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Vacancy at Villa: Role of Partnerships Executive

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Vacancy at Villa: Role of Partnerships Executive


Partnerships Executive


Head of Partnerships Activation


Villa Park


The role of the Partnerships Executive is to support the Head of Partnerships Activation and to ensure that the partnership function proactively contributes to the club's success in line with the club's vision, brand values and strategic direction.

The club also wants this role to ensure a smooth process of activation, implementation and ongoing communication with its corporate partners and suppliers.


Manage the day to day contact of specified club partners and suppliers ensuring that contractual rights are received. Developing relationships with partners to understand their brand and how the partnership can be maximised for both parties

Internal relationship management with various departments to ensure that contractual rights for club partners are met and delivered

General administration to support club partnerships, such as ensuring contract invoices are raised, late payments are chased, posting match tickets, programmes, hospitality package paperwork and signed merchandise

Point of contact for all marketing activity including club partner copy and creative approval, use of database, use of web inventory etc

Copywriting for web stories and programme editorial when required

Event management support of club partner matchday promotions which may include half-time pitch activity

Assisting with general club partner activity at home matches such as promotional staff management etc

Point of contact for in-stadium betting facility provider. Supervision of facilities will relate to stadium signage and match day operation in both the concourse and corporate areas

Chairing regular update meetings with partners to ensure the activation of the partnership is maximised - on and offsite

Attending club partner events as and when required

Working all home matchdays in the main to assist with club partner activity but can involve hosting club partner guests for hospitality, showing guests the dressing room area, facilities etc

Managing specific projects en-bloc for club partners where required. For example, potential signage requirements at the club's training ground, Bodymoor Heath

Managing club partner website activity including uploading of adverts and analyzing results of specific campaigns and ad-hoc web inventory

To ensure presence on club social media platforms when relevant content provided

Responsible for up selling opportunities to club partners (outside of contractual rights) which may include advertising, events (golf days, end of season dinner etc) and match day hospitality, en-bloc allocation of stand tickets where required

Developing opportunities internally to maximize partnership relationships. For example, working with the marketing team to establish club focused activity that partners may get involved with such as the Open Training Day and Family Fun Days

To be aware of our company policies and procedures which are in force from time to time; to ensure that your actions and behaviour are consistent with and champion the requirements of those policies and procedures at all times

To be aware of our brand values and ensure that your actions and behaviour are consistent with and champion those values at all times

To ensure that you have seen and are familiar with the contents of the staff handbook


Maintain high level of service for partners and suppliers as a result of regular communication

Activation and implementation of each client's requirements throughout term of agreement to ensure delivery of contractual rights

Maximize up sell opportunities to generate further revenue from partners/suppliers

Utmost discretion required at all times as partnerships executive may be party to private and sensitive information that is for club use only and should not be shared with colleagues outside of the club 'commercial group' or in the public domain


Please send your CV and covering letter to with the subject title 'Partnerships Executive.'

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 6th February 2013
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