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Senior Account Manager, Sports

Job Title

Senior Account Manager, Sports

Job ID

14782

Location

Charlotte North Carolina

Senior Account Manager

 

There’s nothing quite like the pulsating and emotional power of sport. Our client is a global sports business and marketing agency that utilizes the unique emotional power of sports to create and enable pioneering business partnerships. By delivering full-service solutions and long-term value for all stakeholders, they connect brands, rightsholders, media platforms and fans by leveraging a global network paired with decades of experience and entrepreneurial spirit. As a market leader with customer-centricity and vast data intelligence at its core, they lead the sports business into the future through its digital solutions and aims to be the most progressive and respected partner in sports.

 

Our client has over 1,200 local experts based in 15 countries who are active in soccer, golf, e-sports, motorsport, handball, tennis, American football, and many more. has been at home in the golf industry for more than 30 years. They have been serving several athletes with their expertise, management, consulting, and organization, working their way to the top of their industry. They support young golf talents, negotiating and activating partnerships with brands that have an interest in leveraging golf as a sports marketing platform.

Our client has succeeded in building and establishing the international golf community – even in the most difficult markets. They own and promote events, and have been able to advise companies large and small on maximizing the ROI of their golf spend. They have managed the careers of several major champions in men’s and women’s games.

As the Senior Account Manager, you will support the client’s focus on a PGA TOUR Title partnership, along with the client’s season-long PGA TOUR tournament activations, inclusive of an in-market B2B experiential footprint.

 

To be successful, you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or a related field
  • 4+ years of related work experience, ideally in sports and lifestyle sponsorship marketing
  • Knowledge of golf landscape
  • People-centric with outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to thrive and stay organized in a fast-paced setting
  • Sponsorship experience around content, brand management, and media integrations
  • Self-starter with experience balancing business acumen with creativity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with Salesforce, Adobe Creative Suite, and project management tools (Asana, SharePoint, etc.) a plus
  • Travel: Up to 40%

 

Your responsibilities as the Senior Account Manager will include:

 

Client & Project Management

  • Exceptional understanding of each client’s business, marketing goals, and program objectives which allows for complete ownership of client & agency relationships and growth 
  • Develop and execute activation strategies 
  • Oversee technology integration opportunities and proactively engage partners for more opportunities.
  • Analyze and synthesize relevant qualitative and quantitative program data that clearly demonstrate program performance relative to client objectives. This includes, but not limited to, managing assets appropriately to develop comprehensive reporting that allows for measurable success from the outset of programs.
  • Interface with client CRM products to build streamlined processes and systems for global activation
  • Develop best practices for client programming

 

Activation

  • Understand and be an active participant in maximizing sponsorship assets for client
  • Manage project budgets
  • Primary contact across official tournament partnerships and project planning for planned activation
  • Season Long event support

 

Measurement

  • Work directly with client sales and marketing team to build and track ROI modeling against program investment
  • Develop and execute assets tracking and optimization plan for sponsorship

 

Benefits:

Our client values their employees’ time and efforts. Their commitment to your success is enhanced by their competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision and retirement savings.

 

Plus, they work to maintain the best possible environment for their employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. They strive to provide a collaborative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to their processes, decisions, planning and culture.

  

Our client is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law.