Manager, Sponsorship and Virtual Advertising Research & Intelligence

Infront Sports & Media
Zug, Schweiz
Brutto/ Jahresgehalt
Mittwoch, 28. November 2018
Freitag, 28. Dezember 2018

Job Summary

Building the big moments - we deliver unforgettable sporting events

Infront is all about sports. Active in more than 25 sports, we cover all aspects of a successful sporting event from the distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operations through to digital solutions. If you share our passion for sport, we may just be the right fit for you.

We are looking for a Manager, Sponsorship and Virtual Advertising Research & Intelligence to start as soon as possible.

Job Requirements

  • Provide intelligence and fact based arguments for rights-out (e.g., sponsorship / virtual advertising sales to brands) and rights-in (e.g., rights acquisition from rights holders)
  • Manage sponsorship related intelligence suppliers and services, strengthen key relationships, and create economies of scale
  • Evaluate the value of commercial rights (sponsorship and virtual advertising) and identify potential ways to maximize the performance of commercial packages
  • Provide insights and recommendations around the planning of specific sponsorship campaigns
  • Benchmark industry trends and best practices in sponsorship and virtual advertising, and develop regular reports
  • Build and manage a central knowledge hub for sponsorship intelligence by storing and cataloguing data and insights more efficiently
  • Become the go-to person for all things intelligence and driving education with the in-market research colleagues
  • Define group-wide research measurement standards and methodologies and ensure comparability of data and valuations across all markets / properties / sports
  • Improve valuation of rights-in opportunities by aligning and closely collaborating with other business intelligence managers within the unit (e.g., media sales, digital)
  • Define metrics, gather data, and assess market value and potential of virtual advertising opportunities (e.g., territory and sports specific)
  • Present sponsorship intelligence and research/analytics and related Infront capabilities in the context of acquisitions and brand pitches
  • Support Brands Sales, Intelligence & Consulting on selected projects on a case-by-case basis
  • Coordinate with the Digital and Business Development teams on sponsorship intelligence matters
  • Provide assistance to subsidiaries in terms of sponsorship insights and intelligence for major national rights-in negotiations and bids
  • Jointly with the other peers from the Business Intelligence unit build, lead, and drive a group-wide intelligence expert group (e.g., cross-market)

Educational background:

  • Advanced education (university bachelor degree), preferably in Sports Management / Marketing, Business Administration, IT,  or  (Sports / Computer / Information) Science


  • 5+ years of experience in an applied research or intelligence function / environment as a must, ideally in the sports (or entertainment) industry

Skills & competencies:

  • Extensive understanding of the sponsoring landscape and close relationship with business intelligence providers
  • Fluency with sponsorship valuations
  • Data-driven person with in-depth knowledge of research and insight methodologies, data capturing and knowledge creation and transfer
  • Strong analytic, communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft CRM
  • Ability to manipulate large, complex data sets using a variety of software applications (e.g., SPSS, SAS), including the use of relational databases
  • Expertise in performing statistical analysis
  • Good understanding of sales processes, pitches and after-sales services
  • Sound organizational skills

Other requirements:

  • Strong attitude towards high quality, excellence in delivery and ‘client-first’ thinking (external & internal)
  • Strong team spirit
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure
  • Very strong commitment to Infront’s strategy, vision, and values
  • Interest in sports sponsorship would be advantageous


  • English fluently (written and oral)
  • At least one other language fluently (written and oral)
  • Additional languages advantageous

Are you ready to contribute to transforming and enhancing every aspect of the sports industry? Unite your passion for sports with a rewarding career by joining our ONE team of talented, highly-motivated and hard-working individuals. Please submit your online application now.