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Account Manager

  • Reports to Sr. Manager, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
  • This position is responsible for the day to day management and development of assigned client relationships / partnerships.
  • Serves as a liaison between NYRR corporate clients and NYRR’s internal teams, including Event Development and Production, Brand Marketing and Communications, Strategy, Planning and Operations, IT and Systems, to produce cutting edge, strategic well executed partnerships for NYRR.
  • The position is a visible, collaborative position which requires multi-tasking, juggling of priorities, leadership, patience and teamwork. Key responsibilities are built upon the intersection of client strategy, NYRR brand strategy and top notch client service in a high paced, ever changing environment.
Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for assigned client relationships associated with the New York City Marathon and NYRR’s other road race events and support direct supervisor on their client accounts.
  • Manage and develop at least one direct report, including setting goals, providing feedback and reviews.
  • Manage and fulfill the contractual benefits provided by NYRR to the partner as well as additional needs and requests from the partner.
  • Understand the client’s marketing objectives and how NYRR can satisfy those needs through the existing contract and possibly with other NYRR assets. Focus should be on the partner activation for the benefit of NYRR, other NYRR partners and for the client’s experience/partnerships with NYRR.
  • Manage projects from start to finish including setting objectives, running meetings, creating event recaps, determining deadlines, managing P&Ls, conducting financial analysis and measuring a project’s success.
  • Exhibit the ability to work well with other departments. Must be a good problem solver. For example, come up with alternative ways of handling a situation, recommend different approaches and meet one on one with colleagues as needed.
  • Ensure successful execution and fulfillment of all assigned projects across the department and to fulfill sponsor contracts and maintain records for post-event recaps.
  • Participate in client renewal discussions.
  • Communicate project updates to direct supervisor in a timely manner.
Requirements: 
  • 5-8 years of experience in sponsorship, marketing and event management, title will depend on experience level.
  • Excellent problem solving, decision making and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work weekends and extended hours as needed.
  • Self-starter who enjoys working in active and challenging environment.
  • Ability to manage and priority multiple projects/deadlines efficiently.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency.
  • Lots of energy and enthusiasm for NYRR’s mission.

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Please send your resume and cover letter via email or snail mail. Don’t forget to mention which job you’re applying for.

Humanresources@nyrr.org

MAIL

New York Road Runners
Attn: Human Resources
East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128

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