Job Vacancy – Senior Partnerships Executive

London, UK

Who we are

Co-owned by David Beckham and launched on the London Stock Exchange in October 2020, Guild Esports is a new, global esports organisation. Celebrating and harnessing the loyalty of sports enthusiasts worldwide, Guild sits at the centre of competitive gaming, entertainment, and lifestyle - and we’re here to create a new level of excellence in gaming. At Guild, we pride ourselves on having a best-in-class esports team and operations by launching a unique, UK-based talent pipeline for esports athletes based on the traditional sports academy. We have a holistic approach across the entertainment industry and provide exclusive opportunities to work with exciting brands across a range of industries.

The opportunity

We are looking for a full-time Senior Partnerships Executive who will be a part of a dynamic Partnerships team that helps nurture and grow Guild’s partners and partnerships. This role is responsible for providing day-to-day support and assistance to the Senior Partnerships Managers and Head of Partnerships in the management, delivery and growth of Guild’s partners. The Senior Partnerships Executive will work to ensure that partnership objectives are realised, maximising potential for relationship renewal.

The Senior Partnerships Executive will directly manage and oversee relevant smaller partners and partnerships.

What you’ll do

  • Support the Senior Partnerships Manager and Head of Partnerships with the management of Guild’s commercial partner(s) in line with mutually beneficial business objectives and partnership KPIs, ensuring all contractual rights are delivered on time and to the highest standard

  • Plan, implement and evaluate effective partner campaigns using Guild’s assets and IP, including a proactive approach to campaign ideas, delivery of campaign assets, working to deadlines with the Marketing & Content team and capturing and reporting campaigns

  • Ensure always-on partner inventory is up-to-date and communicated to relevant stakeholders across the business (Twitch, socials, backdrops, Academy portal etc.)

  • Support the Senior Partnerships Manager and Head of Partnerships with the creation of year-long marketing calendars in collaboration with partners incorporating key business verticals including Performance, Academy, Apparel, Content and more

  • Work with the Content & Performance teams to deliver contracted appearances with Guild’s talent in a timely fashion

  • Ensure Guild’s partners are aware of cross-partner collaboration opportunities, where relevant

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with allocated partners through weekly status meetings, monthly reporting, and in-person quarterly business reviews

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with all internal stakeholders to ensure partners are successfully integrated across the business

  • Develop expertise on relevant partners, industries, and competitors within their category

  • Support the Senior Partnerships Manager and Head of Partnerships with partner meetings including partner agencies and other external parties

  • Identify relevant industry news & insights and communicate them to the department

  • Support Head of Partnerships on special projects, partnership events, and identifying and maximising commercial opportunities with current and prospective partner

  • Utilise evaluation tools to track partner return on investment and extract insights to advise partners on the best use of branded assets

  • Work with Data & Research Executives to build best-in-class case studies for use across the Partnership and Sales team

  • Complete additional duties as may be required

  • All staff are responsible for the wellbeing and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults on all Guild sites, and will be trained to do so

What we look for

  • 2+ years of experience in brand partnerships and/or sponsorships

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of partnerships, sponsorships, and rights activation

  • Knowledge of best practice in partnership delivery

  • Experience with data management and reporting

  • Proven operational experience with exceptional administrative skills and high attention to detail

  • Experience in delivering and managing budgets and timelines

  • Proactive, adaptable self-starter, willing learner and a team player

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to effectively manage key working relationships

  • Strong presentation skills

  • A passion or desire to work within gaming/traditional sports/entertainment/pop culture

  • Willingness to develop professional skills and expand skill set into wider areas of the creative and media industries

  • Ability to work independently and as part of the team

  • Ability to collaborate with the wider Guild team, particularly Creative and Production teams

  • You must have the right to work in the UK

Have you got what it takes? Come and join us as part of the #GuildGang. We offer competitive salary, benefits, flexibility, and perks, and we take care of our team – you grow as we grow!

Guild Esports is an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We can’t wait to meet you.