The role will require the successful candidate to support the Partnership team’s overall partnership and renewals sales process, manage the team of Partnership Executives to ensure we deliver a “best in class” service to existing club partners, and support and contribute to developing and implementing the strategic objectives of the Partnerships team in accordance with set KPIs for the team and the wider business.
Who We’re Looking For
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable leadership/management skills and experience in developing and implementing strategic business plans aligned to the wider business, and be able to support the Head of Partnerships with the renewals sales process in order to achieve sales targets for the group, whilst overseeing both partner servicing operations and the relationship management process for existing Club partners.
Key duties of this role include;
To develop and present market insights, trends and analysis within the sports partnerships industry to the Head of Partnerships
To regularly track, monitor and support the team in achieving applicable revenue budgets and targets
To manage the departments sponsorship presentation tools (Digideck)
To support the Head of Partnerships in developing proposals and presentations for prospective new partners and to support the negotiation process as part of any prospective new deals
For specific designated targets, to lead the process in developing proposals and presentations for prospective new partners and any subsequent commercial negotiations
To oversee the successful delivery of all contractual deliverables/activations of Club partners, within specified timelines, in collaboration with other departments within the wider business
To manage the partnership inventory software (Kore) and provide regular weekly reports to the Head of Partnerships
To provide regular reports to the Head of Partnerships in respect of partner servicing operations
To maintain strong day-to-day pro-active communication and collaboration with the Club’s existing partners
Proven track record in partnership sales within the sports industry
Proven track record and good knowledge of partner servicing activation
Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of managing a team
Proven leadership experience, co-operates with others, considers the needs of others and helps others to achieve objectives
Demonstrates honesty, integrity, reliability and the ability to ensure confidentiality at all times
Well organised with the ability to multi-task and perform well under pressure
Possess strong time management skills and have a flexible approach to work
Excellent client service skills with the ability to meet stringent deadlines
Outgoing, confident and pro-active with a flexible approach to working hours
Ability to work on own initiative, pro-active in managing one’s own time, building an understanding of the internal and external environment in order to deliver work in a highly effective and professional manner
Able to communicate to the highest level; listens, interprets and conveys information in a clear and accurate manner; provides timely delivery of information and selects the most appropriate method of communication
Educated to degree level or equivalent
About The Club
Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.
Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter finals of the competition. The Club continues to build on that success, and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.
Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the recent opening of a new state-of-the-art training ground in north Leicestershire.
Ultimately, the Club’s vision is as exciting as it is simple: we believe that together, it’s possible. We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.
Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite subsidised staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays. Access to an Employee Assistance Programme from the date of joining.
Contract Type – Permanent
Hours Per Week – 37.5
Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identify or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.
Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.