Partnerships Assistant

The Roald Dahl Story Company Ltd manages the stories of Roald Dahl, across a number of channels including book, theatre, movies, TV marketing, brand partnerships and merchandise.

Salary: Circa. £25,000 - £28,000 (depending on experience)
Contract: 12-month fixed-term contract with scope to go permanent  
Working pattern: Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 17.30 
Start date: ASAP
Location: Marylebone, London
Closing date: Ongoing, we will hire the right person as soon as we meet them 

Brand Partnerships is an intrinsic part of the business, and an area of real growth. Reporting into the Partnerships Manager, the Partnerships Assistant will be responsible for proactively identifying new opportunities and alliances to fit in with our brand strategy, in order to drive revenue and brand growth through bringing the iconic stories and characters to new audiences in innovative ways. 

This opportunity is ideal for a Junior Executive who holds experience in sales and/or marketing and is looking for a fantastic opportunity to build a career in entertainment and brand partnerships, with one of the most loved family brands. There is real scope to develop within this role as we embark on our growth plan. 

The Partnerships Assistant will work closely with the Partnerships Manager to activate the partnerships strategy (both short and long-term objectives) in addition to managing and developing our existing raft of brand partners. 

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Lead on prospecting - securing contacts, scoping potential partners and securing initial meetings
  • Managing outreach/approach lists
  • Brand research and meeting preparation
  • Creating pitch materials, presentations and round-up documents
  • Compiling post-campaign and partnership reports
  • Own asset packs (and keeping them up to date) for partners and manage send-out
  • Identifying, developing and consolidating potential brand partnership and industry opportunities - lead on competitor and industry insight
  • Relationship Management:
    • Day-to-day contact for long term brand partners
    • Fostering a collaborative environment between RDSC and its partners
    • Project management of live brand partnerships
    • Clear communication with our partners
    • Lead on securing contacts and initial meetings for prospect partners
    • Working collaboratively alongside RDSC teams including Marketing, Licensing and Design
    • Offering creative suggestions to the Marketing team on how best to bring brand partnerships to life
    • Producing artwork briefs for the design team
    • Ensuring creative excellence across all partnerships and campaign assets
    • Organising meetings and logistics
    • Conducting general research and carrying out ad hoc tasks
    • Administrative support for Partnerships Manager
    • Such other duties and responsibilities as we may notify you of from time to time

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as an Executive within a marketing, partnerships or sales role
  • Are a big brand fan with an understanding and enthusiasm for Roald Dahl’s iconic stories and characters (and be able to clearly and positively convey this to stakeholders)
  • Have an understanding and appreciation for the vision of the brand
  • Have strong project management and relationship building skills
  • Have strong attention to detail and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Have strong commercial acumen, determined to succeed and are results orientated
  • Have a strong passion for bringing best in class campaigns to market
  • Have a creative eye, with an ability to interpret and critique creative assets
  • Are proactive and extremely organised (with strong use of initiative), able to multi-task and have excellent time management
  • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Have experience of developing and managing simultaneous/multiple projects and working with a varied group of stakeholders
  • Have enthusiasm for the fast-developing world of brand partnerships and collaborations
  • Are IT literate: Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Apple Keynote in particular

Preferably with experience of working:

  • On commercial partnerships
  • With or for an IP holder or agency
  • With a major global brand
  • With Adobe Suite, such as Premiere Pro and After Effects (this would be highly beneficial)

Why join us?

Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG? How about some of Dahl’s darker tales for adults? So do we!

Based in a fantastic modern office in Marylebone, The Roald Dahl Story Company has big ambitions to turn the world’s favourite stories into the best films, tv, content, innovative publishing in the market – and with a set of partners ranging from Netflix and Disney to Penguin Random House and The Royal Shakespeare Company - we’re well on the way.  Far from a traditional literary estate – the company is a collection of over 20 creative, brand building and commercial brains from a range of backgrounds aiming to deliver the best, and most innovative Roald Dahl inspired products and experiences to the market.

What’s more is that we really care for our team - from instructor led weekly on-site Yogalates (think hybrid of yoga and Pilates) and Box-Fit classes, to a kitchen stocked with an assortment of refreshments, and an on-site shower complete with towels and toiletries, we’ve put a lot of thought into creating the perfect office environment and culture for everyone to enjoy.

The Partnerships Assistant can also benefit from our workplace pension scheme, 28 days’ holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) and company social events.

Application Process

Please send your CV and tailored cover letter to Livvy Chan (HR Manager) at livvy@roalddahl.com at your earliest convenience.

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