Job Posting - Senior Partnership Activation Account Manager

The Senior Partnership Activation Account Manager position is responsible for managing and executing all activities associated with assigned Partnership Accounts. The Senior Partnership Activation Account Manager also provides support in the creation, development and execution of various sponsored initiatives, community relations programs and marketing events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for understanding each assigned account’s business goals and objectives to provide ideas and recommendations to grow their business
• Generate ideas for new sponsorship opportunities including but not limited to in-game elements, retail promotions, events, website and media features, signage and community relations programs
• Ability to effectively present information to sponsors and internal representatives and respond to questions from managers, clients and the general public
• Act as a marketing and advertising consultant to sponsor contacts to ensure effective campaigns are created and executed via Thunder inventory
• Liaison with internal Broadcasting, Internet and Marketing departments and sponsor contacts to ensure spots and content are produced and posted in a timely and efficient manner
• Be fiscally responsible and ensure sponsor’s promotional activations are within established budget
• Organize and execute sponsor’s special hospitality events (both at Chesapeake Energy Arena and at sponsor locations) involving various Thunder departments, while adhering to budget guidelines
• Play an essential role in maintaining collateral, articles, photographs, newspaper clippings, press releases, statistics, etc. for use in preparing and presenting inclusive sponsor recaps to key decision makers during the contract renewal process
• Effectively comprehend, organize, and present syndicated research internally and externally for the benefit of partnership development and education
• Serve as an asset to Business Development Account Executives on day to day partnership proposals, implementation, and maintenance
• Work Thunder game nights and other Thunder functions as assigned to execute and monitor sponsor promotions and activities
• Manage and track all account history, relationship details and partnership activation details in CRM on a consistent basis
• Maintain good attendance and punctuality
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Advertising preferred
• Minimum 5 years of experience in sponsorship preferred
• Experience in or general knowledge of sales tactics and client management
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to handle multiple tasks with strong attention to detail
• Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Experience with Photoshop is preferred
• Must be able to work with many different personality types
• Strong time management and administrative skills
• Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently
• Able to lift and carry boxes up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time
• Able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Director, Partnership Activation.

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter detailing interest to:
Human Resources
Oklahoma City Thunder
208 Thunder Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Fax: (405) 208-4777
Please reference the Job Title in your correspondence.

*The Professional Basketball Club, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer*