VP of Strategy, FloWrestling

Corporate Development and StrategyRemote, United States Austin, Texas


Description

FloSports has led the way in establishing a world-class digital streaming experience for millions of fans, families and athletes of over 25 different underserved sports. Imagine creating a digital platform that unites the casual fan with the most dedicated spectator, both experiencing thrilling live events from around the world with interactive features, real time analytics, powerful broadcast technology and more. Combine that with our unique original sports content ranging from breaking news and expert commentary to feature films, documentaries and multi-episodic series. That’s what FloSports is all about. We have successfully revolutionized the global sports media industry- the result of creating a diverse team of technologists and die-hard wrestlers, creators and devoted cheerleading experts, designers and hockey enthusiasts, communicators and motorsport fanatics, producers and casual sports fans… united by a shared passion to delight the underrepresented communities we serve. We are creating a home for underserved sports and we’re looking for people like you to help us!

JOB DESCRIPTION:

FloSports is looking for a VP of Wrestling Strategy to drive the company’s strategic direction, financial goals, and overall go-to-market strategy in the Wrestling vertical. This role is an individual contributor who will partner with department heads and vertical-dedicated staff to deliver key objectives. This leader will be accountable for outlining, communicating, and directing a 3-year strategy that will be core to the vertical’s and Flo’s overall success.This leader will identify the right milestones to execute the multi-year vision and have proven success in delivering results with cross-functional teams within a fast-paced growth environment. 

This position can either be based in Austin, Texas or we’re flexible to consider this position as remote for the right candidate. This position will report to the SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead Wrestling’s vertical strategy, including developing and refining the 3-year strategic plan and overseeing the annual strategic planning and budgeting processes
  • Prioritize a long-term focus for FloSports and the Wrestling vertical, establishing a collaborative relationship with key stakeholders and leveraging feedback across all Flo departments to deliver results
  • Measure and drive both short-term and long-term strategy, tracking input and output KPIs and driving monthly business reviews to maximize our long-term enterprise value
  • Oversee Wrestling deep dives, including competitive and financial valuation analyses to ensure alignment with our growth strategy
  • Integrate insights gained through proactive competitive, market, and business intelligence analysis into the overall vertical strategy
  • Present analyses that build consensus with the executive leadership team on the value and prioritization of organic growth initiatives and potential M&A targets
  • Deepen integration with all revenue-related functions, including rights acquisition, ad-sales, marketing, content, and external partnerships/third parties
  • Partner with corporate development on pre- and post-M&A executions, including functional due diligence, cultural fit, integration readiness, valuation, financial impact, and long-term integration

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Seasoned leader with some level of subject matter expertise in Wrestling
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in combination of strategy consulting, corporate strategy, investment banking, product management, corporate finance, corporate development, business development, rights acquisition, and/or general manager type roles.
  • Solid familiarity with financial analyses and business valuation
  • Strong presentation skills in communicating both qualitative and quantitative analyses
  • Proven track record of creating value, improving profitability, and determining competitive advantage for other organizations
  • Experience participating in full M&A processes, including due diligence, financial modeling, negotiating and closing transactions, and post-merger integration
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, successfully articulating everything from high-level strategy to tactical execution plans

Nice to Have and/or Excited to Learn:

  • First-hand knowledge in developing multi-year strategic plans; familiarity in writing strategic plans, e.g., several page strategic narratives.  
  • Experience partnering with product and engineering teams to build delightful experiences; BONUS points for familiarity with mobile and living room experiences 
  • Experience in sports media, especially video streaming and OTT
  • (Huge Plus) Experience with data science tools and applications, including SQL, Python, Mode Analytics, Periscope Data, Tableau, Snowflake, Redshift, etc.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

At FloSports, we are bonded by our passion for sports and our purpose to unite communities around experiences that finally give underserved sports the love they deserve. We recognize the need to build a company that seeks out, embraces, and celebrates our individual differences, ideas, and talent. FloSports is committed to the pursuit of a fair, equal and inclusive workplace where everyone is given the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential. As such, we are intentional in our hiring practices in an effort to overcome systemic biases we may be blind to. FloSports has adopted the “blind recruiting” process, which aims to open our opportunities up to more candidates, help us be more objective in how we review applicants and mitigate bias in our decision making processes.


OUR BENEFITS:

  • Recognized two years in a row as a Top Workplace by the Austin-American Statesman
  • Flexibility at work - you can take control of your profession and personal schedule
  • All-hands events hosted twice a year in beautiful Austin, Texas 
  • Annual equity awards for all top performers
  • Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • Generous 401(K) company match vested immediately
  • Progressive parental leave policies
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Hack-a-thons and a full calendar of team-building and social events
  • Free laundry service for all positions that require travel
  • Company donation to youth teams and leagues that our employees coach
  • Stocked snack bar, catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week