Assoc Mgr, Sports Brand Solutions Job in Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

The Sports and Entertainment Brand Solutions groups serve the Disney Advertising Sales team as experts on specific sports/properties (i.e. College Football, NBA, NFL, Good Morning America, ABC Primetime, NatGeo). The group is vital to the sales process and drives significant advertising revenue via the creation of multimedia sponsorship opportunities and turnkey, customized marketing solutions. The Brand Solutions group oversees the development and execution of all sponsorship deliverables, to ensure sponsorship elements and enhancements run correctly.
The group works closely with internal stakeholders including Sales, Production, Programming, Editorial, Revenue & Operations, Consumer Marketing and Legal in order to strategically maximize the revenue and sales opportunities across our sport platforms.
The Sports Brand Solutions group is a team of experts that provide creative marketing sponsorship and integration opportunities across ESPN’s vast content portfolio. The team is responsible for the sponsorship process including, but not limited to, strategy, ideation, and execution.
The SBS team also manages the day-to-day sales relationships with our various League and 3rd party production partners to ensure we are following the contractual guardrails, and maximizing revenue opportunities. The Associate Manager, Sports Brand Solutions, will be responsible for supporting our sponsorship business specifically for College Football and other select collegiate properties In this effort, the individual will have core job functions that include but are not limited to the below:

Be an expert on key property/sport assignments (e.g. College Football)
Collaborate with Production/Social/Digital/Programming/PR/Revenue Yield Management/etc. to build general and custom opportunities across multimedia platforms
Support Senior Manager and oversee day-to-day operation of Sales Obligations management
Pitch sponsorships both internally and externally with clients
Integrate within the property assignment verticals within Sports Brand Solutions
Communicate sales strategy
Develop general and custom sales materials leveraging research and case studies to enhance sales efforts
Manage sales deliverables and timelines across purview

Responsibilities :

Manage College Football Sales Opportunities

Produce Proactive Sales Opportunities

Build consensus among stakeholders for ideation process

Create Sales Materials for proactive College Football Opportunities across TV and addressable

Lead College Football RFPs for assigned vertical

Run point on ideation tied to RFPs
Develop materials for sales to respond to client
Present ideas to both internal sales and client
Manage post sale execution (obligations, branded content filming, etc.)

Manage Post Sale Execution

Maintain and distribute Sales Obligations, Sponsorship Calendars
Work with CreativeWorks for all Sponsor graphic mock ups
Work closely with Production and Digital/Social edit to clearly communicate expectations for all Sponsor Obligations

Basic Qualifications :

Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GoogleDocs
Minimum 3 years of marketing or sponsorship preferred
Highly organized, time management skills, ability to multi-task
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Team player with the desire to do whatever it takes
Willingness to work flexible hours and/or occasional travel

Required Education :

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

Additional Information :

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