Corporate Development Associate

Corporate Development and Strategy Austin, Texas


Description

Position at FloSports

Help build out FloSports’ Corporate Development department!

FloSports is leading the way in establishing a world-class digital streaming experience for millions of fans, families, and athletes in 20+ under appreciated sports. We’re continuing to advance our digital-first platform that serves live events from around the world, across devices, with interactive features and real time analytics, as well as original content, and owned & operated events. And more is in the works!

The growing Corporate Development team focuses on evaluating and executing acquisitions and investments that matter to FloSports’ long-term value and our mission to grow our sports every day. We are a lean team who works very closely with the senior leadership team and other senior leaders across the organization. Our mandate is to identify and execute on our inorganic priorities and to ensure efficient deployment of our capital to meet our long-term strategic and financial objectives.

We’re looking for a multi-faceted, product-minded professional to help grow our Corporate Development group. The team is small and collaborative, we wear many hats, and this role requires deep focus, wide-ranging analytical skills, and collaboration. The right person for this role should be based in or prepared to join the team in Austin, Texas.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with our priority verticals’ subject matter experts and FloSports leaders to lead the ideation, evaluation, execution, and integration of new acquisitions and investments.
  • Build relationships with colleagues across engineering, product, business intelligence, content, marketing, and finance.
  • Play a lead role in identifying, prioritizing, and developing emerging product and business ideas for our priority sports.
  • Create company, executive, and board-facing strategic narratives, memos, and presentations that empower the organization to make informed decisions on key strategic issues
  • Perform deep dives on one or more of our sports, or a potential new market, evaluating white space business, product, and acquisition/partnership opportunities
  • Synthesize external and internal research in partnership with leadership, product, and SMEs to construct and communicate long-term inorganic strategy
  • Analyze internal and external competitive intelligence to establish thought leadership on the future state of the digital sports-media industry and specific verticals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 2+ years of quality work experience, including backgrounds (combinations welcome) in investment banking, business intelligence, private equity and/or venture capital
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with intermediate to extensive financial modeling experience, which can include developing operating cases and forecasting, M&A, partnerships, sizing of marketplace opportunities, et al
  • A general understanding of FloSports’ market, sports, and competitive positioning
  • Self-starter who is comfortable operating in fast-paced, high-growth, and often ambiguous environments
  • Strong analytical capabilities; able to analyze and derive insights from raw, financial, product and subscriber cohort data
  • Exceptional written and communication skills; Bonus points for experience writing narratives and/or memos and briefs
  • Proven track record for working well across teams and with external partners to solve hard problems
  • Understand markets, competition, and how to leverage core competencies to create defensible strategies
  • Unique perspective or experience that will complement the existing team

Nice to Have and/or Excited to Learn

  • (Huge Plus) Experience with data science tools and applications, including SQL, Python, Mode Analytics, Periscope Data, Tableau, Snowflake, Redshift, etc.
  • Experience in a high growth technology company + experience in Corporate Development (M&A)
  • Experience in Product Management
  • Experience in the digital, media, and/or digital sports media industries

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 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 
  • 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