Manager - Commercial Partnerships

Sydney Swans

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  • Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 27 Jan 2021
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  • Admired Australian sporting team
  • Inclusive and flexible work environment
  • Fun and fast paced

Our club was born almost 150 years ago from hard work, grit and a relentless drive for success. We are rich in history and ambitious about the future. Together we share the journey and celebrate the wins. We are proud to  be one of the leading football clubs, both on and off the field, in Australia.

When choosing a career with the Sydney Swans, you will join a team that stands up in the big moments. A team that is respectful, disciplined, and courageous. And one that has conviction. You will be part of  something bigger.

Flexibility in hours, leave, location and dress translate to an environment where you can be at your best.

We are committed to creating a supportive environment in which people feel connected to our football club and to each other. Therefore, we encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.


The Sydney Swans are accepting applications from suitably experienced individuals for the Manager – Commercial Partnerships role to provide outstanding partnership management as well as successfully deliver the Club’s sponsorship program.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Senior account management for a portfolio of Sydney Swans commercial partners
  • Sponsorship leverage and activation strategy and delivery
  • Digital leverage strategy and delivery
  • Corporate partner reporting and insights reporting 
  • Corporate sales - renewals and new business
  • Upholding Sydney Swans brand and values


  • Proven sponsorship account management experience in the sports industry (ideally 4+ years, AFL experience is valued but not essential)
  • Proven experience in the strategy and development of integrated digital and activation sponsorship campaigns for commercial outcomes
  • Leadership, problem solving and relationship management skills
  • Exceptional customer service approach with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across a range of key stakeholders
  • Cross department collaboration
  • Budget management
  • Exceptional attention to detail

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.

Application Instruction

To be considered for this role please submit a one-page cover letter that addresses:

  • Why you are the ideal person for the role
  • Why you want to join our team

Send the cover letter along with a copy of your CV to:  

Applications should be a maximum of four pages, including cover letter, and less than 5MB in size.

Applications close 27 January 2021

As we expect a high level of interest in the role, only those applicants short listed will be contacted.

The Sydney Swans do not accept applications from recruitment agencies.

Sydney Swans Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia.


Further enquiries should be directed to Heather Ward (Human Resources) on (02) 9339 9123

Heather Ward

(02) 9339 9141

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