Partnerships Project Manager – Manchester United
About the job
At Manchester United our aim is to Win the United Way – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.
Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?
To work closely with the Partnerships Director (PD) and Associate Partnerships Director (APD) and the Planning and Performance team, the PPM will be responsible for creating and delivering the partnership marketing plan for several partners, ensuring that activations perform effectively in-line with partnership objectives, delivered on time and within budget. The focus is on understanding partner objectives and campaign execution whilst reporting tangible results, and ensuring contractual rights are utilised.
Own the responsibility of every aspect of day-to-day partnership delivery (e.g., writing briefs, presentations, emails, status calls, reporting, creative approval, rights delivery, admin etc.)
Clearly define partnership objectives with the partner and ensure that these are understood by the partnerships team.
Plan delivery of the marketing plan, driving high standards of execution and performance.
Management of partners sponsorship rights with the club and ensuring that these rights are fully utilised by the partner.
Management and accountability of partner budgets.
Monitor performance at both campaign and partner level to ensure that acquisition, revenue, and expense targets are met.
Provide monthly timely and insightful reporting on the relevant partner product/brand portfolios.
Ensure timely delivery of compelling and insightful case studies.
Be well tuned into partner industry trends and keep abreast of any relevant legislation, regulatory requirements, and codes of practice as they apply to partner promotions, activations and campaigns.
Strategic brand experience across a range of blue chip brands/clients.
Successful track record in managing third party business relationships.
Creative and dynamic with sound knowledge of all marketing platforms including digital/social.
Able to influence, persuade, and negotiate at a senior level.
Able to build trusting, strategic and senior relationships with people.
Self-motivated and goal oriented.
Strong team player – maintains energy and momentum within the team.
Able to innovate and lead change.
Commercially astute and strategically sound; analytical, sees the big picture, long term. planning and organisation skills.
Comfortable handling own operational workload.
Passion for detail – impeccable standards. ‘Greatness’ is the essence of Manchester United.
Graduate level education.
Experience working with international, blue-chip brands, partnerships and global markets would be beneficial (but not essential).
If you would like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by Wednesday 22nd November 2023.
Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job applications, however as we receive a high volume of applications this may not always be possible.
We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.
Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.
Manchester United Football Club are proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting the armed forces community to transition into careers outside of the armed forces.
Manchester United is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.
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