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Athlete Partnerships Associate, Signings

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 is responsible for the successful execution of memorabilia signings and events.  This position will support and serve as a key on the execution and relationship before, during, and after signings/events with various departments, NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA teams, professional athletes, and agents.  This individual must be able to work with other business units within Fanatics.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and lead in the execution of athlete signings, events, and virtual events.
  • Assist game used asset tracking and process for exclusive athletes.
  • Oversee send in process with vendor/third party vendors for signings and monthly recap reports.
  • Oversee athlete/agent charity and donation requests and monthly recap reports.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with athletes and agents.
  • Reconciliation of monthly expense reports/receipts for signings.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times as the company’s representative during the signing process.
  • Nights, weekends, and extensive travel required for position.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Superior communication skills on various levels. Must have articulate speech, proper business writing skills, ability to listen to client and quickly address any concerns
  • Work well under pressure. This industry is often driven by hot market events which require short lead-time negotiation and coordination to deliver finished product during the critical time periods
  • Sports knowledge a must

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.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.
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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.
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