Business Manager

Cube Partnership

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About Cube

Cube International is a young and dynamic group of integrated companies bringing unique, forward-thinking and game-changing concepts to the sports event, sports retail and modular building industries.

The Cube group, a team of professionals with global industry-leading experience, works with some of the world’s most iconic sports brands and events and is widely respected for delivering outstanding solutions, experiences and results.

At Cube, we are fully committed to empowering a team which strives to exceed partner expectations through teamwork, experience, creativity and a positive can-do mentality. We would therefore like to hear from candidates who engage well with others, have exceptional communication skills and thrive in a role where they can materially influence the performance of the business.

About Cube Partnership

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Partnership is an expert sports retail, ecommerce, licensing and merchandise business. The company works with sports organisations, rights holders, teams and events to create exceptional retail, licensing & merchandise experiences for spectators and fans across the globe.

Cube Partnership is inclusive, collaborative and, working in partnership with clients, fully immerses itself into their culture, ensuring that their objectives are at the heart of everything they do.

Why Cube?

We offer a new way of thinking about sports retail. A fresh approach. A commitment to real partnership and collaboration and to delivering the highest level of return for our partners. Cube’s hugely experienced team of sports retail and licensing professionals work with some of the leading names in the international sporting world, including Aston Martin F1, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Solheim Cup 2023, a PRO14 Rugby Club and Rugby League World Cup 2021.

We are known for our imaginative approach and creativity, our can-do attitude and determination to get the job done well, and for creating exceptional retail experiences for our customers’ stakeholders and fans.

The Role

Job Title: Business Manager

Reporting to: Business Director

Location: Cube Partnership’s Stockport office (some flexibility on travel required)

Due to Cube Partnership’s rapid growth, an opportunity has arisen for a Business Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will have responsibility for leading several accounts and/or one key account.

Joining Cube Partnership, an omni-channel business, you will be working across all areas of e-commerce, retail, events, wholesale and licensing, and become part of a young, fast-growing organisation.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to build projects from the ground up, allowing you to make your mark on our thriving business. The successful candidate will be expected to establish ways-of-working, relationships, processes and best-practices.

Responsibilities

Account

  • Key Contact for the Partner – responsible for coordinating all key stakeholders.
  • A deep understanding of the relevant contracts, ensuring that Cube and the partner are fulfilling all obligations and exploiting all opportunities.
  • Partner reporting and administration. Where necessary, ensure that relevant data is tracked in-line with the contract e.g. costs, marketing spend.
  • Responsible for creating and executing marketing calendar – e-commerce – hand in hand with digital team.
  • Ensure maximum support from the partner in delivering the marketing calendar

Wholesale/ Corporate Premiums

  • Responsible for chasing and bringing-in partner and sponsor product sales opportunities.
  • Work with the partner to identify wholesale opportunities.
  • Work with the partner to identify opportunities for the wider Cube business e.g. events.
  • Work with Product Manager, Account Managers and Partners to create dual-branded products for partners and sponsors.
  • Manage the sales process for partners and sponsors.
  • Liaise with creative team to create sales catalogues for wholesale and partners/sponsors.

Product & Licensing

  • Product and marketing approvals including liaising with partners and suppliers on product approvals.
  • Account manage licensees and relevant administration.
  • Pull together and administer licensing and sales agreements.
  • Help to manage licensing and sales workshops.
  • Put the relevant processes and administration in place across product, wholesale and licensing.

Requirements

  • 3+ years’ experience in licensing, marketing, e-commerce or retail within the sports industry
  • A self-starter, prepared to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work within a young company, building structures and processes through rapid growth
  • Flexible approach to responsibilities and workload – willing to collaborate with other teams to get the job done
  • A great team-player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to think strategically but also able to roll sleeves up and ‘get their hands dirty’
  • Flexible working schedule, with periodic weekend work and overnight stays
  • Prepared to spend time on-the-road at key event times

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their CV, together with a covering letter to lynn.mcgrath@cubeinternational.co.uk

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief,  sexual orientation or age.