Strategy Manager

Corporate Development and Strategy Austin, Texas


Description

Position at FloSports

Help build out FloSports’ Strategy 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 Strategy team owns articulating informed positions and analyses on big questions that matter to FloSports’ long-term value. We influence key strategic decisions concerning new opportunities, potential acquisitions, and finding ways to unlock more value from our existing business. We then recommend capital allocation decisions across our sports portfolio and inorganic priorities. Our evaluations include developing standardized frameworks, modeling scenarios, building out interactive dashboards, and understanding tradeoffs and opportunity costs of capital. One of our main objectives is to guide the company to efficiently deploy our capital to meet the long-term strategic objectives we’ve partnered with leadership and other experts to define.

Our model for strategy is non-traditional. We’re less focused on the company planning process and we are not internal consultants. We interface cross-departmentally with subject matter experts (SMEs) daily, and we partner closely with FloSports’ senior leadership team.

We’re looking for a multi-faceted, product-minded professional to help grow our Strategy group. The team is small and collaborative, we wear many hats, and we’re building a new model for strategy that requires deep focus, wide-ranging analytical skills, and collaboration. This position is based in Austin, Texas.

Responsibilities:

  • Own difficult, ambiguous questions, as a self-starter who can move complex challenges along from problem definition to final recommendation
  • 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
  • Leverage original and well-constructed frameworks that guide strategic decisions, outlining the opportunity set, potential execution paths, trade offs, and risks
  • Synthesize external and internal research in partnership with leadership, product, and SMEs to construct and communicate long-term business strategy
  • Analyze internal and external competitive intelligence to establish thought leadership on the future state of the digital sports-media industry and specific verticals
  • Inspire an internal community of the utility and importance of strategy across FloSports
  • Ensure the voice of the customer is reflected in all recommendations and decisions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A multi-faceted analytical doer, who can breakdown a product strategy, perform detailed data analyses, and then create a framework to answer key strategic and go-to-market decisions 
  • 2+ years of quality work experience, including backgrounds (combinations welcome) in management consulting, corporate strategy (tech company), business intelligence, product management, private equity and/or venture capital
  • A general understanding of FloSports’ market, sports, and competitive positioning
  • Passion for solving ambiguous or complex strategic challenges 
  • 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
  • Eager to have a high degree of ownership, directly framing and influencing FloSports’ most strategic decisions
  • 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 taking full ownership of challenges, as a PM or founder
  • Experience in a high growth technology company
  • 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