Head of Partnership Management - Cricket Australia

Job Title: Head of Partnership Management - Cricket Australia
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2002-99520_1582082431
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 20, 2020 08:07

Job Description

As the face of cricket across the country, Cricket Australia have never been prouder of the role we play in bringing communities together! Our vision is for cricket to become Australia's favourite sport, and a sport for all Australians.

We are looking for a Head of Partnership Management to help us put our fans first.

You'll do this by developing valuable and enduring partnerships that can benefit from our shared spirit of the game. Are you a smart, savvy relationship expert with a proven history of managing mutually beneficial partnerships? Yes? Then read on!

This is an exciting opportunity to engage with our partners in fresh and creative ways. You will have to think beyond a traditional sponsorship agreement and really adapt a service mentality when dealing with our partners - to add value for their business, and strengthen the commercial partnership. You will love connecting opportunities, and have a passion for building something great.

You will be:

  • Developing and bringing to life creative and engaging partnership strategies
  • Driving value for our partners above and beyond the commercial aspect, by welcoming them into Cricket Australia's ecosystem
  • Crunching the numbers to compile and manage the partnership budget, and working with the commercial team to help grow business revenue
  • Using your knack for motivating and managing people to drive the evolution of the Partnership team

So what exactly are we looking for? Energy, adaptability, innovation, and empathy!

What you do every day in this role will help to power our whole reason for being - to unite and inspire communities through cricket. Sponsorship itself has changed, and the way we approach our partner relationships has changed. Your entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with strategic and creative thought, will contribute to the overall success of these relationships.

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the broader leadership within Cricket Australia. You must an engaging and collaborative leader who is able to motivate, inspire, and sell your ideas with passion and clarity!

A background in partnerships within sports, entertainment and leisure, venues or a number of aligned industries will set you up for success in this role. Above all, Cricket Australia is looking for a relationship-driven individual who has proven experience in an innovative partnerships role.

Does this sound like you? Let's do this!

To apply for this role, please visit and search for the job. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515 or Carla Bent on (03) 9929 9513.