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Job listing closed on 30 May 2024

Business Initiatives Analyst

🇺🇸 New York City, NY, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.
US$100,000 – US$120,000 per year

WORK OPTION: 4 day/week in the NY Office

The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors, and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

The Business Initiatives Analyst, Direct to Consumer Products, Technology & Operations will play a critical role in providing strategic and operational support to ensure the success of the NBA’s Direct to Consumer, Products, Technology and Operations (DTC PTO) department. DTC PTO’s mission is to enhance fan affinity and reach through world-class broadcasts and digital offerings that are globally accessible and unified through a personalized fan journey.

This individual will assist in key business initiatives and at times confirmational projects that require multi-disciplinary coordination across teams. Key responsibilities of this individual include budget management, vendor management, strategizing on operational efficiencies and preparing presentation materials to Senior Management and other key business stakeholders. The ideal candidate has acute attention to detail, experience in building financial models and using critical thinking to strategize with the business with a special focus on building strong cross-functional relationships that help execute on business initiatives and achieve business goals.

Major Responsibilities
• Develop, maintain and deploy best practice frameworks and processes to facilitate alignment across the department including the department objectives and key results
• Focus on organization of the department including ownership of department calendar and orderliness of key documents and reports
• Assist business forecasting and budget management exercises including evaluating risks and opportunities against the department budget working in close coordination with the finance team
• Support assessment of vendor agreement terms and services against financial projections including scenario modeling and ensuring key deals, partnerships and relationships are tracked and in-line with budget and strategic priorities
• Own financial modeling of multi-year projections tied to variable technology platform costs that support the NBA’s digital products including competitive peer analysis
• Provide support to aid the DTC PTO business initiative team in decision-making through data gathering, information analysis and presenting considerations to relevant stakeholders
• Assist in meeting management including collecting and preparing content, capturing notes and action items, and ensure actions are tracked and executed
• Contribute to the creation of internal and external communications, including executive reports and presentations
• Ability to critical analyze information in support of business initiatives and updates to Senior Management including fact checking information and cross-referencing against industry peers
• Be curious about the strategic direction of the business and overall industry using that to draw parallels in work product
• Build and maintain trusted relationships with key business partners and stakeholders

Required Education/Professional Experience
• 3-5 years of relevant work experience
• Experience in Banking, Consulting, Investor Relations, Media, Digital and/or Technology industries
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Required Skills/Knowledge Attributes
• Strong written and spoken communication skills
• Highly effective presentation skills with proven ability to distill complex information into digestible insights for a variety of audiences with acute attention to detail
• Flexible and adaptable working style; can easily accommodate changes in priorities while managing toward broader goals
• Results/action-orientation; project management skills
• Ability to build effective relationships and work well with a wide variety of people across functions and levels including ability to work directly with senior level executives
• Strong knowledge of corporate finance and modeling skills
• Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word applications
• Positive attitude, self-starter, and high emotional intelligence (EQ)
• Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity, and trust

Salary Range: [[$100,000 - $120,000]]

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About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.