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Global Partnerships Activation Manager with UFC in Las Vegas · NV

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Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Activation
Become a Champion with us:
Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Moscow and Shanghai.

The Ultimate Opportunity:
UFC offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, supplemental life, short-term disability and 401(k) with a company match. Our Las Vegas office has an on-site Cafe serving healthy, delicious breakfast and lunch and a state of the art Performance Center that employees have access to. We have a regular wellness calendar for employees featuring health and nutritional classes. The Las Vegas office participates annually in a citywide Corporate Challenge. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription services with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content and more!

Strategy for Winning:
This position is responsible for executing and overseeing the development of sponsor-specific marketing plans, managing branded partner elements across a variety of UFC assets and supporting the day-to-day needs of UFC’s partners.  This position is responsible for partner maintenance and providing a unified voice to partners and sponsors from the UFC with respect to partnership marketing and fulfillment.
  1. Provides exceptional client service, including execution of promised deliverables, key focus and evaluation of upsell opportunities, relationship building, and providing weekly and monthly program progress reports.
  2. Manages partner integration of domestic live events, Contender Series and other fight series. 
  3. Tracks all assets, produces recaps, and reports via Account Plans.
  4. Creates and drives new client on-boarding based on the current processes in place to ensure consistent client management across the globe.
  5. Manages the creation, implementation, and strategic management of UFC promotional programs and all activation with new and existing partners both on and off site.
  6. Analyzes research findings and identifies activation concepts that align with the brand, support partners’ marketing objectives, and drive business results.
  7. Manages all fulfillment activities needed based on client contracts to ensure that all elements that are contractually obligated are delivered in a professional manner.
  8. Supports renewal process for each partner contract and identifies/pursues additional revenue opportunities.
  9. Works collaboratively across internal departments and stakeholders for partner approvals and alignment of programs and initiatives.
  10. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, activation best practices and new media marketing efforts.
  11. Develops self to improve performance in current role and to prepare for future roles; seeks and provides feedback and coaching to enhance performance.

Skills & Experience:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant program.
  2. At least 3 years’ experience in activations.
  3. Ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  4. Strong organizational and reporting skills.
  5. Experience managing the development and implementation of partnership marketing strategy.
  6. Ability to bring creativity to commercial discussions, maximizing assets, and inventing feasible solutions on a case-by-case basis.
  7. Experience with marketing platform integration (digital, event, hospitality, etc.), on-site event marketing operations and logistics preferred.
  8. Maintain the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines as directed.
  9. Willingness to travel as needed.
  10. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and ability to learn other basic computer programs.
UFC Conducts pre-employment background and drug screenings.
Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. What specifically interests you about this opportunity?

  3. What is your experience implementing marketing strategy? Briefly explain.

  4. Are you able to travel as needed, including weekends?