Associate Manager, Business Development

REQ ID:  10807

New York, NY, United States of America(US), 10022



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Position Summary:

The Associate Manager, Business Development is a key member of the Business Development team responsible for generating revenue by supporting the development and sale of integrated marketing partnerships for the NBA, WNBA, G League, USA Basketball and NBA 2K League. 


Major Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to revenue generation by supporting the development and sale of integrated marketing partnerships for the NBA, WNBA, G League, USA Basketball and NBA 2K League   

  • Support all phases of the partnership sales process including prospect identification and outreach strategy, development and delivery of sales presentations, negotiations and contract execution 

  • Coordinate and collaborate with appropriate internal stakeholders (e.g., Media, Activation, Social Responsibility, etc.) to identify, develop, and vet sellable platforms/opportunities that align with prospective partners objectives   

  • Develop and write detailed, customized corporate presentations and partnerships proposals  

  • Actively monitor industry trades and conduct in-depth category research to identify target companies and contacts to outreach for potential partnership across portfolio of leagues 

  • Maintain sales pipeline and reporting documents for Business Development team 

  • Develop briefing documents, meeting recaps and other sales support material as needed 


Required Education/Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree 

  • 3 to 5 years in sponsorships, sales, and/or business development at a league, team and/or agency 


Required Skills/Knowledge Attributes:

  • Proactive team player with a passion for sponsorships / partnerships 

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills 

  • Ability to prioritize and handle and advance multiple projects at once 

  • Curious and strategic thinker, with an eagerness to learn and develop! 

  • Strong desire to contribute to a collaborative, inclusive and positive working environment 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sports marketing and/or sponsorship landscape 

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint  


Salary Range: $90,000-$105,000 

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.


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