Director, U.S. Soccer Partnership

  Soccer League
  Northeast Region
  Administration/Management
  Posted/Updated: 03/26/20

Job Summary

Responsibilities


  • Lead the strategic management of SUM’s commercial relationship with U.S. Soccer – identify insights, create a vision and work with the property on how to grow the sport, increase the fan base and grow the business

  • Serve as internal property resource and owner of cross-department project management

  • Lead the development and growth of U.S. Soccer business areas, including, but not limited to, sponsorships, content, digital/social media and consumer products

  • Identify and drive the development of new integrated platforms for U.S. Soccer, including the creation of compelling presentations and proposals

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external property, media and agency partners to develop solutions that deliver for commercial and broadcast partners

  • Maintain an understanding of industry-leading commercial platforms and identify key learnings that are relevant to U.S. Soccer

  • Lead the organization of information, assets and data, as well as the sharing of that work product with internal and external stakeholders

  • Support the development of processes and workflows to further a culture of integrated and analytical thought across relevant areas

  • Establish metrics to measure platform success and collaborate with various departments to ensure delivery

  • Manage hiring and onboarding process by interviewing, selecting, orienting, and training employees

  • Accomplish team results by communicating job expectations and managing the Performance Management process:

    • Plan, monitor, and review performance;

    • Coach and counsel employees;

    • Develop and implement department procedures and productivity standards and reinforce Company policies


  • Develop personal growth opportunities for employees

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

 

Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 8+ years of marketing, sponsorship and brand management experience

  • Proven ability to develop commercial and marketing frameworks, as well as presentations with clear and concise narratives

  • Proven experience managing and motivating a team

  • Outstanding PowerPoint and presentation-building skills, with an understanding of visual design principles

  • Knowledge of domestic soccer, international soccer and general sports marketplace

  • Strong analytical skills and experience understanding and interpreting quantitative and qualitative research

  • Strong relationship-building, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills including experience in presenting to senior management team

  • Commitment to building positive team environments and experience that demonstrate leadership traits

  • High-level of commitment to a quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing

 



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