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Director, Partnership Development

Mission

To trailblaze a future of professional sports that is player-led and fan-focused.

Core Values

Stay Grounded

Think Critically

Encourage Creativity

Persevere through the noise

Operate like an owner

Be Helpful

About:
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams rostered by the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Chernin Group, Blum Capital, The Kraft Group, Arctos Sports Partners, and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL is distributed through an exclusive media rights agreement with ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+. The PLL was recognized by Front Office Sports’ 2021 Best Employers in Sports. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague), YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL) and TikTok (@pll).

Company Values:
  1. Stay grounded
  2. Think critically
  3. Encourage creativity
  4. Persevere through the noise
  5. Operate like an owner
  6. Be helpful

Position Overview: 
The Premier Lacrosse League is looking for a strategic marketer with a real passion for sports and  entertainment to join the Partnerships team. Reporting to the SVP, Partnerships & Revenue you will focus on the development of innovative marketing partnerships between industry leading brands and the PLL.  You are a creative and organized thought leader with a strong acumen for business development, driven  to create and deliver breakthrough and compelling multi-platform marketing solutions. You are skilled at  identifying and engaging contacts at brands and in categories we currently do not work with, generating  strong prospect volume, and creating new relationships that drive our revenue targets and over-deliver on  key marketing objectives for our partners.

Responsibilities:  
• Continually reimagine the status quo and build breakthrough marketing partnerships for new PLL  partners.
• Initiate discussions with potential new partners (client direct & agencies) to understand objectives  and budget.
• Develop customized, integrated and creative partnership proposals that demonstrate insight and  knowledge of client business.
• Lead presentations to new prospects and negotiate packages to potential PLL partners. • Utilize research tools to actively prospect and identify prospects in new categories. • Meet and exceed all sales and revenue targets.
• Initiate and maintain regular contact with clients and/or client’s agency, developing strong  professional relationships.
• Prepare and present post-season partner reports..
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject or equivalent experience
• 5-7 years of related and meaningful experience in sales and/or marketing
• Successful business development track record; sports/entertainment partnership sales  experience, preferred.
• Desire to craft marketing programs for brands in the sports and entertainment space, and real  passion for bringing new ideas to life.
• Proven ability to identify opportunities, develop strategies, and negotiate contracts. • Solid comprehension of general marketing and partnership principles and a mindset for client  service
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, comfortable with public speaking • Ambitious self-starter that works best under minimal supervision
• Deep understanding of new media and a desire to stay current on emerging digital platforms. • Thrives in a dynamic team environment, with ability to productively handle multiple priorities. • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• A positive, winning approach, incorporating integrity, trust, and discretion.
• Ability to travel when needed.

We require Covid-19 vaccination. We will consider reasonable accommodations only for valid and  documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Premier Lacrosse League is an equal opportunity employer. Premier Lacrosse League is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

ABOUT THE PLL

The Premier Lacrosse League (2020 SBJ Sports Breakthrough of the Year) is a North American outdoor professional lacrosse league featuring the world’s 200 best players. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur, and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and other leading sports and media executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. The PLL season is distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. The league has partnered with blue chips brands through its first two years of play, such as Ticketmaster, Gatorade, and Progressive. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media:

Instagram: @PLL

Twitter: @PremierLacrosse

Facebook: @PremierLacrosseLeague

Youtube: YouTube.com/PLL