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Director, Sports Partnerships

Daniel J Edelman Holdings

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted June 11, 2021.

UEG is an award-winning global agency specializing in entertainment, sports and lifestyle marketing.

We create breakthrough marketing by leveraging the people, places and platforms that shape pop culture.

Our suite of services includes celebrity/influencer programming, music-film-tv/digital-sports partnerships, communications, branded content and experiential.

The team at UEG is a dynamic group, bringing together best-in-class expertise across entertainment, sports and lifestyle, paired with a strong understanding of brand building and effective marketing communications.

This is a work hard, play hard environment where a true passion for culture are married with the desire to create business changing work for our clients.

The Director will support our overall Sports business.

This employee will assist in growing this part of the business by delivering both a high level of client service to existing clients and identifying new opportunities to continue our growth and leadership in the industry. 

This individual will join UEG’s growing sports team, but will have visibility and access to all areas of the agency.

This newly created position will be a hybrid ideation, development, account management, and executional role, focused on the entire business process for our clients. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assist in driving projects from inception through launch and identifying ways to grow the business both strategically and creatively through integration of brands across various sports talent, properties and platforms.  Working with the leadership in this group, negotiate scope, timeline, and pricing in a confident manner with an optimistic tone to reach agreement with client.  Drive and lead execution on projects, ensuring seamless execution on deliverables.  Serve as liaison between UEG and our clients/property partners, ensuring excellent client service and satisfaction.  Represent the client’s voice throughout the execution of projects at all levels of the business.  Responsible for managing client relationships, developing account plans and delivering proposals.  Manage client’s overall expectations and provide continuously holistic context to the progress made.  Collaborate with internal business practices across all disciplines to identify project opportunities for new and existing clients.  Gather key information in project briefings to onboard and continuously update the wider project team and show excellent organization and management skills to create a sense of calm and confidence across the team.  Identify growth opportunities and initiate long term planning with internal teams to bring these to fruition.  Track overall project health and track revenue and invoicing with Finance.  Keep a close eye on client’s competitors and industry trends/opportunities and create awareness to the wider team.  Actively participate in agency brainstorm sessions, on topics and clients, throughout the organization.

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university Must have the ability and passion to sell and be a creative marketer and problem solver High level of client services experience with the ability to act quickly and thoughtfully Must have excellent written and verbally communications skills with the ability to communicate to all levels of an organization, crisply and succinctly Motivated by an extremely collaborative and fast-moving environment Should bring a love of solving strategic business challenges with creative solutions, in collaboration with our clients Should be a passionate self-starter who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves Possess strong knowledge and passion of the Sports industry, and future trends/opportunities shaping it Should have a knowledge of league/team partnership models present in this space Should have good working relationships either with brands, networks, and/or teams/leagues & talent Should be a big and creative thinker United Entertainment Group is a global entertainment, sports and lifestyle marketing agency and part of the DJE Holdings network.

UEG creates breakthrough marketing with the people, properties and platforms that shape culture, and has been recognized with industry awards including Cannes Lions, Clios, OneShow, Sabre Awards, Tellys, and more.

UEG, founded in 2007, is headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, London, Hamburg and Tokyo and works with FORTUNE 500 companies, celebrities, athletes and leading media properties.

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United Entertainment Group is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.