Manager, Golf & Experience

  • Anywhere

Description

Wasserman connects head and heart to meaningfully grow brands, businesses, and careers.

We are a partner to the world’s most iconic brands, properties, and talent in ventures across sports, entertainment, and culture. With expertise in strategic consulting, creative development, marketing, and talent management, Wasserman is committed to driving value and transforming the businesses of our clients for the better.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Wasserman has offices globally in more than 20 cities including Toronto, London, New York, Raleigh, Carlsbad, The Hague, Portland and Shanghai. Learn more at www.teamwass.com.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The successful candidate joining Wasserman is a self-motivated, driven and enthusiastic individual who is looking to make a measurable and positive impact on everything you do. Harnessing and delivering upon the passion of consumer engagement, guest services and activation surrounding best-in-class campaigns within the professional golf industry is a critical component of this role.

As a Manager, you will be an integral part of the integrated team, overseeing the successful delivery of brand activations, client service and hospitality, from brief to execution. You will learn and harness the strategy and insights of RBC’s sponsorship within the sport of Golf, ensuring client deliverables and project milestones are delivered meticulously; on-time, on-budget and of a quality expected by Wasserman and its clients.

Collaborating with multiple internal and external stakeholders, you will help to identify unique opportunities to enhance guest and consumer experiences, delivering against specific business objectives, while carefully managing financials, reconciliations and results. This position will experience the full project cycle, including strategy, ideation, planning, development, activation and measurement, including critical aspects of event hosting and guest services.

As Wasserman supports hybrid working environments, the successful candidate will be able to work from the office in Toronto and a remote location.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will have proven sponsorship/experiential related skills within a professional environment, using creative thinking and individual initiative, including the following:

  • Ownership of large-scale projects to support the day-to-day management of accounts
  • Manage day-to-day client relationships, establish credibility and anticipate client needs
  • Lead the development and execution of all ticketing and hosting plans for marquee events
  • Support in the strategic development of brand activations that deliver on client requests and objectives, demonstrating critical thinking and creative solutions
  • Work in a collaborative manner with all Wasserman account teams to ensure flawless project delivery against the client’s objectives and agreed upon budget
  • Ensure projects are correctly budgeted for and managed throughout, including detailed reconcilations
  • Devleop status documents, project critical paths and enforce deliverable dates
  • Contribute to a positive, collaborative and teamwork focused environment that aligns with Wasserman’s company culture, principles and values
  • Demonstrate sound troubleshooting and creative problem solving skills
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with key stakeholders to ensure all parties receive appropriate attention, support, and ensures Wasserman is in lock-step with objectives
  • Act as liaison with host event organizations, partners and properties, while managing a network of vendors to drive the desired experience and results
  • Conduct pre and post event reports, including key learnings, insights, analysis, implications and recommendations

Requirements

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, particularly in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Noted ability to build creative and visually impactful presentations that creatively and coherently articulate the various client briefs, opportunities and potential campaigns
  • Experience in managing mid-to-large size events that include building out guest services and hospitality experiences, brand activations and managing ticketing & accrededation
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Experience, poise and confidence in presenting to senior level executives
  • Relevant sponsorship and event operations experience (preferably in the golf, experiential, sports and/or entertainment field)
  • Proven ability to handle client communications, conflict resolution, and compliance on client deliverables
  • Laser sharp attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial drive, supported by a proactive self starter mentality
  • Thrive working in a team environment
  • A passion for sports (passion and knowledge for golf will be considered an asset)
  • An energetic, cooperative and pleasant personality – we want to work with good people!
  • 4+ years relevant experiential &/or sponsorship industry experience
  • Golf experience considered an asset
  • Agency experience would be considered an asset

MINIMUM YEARS OF EXPERIENCE NECESSARY:

  • 4+ years relevant experiential &/or sponsorship industry experience
  • Golf experience considered an asset
  • Agency experience would be considered an asset

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, benefits, RRSP matching and more

Wasserman Media Group is committed to operating fair and unbiased recruitment procedures allowing all applicants an equal opportunity for employment, free from discrimination on the basis of religion, race, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, color, ethnic or national origin or any other classification as may be protected by applicable law. We aim to recruit the right people for the jobs we have to offer, and to assess applications on the basis of relevant skills, education and experience.