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Senior Brand Partnership Manager

Job description

Senior Brand Partnership Manager
£60,000 – £70,000
Full Time
Manchester (Hybrid M50)

Are you a self-motivated brand partnership manager, with strong experience of identifying, designing, and launching innovative sponsorships, partnerships and brand activations? Are you obsessed with bringing customers closer to the products and brands they love?

In this role you'll be working hand-in-hand with clients, agencies, and partners, to produce entertaining content and engaging experiences that help keep their client's brands at the top of their customer's minds.

The Job...

You’ll be reporting to the Head of Brand Partnerships and will be involved in conceptualising, budgeting, planning, and executing live events, digital activations, product placement and brand experiences of all sizes. 
It’s a full-time role, with flexible hours. You'll be in the modern Salford Quays office 2 days a week, with the rest of your work conducted remotely. With the nature of the role, there will also be plenty of international travel too.

You'll be responsible for:

- Utilising your understanding of entertainment to identify brand activation opportunities designed to achieve their client's brand goals.
- Establishing and managing relationships across global partners to create meaningful, impactful and original brand activations.
- Sourcing and negotiating contracts and managing 3rd party agencies to plan and execute partnerships, events and experiences for their clients.
- Overseeing, developing and executing live events and digital activation experiences from concept to completion.
- Negotiating partnership agreements, leveraging your knowledge of online gambling industry standards and their client's brands.
- Leading cross-functional partnership briefings, collaborating with each team to help build plans to leverage the assets.
- Supporting the partner execution of co-branded marketing campaigns through the launch of cross-functional initiatives.
- Managing sponsorships, brand ambassador partnerships and talent management, to ensure all deliverables are met.
- Developing and managing internal assets and budgeting documents that give a real-time view of each partnership status.
- Communicating partner needs and collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure programs are developed, delivered and evaluated on time and within budget.
- Managing merchandising from ideation, research, procurement and the creation of a fulfillment/distribution strategy.
- Evaluating each partnerships success and making recommendations to adjust strategies based on your findings.
- Developing/creating leads with the right partners who can bring the most exciting opportunities.
- Evangelising partnership programs internally to all stakeholders.

About You...

As the Senior Brand Partnership Manager you’ll be a creative problem solver, team player, multi-tasker, and clear communicator. You'll need to be a real "people-person" with excellent client service and negotiation skills.

Here's some of the key experience you'll need to demonstrate:

- 5+ years relevant work experience; including experience in partnership marketing and activations.
- Extremely strong project management skills and experience.
- Confidence in making cold calls and selling agencies/vendors on behalf of clients and their brands.
- A strong understanding of brand integration and product placement.
- Experience in developing live and digital events/activations.
- Experience developing and negotiating partner contracts.
- Excellent networking skills with the ability to build and cultivate relationships. You'll have superb verbal and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
- The ability to create, manage and adhere to a budget.
- The ability to move multiple projects ahead both independently and in collaboration with a team.
- A genuine enjoyment of working in a fast-paced environment, within ever-changing markets.
- The ability and desire to travel for work, often working on events abroad, across multiple timezones, and sometimes being away from home (if you work evenings, weekends etc, you will get time off in lieu).

The Company...

This is a digital marketing business enjoying hyper-growth at the moment. They are experts within the entertainment sectors, and for an experienced brand partnerships manager, this represents a great opportunity to think outside of the box and get involved in the types of partnerships and brand activations you won't be able to, elsewhere. 

They also have a track record of promoting from within, so as more brands come online, more opportunities for promotion prospects will naturally appear.

In addition to an attractive salary of £60k - £70k DOE, some additional benefits include;

- Private health cover
- Death in service benefit
- Pension
- Various discounted products and services

Apply Now!

We're interviewing and shortlisting for this role right now, and expecting to get suitable candidates in for interview quickly. If you're interested, please apply with your up-to-date CV today.