Talisman Joins Project Worldwide’s Sports, Gaming and Entertainment Collective

Partnership enables Talisman’s expansion into the U.S. as well as Project’s global offices across 24 countries. The combined team creates a powerhouse encompassing the full spectrum of sports marketing services including sports business consulting, sports sponsorships, brand campaigns and activations, data/analytics and talent booking.

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Manager Partnership Sales - US

Position

Talisman is seeking a Manager, Partnership Sales - US who will be responsible for driving the acquisition of regional, pan regional and global partners across Talisman’s portfolio of partnerships assets. The role will be dedicated to sales activities across the US region to achieve stretching sales targets whilst working closely with the SVP and Director - Partnerships to support success.

Requirements

  • To have a comprehensive understanding of the market dynamics across the US region in order to identify commercial prospects and develop a robust pipeline of partnership prospects inline with the Talisman sales strategy. 
  • Effectively plan and work towards the achievement of individual and team budget targets as set by the SVP. 
  • Work closely with the Global Sales Team to ensure consistency of messaging, asset construction, pricing, prospect approach/planning 
  • Development of sales presentations, ideation and negotiation of partnership agreements with partners that maximize revenue and profitability for Talisman and its right holder partners. 
  • A creative approach to sales and a dogged determination throughout the sales cycle.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships across the sports marketing industry, including but not limited to: rights holders, talent, brands, sports marketing agencies, advertising agencies, Media and PR companies. 
  • Maintain an excellent understanding of and working relationships with contracted rights holders to be aware of key asset availability and requirements. 
  • Support in the development of word class sales materials with our creative and design team and take responsibility for the design and building of insight documentation required by engaged brands/partners. 

Qualification

  • Bachelor degree or above, or more than 2 years of US commercial partnership sales experience in sports/entertainment.
  • Proven track record representing premium rights holders to deliver closed revenue with a demonstrable deal sheet of secured partnerships and revenues. 
  • Excellent business negotiation and customer relationship management skills.
  • Excellent communication, coordination and project management skills to mobilize all aspects of the organization's resources.‡ ‡ 
  • Strong team ethic and collaborative nature to support the growth and development of Talisman as the business scales up from its start up roots. 
  • Competent in standard Microsoft & Google Programmes (Excel, PowerPoint, Google Sheets etc..)
  • Experience of using and managing CRM systems to record data and develop pipeline reporting
  • All applicants must have an existing right to work in the United States

Locations:

United States

Business Unit:

Partnership Sales

Department:

Commercial

Reporting to:

SVP Partnerships

About Talisman™

Talisman is an award-winning global agency redefining sports, entertainment, gaming & Web3 partnerships across key industries and regions. With offices in  Dubai & New York City, Talisman thrives on unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the great brands and creative minds they have the pleasure of working with. With global resources and connectivity in key markets, Talisman has won prominent industry awards for executing groundbreaking partnerships & activations across sports & gaming.