Partnerships Manager - 1 Year Maternity Cover Contract
DMGT plc
London, GB
2d ago

The Saturday Mail is the biggest selling newspaper in the UK and The Mail on Sunday is the second most read Sunday Newspaper in the UK. is the largest news website in the world with global traffic fast approaching 200 million monthly unique visitors. programme is the largest newspaper Rewards programme in the world and our partnership with Nectar is a key pillar of our marketing programme.

The Mail has a unique role to play in the lives of our readers. No brand in the UK reaches as many over 50’S in the UK and this brand reach, our reputation for providing outstanding and relevant content for our target audience combined with the trust we have built with our readers puts the Mail in a strong position to exploit the opportunities offered in the ever changing media environment we work in.

Mail Newspapers consists of some of the most well-known and successful newspapers in the world. Over 20m people in Britain consume The Mail brand every month, be that through The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday or mailonline. The Mail on Sunday and Daily Mail are iconic British brands.

The role

This role, reporting to Marketing Director is focussed on leading the Mail Newspapers Partnership team (this role plus 2 Executives) to negotiate added value offers to encourage readers to buy more from The Mail, more often.

A core part of the role will be developing the Mail’s loyalty programme to more compelling reason for readers to join.

The role sits within the marketing function of Mail Newspapers and will work closely with Communication teams to ensure effective delivery of any Partnerships agreements or offers.

The partnership functions should be 50% field based meeting partners and 50% based from Head office to be sure effective communication, execution and planning of offers within the wider marketing schedule.

Headline tasks

  • Heading up Partnership team to deliver added value offers for Mail Readers
  • Building added value propositions that drive acquisitions and frequency of purchase of Mail Products
  • Managing relationships with key partners, especially Nectar, within Mail’s Loyalty programme
  • Working with wider marketing team to ensure delivery and promotion of a partnership calendar of activity
  • Details

  • Leading the day to day delivery of the Partnership programme for Mail Readers
  • Identifying key themes and offers that will positively change purchasing behaviour of Mail Products
  • Negotiating promotional offers, discounts or prizes in return for media space for Mail Newspapers
  • Driving the move from a series of tactical offers to long term sustainable added value partnerships
  • Working closely with advertising teams to ensure promotional partnerships are aligned and complimentary to any advertising agreements
  • Understanding media value Mail has to offer and how to use this to negotiate best deals from partners
  • Ensuring all partnership agreements are effectively communicated to Mail Marketing team and delivered as per any agreement
  • Negotiating deals with 3rd party partners for Promotional offers
  • Ensuring Mail Newspapers always has best in market offers for key events throughout the calendar
  • Responding to news events to source offers that show Mail is responsive and reacts to events
  • Identify key events that are relevant to our readers and securing appropriate and compelling offers
  • Understanding what offers drive best results and deliver promotional effectiveness
  • Building relationships with key partners for sourcing Promotional offers
  • Reporting on performance of relevant offers
  • Co-ordinating with 3rd parties
  • Legal compliance for all offers
  • Skills and Experience

  • Strong network of contacts to source relevant offers
  • Experienced commercial negotiator
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage and influence a network of senior stakeholders
  • Good presentation skills
  • Empathy with core target audience of middle Britain, over 50’s
  • Track record of delivering sales promotions which deliver incremental sales and ability to learn the mechanics that deliver successful newspaper promotions
  • Work well under pressure and ability to react and respond to last minute business requests
  • Understanding of the legal requirements for promotional activity
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with senior internal & external contacts
  • Broad understanding of the wider media and publishing industry
  • Ability to manage and develop more junior team members
  • Flexible working hours
  • Why Work For us

  • Be part of the biggest media organisation in UK
  • Work in a fast paced, vibrant environment where the core values of entrepreneurialism, purpose and excellence resonate in our daily activities
  • Work with a range of creative partners and suppliers
  • Gain an unrivalled opportunity to shape the business and put your own stamp on it
  • Delight our readers with exciting content, and impressive retail and travel experiences
  • Join a distinct culture with a strong sense of family heritage behind it
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