Director, US Partnership Marketing with National Hockey League in New York City · NY

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Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Corporate Sponsor Experience - US
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This position is responsible for working closely with Group VP, US Partnership Marketing to manage a portfolio of US based Integrated Partnership Marketing relationships.
This position will engage with a variety of League departments including, but not limited to, Events, Integrated Sales, Marketing, Consumer Products and Legal to develop and execute fully integrated activation plans associated with League and Partner strategic objectives on behalf of multiple Partners. Daily oversight and interaction with senior-level Partner personnel, agency and media resources to fulfill contractual obligations. Interact with MLBAM to build and execute digital/social and NHL Network media commitments. Supervise and mentor associated department personnel, including, as applicable, Account Manager(s), Account Executive(s), seasonal temporary and intern support.
The ideal candidate must have at least an undergraduate degree in a business/marketing related field. A minimum of eight (8) to ten (10) years of partnership marketing, brand marketing, event marketing and/or sales experience with a sports/entertainment property or consulting/activation agency including specific responsibility for client services and revenue generation.
Ideal candidate should have a demonstrated passion for sports and the sponsorship industry. Strong relationship-building skills, as demonstrated through experience leading marquee-level partnerships/sponsorships. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task effectively, and a proven track record of leading multiple concurrent projects. Digital literacy, including social media, presentation software skills, tracking documents, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to drive thoughtful dialog internally with key stakeholders and externally with senior-level Partner Personnel.  Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, decision-making capacity and problem-solving ability.
This position requires a pro-active, self-motivated individual with the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and establish daily work priorities in a high energy atmosphere. Candidates must have experience with (i) interacting with a variety of disciplines and levels within an organization, (ii) developing, presenting and executing successful activation plans and new revenue initiatives for Partners, (iii) assisting in the process of leading all aspects of Partner renewals, and (iv) directing a variety of complex tasks/projects simultaneously.
 When applying, please be sure to include a cover letter with your salary expectations for this role.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. This position is located in NYC> If necessary, are you able to relocate at your own expense? (The NHL does not pay relocation expenses.)

  3. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?

  4. What are your salary requirements for this position?

  5. Do you have at least 8 to 10 years of experience in partnership marketing, brand marketing, event marketing and/or sales, working with sports/entertainment properties? If so, where did you gain this experience?

  6. If you answered yes to the above question, did your role include specific responsibility for client services and revenue generation? Please explain.

  7. Do you have a demonstrated passion for the sports sponsorship business? Please explain.

  8. Do you have experience working with major brands to develop fully integrated sponsorship activation plans? Please explain.

  9. If you answered yes to the above question, has your role included working with financial service brands?

  10. Do you have experience managing/mentoring others within a team environment? If so, please elaborate on your management style.

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