Senior Manager Running Activation (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

Team triumphs ego – and that’s how we play. 
We keep it real – as a diverse team of talented individuals, we act together to make our world a happier place. 
We are a community - not because we work together, but because we trust, respect and care for each other. We have unique passions, common goals, and a clear brand manifesto that keeps us focused. Our purpose, our mission, our beliefs, our culture, our values, and everything else in between guides our action. Pretty much the only thing our manifesto won’t tell you is how to play your role in our community, we have a culture of responsibility – so that’s something you’re going to have to figure out yourself. But of course, we will empower you on your journey through leadership that favors context over control.  
Inspired by the spirit of sports, we also cultivate an active mindset in everything we do. We believe creativity and agility thrive with fast decision-making and by embracing process-light paths. So be ready to make your ideas happen, be yourself and bring your entrepreneurial spirit.
Your opportunity as SENIOR MANAGER RUNNING ACTIVATION (F/M/D)includes overseeing, developing, implementing and evaluating marketing strategies, communication concepts and campaigns with the focus on running projects in Berlin. 
You are leading a team of highly motivated project managers who are very passionate about running and running communities and together the main task is to create impact and authentically activate the Berlin running scene and major city races. 
As the SENIOR MANAGER RUNNING ACTIVATIONS (F/M/D) you will be creating and overseeing annual budgets, allocate and prioritise them for activations and constantly consider the most impactful way of budget spent. 
Furthermore, you are responsible for thoroughly consulting the clients on upcoming running activations and campaigns while building long-lasting partner relationships and meeting the client's needs. 
You are an experienced and innovative professional, with considerable knowledge and experience in the development and delivery of marketing, communication and community awareness initiatives.  
We are looking for someone who can lead a strong team, surprises with new perspectives that serve the purpose of our mission and has a passion for running. We excel through a mindset of new opportunities and seek those individuals, who resonate with that attitude. 
You will actively...

  • Lead the running team and all Berlin running projects 
  • Empower your team to grow and develop  
  • Oversee major budgets and guarantee impactful spent 
  • Understand the client's needs and consult them thoughtfully and strategically 
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting partner relationships 
  • Create impactful activations to strengthen your client's position in Berlin 
  • Align and collaborate with internal and external teams of experts 
  • Reflect and monitor the performance and progress of the business 
  • Ensure that organizational processes are carried out effectively on a day-to-day basis 
  • Engage deeply and professionally in your own business area and beyond 
Real impact comes from real people and real stories and your story looks a little like this… 
  • Passionate. You have a passion for sports, culture and sustainability. Good leader and strong team player. 
  • Purpose Driven. You are driven to create real change in people’s lives.  
  • Experienced.You bring qualifications in a relevant field, such as project management and marketing activations & communications and combine them with practical experience, preferably in the field of the sports industry or experiences with bigger brands. Bachelor’s degree in the field of marketing, communication or other relevant background and have 3-5 years’ work experience in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Organised. Strong project management skills, very organised & capable to prioritise and delegate tasks effectively  
  • Active Mindset. Active Lifestyle. You love doing sports, especially running. 
  • Hands-On Mentality. You like to take on responsibility. You do not fear to tackle all kinds of tasks while combining your own skills with a strong network and are a problem solving pro.
  • Open Minded. You are open minded and always interested in newest trends and the ability to integrate this knowledge into comprehensible concepts
  • Communication Driven. Excellent and strong communication and presentation skills & stakeholder management skills Languages: German: excellent/ native; English good;  

  • act.3 on tour: join our community and work in an exciting international and interdisciplinary environment with over 18 community bases spanning 6 continents. 
  • Learning & education: access to training, workshops and custom personal development programmes via our ACT.CADEMY. 
  • Our way of acting: opportunities for flexible work arrangements and inspiring office design and set-ups. 
  • Feel good management: open access to coffee, tea and healthy buffets in our community bases.  
act.3 is an equal opportunity employer. We believe real impact comes from real people and real stories. Everyone has a story to tell, and they should be heard, valued and respected. No matter where you come from, what you look like, or what you passion is. We celebrate our uniqueness and actively empower an inclusive and equitable world for all. Our community is for everyone, and so is our workplace. Mind matters more than numbers. We value real relationships built on trust and respect. We see each other at eye-level, inside and outside of work. This means we believe in heart counts and not headcounts. It’s our differences that we will shape the future of brands through people, community and culture and make our ideas happen. 
About us

We are a community of real  people who turn our passion into impact. We shape the future of brands through  people, community and culture. We make ideas happen.

We began our journey as an exclusive partner of adidas, UEFA, and FC Bayern in 2012, from our headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Since then, we have continued to push the boundaries of human interaction. We understand what society and our world need.

Our purpose is to enable each  other and brands to create real change in people’s lives, ultimately making our  world a happier place. Community and culture are therefore a core part of our  work. We approach marketing holistically and have expertise in strategy,  creative and experiences. We are now a global community with over 250 individuals  in 18 global offices spanning 6 continents. We collaborate with handpicked  partners all over the world to bring beauty to the spheres of sport, culture  and sustainability.

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