The Premier League

The Premier League

Partnerships Manager


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 16, 2022

Role description

Application Deadline: 29 June 2022

Department: Commerical

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: London, UK



The Premier League's Partnerships team is responsible for relationship management, contractual delivery and activation across all Premier League Partners and Licensees, including Barclays, Budweiser, Castrol, EA Sports, Hublot, Nike, Oracle, Panini, and Avery Dennison.

The role of the Partnerships Manager is to lead delivery of Partner rights across a select group of Premier League Partners and Licensees.Our hybrid-working model also allows you some variety on your place of work, offering you the chance to work from home on some days each week. Where possible, you will attend the office or site visits in line with our company policy. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and according to their work and team requirements.

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Key Responsibilities

The Partnerships Manager will lead delivery of Partner rights across a select group of Premier League Partners and Licensees including (but not limited to) the following areas:
Manage the day-to-day relationships with selected Premier League Partners and Licensees
Manage the delivery of contractual rights with selected Premier League Partners and Licensees
Drive value for commercial partner by supporting activation programmes and ensuring alignment to the Premier League's own strategic priorities
Liaise with Premier League Clubs regarding their rights and obligations in relation to central Partners and Licensees
Manage the approval and delivery of Partner campaigns, including support across Premier League digital platforms
Set and measure clear objectives and key performance indicators for selected Partners, Licensees, and projects
Managing internal and external resource requirements, including external activation agency and consultant relationships
Manage the budget requirements and support annual budget projections for selected Partners and Licensees
Support in the delivery of partnership renewals with key Partners and Licensees
Optimising the Partnerships Team's systems, processes, and databases to deliver the best possible service for Partners and Licensees
Working closely with the Senior Partnerships Strategy Manager to maximise activation opportunities and the value of the Premier League to all Partners and Licensees

Requirements For The Role

Skills Knowledge and Expertise
Excellent relationship and stakeholder management
Proven experience in leading sponsorship activation plans and campaigns
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Relevant experience of account management with operational focus
Strong verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office
Well organised with an ability to prioritise effectively and work to deadlines
Attention to detail, proactive and methodical approach to tasks
A can-do attitude, inspires others through own positive attitudes, energy, and passion

Nice-to-haves for the role
Good understanding of football and an appreciation of the Premier League's structure and context in the industry
A passion for sport / sports entertainment
Experience working in a similar organisation or environment


Our competitive range of benefits includes:
Private medical insurance
Permanent health insurance
Life insurance
Subsidised gym membership
Health screenings
Mental health support
Cycle to work scheme
Season ticket loan
Pension scheme
Discounts with commercial partners
Access to match day tickets

The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made based on merit.Our commitment to safeguarding includes implementing robust safer recruitment procedures to assess the suitability of individuals applying for roles that involve work with children and adults who are or may be at risk of harm.

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