Sponsorship Director

  • Ittihad Club
  • Jeddah Saudi Arabia
  • 01 May, 2024
Full time Business & Commercial Leadership & Management Marketing

Job Description

Job Description

 

 

Job Description:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Sponsorship Director to join our team at Ittihad Football Club. The Sponsorship Director will be responsible for developing and managing our sponsorship strategies, securing significant partnerships, and enhancing the club's brand visibility on a global scale. This role requires a strategic leader with a strong track record in sports marketing and partnership management.

Responsibilities:

 

 

  • Develop and implement comprehensive sponsorship strategies that align with the club’s objectives.

 

 

  • Identify, negotiate, and secure sponsorship deals and partnerships with local, regional, and international brands.

 

 

  • Manage relationships with existing sponsors and partners to ensure continued collaboration and satisfaction.

 

 

  • Collaborate with marketing and communications teams to leverage sponsorships in promotional efforts.

 

 

  • Oversee the sponsorship sales team, setting goals, and providing training and support as needed.

 

 

  • Analyse market trends and competitor activities to identify new sponsorship opportunities.

 

 

  • Prepare detailed reports on sponsorship strategy effectiveness and provide strategic recommendations to senior management.

 

 

  • Represent the club at major industry events and conferences to enhance brand recognition and forge strategic alliances.

 

 

  • Manage 2 direct reports.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

 

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior sponsorship or commercial role within a globally recognized football club.

 

 

  • Proven track record of securing and managing high-value sponsorships and partnerships.

 

 

  • Strong understanding of the sports marketing landscape and current trends.

 

 

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.

 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

 

 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

 

 

  • Fluent in English; proficiency in Arabic is a plus.

 

 

 

Skills

 

 

 

  • Strategic thinking and visionary skills to develop new opportunities in sponsorship.

 

 

  • Outstanding leadership and organizational abilities.

 

 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage and interact at all levels of the corporate structure.

 

 

  • High degree of professionalism and the ability to work with minimal supervision.