Senior Manager, Media Partnerships Relations, FIFA World Cup 2026

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 17 Apr, 2024
Full time Business & Commercial Digital Leadership & Management Media Technology

Job Description

At FIFA26, our vision is to unite the world through the greatest sporting event of all time. The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament will feature 48 teams and be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico and the USA. This new format will redefine excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement among fans and players across North America and all over the world. Now is your time to become a game changer and join the workforce that will plan and deliver this extraordinary and unforgettable experience. 

Reporting to the Team Lead Media Partnerships Relations at FIFA Zurich, the Senior Manager, Media Partnerships Relations will have a crucial role in fostering and strengthening relationships with FIFA Broadcast Partners.

THE POSITION

The main responsibilities and oversights of the Senior Manager, Media Partnerships Relations for the FIFA World Cup 26™ and Mundial de Clubs FIFA 2025™ include:  

• Act as the relationship manager for Broadcast Partners within Canada, Mexico and the USA. 
• Guide Broadcast Partners from onboarding through to event delivery and ensure the proper contractual execution of FIFA media rights agreements in the host countries.
• Assist Broadcast Partners in optimizing their participation in event preparations, include them in the promotional activities to enhance their engagement and handle all their approval request with diligence and discernment.
• Lead, oversee, and support event related projects. Take responsibility for these projects, involving close collaboration with internal FIFA stakeholders and external entities.
• Build strong relationships with key internal FIFA26 functional areas, ensuring effective collaboration.
• Collaborate closely with the Zurich based Media Partnerships team to create opportunities that enhance the value of FIFA’s commercial programme within the region.
• Look for and promote learning and development opportunities both within the team and externally. 
• Lead efforts to foster the team’s collective expertise and professional growth.

YOUR PROFILE

ACCOUNTABILITY: Demonstrate commitment to responsibilities and objectively analyze one’s behavior, while assuming consequences of one’s own actions and/or decisions and learning from one’s mistakes.
DECISION MAKING: Ability to identify and swiftly make decisions in critical situations, take initiative and calculated risks, explore alternative solutions, and respond promptly to unforeseen circumstances.
INCLUSIVITY: Achieve shared organizational objectives by sharing information with colleagues across all levels and divisions, tangibly influencing others, and maintaining a network of support contacts.
INITIATIVE: Capacity to break new ground, look for unconventional solutions, and produce fresh ideas.
INNOVATION: Capacity to break new ground, look for unconventional solutions, and produce fresh ideas.
LEADERSHIP: Ability to lead one’s contacts/colleagues/partners, encourage teamwork, and delegate authority / decision-making power, as needed, to produce the expected results and make efficient use of the team’s skills and talents.
VISION: Ability to perceive the organization's global environmental impact, anticipate decision consequences, grasp organizational missions, and formulate strategic plans.

Education & Qualifications
Master’s degree or similar higher education in Business and/or Sports Management or equivalent education

Work Experience
5-7 years of experience in a similar role ·     
Experience in the Sports industry is an advantage ·     
Experience in Broadcast environment is an advantage Experience in major sports events, FIFA World Cup™ or other FIFA events will be an asset.

Languages
Fluent in English. Spanish and/or French proficiency is a plus.

Technology
Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio & Project) and planning software and online collaboration tools
 



About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.