Manager, Innovation

Legends Hospitality

Chicago, IL 60684

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


Legends Global Technology Solutions, Manager, Innovation


Founded in 2008, Legends is a premium experiences company with six divisions operating worldwide – Global Planning, Global Sales, Global Partnerships, Hospitality, Global Merchandise, and Global Technology Solutions – offering clients and partners a 360-degree data and analytics fueled service solution platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports; collegiate; attractions; entertainment; and conventions and leisure. We are the industry leaders in designing, planning and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TheLegendsWay.


The Manager of Innovation is a key position providing strategic management and oversight of partner accounts and internal cross-disciplinary teams to ensure quality of relationship and work product. The position is fast-paced and requires strategy, analytics, creative, and collaboration skills in leading Legends day-to-day working relationships with several key partners.

The position will focus on helping teams, leagues and organizations solve problems and accelerate their organizations with a focus on creative revenue generation, marketing and fan growth & engagement strategies.


+ Demonstrates strategic and creative thinking, problem solving, and individual initiative as a trusted advisor, leader, and teammate

+ Work alongside partners to solve their biggest challenges, managing to successful project conclusions

+ Be a strong cultural fit and be an authentic advancer of our mission and values internally and externally

+ Understand the competitive landscape, industry trends, and how our customers use and value our products

+ Manage existing partner relationships and support business development with new and existing partners

+ Genuine eagerness to work with, mentor, encourage and learn from a diverse and talented team

+ Play an active role driving integration, collaboration, communications, and best practice sharing across the organization

+ Provide reports and updates to internal and external Partners as needed

+ Actively engage with other members of the company to continuously strive to improve processes, create efficiencies and reduce costs

+ Cooperatively take on other duties, roles or responsibilities as assigned


To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty above at the highest levels. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

+ College degree 3-5 years of experience; MBA preferred

+ Minimum 3 years of experience focused in client delivery and client management within a consulting organization, agency, brand, or team/league

+ Thorough understanding of the sports, media and entertainment landscape

+ Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills, combined with the ability to be a good team member and proactively add value and always possess a can-do attitude

+ Desire to work in a fast-paced, evolving, growing, dynamic and challenging environment

+ Must possess keen listening skills and strong analytical and creative problem-solving mindset

+ Ability to remain calm under pressure, multi-task and prioritize workload while coordinating with others to proactively meet deadlines

+ Focused, strong-minded individual with an ambition to help grow the company

+ Must be comfortable working as an integral part of a team environment

+ Ability to work traditional and non-traditional office hours as needed

+ Ability to self-manage under deadlines


Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k plan.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear; use hands to finger, and handle controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand, walk, and stoop. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Legends is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or genetic information.

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