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4 Apr 2024

Alliances & Partnerships Planner - 3 Year FTC

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
3+ years exp.

At Manchester United, we want to create a high-performance culture where everyone can be their best and thrive. We are committed to the continual growth and development of colleagues through access to skills platforms such as LinkedIn Learning and a range of other training opportunities, depending on your role.

We offer all colleagues a comprehensive suite of wellbeing products and support, including an employee assistance programme, access to health checks, digital GPs & nutritionists through Aviva Digicare+ Workplace, enhanced family leave, plus schemes such as Cycle 2 Work and holiday purchasing, where you can buy up to 10 extra days of additional leave. When working onsite, you’ll have access to a subsidised lunch and regular colleague socials.

From a reward perspective, in recognition of high performance, all colleagues are entitled to an annual performance bonus. As a member of our team, you’ll also gain access to an exclusive range of club and partner discounts via our benefits platform, United Rewards.

The Purpose:

The Alliances & Partnerships Planner will work alongside the sales and core partnership teams to drive the strategic thinking through the Manchester United planning framework.
As a core part of the Alliances & Partnerships team, the planner will use data-driven insights to develop and implement strategies and campaigns for the club's future and existing partners.

The Role:

  • To lead planning workshops and construct a partnership strategy alongside the core partnership team that maximises the effectiveness of Manchester United’s partners’ rights
  • To create content briefs for each campaign using insights that ensure the messaging connects with fans
  • To propose suitable media activation strategies for each campaign that lead to measurable partner outcomes
  • To advise suitable measurement approaches that support partner objectives
  • To understand evolving media platforms that help inform the planning process and drive best-practice
  • To help prospective partners understand how a partnership with Manchester United could support their business goals and supporting with campaign ideation to bring the partnership to life

The Person:

  • Strong experience in brand, communications and media planning
  • Previous experience in delivering innovative, content-led digital marketing strategies
  • A good understanding of media analytics (effectiveness, reach, frequency, audiences, measurement, and optimisation) and how to interpret the data to make informed strategic decisions
  • In-depth knowledge of the digital media marketplace
  • An understanding of what and why content works for global brands
  • Strong presentation skills with the confidence to present in front of senior stakeholders
  • A critical thinker with a natural curiosity for problem-solving
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong collaboration skills with a positive, “can-do” mentality
  • Previous experience working in a strategic planning role on the agency, brand or rights holder side is preferable

Sounds interesting? If you'd like to submit your application, please apply by Thursday 11th April 2024

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