The Business Strategy department works with the Club's senior leadership team to set Club strategy and manage high-priority projects. The team is a resource available to all departments but is focused on strategic issues and opportunities that are deemed to be most important to the Club.
The Business Strategy department has a particular focus on supporting the Partnership Development and Partner Services teams because of the strategic importance of these departments to the Club. The Partnership Development team is focused on attracting new partners/sponsors and the Partner Services team manages the relationships with existing partners/sponsors.
The Partnership Strategy Manager will support the Head of Business Strategy in delivering key projects and workstreams primarily on behalf of the Partnership Development and Partner Services teams. This will involve leading new strategic initiatives to improve the Club's partnership offering, and measuring and reporting on the performance of current partnerships.
The role is focused on providing actionable insights and strategic analysis to inform partnerships strategy and new partner discussions. There is a significant focus on measuring the success of current partnerships to ensure partners are delivering against their objectives. There will also be regular involvement in broader Business Strategy projects with an emphasis on Commercial strategy.
Manage key projects focused on driving improvements to the Club's partnerships offering and processes from conception to delivery
Take full ownership of the production and delivery of insights to assist the Partnership Development and Partner Services teams
Provide research, insight, benchmarking, due diligence and analysis on strategic projects as directed by the Head of Business Strategy
Drive a step-change in the Club's partnerships measurement programme
Manage the Club's partnerships research budget by developing the seasonal strategy and liaising with relevant suppliers
Act as the Club's authority regarding marketing effectiveness, both internally and externally
Proactively source new projects by maintaining a productive working relationship with the Partnerships teams
Take ownership of strategy projects beyond partnerships when required
Match/Event responsibilities and organisation
No direct responsibilities; hosting guests as needed
MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
University level (Bachelor), minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent preferred
Advanced user of Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel and Apple Keynote
Experience of working with data visualisation software (e.g. Tableau) preferred
Experience in management consultancy, in-house brand/sport consultancy or research agency
Demonstrable experience of managing strategic projects in a brand environment
Demonstrable experience of using insights to shape decision-making
Experience of brand tracking and KPI reporting
Strong and credible presentational skills, having presented to senior management
Experience of managing research projects preferable
Ability to evaluate business opportunities and deconstruct business problems with analytic rigour and strategic clarity
Ability to proactively source projects and develop practical implementation strategies, outlining how a new proposition would best be taken to market and implemented by the Club
A committed and resourceful team member who provides and is sought out for high-value opinions and recommendations
Self-starter with motivational and interpersonal skills who can work effectively and establish relationships both internally and externally across all levels
Strong organisational skills, time management, and attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to present his or her views in a precise and compelling manner
Hunger to learn and thrives on supporting a range of commercial and operational projects, demonstrating flexibility
Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.