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Senior Director, Integrated Partnership - WWE (Stamford · CT)

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The Integrated Partnership Senior Director will contribute to the growth of WWE’s Global Sales Partnership business by leading the creation of dynamic sponsorship and media proposals and elevating the brand profile of WWE.  This professional will develop unique concepts that fuse client objectives with WWE IP, talent, social/digital and broadcast assets, all while leading storytelling in client-facing communication and conversations with internal stakeholders.  The Integrated Partnership Senior Director will be a key point person for Sales team requests and oversee a team on the proposal development process for all accounts.  Creative ideation, marketing insight, strategic thinking, and ability to pivot quickly are key.  Candidate should thrive in a supportive team environment that prizes collaboration, innovation, and leadership in all roles.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Own the crafting of custom, integrated partnership programs from WWE’s diverse asset roster in response to RFPs from WWE’s top prospects
    • Lead proposal development process from kickoff call through delivery, pitch to client, client revisions, and transition to Account Management team for execution
    • Develop proposals that balance creativity and impact with profitability and feasibility
    • Understand nuances of WWE assets and pricing to develop mutually beneficial plans
  • Oversee the development of all transactional media/marketing proposals and client outreach in the pipeline
    • Institute and refine team processes with an eye towards efficiency and developing inter-departmental relationships
  • Capture WWE’s brand proposition in eye-catching and compelling marketing materials including preliminary WWE storytelling deck, new-to-market opportunity collateral, and B2B outreach
  • Access, analyze, and disseminate third party research and case studies to identify brand and consumer alignments between WWE and partners
  • Collaborate with Sales, Media Planning, Ad Ops, Creative/Production, Account Management, and Analytics teams to ensure strategic planning and executable programs
  • Manage communication with clients and internal stakeholders to ensure materials and information are provided in a timely, professional manner
  • Lead internal and external meetings with clear agendas and collaborative conversation
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of related experience, preferably at a media or creative agency, media company, or the marketing organization of a brand/property
  • Demonstrated knowledge of any of following: league or event sponsorship, digital/social media, linear or OTT networks, experiential, custom production, talent rights/endorsements
  • Proven experience in understanding the relationship between brand marketing objectives and cross-platform media offerings needed to help drive & achieve a brand’s business goals/results
  • Ability to create cohesive 360 sponsorship programs with clear strategies and executional tactics
  • Experience leading and mentoring a team, providing support, and empowering others
  • Comfort with ideating collaboratively or as an individual, as well as guiding creative thought for direct reports and giving constructive feedback
  • Experience with B2B outreach – deploying industry marketing campaigns, compiling awards submissions – is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulate clearly in both writing and speech
  • Proficiency in designing and writing PowerPoint decks
  • Demonstrated ability to stay organized and prioritize in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Passionate, driven, and personally accountable with a commanding presence and energy
  • Ability to travel domestically for client meetings and WWE events; approximately one time per month
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

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.