Director of Partnership Marketing

  • Minnesota United FC
  • Golden Valley, MN, USA
  • 31 Aug, 2021
Full time Business & Commercial Leadership & Management Marketing

Job Description

Position: 
The Director of Partnership Marketing is part of the Corporate Partnerships Department for Minnesota United Football Club (MNUFC), a sports business located in the Twins Cities area of Minnesota and a member of Major League Soccer (MLS), the top tier soccer league in North America.
 
Job Description:
Minnesota United is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and innovative Director of Partnership Marketing to take on a leadership role within our Corporate Partnerships team. We are looking for a candidate with a strong work ethic, who is diligent with details and has outstanding communication skills to facilitate the execution of partnerships, create high-end events and unique experiences, and oversee key operational aspects of the Partnerships department. The ideal candidate is a team player with a positive attitude and has the ability to handle multiple assignments in a high pressure, fast-paced environment. The Director of Partnership Marketing position will report directly to the Vice Partnership of Partnership Marketing.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the primary liaison between several key corporate partners and Minnesota United to facilitate execution of partnership agreements
  • Oversee all operational aspects of the Partnership Marketing group including but not limited to inventory management, partnership contracts, CRM, sales presentations, partnership recaps, reporting, and business intelligence
  • Work closely with the Vice President of Corporate Sales and Vice President of Partnership Marketing to develop and implement the strategy for new sales and renewals
  • Coordinate all aspects of Corporate Partner Hospitality including road trips, events, tickets, premium seating, hosting and gifting
  • Act as the Club Guidelines Expert for all current and future MLS commercial guideline related materials
  • Manage the relationship between Minnesota United and the National Sports Center as it relates to integration of club partners into the Target USA Cup and team training facility
  • Assist in the design and implementation of a strategy to monetize and activate partnerships around the club’s youth soccer initiatives
  • Work Minnesota United home games and select additional events
  • Other projects as assigned by the Vice President of Partnership Marketing.
 
Requirements:
  • Six (6) to ten (10) years of relevant experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or a combination of related education and work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and CRM
  • Experience working with partnership contracts
  • Knowledge of KORE and Digideck, preferred
  • Knowledge of Major League Soccer, preferred
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and simultaneous projects
 
Company Profile: 
MNUFC is a professional soccer club playing in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top tier of soccer in North America, and which operates under the oversight of the U.S. Soccer Federation, a member of FIFA. The Club is headquartered in Golden Valley, MN. Soccer operations are located at the MNUFC Training Center in Blaine, Minnesota, and the team plays its home matches at Allianz Field in St. Paul, MN.
 
MNUFC is a progressive employer that values group and personal excellence, individual commitment, shared responsibility, diversity and respect for all people. Its mission includes community engagement and betterment through the expression of the values of soccer, the premier sport of the world. The Club promotes an open work environment with collegial and supporting work dynamics that foster positive individual and group performance, and the opportunity for career advancement.

 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.