Partnership Manager (Film) – Award-winning Creative Boutique

London (South), London (Greater)
to £34k + bonus
10 Jul 2021
10 Aug 2021
Business Type
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

Partnership Manager (Film) – Award-winning Creative Boutique - £34k + bonus

Multi-award-winning creative agency seeks a Partnerships Manager with experience of entertainment-led brand partnerships (ideally in film), in addition to a strong client-servicing background.

This role is initially for six months but with the strong potential of it going permanent after six months if its suits both sides.

The agency

A fast-paced, passionate bunch, this agency thrives on bringing to life award-winning creative, strategic and multi-faceted international campaigns.

The agency has an enviable ethos: to create a culture and environment where everyone can succeed professionally and personally and where everyone’s work / life balance is truly valued and respected.

People absolutely love working there.... they are proud to say that many of their stars have been part of the agency family for the best part of a decade.

The client

For the past nine years, the agency has been the go-to partnerships and promotions shop for this instantly recognisable international film company.

The agency works across the studio’s biggest cinema releases, developing ground-breaking, multiplatform brand partnerships designed to drive Box Office sales.

The Partnership Manager required

The agency is looking for an outstanding PM with a proven track record to help them carry on delivering innovative campaigns.

So, if you’re a partnerships expert with experience identifying, negotiating and delivering significant blue-chip brand partnerships and are eager to work for a company where you can learn from passionate people with tons of industry experience, this is the role for you.

Being a film fan can’t hurt either!

The projects

The film company client is responsible for the marketing and Box Office success of all theatrical releases in the UK. Key titles for 2021 / 22 include some of the biggest sequels in film history.

As the company’s agency, they are tasked with seeking out and negotiating ground-breaking promotional campaigns that are designed to drive interest and awareness (and sometimes revenue) around their blockbuster cinematic movie releases.

On each release, they work with the client team to define the partnership strategy and approach for the UK, identifying target brands that meet their requirements (more often than not these sit in the non-traditional space). The agency’s remit spans pitching, negotiation and deal finalisation through to facilitating activation of the campaign.

The role and responsibilities

The Partnerships Manager will support the Partnerships Director in the smooth running of the account, with frequent contact with the clients both in the UK and the International team based in LA.

You’ll be responsible for identifying potential brand partners, aligning with the film company’s strategy, securing pitch meetings, negotiation and ultimately closing the deal.

You will also be required to support in managing the campaign through to completion, including routing artwork for approval with the team in LA.


  • Competent at the fundamental skills of client servicing
  • Ability to manage pipeline / timings and meet deadlines when under pressure
  • Act as liaison between partner brand and client in both the UK and US, reviewing artwork and offering creative recommendations
  • Networking aptitude, comfortable building relationships
  • At ease presenting, virtually and in person (including to C-Suite executives)
  • Clear written and oral communication skills and faultless attention to detail
  • Passionate, proactive, and confident, with a sunny / collaborative disposition
  • Idea generation – ability to identify thematic alignment between film briefs and potential brand partners, liaising with the Creative Director to develop ideas and mock-ups to aid pitching

The good bits!

This agency truly believes in a sensible work / life balance and really knows how to look after its own.

Alongside a competitive salary of up to £34k + bonus, benefits include Perkbox, free cinema tickets, duvet days, great Summer and Christmas parties and pub nights.

Partnership Managers with solid experience of entertainment-led brand partnerships please get in touch for what is already one of the roles of the year.

To be considered for this role, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Whilst every effort is made to contact everyone who applies, we are unable to give individual feedback to those who are unsuccessful.

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