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E Sports Account Manager


Vacancy details

General information

Legal entity

Reborn with a new name and new direction, we have galvanised our mission and goals whilst embracing our original passion, tenacity, integrity and pioneering spirit. A new brand identity that provides a growth platform for the global group of sports agencies that we have created since our launch in 1987. We aim to be seen as the most progressive and respected agency. Redefining the future of sports marketing by applying our unique business model that ensures value growth for all of our partners. Over three decades, we have created an extensive global and local network of multi-disciplined experts. This allows SPORTFIVE to make up the fifth element of the Power of Five, in which we uniquely connect the sports business ecosystem of brands, rights-holders, media platform and fans.
Through the depth and breadth of our relationships and expertise we drive sustainable success for everyone. In doing so we win together, enabling the commercialisation of sport to be a force for good.  

Reference

2021-4069  

Position description

Job title

E Sports Account Manager

Missions

SPORTFIVE UK is recruiting an Account Manager to join the Partnership Marketing team to work on one of our biggest client accounts with a core focus on esports and competitive gaming. You will join a team experienced in creating, selling, managing and activating sponsorship campaigns for brands and will work with premium rights holders. Account management experience combined with knowledge and passion for traditional sports and esports will be key for this role.


With a primary focus of working directly with one of the most successful games publishers in the world, the role will allow development and the ability to build invaluable contacts, experience and expertise across the wider esports gaming and ecosystem (both internally and externally), working alongside tier 1 esports organisations and many other stakeholders on a global, regional and local league basis.  

Key Responsibilities    

  • Responsible for the day to day management and activation of a global partner in sport
  • General account management and day-to-day ongoing support of key partners
  • Client relationship management
  • Leading weekly status calls and meetings and responsible for regular client reporting
  • Managing multiple stakeholders across key football organisations, leagues and partner clubs  
  • Working collaboratively with cross functional teams e.g. Legal, Finance, Commercial etc.
  • Working closely with the client on content creation, marketing assets and partnership materials
  • Managing marketing approvals across multiple stakeholders
  • Developing and presenting creative activation and marketing proposals
  • Organising and attending events where relevant – international travel may be required
  • Managing client partnership inventory
  • Coordinating and creating season-long reports and activation debriefs on behalf of client
  • Managing activation budgets and invoicing processes

Profile

Key Requirements

  • Must have account management / partnership activation experience (minimum 3 years)
  • A clear passion and knowledge for traditional sport with a strong interest in esports and gaming
  • Exceptional relationship building skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with flawless attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently  
  • Presentational skills – creating and presenting
  • Budgetary and invoicing experience

 Desirable Requirements

  • Business proficiency in languages other that English
  • Experience of working with a club, league or federation of any traditional sport or esports

Category

Sales Operations & Marketing Solutions

Type of contract

Permanent contract

Contract start date

06/09/21

Position location

Localisation

United Kingdom

Location

Wilmslow or London