VACANCY: Partnerships Manager

VACANCY: Partnerships Manager

Do you thrive on building and maintaining business relationships?

Manawatū Rugby is seeking a Partnerships Manager to lead the union's sponsorship activity.

This role will lead the procurement of sponsorship to support the MRU's community programmes as well as representative teams including the Turbos and Cyclones.

You will model strong sales skills and outstanding communication and relationship management.

This role forms part of MRU's Leadership Team and will be assigned a work vehicle.

The key purposes of the role are to: 

This position plays a key role in gaining sponsorship revenue and managing the relationships between business partners and the Manawatū Rugby Union.
The role involves a close working relationship with players and team management from the Turbos, the Cyclones, the Manawatū Rugby Academy and the Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams so that business relationships with the teams are strong.

About MRU:

The Manawatū Rugby Union's purpose is to lead, grow and support rugby in Manawatū. That includes the 5500 community participants in our region each year along with our representative programmes and our two flagship teams the Cyclones and the Turbos.

The three major priorities for MRU are:

  1. One Team, One Whanau - We are Manawatū Rugby, we have 5,550 community rugby players and two performance teams in the Cyclones and Turbos, all of which we are incredibly proud of.
  2. Community Connections - We are proud to wear the MRU crest and put mana in the jersey, we are part of this amazing province and we give back to our community who generously support us.
  3. On-Off Field Winning - We are more than rugby. We have the opportunity to support and provide leadership in our community and impact people’s lives for the better.

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For an application form click here

Applications close with the Chief Executive Andrea Jackson by 12pm on Thursday April 14th, 2022.

In applying, please ensure the following documents are forwarded to

1. Application form (available at
2. Your CV
3. A Cover Letter

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