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The West Coast Eagles is an exciting brand that is going to get a whole lot more exciting. Our move to Perth Stadium and new Lathlain Park facilities is on the horizon and with it, will be many exciting opportunities for our current and future partnership portfolio.

We need an experienced, disciplined and dynamic Partnerships Manager to guide, drive and manage the partnership portfolio. Reporting to the Manager Commercial Business, this 2 year parental leave cover position will be pivotal in managing key partners of the West Coast Eagles partnerships portfolio. The primary role of this position is managing the relationships, servicing and delivery of all contractual obligations of the partnerships portfolio. Management of the sponsor budget process, research and leadership of the partnerships team are also integral aspects of this position.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Manage the WCE significant partnership portfolio including all servicing, renewals, contracts, research reporting, budgets, sponsor documentation, client engagement opportunities, surveys, and the overarching master partnership strategy.
  • Manage a team of Account Managers, including 2 direct reports, to ensure all contractual obligations are delivered including overseeing the diligent use of the clubs CRM system.  
  • Drive partnership revenue growth within the existing client portfolio by securing additional engagement investment each season.
  • Manage the conceptual creative, planning and activation of partner match day activities, including Fan Zone, digital signage and in-ground promotions.
  • Develop a market research strategy for the Partnerships team, incorporating a variety of data sources and developing reporting templates to justify ROI for partners.
  • Report regularly on status and key achievements of the Partnerships team to the Manager Commercial Business.
  • Collaborate with internal departments and staff to deliver key commercial outcomes for the partnerships portfolio.

 In order to be successful in this role you will be a motivated self-starter with strong leadership qualities and the ability to drive the partnerships portfolio. It is necessary to be adept at working with multiple projects, have demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills, excellent understanding of the digital and social media landscapes, and a keen interest and experience in market research analysis.

You will have at least five years’ work experience in a sponsorship, advertising or account management role, excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and a high level of attention to detail.  A tertiary qualification in Marketing, Communications or a business related discipline would be highly regarded.

There is a requirement for all full time staff to assist on match days and other events as required by the club, which includes weekends. The remuneration and benefits provided factor in this requirement.

Please apply through (including a covering letter & resume) attention to Melissa Burrows – HR Manager. Applications close at 12pm Monday 12th December 2016.  Applications without a covering letter will not be accepted.

This role is not open to Recruitment Agencies.