Posted on: January 17, 2022 | Job#: R22757

Sr. Manager, Partnerships

Full time | One Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Athleta

For the past 22 years, we’ve committed ourselves and our brand to a single aim: to empower all women and girls. Inspiration. Collaboration. Connection. Inclusivity. It’s what we do best, and we’re on the hunt for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences. 

We use business as a force for good by putting people and the planet right up there with profit, which is why Athleta is a certified B Corp. Ready to make a move? Join us. Because we know that alone we’re strong, but together we’re unstoppable.

About the Role

As the Senior Manager of Partnerships, you will play an integral role in the development, evolution, and implementation of Athleta’s Partnership strategy, including athletes, like minded brands and VIPs. Your efforts will advance Athleta’s mission, priorities, and growth strategies, increasing brand awareness, credibility and emotional connections among our customers through groundbreaking relationships.

What You'll Do

As the Senior Manager of Partnerships, you will play an integral role in the development, evolution, and implementation of Athleta’s Partnership strategy, including athletes, like minded brands and VIPs.  Your efforts will advance Athleta’s mission, priorities, and growth strategies, increasing brand awareness, credibility and emotional connections among our customers through groundbreaking relationships.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Execute partnerships across athletes, cultural icons and strategic partners
  • Cultivate relationships across industries that could foster future relationships
  • Keep a keen eye on sports and culture to identify and develop partnership prospects
  • Serve as main connection to, and day-to-day manager of, these relationships, adeptly handling celebrities and elite athletes, nurturing and growing these relationships over time
  • Join a growing team which serves as hub of a cross-functional wheel executing all facets of key partnerships, including product, marketing, PR, content, online and in store experiences
  • Think innovatively around tactics that leverage partnerships to increase Athleta awareness, engagement and brand love
  • Leverage data, insights, and measurement tools to evaluate potential partnerships and evaluate the success of individual partnerships

Who You Are: 

  • Focused on relationships
  • 8+ years of partnerships.  Desired experience includes:
    • Experience serving as key point of contact on strategic relationships
    • Managed partnerships from contract to execution
    • Working within a matrixed and collaborative organizational culture
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results through coaching, innovation and accountability 
  • Quick learner and resourceful; able to prioritize effectively
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Fashion/Sports/Fitness industries
  • Strong verbal, written communication, and presentation skills
  • Outstanding collaboration and project management skills, including demonstrated track record in managing complex projects across functional lines
  • High level of ownership, accountability, initiative and drive
  • Proactive, with a very strong attention to detail, and a creative approach to problem-solving
  • Experience in budget planning and management
  • Ability to travel

Who You Are

Benefits at Athleta

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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