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Manager of Corporate Partnership - Seattle Storm (Seattle, WA)

JOB SUMMARY

The Women's Basketball Club of Seattle (Seattle Storm) is looking for a Manager of Corporate Partnerships that considers themselves a specialist in sponsorship activation. This individual will deliver unique value to the Seattle Storm Partners through relationship management and fulfillment/implementation of all contractual elements.  The position’s primary focuses are to clearly demonstrate return on partner business objectives in order to ensure maximum partnership retention, work closely with internal teams to facilitate partnership related project execution, and communicate deliverables/deadlines with clients and key stake holders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the VP of Corporate Partnerships in meeting/exceeding annual sales goals through renewal and new business
  • Work collaboratively with cross-departmental teams to ensure fulfillment of client deliverables
  • Strive to achieve company and department goals and objectives while meeting personal account management objectives
  • Serve as the primary internal and external contact for execution and fulfillment for Corporate Partners
  • Research and develop new and relevant activation concepts, promotional opportunities, and other best practices
  • Provide measurable benefit to each partner based on their specific needs and objectives
  • Implement and manage all elements of Corporate Partner agreements in relation to signage, print, television, radio, memberships, digital, social, promotions, community relations, hospitality and others
  • Compile, report, enter, collect, forecast, and track accurate account elements, billing, fulfillment and contact information, as well as reports pertaining to WNBA, proposals, contracts, budgets, and other account details into CRM and any other database systems needed
  • Work all home games, as well as other external events as needed, including evenings and weekends
  • Pre-coordinate and manage all Partner related activities during game nights including but not limited to in-arena promotions, signage, seat visits, and hospitality
  • Attend and participate in weekly departmental sales, marketing, and game-related activation meetings
  • Manage budgets for fulfillment and promotional bidding process on behalf of corporate partnerships to ensure sponsors receives maximum benefit
  • Lead corporate partner recap process as well as partner engagement events
  • Develop proposals for potential clients and draft contracts for new clients in accordance with brand standards and company guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors degree in sports, advertising or related marketing field preferred
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience with a team, consumer brand, agency or media property
  • Strong customer service/account management background
  • Experience developing and executing marketing plans, promotions, presentations and proposals
  • Understanding of sponsorship and promotions and how to drive business results through experiential marketing
  • Proven ability to develop strong, long-term relationship with both clients and co-workers
  • Business aptitude to understand and manage client needs and organizational goals to create innovative revenue generating programs
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to comfortably present to both internal and external stakeholders in a boardroom setting
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to manage high volume of detailed work
  • Must have in-depth working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point and other computer skills required. Adobe Photoshop program proficiency preferred

OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in sports related fields and/or business
  • Sales Experience in sports/event sponsorship or multi-platform media sales a plus
  • Social by nature, likes to network, and will assist in prospecting and identifying key contacts, businesses, and categories as potential clients
  • Experience with Photoshop and In Design
  • Self motivated, open to coaching and desire to grow personally and professionally
  • Positive attitude, team player

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