About the Job
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