At City Football Group, making moments matter is a part of our DNA. Recognising and developing the best talent allows us to achieve success in the right way.
Driven by a passion for our winning culture, you will help deliver on our shared goals of sustainability through a uniquely global yet local community environment.
The Partnership Strategy and Creative team plays a crucial role in supporting the Partnership Departments primary objective of securing new, and renewing existing, commercial partners to support the continued growth of Manchester City Football Club and all City Football Group (CFG) properties. Helping to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace by developing a differentiating partnership proposition, informed and powerful proposals. The team also provides a level of planning and creative support to existing Group/Club Partners
The person in this role will be expected to lead the development of new platforms, ideas, approaches and proposals that add tangible value to our partnership proposition and contribute to the delivery of the annual revenues budget as well as the continued development or our approach and proposition.
Role specific accountabilities:
1. Lead planning and creative development of key proposals (prospects & partners) from inception to proposal creation, development & pitch
2. Contribute to delivery of annual revenues budget through increased creativity, sophistication and impact of involvement in sales pipeline & partner renewal / upsell opportunities
3. Lead creation and development of key team and departmental strategic projects
4. Lead identification and development of key processes, tools & practices to increase effectiveness & efficiencies of team’s contribution to department’s commercial effort
5. Ensure wider department is aware of, understands and is inspired by the latest marketing trends and insight from across the sports and wider industry and help identify how these can positively impact our proposals
Role specific knowledge, skills and experience
Significant investment in football clubs don’t only prompt squads littered with stars, but it also attracts involvement from those at the forefront of their industries to work behind the scenes. The emerging talent at City’s disposal doesn’t stop at Pep Guardiola and his backroom staff but instead covers the whole operation at Etihad Stadium.
On the pitch, Manchester City’s owners, The City Football Group, have brought a wealth of success never seen before by the sky blue Mancunians. Four Premier League titles and seven domestic cups since 2010 outlines the trajectory of the club in terms of footballing stature, and similar could be said of holding a career at Manchester City.
A career at Manchester City, according to Deloitte, will mean working for the sixth wealthiest club in world football. With such figures comes the expectation of a standard of facilities and professionalism attached. Both can be found at a high level when cherry-picking jobs at Manchester City.
Independently recognised as one of the UK’s top 30 workplaces, working for the City Football Group can also offer an environment slightly different to their Premier League counterparts. The City Football Group encompasses football clubs across four continents from Australia’s Melbourne City FC, to India’s Mumbai City FC. Performing desirably in your career at Manchester City could open the door to opportunities worldwide, something other Premier League football clubs may not be able to offer. Each Club within the City Football Group has a shared vision to use football to impact society positively. Manchester City’s charity, City in the Community, has since been rolled out in both New York and Melbourne.
Alongside the potential to work overseas in City’s offices in New York or Singapore, the 55,000 seater Etihad Stadium acts as the Manchester City’s hub. Constructed in 2002 to host the commonwealth games at an initial cost of £112million, the stadium’s impressive structure is now seen as one of England’s best.
As you can imagine, working in the most desirable facilities for one of the best football clubs in the world is highly coveted. Since their immeasurable rise to the footballing behemoth we see today, careers at Manchester City mirrors those in Old Trafford in terms of appeal. Be sure to keep tabs on City’s vacancies here on Jobs in Football.