The Manager, Global Partnership Activations will be part of the overall FEG corporate partnerships team, with a focus on sponsors of the Vegas Golden Knights and City National Arena. The Manager will oversee activation and ensure contractual sponsorship elements are fulfilled and executed properly for a robust list of companies. This person will also drive revenue by renewing/refreshing and opportunistically upselling their assigned partners, promote the VGK Knights Code, and retain and grow revenues. This position will be based at City National Arena in Summerlin/Las Vegas, NV and report to the Vice President of Global Partnership Activations with a dotted line to the Director, Global Partnership Activations.
Assist with hiring/training/managing Partnership Interns as needed.
Assist with gameday radio broadcast inventory for local and affiliated network-wide stations via Skyview Networks.
Assist with management of NHL’s Digitally Enhanced Dasherboard (DED) system/inventory/artwork and virtual slot/virtual glass signage system.
Assist with dasherboard maps across all facilities.
Oversee activation and ensure contractual sponsorship elements (gameday and non-gameday assets) are fulfilled/executed properly for assigned VGK/CNA partners.
Assist in the planning of strategic hospitality events for partners – Gameday hosting, Partner Trips, Business Alliance Events, Season Kickoff Luncheon, etc.
Attend all VGK home games, as well as select other FEG events, to develop client relationships and ensure that assets are fulfilled properly and are photographed.
Work with Team Photographer on capturing photos for VGK events and partner assets as needed.
Attend non-gameday/community events on behalf of the Company as needed to manage partner activation/involvement in those events.
Serve as liaison with the Arena Operations Department at T-Mobile Arena for all sponsorship-related topics.
Be knowledgeable and trained in the KORE software service.
Hold meetings with other department leaders to ensure contracted sponsor assets are executed on time and accordingly.
Attend contracted appearances, commercial shoots, etc. as needed at sponsor’s business, community service event and/or other specified locations.
Create mid-season and/or end-of-season recaps for all assigned partner accounts.
Take lead in developing and managing a strategic plan for all of our assigned accounts that are up for renewal/expiring.
Coordinate internal brainstorming meetings with other VGK/FEG colleagues to develop innovative assets and ideas for your assigned sponsors.
Bring new and compelling ideas to current partners whenever possible (IE - upsell opportunities)
Develop and maintain excellent relationships and communication between the Partnerships department and other departments such as Community Relations, Ticketing, Game Entertainment, Legal, Communications & Content, Hockey Operations, etc.
Serve as a liaison between third party companies associated with VGK to assist in making sure the partner/fan experience is positive i.e. Levy, AEG, Rank & Rally, etc.
Other duties as assigned from time to time.
Key Competencies and Experience:
Minimum of 2-years of professional or internship experience, preferably in sports with a team, brand, or agency
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc)
Experience using graphic design software preferred (IE - Photoshop) but not mandatory
Strong desire/willingness to learn
Ability to consistently meet hard deadlines.
Strong attention to detail with the ability to plan and develop marketing campaigns
Positive attitude and quick thinker. Always lead with YES internally & externally.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a relentless work ethic
Highly organized, with an ability to handle a high volume of detail-oriented partner agreements and projects
Must have a flexible work schedule to work special event responsibilities throughout the year: weekends, nights and holidays as dictated by games/events
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced workplace
Team player with a no-ego, ‘we’ not ‘me’ approach. Most of all, understand that teamwork is what makes the dream work
High level of integrity, and ability to uphold the organization’s “Knights Code” (company rules of conduct)
Ability to stand up and/or work with your hands for extended periods of time. Lifting objects (rarely more than 20 lbs) on occasion.
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.