AMB Sports & Entertainment (“AMBSE”) is part of the Blank Family of Businesses comprised of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United FC, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, AMBSE Ventures, and PGA TOUR Superstore.

Our Ideal Candidates

Actively Listen – Take an active role in listening by being present in the moment, using healthy body language, and ensuring joint understanding. When we read between the lines and hear what others are saying and what they are not saying, we encounter amazing opportunities to go the extra mile in serving them.

Collaborate – Realize that we are better together than we are alone. We achieve much better results when others have the opportunity to add their diverse perspectives. Be open to feedback and actively seek input from a variety of people at varying levels because the best ideas come from those who are closest to those we serve.

Engage in Servant Leadership – Put others ahead of yourself even when it’s difficult. Find opportunities to lead by example in the way you pitch in and help others. Giving back to others is at the heart of what we do.

Build Relationships – Cultivate trust in relationships by showing respect and sensitivity. Invest time in helping others to continuously improve by listening to their ideas and helping them to continuously improve.

Own Results – Own issues you encounter even when they are outside of your area of responsibility by taking action or seeking out the needed resolution. You are empowered and expected to take risks aimed at exceeding the expectations of our guests. Take advantage of this rare opportunity by utilizing available resources.

Position Summary

This position sits within AMBSE’s Innovation Accelerator, a lean team applying dedicated resources & design thinking to address opportunities through original, creative solutions centered around our fans & clubs.

The Innovation Project Manager owns the development, maintenance, and implementation of project plans supporting AMBSE’s innovation vision & strategic goals. These plans will span the entire project lifecycle (from initiation through closure) & oftentimes run concurrently. This role will partner across other departments & business units to deploy project management best practices, improve execution (on time, on budget) & elevate performance of large, diverse project teams.

Our ideal candidate is obsessed with using well-crafted, detail-oriented plans to enable partners & deliver real impact.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Creating detailed project plans & tracking progress across a portfolio of innovation initiatives

  • Defining & documenting project scope, objectives, desired outcome(s)

  • Preparing & adhering to budgets based on agreed-upon scope, managing change requests

  • Estimating resource requirements efficiently & accurately

  • Setting & managing stakeholder expectations, with both internal & external parties

  • Proactively identifying blockers, constraints & bottlenecks in order to propose & develop mitigants to preserve timeline

  • Aligning project plans/timelines with Innovation Accelerator priorities

  • Supporting the design-led, user-centric innovation process including ideation, research & insight translation efforts

  • Serving as a role model & champion of project management excellence across AMBSE

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Deep understanding of project management processes & methodologies (roles, responsibilities, deliverables)

  • Ability to collaborate within & lead cross-functional teams of varying size across all levels of the organization

  • Ability to demonstrate value of & build support for new, innovative ideas – expressing confidence when presenting solutions to others while remaining empathetic to alternate perspectives

  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing conditions, moving quickly to modify plans to minimize adverse impact(s)

  • Ability to prepare detailed presentations & report out on key findings

  • Strong interpersonal skills & high emotional intelligence

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree & CAPM required, PMP certification preferred

  • 3–5 years of project management experience involving design & execution of project plans

  • Proven record of effectively managing multiple projects in parallel within a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Familiarity & ability to use project planning tools (Microsoft Project, asana, …)

  • Excellent time management, prioritization, written & verbal communication skills

  • Desire to tackle ambiguous, highly-challenging work to create value through innovation

  • Working knowledge of the sports & entertainment or hospitality industries