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Assistant Manager, Sports Marketing Soccer

Job title: Assistant Manager, Sports Marketing Soccer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Beaverton
Discipline: Marketing
Remote: No
Reference: 423926
Contact name: Mia Berard
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

24 Seven is partnering with our sporting goods client to find them an Assistant Manager, Sports Marketing Soccer to join their team in this year-long contract. This candidate will need to be local to the Portland Metro Area to participate in the hybrid work schdeul in place. Brief details are below. 

Purpose:

Oversee specific MLS Club partnerships:  fulfill contractual obligations, create, and execute activation plans for specific clubs, product launches and events. Day to day contact for specific sports marketing partners.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversee and deliver the MLS team product and contractual obligations, including but not limited to 1st team, MLS Next Pro, Youth Academy, Marketing and Front office
  • Drive MLS sales through creation and activation of MLS jerseys and ancillary local activations and products
  • Build a positive relationship with all levels of each MLS Club managed
  • Identify opportunities to grow the adidas business within the MLS licensed portfolio and leverage soccer portfolio to strengthen adidas presence while increasing access to the sport at all levels
  • Develop and execute activation plans for specific MLS Clubs and product launches, including but not limited to: jersey launches, retail events, team appearances, increasing access to soccer, local club relationships, affiliates, and in-game promotions
  • Maintain regular communication with partners to ensure all commitments are fulfilled and superior service has been provided
  • Maintain regular communication with sales team and key accounts and co-develop strategic plans in conjunction with Club marketing goals, including eMLS
  • Create strong relationship with identified MLS Academy to identify next generation talent
  • Support growth of the MLS affiliate business model
  • Work with product marketing, brand marketing, PR and retail marketing to activate assets
  • Provide superior service to all partners and partner affiliates
  • Establish best-in-class communication with MLS, soccer sales force and key accounts
  • Assist the Events Manager on developing and executing MLS event plans.
  • Assist with the coordination and execution of athlete appearances and retail promotions
  • Book and coordinate athlete travel and expense reimbursement.
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