Manager England Football – Seven League

An exciting opportunity in The FA, you will lead on content strategy, planning and execution for the England Football brand and key grassroots programmes. You will be tasked with developing compelling content strands and campaigns that best tell the story of England Football, in line with the Commercial and Marketing department’s wider strategy.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Oversee content strategy across England Football’s owned and operated channels
  • Manage agency and vendor relationships to guarantee delivery of best-in-class content execution
  • Contribute to a cross-platform content strategy that is aligned to national team’s strategic goals and positioning
  • Collaborate with The FA’s Content section to develop a seamless execution
  • Support The FA’s communications team by ensuring social media output is closely aligned with agreed external messaging
  • Support commercial and marketing objectives by driving the creation of industry-leading and audience-first campaigns and content formats that deliver the mutual aims of The FA and its partners
  • Provide regular and detailed insights into the performance of England Football’s social media content to the rest of the business, driving an evolving strategic approach

Brand

  • Support the England Football brand team on the development of marketing plans for England Football & key grassroots programmes that deliver against the strategic objectives working with internal & external agency teams.
  • Work collaboratively with the Grassroots Football division ensuring the planning and execution of projects are reaching mutual goals for England Football.
  • Be the guardian for England Football brand across all owned and operated channels, ensuring look, feel and TOV remains consistent to brand guidelines.
  • Brief and deliver marketing materials (such as digital, social media assets) required to effectively support campaigns – creating high quality elements for all relevant channels in a timely manner.
  • Be responsible for the budget management of each content initiatives content & agency relationship ensuring delivery within budget.
  • Executes additional tasks as required to meet FA Group changing priorities
  • Other duties that are within the scope of the role may be required.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Developed owned and operated content strategies for large scale channels
  • Strong evidence of creating engaging, entertaining and informative content
  • Experienced in the management of agencies and suppliers
  • Clear understanding of the social media landscape
  • Previous experience in a professional sports environment
  • Knowledge of social media analytics, including key metrics and how to use them to measure performance
  • Ability to produce and share short-, medium- and long-term content plans

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong influencing skills that can be used to good effective both internally and externally.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Experience of working for a brand or publisher
  • An understanding of the grassroots game
  • Strong understanding of paid social media advertising
  • Proficient user of image-editing software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop)
  • Proficient user of video-editing software (e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro)
  • Hard working, flexible and adaptable
  • Strong work initiative with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Customer-focused approach
  • The ability to learn new skills quickly and share knowledge
  • A commitment to continual professional development
  • An interest in all forms of digital media

Working Conditions 

  • This is a fixed term contract to the 30th June 2023
  • This role will be based at Wembley Stadium
  • Working hours are 9:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday
  • May be required to attend and travel to other locations for meetings etc
  • Unsocial hours may be required dictated as and when by the demands of the business schedule
  • Adapting to use of new systems and technology where appropriate

IMG Media

On behalf of more than 200 clients across sports and entertainment, IMG negotiates media rights and produces and arranges for distribution of sports and entertainment content to major global broadcasters and platforms. Our content originates from entertainment companies, major sports leagues, sporting events and more.

Opportunities Statement

Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Executive Support Manager – England Netball

This is a critical new role to support our CEO and Executive Team, to deliver our ambitious Adventure strategy. As Executive Support Manager you will: 

  • Provide proactive executive support to our CEO, Executive Team and Board
  • Line manage and provide secondary cover for our Business Support Manager who is responsible for providing operations support for the wider organisation 
  • Build excellent working relationships with colleagues across the business and key external stakeholders
  • Establish efficient processes and reporting
  • Contribute to and lead special projects across various areas of the organisation

If you have excellent organisational, and communication skills and a proven record of supporting senior executives to operate optimally we want to hear from you!

Partnerships Manager – EFL

The English Football League (EFL) is the largest single body of professional clubs in European football and is responsible for administering and regulating the Sky Bet EFL, Sky Bet Play-Offs, Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy competitions.

Formed in 1888, the EFL is the world’s original and oldest league football competition. It has 72 member clubs, each of which embodies the unique heritage, pride and passion of the communities they represent.

The impact of EFL clubs goes far beyond and is more important than football and 90 minutes on a match day. EFL clubs actively engage, 365 days a year with the communities that surround and support them.

Job Purpose

To manage and develop existing partner relationships for the EFL, including proactively driving agreements through a strong understanding of individual partners’ markets and business objectives, maximising the value of association with the EFL and its member clubs.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to ‘own’, manage and develop the EFL’s relationships with a number of key commercial partners. The role will include delivering on the following responsibilities to a high standard:

Commercial Partner Rights Delivery

  • Effectively manage, organise and administer the delivery of all contractual rights for designated Official Partners, Official Licensees and/or Official Supporters as required
  • Actively support other EFL departments in fully integrating partners as required
  • Work collaboratively with all EFL Clubs to deliver designated partner rights as required
  • Budget responsibility for designated partnership delivery REPORTING
  • Agree clear and realistic objectives, KPIs and reporting requirements with designated partners
  • Prepare high standard partner reports to report on the above

Internal and External Relationship Management

  • Ensure EFL colleagues and departments understand relevant matters related to designated partner accounts on an ongoing basis, including support required from each department
  • Develop knowledge of the wider EFL business
  • Facilitate relationships and communication between the EFL and designated partner businesses at all levels
  • Proactively drive partnership agreements through building a strong understanding of individual partners’ markets and business objectives

Person Specification Essential

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Attributes that are essential to the role.

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Excellent understanding of sponsorship rights agreements
  • Consumer, brand and sponsorship trends in the UK and international marketplace
  • The range of partnership rights, assets and initiatives offered by the EFL and other sports and entertainment rights holders
  • The sports and/or entertainment industry as a brand marketing platform (direct
  • experience working in the sports industry is advantageous but not essential)

Person Specification Desirable & Advantageous

  • The following Knowledge, Skills and Attributes, although not essential, would be advantageous.
  • An understanding of the EFL and its 72 member clubs
  • A love of sport (especially football)
  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft Office tools (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Experience in a similar role in a sports or entertainment rights-owner, agency or brand
  • University degree in Business or related subject

Timeline

  • Closing date – Thu 21st July
  • Interviews – w/c 25th July and w/c 1st August

Social Media Lead, Tennis – LiveWire Sport

LiveWire Sport is a multi award-winning content agency based in London. Our clients include Premier League, Wimbledon, World Rugby, The England & Wales Cricket Board, ATP Media, Eurosport, International Paralympic Committee and Team GB among many others. 

In February 2022, we joined forces with data-driven sports marketing agency Two Circles to rewire sports, taking the company’s headcount across five international offices to 450+. 

Our content services include strategy, consultancy, creative and video production, digital marketing campaigns, and full management and commercialisation of digital and social media platforms.

Although the company has grown considerably in recent years, we still retain our original start-up values from 2011 when we were founded. Fun, creative freedom and regular deadlines contribute to a busy, vibrant and sociable co-working office environment.

WHAT’S MISSING

We are looking for a Social Media Lead to help us deliver the sport of tennis in new, exciting and innovative ways across social media.

With an illustrious list of tennis clients, we need a creative thinker to oversee a range of content deliverables both during and outside of live events.

The ideal candidate will have a dual passion for tennis and social media, with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of platforms and emerging digital trends.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The roles and responsibilities of the Tennis Social Media lead include the following:

– Ideate and execute real-time and planned social media output across social media platforms

– Bring creative and original thinking to our tennis content services, ideating and developing content to cut-through busy new feeds

– Work with our Creative Studio to brief, direct and manage a diverse range of social-first content projects, from graphic design to video edits

– Cultivate and engage global tennis audiences through industry-leading community management

– Publish to social media channels, as required

– Produce short-form and longer social-first video edits

– Stay on the pulse of sports news, popular culture and current trends, and their relevance to tennis

WHAT YOU NEED

– At least three years’ experience working in a social media content role, ideally for an agency, sports rightsholder or media organisation

– First-class editorial judgement

– A proven track record of creative and innovative thinking

– Knowledge and experience of multiple social media platform, including TikTok

– Obsessive knowledge of tennis

– Understanding and awareness of social media analytics, especially in helping to guide content strategy

– Ability to lead and set an example for others

– Excellent written and verbal English skills

– Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure

– Must be able to work weekends, as well as evenings, and be flexible about working patterns

– Experience of using Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro, particularly around optimising content for social platforms

WHAT WE OFFER

– A competitive salary (based on experience) 

– Attractive and flexible benefits package including: 50% off monthly mobile phone bills, 22 days of leave a year, monthly wellbeing contribution and more

– Scope to work at live sporting events depending on client campaigns, briefs and activations

Please email your CV, examples of your work and your salary expectations to recruitment@twocircles.com. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Global Brand Partnerships Director – Footballco

Footballco is a global, football focused, digital platform – supercharged by new PE capital from TPG – with an ambition to own the non-live football landscape worldwide and become the digital destination for all football fans across the globe. TPG Capital is focused on leveraged buyouts and growth capital, it manages investment funds in venture capital, public equity, growth capital and debt investments and includes Spotify, CAA, VICE and Air BnB as portfolio investments.

Combining some of the leading minds in football, an award winning creative and production function, as well as digital platforms that are loved by 400m fans globally, Footballco aims to own the digital fan ecosystem across the world’s biggest sport.

With 300 permanent employees across the world, Footballco is a diverse, disruptive, brave, dynamic, agile and fun organisation. With the football fan always front of mind, leveraging a world class tech platform and our track record of being first to market.

An expanding ecosystem of iconic global media brands in football, Footballco already consists of Goal.com, Voetbalzone, Spox, FC player, NXGN & Calciomercato, with further brands and entities being built and acquired moving into 2022. Our ecosystem and data driven approach enables us to serve all types of football fans with content, when they want, where they want and importantly, how they want…..all across the globe, 24/7.

From final whistle to KO, we well on our way to owning the digital football space…and you can be part of it

What’s your new role about?

Summary:

The Global Brand Partnership team at Footballco is responsible for leading the brand direct business and does this by targeting both established and emerging companies in football, building long term relationships with key global brand marketing and media decision makers at these companies and ultimately unlocking new revenue for the company via branded content and media partnerships.

The Global Brand Partnerships Director will be a high-performance commercial executive with a proven track-record of initiating and closing commercial partnerships and be an integral member of the Global Brand Partnerships team.

Working closely with the VP of Global Brand Partnerships, and the wider global sales team, the Global Brand Partnerships Director will be responsible for building executive level relationships with companies that seek to align their brand with the global game, lead on the development of tailored creative solutions for these clients and brokering deals in relation to these, which drive new revenue.

You will be provided with a clear client remit and an annual sales target, which you will be accountable for individually, whilst contributing and playing a role in delivering against the wider objectives & commercial targets of the Global team. This person will also ensure best business practices are adopted and top-class service levels provided, whilst being able to convey and be a key advocate for Footballco’s longer term company vision externally.

We want to work with you to help you to exceed your potential, both in terms of creative output and revenue delivery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Proactively engage with global brands with a view to selling media and branded content propositions for Footballco.
  • Work to deliver Footballco’s global sales target – working towards both an individual and team target.
  • Develop an ongoing pipeline of new media/marketing solution based revenue opportunities for Footballco.
  • Collaborate with global sales team peers and the VP of Global Brand Partnerships to identify new global revenue opportunities and potential clients for Footballco.
  • Cultivate relationships with C-suite and VP level marketers globally and fully understand the brand decision making eco-system including key decision makers at brand, media agency and creative agency.
  • Be able to clearly articulate Footballco’s position within the market and to work with clients through consultative selling to understand how the Footballco proposition can best solve their business challenges and objectives.
  • Work with relevant internal teams, including strategy, creative and editorial to create the optimal sales solutions for brand clients.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction through ongoing communication and relationship management with clients; resolve any issues that may arise post-sale.
  • Act as the market expert and ambassador for Footballco globally with specific clients or global brand categories in mind – working closely with regional market leaders for Footballco to relay relevant insight.
  • Where relevant, attend industry events to educate global marketers and evangelise Footballco’s as the definitive buying point to reach football fans.
  • Work with the leadership team to set revenue KPI’s and communicate accurately on forecasts, pipeline status, and activities related to your targets, categories and areas of focus.

Experience Requirements:

  • Successful track record in a senior global media sales or sport sponsorship role – preferably with experience in football.
  • Sports, media or entertainment background.
  • Knowledge of sports, tech, media and branded content marketing landscape.
  • Strong network of relevant global brand/agency contacts.
  • Previously sold into an extensive network of direct clients and agencies.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Able to personally drive revenues and create demand from major brands and their agencies.
  • Articulate and finesse Footballco’s value proposition so that it resonates with global marketers.
  • An exceptional communicator (written and verbal).
  • Able to act as the lead on key agency and client accounts, cultivating relationships with C-suite and VP level marketers.
  • Able to work collaboratively with the support teams within the organisation in order to maximise the potential of the centralised resources available.
  • Highly numerate, organised and an ability to clearly extract a client brief.
  • Be curious to explore beyond traditional media agencies and brand direct conversations, and speak to sport marketing agencies, PR agencies, and creative agencies where appropriate.
  • Have a strong grasp of industry related metrics and foresight to predict future trends to ensure we are ahead of the competition.
  • Take responsibility to feed into package and brand positioning for Footballco products.

Programme Manager – Formula 1

At Formula 1 our vision is to unleash the greatest racing spectacle on the planet. Our key to success is an organisation that values passion, integrity and respect. To help deliver against this global vision we are seeking a Programme Manager to sit within the Programme Management Office, based at our Media and Technology Centre in Biggin Hill.

If you are a Programme Manager with experience defining and delivering strategic programmes and projects, this opportunity should excite you. 

The role:

  • Responsible for the management of the assigned programme(s) and project(s) in line with the F1 Project Management Process Framework
  • Manage the resources (Internal and external) assigned to the programme – Define Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Own and proactively manage the budgets and business cases
  • Identify and Manage all key stakeholders during the lifecycle of the programme
  • Manage Risks and Issues (identification / prioritization / mitigation and escalation) in line with the requirements of the Programme Management Office

For the full job description, please refer to Addition Information.

About You

With your proven extensive experience managing large scale/complex industrial or software projects and programmes, you will thrive in a fast past environment like F1.

You have:

  • Project/Programme Management Methodology (AGILE, PRINCE 2, PMP, RMP, APM, MSP or other)
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage financial reporting
  • Proficient in using MS Project, Jira , Primavera, or other planning tools
  • Knowledge of APQP, EVMS is a plus
  • Strong Planning and project / programme control skills

As a united team we achieve great things together. Are you ready to unleash your potential at F1?

Head of New Business and Marketing (Sport) – Fifty Digital

Fifty Digital is a multi-award winning creative and social media agency specialising in sponsorship and sport.

Partnering with a wide range of sports brands, governing bodies, teams and rights holders, we build emotional connections through storytelling in sponsorship and sport. We are defined by having a highly interactive, open way of working – we have a fast-moving, fast-working, and collaborative culture.

Our partner roster includes; FIFA World Cup 2022, Ferrari Formula One Team, The Football Association, The NBA, Heineken Champions Cup, The British & Irish Lions, Shell, The NFL, W Series, Qatar Airways, England Football, Volleyball World, LiveScore and Cristiano Ronaldo to name a few. 

We are looking for a Head of New Business and Marketing professional with experience in global agency marketing, reputation building, driving pitches and generating new business.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Managing Director, create, own and deliver the strategy for new business
  • Provide strategic oversight and ownership of the end to end agency pitch processes, continuing to raise standards and consistency 
  • Passionate about the building the Fifty Digital brand, adding value at every stage of the pitch process and celebrating the great work and wins we deliver.
  • Providing thought leadership on client, business and sector challenges and opportunities
  • Increasing external awareness of the agency brand internally and externally through partners, press, media, client community, intermediaries
  • Establishing the fee for pitches with the finance team and Leadership Team
  • Achieve the ambitious growth targets
  • Identifying event opportunities to target prospective clients
  • Works closely with the Operations Lead to proactively manage new business team resource
  • Partners with the Agency Leadership Team to develop potential client relationships built on trust, open dialogue and mutual respect
  • Line management of Senior Business Development Manager and Business Development Coordinator

About you:

  • Extensive experience working in an agency environment or similar
  • Ability to inspire and motivate teams through positivity and an unrivalled depth of knowledge of the potential client’s business
  • Communicates effectively in verbal and written form, professionally and in a transparent manner
  • Entrepreneurial approach, identifies new opportunities and areas of commercial growth for the agency and its clients
  • Champions the agencies capabilities and connects these with our potential clients’ needs
  • Thrives working in a collaborative and fast paced environment
  • Appetite for continuous improvement and learning
  • Extensive track record of pitching for and winning new business
  • Advanced knowledge of social media platforms, methodologies, measurement and techniques
  • Solid understanding of all Sports and the Business of Sport
  • Keen interest in emerging trends and technologies
  • Potential existing client contact base a plus
  • You will embody our Fifty Digital values: Teamship, Passion, Curiosity, Bravery and Openness

Benefits:

  • Hybrid working with flexible hours
  • 23 days holiday
  • Birthday off
  • 2 Wellness Days per year
  • Agency Christmas close down
  • End of quarter events (funded by Fifty)
  • Monthly socials
  • Paid 4 week sabbatical after 5 years’ service
  • Private health insurance (after probation)
  • Training and development budget
  • Discretionary company bonus

Partnerships manager – Premier League

The Premier League’s Partnerships team is responsible for relationship management, contractual delivery and activation across all Premier League Partners and Licensees, including Barclays, Budweiser, Castrol, EA Sports, Hublot, Nike, Oracle, Panini, and Avery Dennison.

The role of the Partnerships Manager is to lead delivery of Partner rights across a select group of Premier League Partners and Licensees.Our hybrid-working model also allows you some variety on your place of work, offering you the chance to work from home on some days each week. Where possible, you will attend the office or site visits in line with our company policy. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and according to their work and team requirements.

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Key Responsibilities

The Partnerships Manager will lead delivery of Partner rights across a select group of Premier League Partners and Licensees including (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Manage the day-to-day relationships with selected Premier League Partners and Licensees
  • Manage the delivery of contractual rights with selected Premier League Partners and Licensees
  • Drive value for commercial partner by supporting activation programmes and ensuring alignment to the Premier League’s own strategic priorities
  • Liaise with Premier League Clubs regarding their rights and obligations in relation to central Partners and Licensees
  • Manage the approval and delivery of Partner campaigns, including support across Premier League digital platforms
  • Set and measure clear objectives and key performance indicators for selected Partners, Licensees, and projects
  • Managing internal and external resource requirements, including external activation agency and consultant relationships
  • Manage the budget requirements and support annual budget projections for selected Partners and Licensees
  • Support in the delivery of partnership renewals with key Partners and Licensees
  • Optimising the Partnerships Team’s systems, processes, and databases to deliver the best possible service for Partners and Licensees
  • Working closely with the Senior Partnerships Strategy Manager to maximise activation opportunities and the value of the Premier League to all Partners and Licensees

Requirements For The Role

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Excellent relationship and stakeholder management
  • Proven experience in leading sponsorship activation plans and campaigns
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Relevant experience of account management with operational focus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Well organised with an ability to prioritise effectively and work to deadlines
  • Attention to detail, proactive and methodical approach to tasks
  • A can-do attitude, inspires others through own positive attitudes, energy, and passion

Nice-to-haves for the role

  • Good understanding of football and an appreciation of the Premier League’s structure and context in the industry
  • A passion for sport / sports entertainment
  • Experience working in a similar organisation or environment

Benefits

Our competitive range of benefits includes:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Health screenings
  • Mental health support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts with commercial partners
  • Access to match day tickets