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Group Partnerships Manager

Group Partnerships Manager

Greater Manchester

Forward Role are working exclusively with JD Sports to recruit a Group Partnerships Manager. You will be responsible for working with their key partners to ensure a market leading partnership proposition that puts the group brands at the forefront of technology and marketing.


  • Source partnerships for the business with the aim of increasing growth in the UK and EU across various areas
  • Create relationships with key partners making sure to communicate regularly through weekly meetings, monthly strategy meetings and QBR’s
  • With the help and direction of fascia leads and heads, create marketing plans for the financial year
  • Watch over partnership budgets, making proposals for the budgets to internal and external stakeholders and making sure these are successfully tracked and partners are paid on time and correctly.
  • Make reports and analyse their current partnership efforts giving feedback regularly on how they can improve their offering
  • Work across various functions within the business including multichannel, legal, and brand/marketing to ensure a streamlined approach for customers.

Person Specification

  • At least 3+ years’ experience in a partnership/marketing role
  • Experience of managing commercial partnerships
  • Effective communications skills – both written and verbal
  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • Ability to streamline communications in across a variety of functions in a dynamic environment
  • Experience of working with contracts and commercial negotiations

As an industry leading, nationwide Marketing, Digital, Analytics, IT and Design recruitment agency, we are continually receiving new assignments to work on, so keep a close eye on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages for a full list of current permanent and interim opportunities as well as marketplace news and fun stuff.
Forward Role is operating as an employment agency.

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