Partnerships Specialist

  • Salary:
  • Location: Auckland
  • Post date: November 20, 2023
  • Ref #: 827368
  • Specialism: Marketing, Brand and Communications
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Industry: Events
Partnership Specialist
13 month FTC (Dec 2023 – January 2025)
Our client
Is a high impact and renowned New Zealand charity, which has been operating for close to 20 years with exceptional outcomes for their benefactors. Their team run as one of the most a high performing and efficient teams that we’ve had the privilege of recruiting for. Every dollar spent is a dollar away from those they’re aim to positively impact - so it’s run with admirable precision, and you’ll be in awe of the talent and human capital that surround you as you walk into their offices!
And we’re on the lookout for someone to be a stoic guardian of their highest value corporate partnerships – while a current team member is away on parental leave for 13 months.
About the role
We’re looking for a sponsorship or marketing star.  This role plays a significant role in the the Partnerships (sponsorship) team of four, overseeing a bunch of well-known loved NZ & global brands who sponsor the charity, you will play a key role in helping these corporate partners bring their sponsorships to life through impactful cause-related sponsorship campaigns, activations and events.
You’ll need to have strong sponsorship and/or and marketing experience, with the ability to keep focused on the delivery of the annual plan resulting in revenue grow for the charity while also retaining and growing their key sponsors. Day to day you will;
  • Manage an existing portfolio of trusted corporate sponsors, developing strong relationships that will deliver results for both parties.
  • You’ll own the relationship with their Principal Partner, alongside a portfolio of other well-known corporate sponsors.
  • Collaborate across the organisation to oversee the delivery and execution of agreed cause-related sponsorship campaigns, staff engagement initiatives and deliverables from your sponsorship portfolio.
  • Work closely with the Partnerships Manager, ensuring effective forecasting of retention of sponsors and revenue,
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive employment engagement programme for sponsors, working closely with their Volunteering Lead to deliver.
  • Deliver impactful employee and Customer Experiences with key sponsors.
About You
  • 5+ years’ experience across the functions of sponsorship, marketing, brand and/or events – ideally within a corporate environment or a brand with a strong sponsorship strategy. Not-for-profit exposure is also a bonus.
  • Relationship management, creativity, positive attitude, strategic thinking and being super organised are key strengths of yours – ideally you’ll have both corporate experience and some exposure to not for profit – or at least a passion for doing good!
  • Exposure to the successful planning & delivery of small-scale events
  • You’re focused on joining a cause-led organisation and having positive impact in your work!
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