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Associate, Athlete Partnerships

Fanatics, Inc. · 30+ days ago
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Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores. 
 
As a market leader with more than 18,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

This position, based out of our LA office is responsible for the successful execution of trading card signings and events, working closely with various departments, NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA teams, professional athletes, and agents. This individual must be able to work effectively with other business units within Fanatics.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist and lead in the execution of athlete signings and events
  • Oversee the signing process from start to finish, while managing all event logistics seamlessly
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with athletes/agents, internal teams and external vendors
  • Reconcile monthly expense reports/receipts for signings
  • Maintain a professional, confident demeanor at all times as the company’s representative during the signing process
  • Nights, weekends, and extensive travel required; up to 75% travel at times

Skills and Experience

  • Proficient with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to listen and quickly address any concerns
  • Works well under pressure and is a confident problem-solver ensuring the delivery of exceptional experiences
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization skills and follow-through
  • Integrity, positive attitude, team-first mindset and the willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
  • Strong knowledge and passion for sports

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing. Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to stand 8 to 12 hours per day if attending signings or events
  • May be expected to walk up to several miles a day at off-site events

Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud.  Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Feel free to ask your recruiter for a phone call or other type of communication for interview, and ensure your communication is coming from a Fanatics or Fanatics Brand email address.  For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at www.fanaticsinc.com/careers

Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS/APPLICANTS: In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information.  We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or other types of positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies. For additional information on how we collect and use personal information in connection with your job application, review our Candidate Privacy Policy-CA

Last updated on Mar 7, 2024

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