Job Opportunity at Facebook as a Strategic Partner Manager, Sports DACH in Germany

Deadline : 03 Jun 2020

Nonprofit organization: Facebook

Study level: Undergraduate

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Job Opportunity at Facebook as a Strategic Partner Manager, Sports DACH in Germany

Facebook is seeking a strategic partner manager within its sports partnerships team, with a focus on the DACH market. The role will engage with high-opportunity teams, leagues, broadcasters and athletes in the region, helping them to build their respective media businesses and will be tasked with optimizing the use of Facebook and all of its platforms as a content distribution, fan engagement, and business platform by sports publishers in a way that benefits publishers, sports fans, and Facebook. The role will be based in Germany and report into the EMEA sports partnerships lead in London. Ideal candidates for this role will have an extensive understanding of media objectives and strategies, substantial experience dealing with sports organisations within the region and strong industry relationships. You will be tasked with building successful long-term partnerships that drive business value for the partner and Facebook. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to showcase a variety of skills from leading business meetings and presenting at conferences to “hands on” content evaluation and performance analysis. Passion for the intersection of sports business, media and technology is essential. The role also requires cross-functional collaboration with colleagues in product, engineering, sales, marketing, and operations to develop strategies, partnerships, products, and new experiences. The partnerships team is the external arm of the company and works with the world’s largest and most exciting organizations across the full suite of Facebook Inc. products. 

Eligibility:

You must have:

  • BA/BS degree or higher.
  • More than 4 years experience in the sports industry, with a focus on media/digital initiatives and client-facing partnerships which is preferred.
  • Scheduling & travel flexibility to build relationships with leagues and support live events.
  • Excellent project management experience, with the ability to lead and handle multiple time-sensitive, cross-functional projects on deadline.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to serve as a spokesperson for Facebook.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about complex issues, leading to thoughtful recommendations and action plans.
  • The ability to work effectively and cross-functionally with all levels of management, internally and externally
  • Be rapid learner who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in successfully using data and analysis to create and support business narratives.
  • Be fluent in German and English

It's preferred to have:

  • MBA or related graduate degree preferred.
  • Note: Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in the job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you can contact Facebook at accommodations-ext@fb.com.

Your Responsibilities:

You will be responsible of:

  1. Drive partnership strategy, relationships, and key initiatives related to sports organisations within DACH.
  2. Help organizations understand how to utilize and prioritize Facebook’s platforms as critical tools to grow and engage their fan base and drive their business objectives.
  3. Develop innovative partnership solutions utilizing Facebook and its platforms (e.g., Instagram, Oculus, Messenger) that support the business objectives of sports organisations and Facebook while promoting great experiences for sports fans.
  4. Work cross-functionally within Facebook (product, engineering, sales, marketing, operations) to successfully develop and bring integrated solutions to partners.
  5. Identify and share outstanding partner best practices and case studies to support all of the global sports partners.
  6. Work with relevant internal teams to ensure that Facebook is taking partner input into account in relevant product and policy decisions.
  7. Help support broader strategic initiatives for the global sports team.
  8. Track, analyze and communicate quantitative metrics and business trends as they relate to partners.

About Facebook:

Facebook is a for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in California, United States. Its mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through its family of apps and services, it is building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether the team is creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. The company's global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways.

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