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Partnerships Manager – Blast Pro Series

Partnerships Manager – Blast Pro Series


We are a privately owned and operated esports company, representing, managing and running commercial operations for some of the best CS:GO teams in the world.

RFRSH Entertainment has developed, owns and runs BLAST Pro Series, a global esports tournament, and a range of live, original and reality content productions. We provide winning commercial and marketing strategies for companies looking to enter and succeed in the wildly growing and challenging esports market.

RFRSH is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, where RFRSH occupies a 400Sqm Hanger with team training facilities for its teams and space for all RFRSH employees.

BLAST Pro Series

BLAST Pro Series is an innovative global tournament series of live Counter-Strike events, with the best teams in the world competing in a fast and exhilarating format. The series has been created to maximise both the live audience experience, broadcast formats and viewing experience featuring true world class esports mixed with engaging show elements

The Role

RFRSH is looking to hire a Partnerships Manager in its newest office in London’s Soho. The Partnership Manager will lead and develop existing partner relationships for RFRSH, including proactively driving partnership agreements through a strong understanding of individual partners’ markets and business objectives. Reporting to the President & CCO, the role will manage all contractual rights and work with numerous partners to deliver activation goals around the Blast Pro Series

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of RFRSH partners, delivering contractual rights as well as the activation aspects and experiential campaigns for the assigned brands.
  • Establish a partner plan which also deliver against RFRSH’s overall strategic plan, including defining clear objectives and measurements of success.
  • Ensure the needs of both Partners and RFRSH are met and that you have a robust understanding of the Partner brands and businesses.
  • Constantly challenge yourself to develop new and innovative ways to provide value to both the respective Partner and RFRSH.
  • Establish clear and agreed campaign plans and objectives against each of their rights
  • Encourage Partners with new ideas and propositions you see in the wider Marketing sphere, remain current in experiential, digital/social media and activation trends.
  • To foster the best possible professional and personal relationships with Partners, agencies and internal stakeholders.
  • To support the team in delivering any Partner events, leading as appropriate.
  • To keep abreast of all industry relevant marketing and business developments.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working within a commercial / client facing environment required.
  • Practical account management / activation experience.
  • Excellent understanding and experience of management of sponsorship contracts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including proven experience of influencing decision makers at a senior level.
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to think strategically and understand operational detail.
  • Ability to work in a team and autonomous environment.
  • Excellent analytical, reporting and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional organisational skills, time management and attention to detail.
  • A thorough understanding of brand dynamics and consumer trends.
  • Experience of achieving and exceeding targets, in a target driven setting whilst demonstrating integrity.

How to Apply

To apply, the candidates should send the following via SRi’s apply button:

  • Letter of application highlighting relevant experience
  • Up to date curriculum vitae
  • Details of current remuneration

About SRi

SRi is a boutique global executive search and consulting firm focused on media, content, technology and sport.

We work as one partner-led team with staff based in key global markets across eleven offices on four continents. We offer dedicated and specific sector, function and region expertise. Our services include executive search, board assessment, succession planning, salary benchmarking, advising clients on their internal and external hiring strategy, new market entry and multi-vacancy projects.

We are proud to be the exclusive partner in this search with RFRSH Entertainment.

Tagged as: Blast Pro Series, esports, London, Partnerships Manager, RFRSH Entertainment, United Kingdom

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