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The NFL’s Club Business Development department (Club BD) supports the 32 clubs in delivering direct local value and best-in-class fan experiences via data-driven insights and innovation. In addition to working with the clubs, Club BD works cross-functionally to guide key strategic initiatives at a League level. The team utilizes a combination of analytics and functional expertise in sales, marketing and more to develop 'next practices' and facilitates the sharing of 'best practices' between clubs.

The Director, Local Revenue Optimization & Strategy, will lead a cross functional initiative to identify opportunities to optimize club revenue and drive sustainable, local business improvements. In addition, this individual will support critical strategic initiatives both within the Club Business Development group as well as cross-organizational that will inform club fan engagement, ticketing, and gameday experience strategies, among others.

This role will report into the VP, Strategy & Analytics of Club Business Development.

Core Responsiblities

  • Lead local revenue optimization initiative across League and clubs, collaborating with League and club stakeholders, and external vendors

  • Develop mechanism for which to measure club business success and track progress towards business objectives

  • Drive local business analysis and strategic recommendations in coordination with Club Business Development’s club consulting team

Additional Responsibilities

  • Analyze ticket sales, pricing, local sponsorship, premium seating, media (digital and traditional), fan experience and staffing data to develop actionable insights, best practices, and help inform club and league strategy

  • Collaborate with all NFL League Office departments that touch club business, including Club Digital, Performance Marketing, Consumer Insights, Data & Analytics, Sponsorship and Consumer Products to develop and/or execute against critical initiatives to support club business (e.g., fan engagement program, ticketing business intelligence platform, emerging technology and platforms, etc.)

  • Support the analysis and build of club business benchmark reports

  • Develop strong, respectful relationships and build credibility with Club and League Office business contacts

  • Develop League meeting materials that touch club business initiatives

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 7-10 years of experience in management consulting, strategy & analytics, project management, or related fields

  • Minimum of five (5) years of management experience (projects and/or people)

Preferred Qualifications, Skills/Knowledge

  • Excellent communication, team building, and interpersonal skills

  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to derive insights from data / analytics / research, visualize those findings, and present to all levels of an organization

  • Problem solving and issue resolution skills

  • Ability to navigate successfully a matrixed, cross-organizational landscape, fostering strong relationships along the way

  • Proven leader who excels at process, project management, and delivering on high priorities

  • Unwavering commitment to honest and ethical business interactions

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, good time management and organizational skills

  • Candidate should be a self-starter, independent, a creative thinker, ambitious, results and detail-oriented

  • Revenue optimization and cost improvement experience a plus

Expected Travel

  • 25% of the time

    • Club markets

    • League meetings and workshops

Terms of Employment

  • Full Time Position (at least 40 hours per week)

  • The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.

  • We also continue to prioritize the health and safety of our NFL workforce. Consistent with that commitment, considering the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our NFL workforce be fully vaccinated. Exceptions are available only for those who need an accommodation for a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.

  • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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