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Director, Partnership Development

Premier Lacrosse League

Director, Partnership Development | Premier Lacrosse League

Director, Partnership Development

Premier Lacrosse League

Apply by 4/16/2023

Posted 14 days ago

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Chicago, IL, USA

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 Job Description

The Premier Lacrosse League is looking for a strategic marketer with a real passion for sports and  entertainment to join the Partnerships team. Reporting to the SVP, Partnerships & Revenue you will focus on the development of innovative marketing partnerships between industry leading brands and the PLL.  You are a creative and organized thought leader with a strong acumen for business development, driven  to create and deliver breakthrough and compelling multi-platform marketing solutions. You are skilled at  identifying and engaging contacts at brands and in categories we currently do not work with, generating  strong prospect volume, and creating new relationships that drive our revenue targets and over-deliver on  key marketing objectives for our partners. This role is based in Chicago, IL.

  • Continually reimagine the status quo and build breakthrough marketing partnerships for new PLL  partners.
  • Initiate discussions with potential new partners (client direct & agencies) to understand objectives  and budget.
  • Develop customized, integrated and creative partnership proposals that demonstrate insight and  knowledge of client business.
  • Lead presentations to new prospects and negotiate packages to potential PLL partners.
  • Utilize research tools to actively prospect and identify prospects in new categories.
  • Meet and exceed all sales and revenue targets.
  • Initiate and maintain regular contact with clients and/or client’s agency, developing strong  professional relationships.
  • Prepare and present post-season partner reports..
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of related and meaningful experience in sales and/or marketing
  • Successful business development track record; sports/entertainment partnership sales  experience, preferred.
  • Desire to craft marketing programs for brands in the sports and entertainment space, and real  passion for bringing new ideas to life.
  • Proven ability to identify opportunities, develop strategies, and negotiate contracts.
  • Solid comprehension of general marketing and partnership principles and a mindset for client  service
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, comfortable with public speaking
  • Ambitious self-starter that works best under minimal supervision
  • Deep understanding of new media and a desire to stay current on emerging digital platforms.
  • Thrives in a dynamic team environment, with ability to productively handle multiple priorities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • A positive, winning approach, incorporating integrity, trust, and discretion.
  • Ability to travel when needed
  • This role is based in Chicago, IL

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