The Manager – Partnership Services position will serve as the main liaison between clients, the university and the property sales team. This position will be actively involved in individual client development and overall property revenue generation strategy. This person will have a working knowledge of marketing, sports sponsorships and media, and a demonstrated ability to connect a client’s marketing/business goals with appropriate sponsorship opportunities and delivery within the proper context of a collegiate athletic environment.
The position will manage a Partnership Services team that consists of one (1) full-time coordinator and a minimum of two (2) student assistants. This person will provide direction to his/her team and will coordinate a game plan with each property seller to ensure all client contracts are properly activated. This position will attend key client & university meetings, and will help serve in the development and delivery of multi-faceted marketing plans for clients. This role will serve as the face of day-to-day activation and ideation with both partners and the university.
The Manager – Partnership Services position will serve as the first point of contact for all National Sales inquiries while working with General Manager to ensure all requests are met. Purdue Sports Properties is Learfield’s local, dedicated entity representing Purdue University Athletics. In complete collaboration with the university, this team is committed to extending the affinity of the Wolfpack brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate sports fan base. As exclusive multimedia rights holder for Purdue Athletics, Purdue Sports Properties manages all aspects of the rights relationship, providing corporate partners both traditional and new media opportunities in which to bolster their own brand and garner maximum exposure through inventory such as venue signage; event sponsorships and promotion; corporate hospitality; digital and social engagement and visibility via the official athletics website; and radio game broadcasts and coaches’ shows.
Official Athletic Website: purduesports.com
Official School Website: purdue.edu
Learfield is the exclusive provider of marketing services for athletic departments at over 125 major universities, conferences, and arenas. Learfield’s people-friendly culture is a hallmark of its style and approach to business and is rooted in values demonstrating intentional and active care for other people. The company and its employees strive to live by the company's value statement: “build the team, grow the company, and have fun."