Manager, Partnership Marketing - Portland Timbers (Portland · OR)

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The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC are looking for a highly self-motivated Manager to join our Corporate Partnerships team. The Partnership Marketing Manager is responsible for the management of a portfolio (approximately $4M-$6M) of corporate partners and sole implementation of assigned account assets.

This position reports directly to the Vice President of Partnership Marketing and works closely with other managers to pro-actively build and manage client relations and deliver on contractual obligations.

Essential Functions: 
  • Serve as primary liaison between Portland Timbers and Thorns FC and assigned sponsor accounts to ensure and maintain positive relationships. 
  • Manage all aspects of partnership fulfillment for assigned accounts including, but not limited to weekly status calls, invoicing, hospitality, community programming & match day activations. 
  • Collaborate with our business development team to manage key category development, platform ideation for new and existing partners, design high level vision decks, and interactive pitch meetings. 
  • Keep inventory of all corporate partnership signage in Providence Park and practice facility. Main contact for submitting all logos/artwork for proofs. Also works on signage installation schedules with Operations. Works with MLS and NWSL on field signage approvals. Research new signage opportunities. 
  • Manage all in game promotions and inventory for all corporate partners. Will review game day show flow script to make sure everything is running - this includes, in-game promotions/features, in-game spots, all LED rotations, IPTV.
  • Develop and track revenue retention and growth pipeline.
  • Manage game day VIP/Suite catering.
  • Effectively track the delivery of partnership elements.
  • Generate and present mid-year and end-year partnership recaps to exhibit ROI.
  • Assist with game night activities, as well as special events as needed.
  • Assist with the development of partner events and gifting strategies.
  • Other duties as determined by the Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Vice President of Partnership Marketing. 

Positions Reporting: None

Requirements: 
  • 2-3 years of account management experience within the sports industry, professional team or agency experience required. 
  • Proven track record of managing high spend partnership deals and securing incremental revenue opportunities with clients is a must. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and strong team player mentality
  • Exceptional time management skills with the ability to multitask and execute various projects in a timely manner. 
  • Superb critical thinking ability to address and solve internal and external challenges effectively and efficiently. 
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends, and some holidays. Must be able to work all Timbers and Thorns FC home games during the season 
  • The qualified candidate will also have a strong knowledge of MS Office products, KORE Software, SportsDigita, SponsorUnited and third-party research. 

Education: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent experience 


About Us: The Portland Timbers enter their 11th season in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2021. As the league’s 18th team that began competing in MLS in 2011, the Timbers play their home games at Providence Park, an iconic downtown Portland stadium reopened for the 2019 season following a sparkling, $85 million transformation that increased capacity to 25,218. The Timbers, who won their first MLS Cup in 2015 and advanced to a second MLS Cup in 2018, have sold out every league home game since joining MLS, a streak of more than 160 games entering the 2020 season.

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.