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About the role

CGF Partnerships (CGFP) is looking for a Head of Sponsor Services to play a key role in the successful delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games sponsorship programme.


CGFP is the joint venture between the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Lagardère Sports formed to enhance the sustainability of the Commonwealth Games through more efficient delivery of the Games and the generation of commercial revenue to support the delivery of the Games.


This is a unique and exciting opportunity. Birmingham 2022 will be the largest sporting event to be staged in the UK over the next 2 years and a pivotal event for Commonwealth Sport, the UK and the West Midlands.


Key Responsibilities

  • Working in close collaboration with our Commercial Partnerships Teams and the Executive Team at Birmingham 2022, you will:
    • Develop, document and communicate all aspects of the Sponsor Services plan including Organising Committee (OC) policies and detailed Games time delivery programmes;
    • Confirm details of partner benefits with OC Functional Areas (FAs), agree processes to ensure delivery of partner benefits and develop manuals and other documentation to clearly communicate all aspects of the benefits to the sponsor family;
    • Build and lead the in-house sponsor services team based in Birmingham to deliver effective partner relationships and delivery of contracted partner benefits;
    • Manage relationships with all partners to build positive engagement with the OC and encourage activation of sponsorships.

Key Experience and Skills Required

  • Highly motivated servicing professional with an outstanding track record in managing sponsor services, ideally within sport or entertainment.
  • Genuine team player who is willing and able to lead by example.
  • Highly developed project management skills demonstrated through previous successful project delivery.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and negotiation skills, including high degree of comfort preparing and delivering presentations to senior management from the OC and the sponsor family.
  • The ability to manage multiple work streams in a demanding, time sensitive environment.
  • The ability to build and manage a highly effective services team that will grow in the lead up to the Games and will expand further at Games time to deliver a highly positive Games time experience for all sponsors.
  • Previous experience working in a major events, multi stakeholder environment, including the management of sponsor services and delivery of partnership benefits is also preferred.

 

This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Lagardère Sports UK LTD is an equal opportunities organisation and committed to becoming a Disability Confident Employer. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities.

For more details, download the Job Description.

Disability Confident, download the form.

Apply by submitting your CV and cover letter detailing how your skills and experience match our requirements along with the Disability Confident form (if applicable) to [email protected]

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