Athlete and Brand Partnerships Manager DACH (f/m/d)

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Common Goal


With more than three billion fans, football is the largest social phenomenon on the planet. No other sport boasts such wealth, reach or cultural significance. At Common Goal, we envision a world where football creates a more inclusive and equal society. Our mission is to mobilize the global football ecosystem to create access to more safe spaces for young people to play, learn, and thrive.

We engage with some of the biggest stakeholders and change makers in soccer (including top athletes, brands, clubs, confederations – from Megan Rapinoe, Naomi Girma, MLS franchises, to Jurgen Klopp and adidas to UEFA) to strengthen a network of over 200 community organizations across 100+ countries, via access to funding and specific thematic programs.

Over this 25+ year journey, we’ve created an award-winning organization (UN, EU, FIFA, UEFA and global social entrepreneurship networks) and a significant blueprint in the North American market (USWNT players, NWSL clubs, top brands the likes of Fox Sports, Better Help…).

Come help us take it to the next level!

About the Role

As our Athlete and Brand Partnerships Manager for the DACH region, you will be responsible for acquiring new and managing existing partnerships with athletes, coaches & clubs and corporate sponsors. In this role, it is your goal to grow our membership numbers while keeping in mind quality in the sports for good sector over quantity.

You will work closely with our Fundraising and Impact teams and take full ownership of growing and maintaining an engaged community of elite athletes and brand partners resulting in large scale financial and non-financial (reach, influence and network) support of Common Goal’s social impact programs in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and around the globe.

Your Responsibilities

  • Represent Common Goal in interactions with athletes, coaches and clubs and communicate our shared mission and values with clarity and sincerity
  • Sustain and grow new Common Goal member and partner relationships across German-speaking markets
  • Develop and present bespoke propositions that align with the intrinsic interests and impact goals of athletes and partners
  • Organise and manage shared activations with athletes, coaches, clubs and partners
  • Establish a strong knowledge of the work of and relationships with NGO partners who run impact programs in DACH markets

Your Profile

  • You have a minimum of 1-year professional experience in athlete, sales, partnerships and/or sponsorship management, ideally in the sports/football industry
  • You have a successful track record of achieving ambitious financial and community growth targets
  • You are a natural networker and great communicator, skilled at building relationships and showing empathy
  • You approach your work with a design thinking mindset
  • You are great at presenting and storytelling
  • You possess strong organisational skills and can prioritise and multitask
  • You are fluent in German and English


  • Enjoy flexible and hybrid working arrangements and an inspiring and centrally located office in Berlin
  • 30 days annual leave and other great features to enable an optimal balance between work and personal life
  • Help unite the global football community in tackling the greatest social challenges of our time and join a solutions-oriented and impact-driven team that is passionate about football for good
  • Benefit from attractive perks for all employees such as visa & relocation support, monthly public transport passes, a gym allowance or home-office equipment
  • Last but not least, join an international squad of 18 nationalities, speaking more than 12 languages

How to apply

How to apply

Kick things off by submitting your CV via our online application form. Your application will be screened against the position-specific criteria and suitable, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a first interview, followed by a presentation and a final call with our CEO.

Common Goal invests into trying to create an inclusive and fair recruitment process for all. We therefore focus our recruitment process an objective criteria for decision making. To enable this, we ask that you do not include a picture of yourself in your application documents.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified and experienced people! Women, those identified as female and/or non-binary, and people from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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