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Job listing closed on 2 Jul 2024
21 Jun 2024

Partnerships Intelligence Executive

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
Full Time
1+ year exp.

Our Story

Established in 2013, City Football Group is the world’s leading private owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of twelve clubs across the world. City Football Group also invests in other football related businesses and serves as a global commercial platform for our partners, whilst fulfilling our purpose of empowering better lives through football on a local and global scale, consistent with what “City” football has meant to people for over a century.

Our Winning Team

Our purpose is to empower better lives through football. We are proud of the role City Football Group clubs play in their localities, delivering positive economic, social and environmental impact through our operations and through programmes and activities that bring about meaningful, lasting change.

The role holder will play a pivotal role in the Partnerships Intelligence team to support Global Partnerships drive commercial revenues through the acquisition of new partners and renew existing partners. The Partnerships Intelligence team allows City Football Marketing to stay abreast of the latest football and sports industry news and develop a competitive advantage in the sales process through the presentation of relevant category, geography, and company analysis.

This role will support CFG’s sales efforts across the globe to assist in the definition and implementation of commercial strategy

This is Your City

As part of our team, you will be entitled to 26 days annual leave plus an additional day off for your birthday, private healthcare and a simply health cash plan, an annual discretionary bonus, plus a range of partnership and lifestyle discounts.

Your Impact

1.Provide relevant market intelligence via research and analysis into key categories, geographies and companies to identify key trends and potential partnership opportunities

2.Conduct sales support activities with internal stakeholders to create sales materials and strong proposals with a data-driven approach

3.Assist with development of asset and package valuations for proposals for potential partners and support the identification of new potential assets via market intelligence and benchmarking

4.Work with internal and external stakeholders to prepare/design bespoke surveys and analyse these to understand partnership impact and share insights in an effective manner

5.Consolidate research into fan and follower interest across CFG clubs and work with internal stakeholders (e.g. digital and social media teams, customer insights) to ensure all relevant information is available and updated for use within Partnerships

6.Collaborate with multiple key stakeholders across the business to report the performance metrics of partner content and campaigns

7.Identifying key trends and movements in the football / sports / entertainment industry

What we are looking for


  • 1 or 2-years’ experience within a similar role/department in the sports industry
  • Strong research skills
  • Highly analytical and comfortable managing large data sets
  • Experience building, analysing and presenting insights from bespoke consumer/market research
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of sports sponsorship
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Comfortable presenting insights to a range of stakeholders


  • Experience tracking digital content performance
  • Familiar with media valuation
  • Second language that aligns with CFG club

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

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