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Partnership Specialist - Oilers Entertainment Group (Edmonton · AB)

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Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Business-to-Business Sales
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About Oilers Entertainment Group:

Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) delivers North America’s leading sports and entertainment experiences to connect our fans to their passions. Located in the heart of the ICE District, OEG owns the 5-time Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, the WHL’s three-time Memorial Cup Champion Edmonton Oil Kings, and the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. OEG operates Rogers Place, North America’s premier and most technologically advanced sports and entertainment venue. The 18,647 seat, $480 million arena is among the most technologically enabled sports facilities in North America as well as the first LEED Silver-certified NHL Facility in Canada. OEG also owns and operates Edmonton’s high-performance health and fitness club, Archetype, and is co-owner of film production company Silver Pictures, one of Hollywood’s highest-grossing producers of all time.

At Oilers Entertainment Group, our vision is to be a Global Leader in Sports & Entertainment. Together, we inspire our fans by connecting them to their passion, which is ours as well! We play like a team and always work with integrity towards our common purpose. We have a commitment to innovation and growth, combined with performance excellence that ensures a fair return on investment. We develop our people to be leaders in our industry and we invest in our communities. Through our world class talent, we strive to WIN. ON and OFF the ICE.

Role Summary:

Directly reporting to the Manager, Partnership Services, the Partnership Specialist is responsible for providing a high level of customer service in the activation of partnership agreements and delivery of Partner objectives. In addition, the successful candidate will be leading the activation on a portfolio of Sponsorship accounts through project management, sales cycle support and a commitment to service excellence.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Leads the activation on a portfolio of Sponsorship accounts through project management, sales cycle support and a commitment to service excellence
  • Ensures 100% fulfillment of partnership agreements on a yearly basis
  • Develops and executes upon strategic marketing and project plans
  • Maintains and fosters relationships with Corporate Partners at all levels while providing ongoing support
  • Responsible for the development and execution of corporate and Partner events
  • Activates promotions and events, both in person and digitally
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining accurate and thorough budgets
  • Records, compiles and distributes relevant project results, proof of performance and mid-season monitoring
  • Provides day to day support to the Corporate Sales Function
  • Actively participates in sales calls and meetings
  • Prepares innovative partnership proposals
  • Leads and participates in brainstorming and ideation sessions
  • Drafts and follows-up on partner contracts and agreements
  • Prepares timely and relevant partnership and program recaps
  • Maintains accurate records to validate the execution of agreements
  • Conducts research on industry competitors
  • Enters and analyzes client data and records within the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Module
Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in a relevant Marketing/Communications or Business Program
  • 3+ years of experience in consumer marketing or brand management in addition to experience in a sales/customer service role
  • Some Knowledge of television, digital and/or radio advertising considered an asset
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in corporate customer service
  • Working knowledge of the corporate sponsorship industry
  • Strong marketing project management experience
  • Strong computer capabilities with Microsoft Office (including PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
    • Significant experience in the development of PowerPoint presentations
  • Experience with Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat)
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics or other CRM platform considered an asset
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High level of poise and professionalism
  • Ability to be innovative and to provide viable business solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate with diverse internal and external clients
  • Passionate about a career in sales and marketing within the sports and entertainment industry
  • Ability to prioritize workload and solve problems quickly
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work extended or unpredictable hours on weekdays, weekends and holidays as needed
Next Steps:

Thank you for your interest in OEG. Only those individuals moving forward in the hiring process will be contacted.

Experience Preferred - 3