Senior Commerical Partnerships Manager

Location: London

Mongoose is a specialist Sports, Fitness and Entertainment Agency. We’re a creatively focussed and commercially aware boutique agency and with an integrated approach, we deliver expertise for both brands and rights holders across Communications, PR, Sponsorship, Activation and Events. We’re proud to work with some of the world's leading brands and names such as Cirque du Soleil, Silverstone, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Harlem Globetrotters, Muller, Greene King, ATP, Lucozade Sport, Monster and The North Face.

Introduction to role;

Reporting into the Commercial Director, we have a new exciting opportunity for a Senior Commercial Partnerships Manager to join our growing team. The key purpose of the role will entail identifying and securing meetings with prospective sponsors and delivering a consistent pipeline of opportunity. Driving leads, negotiating and closing prospective partnerships on behalf of and with our clients will be central to this role.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Driving the sales process from prospecting to initial meetings through to close
  • Lead generation and management of warm client prospect pipeline, developing and delivering a strategy for each prospect rights owner clients with the Commercial Director
  • Participating in pitch and new business activity as required
  • Creating and refining new business materials (presentations etc.) as required
  • Consistent accurate usage and management of the company CRM
  • Working closely with the Commercial Director to drive the sales process through to close
  • Responsibility for delivering financial KPIs for each project and agency commission targets
  • Supporting the broader team with relationships and prospecting where requested and relevant

Key experience & attributes required;

  • Substantial commercial experience working for a rights owner or a rights representation agency
  • A proven track record of delivering high level commercial partnerships (6 figure plus) and sponsors for rights owners (either directly or as an agency).
  • Strong prospecting skills – traditional (phone, email) and new (social)
  • Strong understanding and experience of the sales process and requirements to close partnerships
  • Able to understand, interpret and deliver layered solutions for prospects
  • Able to handle objections and navigate complex stakeholder scenarios
  • Able to manage both prospects and rights owners to deliver new partnerships
  • Able to communicate at all levels (including board members)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Strong time management and planning skills
  • Strong strategic mindset and detailed planning
  • Knowledge in sponsorship or sports marketing 


  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (+ Bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.
  • Employee discount scheme – an online platform for all staff offering a variety of discounts with various shopping outlets
  • Health and wellbeing programme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Company Christmas closure
  • Cycle to work scheme

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