Senior Manager, National Partnership Management

Location: Plano, TX
Department: Client/Partnership Services

Compensation: $ - $

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid PTO
  • Flexible Work Schedule

LEARFIELD is actively seeking a Senior Manager of National Partnership Management. Our ideal candidate will provide execution, strategic direction & oversight of assigned LEARFIELD National Partnerships.

Execution, strategic direction & oversight of assigned LEARFIELD National Partnerships

  • Implements processes/procedures to monitor, review and report on all partnership activity and results
  • Development ownership of select partnership relations and/or aspects of the partnership.
  • Apply strategic insights and research to marketing and execution plans in association with partners objectives, goals and strategies
  • Serves as a liaison with partners and LEARFIELD university properties on assigned clients and new business opportunities
  • Develop and maintain existing partner and LEARFIELD university property relationships to cultivate renewal and upsell opportunities
  • Create reports related to partnership fulfillment, ensuring delivery on all partnership assets


Serving as a primary resource within LEARFIELD Partnership Management team

  • Main point of contact for day-to-day client and agency contacts
  • Serve as thought leaders for strategy and analysis of internal and external special projects
  • Development of best practices across multiple LEARFIELD properties
  • Communication with properties, agencies and internal leadership to develop plans or solutions (as needed) for partners
  • Provide detailed and accurate reporting for leadership related to the status of the client relationship and revenue goals and projections
  • Coordination with Insights team on the management of the internal (LIVE365/KORE) database system
  • Serve as point of contact within internal divisions on execution, reporting and additional opportunities for assigned national partners


Work to foster positive employee relations and teamwork by:

  • Direct hiring, managing, training of at least one coordinator
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation and develop of direct reports
  • Following and supporting LEARFIELD policies and procedures;
  • Communicating effectively with all operating units
  • Participating in internal training and development programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in applicable field
  • 4+ years of relevant project management and marketing experience in agency, sports, or sponsorship landscape preferred
  • Willingness to travel, as needed, for client meetings and hospitality opportunities
  • Previous experience with marketing, strategy, branding, and research preferred
  • Experience managing day-to-day relationships with partners, agency(s) and vendors preferred
  • Detail orientation with the ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects with varying deadlines is a must
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, activation best practices and new and emerging media marketing efforts



Learfield is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Our suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; and campus-wide business and sponsorship development.

Our people-first culture is the foundation of our business and is reflective of our approach to building meaningful relationships with our employees, partners, and fans. The company strives each day to deliver the mission statement and embody the core values that make Learfield an exciting place to work.


Our Mission

Powering the connection of fans to the brands and experiences they love.

Our Core Values

Build Trust | Be Fans of One Another | Power Tomorrow | Create & Connect Communities | Have Fun


Learfield offers a full spectrum of benefits for eligible employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance and Other Insurance Plans, Flexible Paid Time Off (including Parental Leave), Paid Holidays, 401(k), and Short/Long Term Disability.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Learfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.