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International Tennis Federation

Senior Partnership Executive - Mandarin


Job Purpose:

·         Delivering best-in-class Partnership Activation to a range of Official & Regional Partners

·         Ensuring Partnership rights are fulfilled, objectives defined, evaluated and achieved to optimise relationship and increase likelihood of renewal


The Partnerships team sits alongside the retail, marketing, content, hospitality and business development teams within the Commercial department.


Key Responsibilities:

·         Ensure Partner contractual obligations are fulfilled flawlessly at all times

o   Commercial admin support available to assist with efficient management of tickets, signed merchandise etc.

o   Implement consistent approval process for each designated Partner

·         Provide a dedicated and consistently high level of service to allocated Partners – endeavouring to provide ‘Best-in-Class’ service

o   Consistently identifying areas where service levels can be improved

·         Assume responsibility to develop and drive forward strategic plan with main Partner contact(s) with support of Senior members of team

o   In collaboration with each Partner, develop a season long marketing / activation plan

·         Build detailed knowledge of Partner business to help drive mutually beneficial activation programmes (eg local market senior management)

o   In addition, build knowledge of designated Partner’s business category (competitor activity, brand immersion, trends etc)

·         Ensure a consistent budgetary process is followed at all times with up to date reports held on file

·         Provide Partner Manager with detailed updates on status of Partner activity on regular basis (weekly status meetings diarised to discuss specific areas)

·         Work with Partner to maximise the value of their rights, e.g. identifying and delivering opportunities for Partners to activate their Club association

·         Relationship ownership: ensure Partner team remain the main point of contact for designated Partners while ensuring other internal departments expertise is used at appropriate times (Marketing, Comms, Media Group, etc)

·         Actively share information and best practices with other members of Partner team

·         Undertake other tasks from time to time that may be allocated to the jobholder appropriate to the job grade

·         Measurement / reporting: Continuously track and deliver post-campaign evaluations on Partners activation

o   Utilising data and insights to continually improve Partnership offering



·         Educated to degree level or equivalent

·         English & Mandarin (verbal, written) language required


Experience Required:

·         Relevant experience of providing first-class account / project management for, or on behalf of brands across multiple sectors & markets

·         Strong understanding of brand marketing and experience of managing / implementing campaigns across traditional and new media channels – specifically digital and social media

·         Experience in managing, planning and implementation of Partnership related activation programmes

·         Experience of rights management & fulfilment (including brand approvals / brand guardianship)

·         A passion or empathy with sport/sports entertainment



·         Attention to detail and excellent organisation, planning and project management skills to ensure flawless delivery of rights

  • A dynamic, confident communicator (verbal, written) who is able to build mutually beneficial relationships with a broad range of internal & external stakeholders, adapting style and approach as and when required

·         Consistently demonstrating a highly professional and positive attitude to team members and other stakeholders at all times

  • Flexible approach to work with a passion for high volume and fast paced operational environment and a proven commitment to teamwork
  • Innovative, lateral thinker who is able to balance operational delivery with the drive to make creative & continuous improvements
  • A proven ability to work cross-functionally and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • An understanding of brand dynamics and consumer trends
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Willingness to adapt and learn new skills / approaches
  • Experience in managing, interpreting and delivering against Partner / brand related contracts
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Word


We regret that due to current volumes, we are unable to acknowledge every application.  All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.  If you are contacted, please note that, as part of the registration process, you will be required to provide us with proof of identity and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Sporting Appointments, part of the St George’s Recruitment Group, is acting as an employment agency in regard to this vacancy.  We specialise in finding great jobs for great people; our consultants handle a wide range of roles within the betting and gaming industry. If you’re looking for a fresh approach to betting and gaming recruitment, please contact us now.



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