Senior Manager, Partnerships

Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M4Y 2Y5

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch 30 million of Canadians every month!

Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently.

Are you up for the challenge and the fun?  If so, consider the following opportunity!

We’re looking for a Sr. Manager Partnerships responsible for successfully driving new and existing partnerships to maximize the value of our significant suite of Sports and Media Assets, and our partners.  The Senior Manager of Partnerships will be responsible for developing, overseeing, and executing our partnership strategy with a set of key partners, and exploring future alliances. This is a new and small team!  The successful candidate will be required to assume multiple roles and deeply understand business strategies from multiple perspectives to drive successful negotiations of commercial agreements. This role requires a passionate, inspiring, collaborative, and experienced professional who can work across the Rogers Sports & Media team and the broader Rogers Communication organization to assist our business teams reaching their overall business objectives by extracting additional value of existing and future partnerships.

What you will do…
•    Understanding and executing RSM’s strategic vision.  You’ll be required to interface with many teams and functions within the business to find synergies and drive efficiency.  You’ll represent these colleagues externally with partners and affiliate organizations
•    Deepen existing internal relationships and grow Rogers Sports & Media’s global footprint working closely with market leading Pure Play companies to develop new offerings and expand existing assets.  Partnerships may include but are not limited to; Google, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Amazon, Adobe, TikTok, Rogers Connected Home & Wireless, Blue Jays, MLSE and other ecosystem partners
•    Align all parties to mutually agreed upon objectives, crafting Joint Business Plans and reviewing progress at Quarterly Business Reviews
•    Articulate the joint value proposition to each organization and global consumers
•    Collaborate with product and technology teams to drive innovation by partnering with new software vendors and integrating them into the business
•    In close partnership with the business strategy team, find and evaluate new start-ups and emerging technologies to ensure RSM remains at the forefront of sports and media 
•    Locate critical gaps and needs in the business and create a plan internally and externally with both current and potential partners to address
•    Work closely with sales, marketing, content, Direct to Consumer services and future revenue channels to unlock new opportunities that increases scale and market penetration
•    Closely communicate with current partners owning the business relationship to ensure success and to extract new ventures and extension opportunities for our vast content assets
•    Lead new partner outreach and establishment, through public engagement and value propositioning

What you will bring…
•    Proven ability to engage and build relationships both internally and externally (e.g., corporations, community leaders, and other strategic partners)
•    Ability to translate complexity into concise, intuitive frameworks and messaging
•    Proven ability to ruthlessly prioritize in order to manage multiple business objectives in a complex environment while consistently driving maximum ROI
•    Keen intuition and ability to navigate ambiguity, delivering superior problem solving that leads to a path of least resistance
•    A care for people and ensuring their needs are met.  You place an importance on long-term partnerships and unlocking value for all associated parties 
•    Ability to motivate numerous parties and people to achieve a common goal
•    An entrepreneurial mindset, constantly thinking about “what’s next” and “who else should we involve”
•    Passion for technology, innovation, sports, news and entertainment

Here’s what you can expect in return:
•    A competitive salary and benefits that include access to our Employee Share Accumulation Program, Retirement Benefits and a variety of other perks including 50% off Rogers services and Blue Jays tickets
•    A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at Rogers
•    A team that trusts and wants to win together
•    Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how” 
•    Flexibility to work from home even after the pandemic ends 
•    Your choice of hardware and software (iPhone or Android/Mac or PC etc.) 
•    As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 1 Mount Pleasant WFH(084), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Project Management & Digital
Requisition ID: 213732
Posting Notes:  Media 

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