Partnership Engagement Manager

Detroit Pistons Detroit, MI

About the Job

SUMMARY As the Partnership Engagement Manager, you'll be responsible for the execution of annual Palace Sports & Entertainment / Detroit Pistons sponsorship agreements. In this role, you'll work closely to manage day-to-day sponsorship engagement activities aimed to ensure all agreements are being fulfilled and providing outstanding client service to our corporate partners. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Acting as a key contact with assigned Partners (clients), maintaining day-to-day relationships between Partners and internal departments
  • Working with Partners to identify clear and measurable business objectives specific to their goals
  • Co-developing and executing partnership activation plans that most effectively leverage our assets and capabilities, builds our partners’ business and delivers on objectives
  • Delivering bold and innovative marketing concepts and strategies that achieve partner objectives.
  • Evaluating effectiveness of plans regularly and adjust as needed.
  • Developing strategic alliances between partners that capture synergistic effectiveness across multiple platforms and mediums.
  • Entertaining and hosting high-level corporate executives.
  • Daily interaction with the Creative & Communications department ensuring implementation of partner contract elements are in place and executed.
  • Creating, managing and tracking of all partner budgets.
  • Executing partner events, including but not limited to, Community Relation events, Retail location events, VIP Receptions WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • A minimum of 3 years related or industry experience
  • A proven track record of effectively managing multiple accounts
  • Collaborative, team player with strong leadership and strategy development skills
  • Understanding of event production and execution
  • Marketing plan and promotional development and execution experience
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent relationship building skills
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to thrive in a deadline driven environment
  • Self-motivated and able to push projects through autonomously while also being committed to a collaborative environment and culture
  • Familiar with managing multiple projects, schedules, budgets and clients at the same time
  • Ability to work extended hours including games and events on evenings and weekends
  • Comfortable working in a sales environment and having basic negotiation discussions