Manager, Business Development

REQ ID:  10805

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



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Position Summary:

The Manager, Business Development is a key member of the Business Development team responsible for generating revenue by developing and selling 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   

  • Under the direction of a Business Development Team Lead, pursue prospects through initial contact strategy, development and delivery of sales presentations, negotiation and contract execution 

  • Lead cross-functional working groups consisting of key internal stakeholders (e.g., Media, Activation, Partnership Development, Social Responsibility, etc.) to develop customized marketing platforms that align with prospective partner objectives 

  • Develop and write strategic, customized presentations and partnership proposals for prospects 

  • Research and identify key categories, companies and contacts to pursue for potential partnership across portfolio of leagues 

  • Establish and build relationships with key external contacts (e.g., corporate decision makers at Fortune 500 companies and influencers in the sports marketing and agency world) 

  • Actively contribute innovative thinking and fresh ideas that help lead to new revenue generating sponsorship opportunities 

  • Effectively maintain sales pipeline and reporting documents, as well as other duties as directed


Required Education/Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree 

  • 4 to 6 years of sponsorship sales and/or business development experience at league, team and/or agency


Required Skills/Knowledge Attributes:

  • Energetic, self-starter with a passion for uncovering synergies between Fortune 500 brands and the NBA 

  • Ultimate teammate with a demonstrated history of contributing to a positive and inclusive culture 

  • Strong knowledge of sports marketing and/or sponsorship landscape 

  • Proficient at conducting industry research, prospecting, outreach, pitch ideation, and proposal development  

  • Excellent written and verbal communicator; ability to build trusted relationships both internally and externally 

  • Proven ability to balance and advance multiple projects at once 

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint  


Salary Range: $105,000 - $120,000 

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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