The Manager, Partnership Sales negotiates and executes corporate partnerships with a primary focus on new business development. This role meets directly with new partner prospects on a regular basis in order to increase overall sales and investment opportunities for the Club along with Levi’s® Stadium events. This position sells integrated corporate partnerships that include intellectual property rights, entitlements, promotions, media (television, radio, online, print), signage, special events, hospitality/suites, 49ers Foundation/community opportunities, Levi’s® Stadium events and other assets.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Generates new sponsorship revenue from regional, national and global companies.
Achieves individual sales goals and assist department in achieving annual revenue targets.
Develops and leads strategic, custom marketing plans with partner objectives and priorities at the forefront aimed to maximize brand value.
Maintains a robust pipeline through qualified leads and cold calls with potential partner opportunities.
Builds and enhances existing client relationships and work with activation team to ensure client success.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Abilities and Skills:
Demonstrates ability to effectively build a network of contacts at all levels within the industry and in the community, both internally and externally.
Ability to use logic and reasoning to evaluate information to determine how it should be best interpreted
Lead meetings in which stakeholders come together to focus ideas in a single direction.
Able to communicate confidently and competently to all types of audiences within a variety of delivery methods.
Ability to achieve planned objectives through completing relevant tasks and focus.
Organizational skills with the ability to manage time effectively, while balancing and prioritizing multiple or competing tasks.
Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree and 5+ years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with Microsoft Suite including PowerPoint & Word.
Experience with Prospecting Sales Resources (ZoomInfo, LinkedIn, Winmo, SponsorUnited).
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
The employee will be sitting in a typical office environment the majority of the time and may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: 10% of travel time expected for the position both intra and interstate occasionally requiring overnight stay.
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.