Sports Partnership Manager #TeamUp Program, NAM and EMEA at Acronis (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Acronis is a world leader in cyber protection—empowering people with cutting-edge technology that enables them to monitor, control, and protect the data that their businesses and lives depend on. We are in an exciting phase of rapid-growth and expansion and looking for a Sports Partnership Manager who is ready to join us in creating a #CyberFit future and protecting the digital world!
The opportunity is to join the Acronis global sports marketing team that is responsible for 30+ sports partnerships worldwide – with this role having a specific focus on the NAM and EMEA #TeamUp sports program. The specific nature of the role means that in addition to the traditional Sports Partnership Manager role, the successful candidate will work alongside managed service providers (MSP) to supervise and help them activate their sports marketing rights in almost an agency style approach.
To be able to do this we require an experienced Sports Marketer who understands the sports partnerships role from all 3 of these perspective’s (rights holder, brand and agency) and is able to draw on that expertise depending on the situation. Experience in the IT / Tech landscape would also be beneficial.
We offer a unique opportunity to work with major sports teams, challenging and rewarding environment, and future career development opportunities in a multinational company.


  • MSP focused marketing, region-specific #TeamUp Partnerships
  • Review #TeamUp deals alongside MSP’s from marketing perspective
  • Develop working relationships with #TeamUp MSPs and Sports Teams under persons control
  • Develop a global sports marketing plan within global sports marketing team
  • Work with MSPs to develop a marketing plan in line with Acronis sports marketing plan
  • Work closely with regional marketing managers in EMEA who work alongside the same MSP’s – aligning goals
  • Advise and help MSP’s negotiate and plan the use of rights to deliver on set marketing objectives
  • Ongoing calls with Sports Teams and #TeamUP MSPs
  • Content Approvals with sports team
  • Advise and train #TeamUP MSP on how to use sports marketing rights
  • Attend meetings with sports teams and help activate on site for Acronis owned activities and MSP activities
  • Be embedded in the EMEA/NAM regions and be the joint face of the sports marketing team in the region – joining, contributing and reporting on all regional meetings that concern sports
  • Be completely involved in the regions – work day to day with all RMM’s and head of region to ensure all #TeamUp MSPs are working towards what we are helping them achieve
  • Help to manage and use team budget
  • We are looking for a candidate who is willing to work early hours for the East Coast, ideally starting at 8:00am regularly or even earlier if that's convenient


  • 3+ years of experience in sports marketing – brand / agency / rights holder (more than 1 preferable)
  • Experience and understanding of sports marketing IP and how it can be used by sports partners
  • Experience and understanding of modern cybersecurity landscape and service provider business
  • Ability to work as part of a global team
  • Experience of working on / running events
  • Process driven
  • Proven track record working with senior stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Experience working with PR / media
  • Experience working with or in IT / Tech preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems both logically and creatively
  • Ability to adapt to different cultures
  • Efficient time management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Fluent English (other languages is a plus)


Acronis is revolutionizing cyber protection by unifying backup, disaster recovery, storage, next-generation anti-malware, and protection management into one solution. This all-in-one integration removes the complexity and risks associated with non-integrated solutions and offers easy, complete and reliable data protection for all workloads, applications, and systems across any environment—all at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 2,000 employees and offices in 34 locations worldwide. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 26 languages.

Acronis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.


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Acronis operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Burlington, MA and Scottsdale, AZ. Acronis was founded in 2003. It has 1993 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Remote Work Program, Stocked Kitchen. To see all 50 open jobs at Acronis, click here.
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