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Manchester International Festival

Closing date: 18 Aug 2022
Department: Development & Commercial
Locations: Manchester International Festival/The Factory
Remote status: Hybrid Remote
Yearly salary: £70000
Employment type: Full-time

Be a critical thinker, identify opportunities for growth, and in an entrepreneurial manner to identify and achieve new and innovative commercial partnership opportunities, while leading the new delivery team in ensuring we drive value, effectiveness and long-term growth across our growing family of strategic partnerships.

As our Head of Brand Partnerships and Sponsorship, you will have central oversight of The Factory’s sponsorship and partnerships revenue stream and strategic commercial partner relationships. Overseeing a growing team of partnership marketeers and collaborating with multiple teams to deliver The Factory’s commercial aspirations.

Working together with our Creative, Finance, Marketing, Producing, Development and International departments you will drive complex, strategic partnership relationships, with cross-departmental projects, creating and delivering value and effectiveness to our partner portfolio through both traditional and non-traditional, innovative rights activation, campaigns and events

The essential criteria for this role are:

• Involvement in scaling successful commercial/revenue operations in fast-paced environments
• Experience in negotiating and managing significant commercial sponsorship / partner relationships
• Previous success in a team leadership role, driving sales operations, commercial execution and relationship management teams
• Proven sales track record, with the ability to develop commercial proposals, pitching, negotiating and delivering brand and sponsorship deals
• Strong project manager who can focus on the essential, prioritise, dive into the details, and thrive in simplifying the ambiguous into actionable plans

Qualities that would be desirable for this role are:

• Good experience and understanding of the media landscape and how digital content, IP, and production forms a significant area for partnership opportunity and activation
• A proactive, 'can do’ attitude, with the flexibility and resilience required to deliver results
• Strategic and innovative thinker and operational doer, who thinks outside of standard norms and traditional processes

For more information and to apply please visit this link here:
https://recruitment.mif.co.uk/jobs/1933314-head-of-brand-partnerships-sponsorship