Manager, Corporate Partnerships

  • Indy Eleven
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 05 May, 2024
Full time Business & Commercial Leadership & Management

Job Description

Indy Eleven is seeking an experienced and organized individual for the Manager, Corporate Partnerships role within the growing professional soccer team’s Corporate Partnerships Department.  This role will report directly to the Director, Corporate Partnerships.
Primary responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to: 
  • Executing the fulfillment of all sponsorship elements, including stadium signage, advertising, broadcast, social media, and promotions, as well as corresponding proof of performance documents for all corporate partners. 
  • The maintenance and coordination of all broadcast logs for weekly radio show, TV game broadcasts, and Spanish radio play-by-play. 
  • Managing and executing hospitality areas on game days, including providing services to clients in the Premium Suites and Premier Level seating areas. 
  • Managing in-season and off-season departmental special events and platforms. 
  • Assisting in the sale of the team’s Premium Seating areas, including the Premium Suites and Premier Level seats. 
  • Assisting in the sale of Corporate Partnerships packages, including stadium signage, advertising, and promotional elements. 
  • Developing customized partnership proposals. 
  • Developing and building relationships with partners through exceptional customer service. 
  • Serving as internal brand representative on behalf of assigned partners to ensure various sponsor objectives are met. 
  • Collaborating with internal departments and external vendors on behalf of clients to ensure success of sponsor related initiatives and assigned projects, utilizing independent judgement and discretion where necessary. 
  • Providing recommendations and added-value options, activation ideas, up-sell opportunities, and insight on client renewal strategies. 
  • Performing other duties as assigned. 
Knowledge & Skill Requirements 
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of account management and/or partnership activation experience; sports sponsorship is preferred. 
  • Ability to establish strong relationships, effectively manage expectations, and provide information with extraordinary courtesy and tact while safeguarding confidentiality. 
  • Ability to establish priorities and courses of action for handling multiple tasks and projects. 
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and quickly adapt to changes while maintaining a high level of attention to detail. 
  • BA/BS degree is preferred. 
  • Must be creative, well organized, detail oriented, possess a strong work ethic and a desire and willingness to learn. 
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is required. 
  • Experience in event management, the sports industry, or the media industry is strongly preferred. 
  • Familiarity with CRM software is preferred. 
  • Team player spirit with an exceptional customer service attitude. 
  • Availability to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends to support key initiatives and game day activities. 
The Manager, Corporate Partnerships position will be a full-time position (40 hours a week plus event and game day hours). This position will include a base salary and a standard commission rate on all approved sales. In addition, Indy Eleven employees are eligible for a benefit package through the organization that includes but is not limited to the ability to elect health, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, as well as receive paid time off and paid holidays.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

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