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GM Commercial & Marketing

As GM Commercial & Marketing, you will be responsible for leading and managing the Hurricanes and Poua commercial partnerships strategy and overall performance. This includes the commercialisation of core sponsorship assets as well as identifying and delivering non-traditional partnership opportunities.
You will develop and manage a sales pipeline with existing and new innovative assets and partnership propositions to drive growth in commercial revenue. You will also develop and manage relationships with existing commercial partners, to ensure renewals are secured and ensure that their contractual requirements are being fulfilled and standards exceeded. You will be required to participate in hosting partners, attending events as well as assisting in managing partnership specific activations.
Success will be measured by growing revenues and maximising profit, adding more value to Hurricanes partners, as well as delivering strong marketing and communications plans to unite their community. You will be known for your proactive approach, strong business network, as well as experience building mutually rewarding commercial partnerships.


About you:

  • Senior experience in the development of commercial partnerships & strategy, driving profitable innovation, leading people and partnership development. ·        
  • Proven track record of leadership across sponsorship, marketing, and / or communications, as well as experience working with CEO/Board. ·        
  • Experience with developing and implementing successful commercial partner servicing plans and budgets plus proven capability in contractual rights delivery against set objectives and KPIs. ·        
  • Ability to set a strategy to build the platform and culture for sustainable growth long term which delivers against bottom line numbers. ·        
  • Outstanding relationship / stakeholder management skills and ability to navigate complexity and manage multiple agendas. ·        
  • A leadership style that focuses on clear direction and building a strong effective team committed to achieving agreed objectives. ·        
  • It is not imperative to have a background in sports/rugby administration, rather a background as an outstanding commercial performer in business, media or similar.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to oversee and lead the commercial and marketing programme for one of New Zealand’s most iconic and popular sporting brands!

Apply now
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Applications close – Monday 4th March, 2024