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Corporate Partnerships Manager

NSW Rugby Union / NSW Waratahs

  • Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 21 Jan 2019
Applications 0


Partnerships Manager

  • Renowned International & Australian sporting team
  • Dynamic team culture and working environment
  • Continuous learning & development opportunities

This is an opportunity to combine your experience in corporate partnerships with a passion for rugby, working alongside some high profile global brands. A career with NSW Rugby Union, you will join a strong values-based organisation, committed to growing the game, both at a community level & across the professional team.  The NSW Waratahs are the leading Super Rugby franchise in Australia – both on & off the field.

The Opportunity

The NSW Waratahs are seeking an experienced, energetic, team focused and dynamic individual to deliver outstanding service for our corporate partners. Based at NSW Rugby headquarters at Daceyville and reporting to the GM of Commercial, you will be primarily servicing a number of NSW Waratahs partners and Australian Super Rugby partners. You will be responsible for ongoing partner relationships, developing & overseeing innovative partner activations to leverage and deliver value to NSW Waratahs partners.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Excellent and proactive service, including regular communication
  • The development and rollout of joint leveraging of activation plans
  • Management of practices to ensure that all partnership benefits are delivered and exceeded
  • Assistance in corporate partnerships renewals, including providing the required reports and presentations
  • Ensuring all internal stakeholders are provided with relevant information within deadlines
  • Financial accountability for the assigned sponsorship portfolio
  • Ensuring partners are compliant with all third party all regulations including SANZAR, RUPA, media and stadia regulations
  • Sponsorship Reporting including data analysis and market trends
  • Project Management
  • Lead up planning of our premium game day function, The Chairman’s Club
  • Assisting the GM of Commercial and the Partnerships team when required

What we’re looking for

  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar Account Management role
  • Tertiary qualifications in Sports Administration, Business, Marketing, or related area of study
  • Ability to work autonomously and be solution-focused, thinking outside the box
  • Outstanding communication skills – written and verbal
  • Attention to detail
  • Negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Knowledge of Rugby
  • Current driver’s license


  • Team Player - accountable, shares ideas, flexible and committed to the best outcome for the game of rugby in NSW.
  • A game changer - someone who is constantly looking for avenues to make improvement
  • Big Picture - someone who is strategic and outcomes driven
  • Passion and energy - someone who has a burning desire to work in the fast-paced and always evolving sports environment

Due to the nature of the industry, the ideal candidate must be flexible in their availability as extended hours and weekend work will be required for this role particular in-season.

Essential Requirements


Apply for this role

  • To be considered for this role please submit a one-page cover letter stating why you’re the ideal person to be the next NSW Waratahs & NSW Rugby Corporate Partnerships Manager along with your CV to reception@nswrugby.com.au
  • Please keep your application to a maximum of four pages including cover letter
  • Closing date: 21 January 2019

Please note we expect a high level of interest in the role and only those applicants short listed will be contacted.

NSW Rugby Union do not accept applications from recruitment agencies.

NSW Rugby Union is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia.

(02) 9323 3300

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Corporate Partnerships Manager NSW Rugby Union / NSW Waratahs

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