Partnership Activation Manager - Houston Rockets & Toyota Center (Houston · TX)

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Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Activation
General Description:
The Corporate Partnership Activation Manager works with the Corporate Partnerships team to ensure a positive and rewarding relationship is maintained with their corporate partners.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
  • Demonstrates our One Team philosophy of Passion, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Teamwork. 
  • Provide partnership expertise in the comprehension of contractual elements and understanding of partners' marketing/business goals, objectives, target audience and competitors
  • Manage day-to-day partner activation processes including: activation planning and approvals, promotional development, media planning, financials, advertising creation and approval, event coordination and results tracking, all requiring collaboration across multiple departments
  • Lead initiatives for all renewal accounts including developing and managing a strategic plan for all assigned renewals incorporating management (i.e. renewal initiatives to include, but not limited to leading meetings, discussions, negotiations, detailed upsell opportunities, revised partnership elements, revised contracts, etc.)
  • Assist with sponsorship presentations and meetings (preparing renewal proposals, mid-season and end-of-year recap presentations, meeting agendas, etc.) 
  • Take ownership and management of additional areas (i.e. liaison to departmental groups within Rockets organization and outside organizations/areas, as assigned) 
  • Assist wherever necessary to further market and promote Team and corporate partners. 
  • Provide unprecedented customer service and superior level of productivity and responsiveness.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in account management 
  • Detail-oriented and organized 
  • Able to meet deadlines and follow through on project outline or strategies 
  • High level of decision-making and accountability 
  • Ability to multitask effectively 
  • Communicate (both written & verbal) in a concise and effective manner 
  • Able to compile information via research and probing of accounts in order to craft proposals, presentations, budgets, and for financial or competitive analysis 
  • Able to understand partners’ objectives and look for ways to associate with the Team’s assets 
  • Able to interact and handle staff and business associates in order to implement events, promotions and other related activities 
  • Able to identify and address issues or problems which may arise during relationship/partnership 
  • Previous experience in the area of client servicing, client relations, promotions, event marketing, agency, media, sponsorship or sales 
  • Customer service and relationship building oriented 
  • Demonstrate high standard of excellence 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Photoshop or Graphic Design experience preferred

Physical & mental requirements:
  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use handle or feel, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, communicate with others.
  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format. 
  • Able to transfer and move items for departmental needs.
  • Able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed in light of the strong focus on external communications and relationships. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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