Welcome to the Sport Jobs Round-Up, your go-to source for the latest updates and opportunities in the world of sports careers, brought to you by Behind Sport.

Whether you’re an aspiring professional, a seasoned veteran looking for a change, or simply passionate about the industry, we’ve got you covered.

 

Organisation: The Football Association

Position: Head of Marketing and Communications – Women’s Pro Game (FTC 1yr)

Location: London, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

Responsibilities:

  • Development of the annual brand marketing strategy. Leading the planning & budgeting cycle.
  • Lead the creative strategy to engage fans and players. Ensure assets are ‘on brand’ and fit for purpose.
  • To support the creation and delivery of a modern integrated media strategy to maximise revenue and audience interest around the world.
  • To lead a proactive strategy aligned with the FA media relations and communications team.
  • Support the Communications Manager with reactive statements and crisis communications, including highly sensitive issues with strategic oversight from the FA media relations and communications team
  • Cross-functional campaign management of key fan growth catalyst moments.
  • Devise communications strategies that support and enable core business objectives.
  • Oversee the digital strategy for the BWSL & BWC.
  • Manage relevant agencies providing support to the BWSL & BWC and Conti Cup.
  • Liaise with all stakeholders in the Women’s game, including all FA stakeholders and clubs.
  • Senior Marketing Team representative in meetings with internal personnel across Communications, Marketing, Operations, and Brand, briefing and debriefing messaging.
  • Update BWSL & BWC Board as required.
  • Champion world-class service delivery of league and club services; obtain customer feedback and make any improvements as necessary.
  • Lead, manage and coach the team effectively, ensuring all staff have regular personal development reviews, clear objectives and individual personal development plans.
  • Develop an annual business plan and budget for women’s professional game marketing and communications, ensuring prioritisation and allocation of major tasks and that all risks are identified, and any mitigating actions put in place.
  • Execute additional tasks as required to meet FA Group changing priorities.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: British Basketball League

Position: Live Director

Location: London, GB

Salary: None listed

Responsibilities

  • Work with the central production team, including on-air talent, producers, directors, and technical staff and manage a team of Assistant Producers.
  • Communicate with internal departments, including Content and Venue Operations, to ensure seamless integration of all broadcast activities.
  • Participate in pre-production meetings to discuss game coverage, on-air talent, and technical requirements
  • Be responsible for quality control of the editorial and technical look and feel of live match production.
  • Work with host broadcast facilities providers to ensure consistency of product.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Tottenham Hotspur FC

Position: Motion Graphics Designer – Fixed Term Contract

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Responsibilities

  • Ideate and create innovative static and motion graphics for Stadium outputs, Spurs TV productions and the platform itself.
  • Work as part of a team to deliver long-form features, documentaries and live broadcasts under the guidance of the Senior Producers and Studio Producers.
  • Support in the development of the wider edit team’s knowledge of graphics.
  • Ensure and maintain a high visual and audio quality across all graphics on all platforms.
  • Support all other departments across the Club including but not limited to marketing, PR, communications and retail where possible.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: The Football Association

Position: Data Lead

Location: London, GB

Salary: None listed

Responsibilities 

  • Execute the company’s data strategy
  • Lead the team in the development and deployment of data products and services
  • Work with stakeholders to understand their data needs and develop solutions to meet those needs
  • Lead and implement change across the organisation as we progress on our Data journey
  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of data
  • Work with DTE build and maintain data pipelines and stores
  • Work with data scientists to develop and implement data-driven models
  • Work with business users to interpret and communicate the results of data analysis
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest data technologies and trends
  • Mentor and develop junior members of the team
  • Promote data literacy and upskilling across the organisation
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.
  • As part of The FA’s commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: New Balance

Position: Global Football Apparel Designer

Location: Warrington, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Creative Vision

  • Translate football specific consumer & athlete needs, preference & ambitions into a world class product proposition that is viable & credible in the highest forms of the game
  • Place the consumer experience at the center of category/concept storytelling, with an emphasis on credible, meaningful narratives that drive consumer engagement
  • Able to source a wide range of inspiration & influences to deliver strong curated applications of creativity
  • Develop powerful and compelling product presentations to articulate and inspire adoption.
  • Consumer centric approach to ensure relevant insight is captured & translated across concept, design & engineering to validate & inform creative decision making
  • Leverage & interpret Brand DNA, Seasonal influence, and category positioning to drive a consumer right proposition

Design Creation

  • Exploration and execution of 3D computational design methods and tools to enhance both product accuracy and saliency of the creative vision
  • Creative Graphic ideation and delivery that is realized through newly sourced & developed engineering methods

Product Creation

  • Creation of technical CAD drawings & schematics to enable Development & vendor partners to realise and execute against creative ambition in-line with category objectives
  • High level coherence of seasonal product adjustments to ensure accurate, timely amends are captured, actioned & communicated
  • Partnering with Development counterparts throughout seasonal intervals & stage gates to ensure aligned focus against seasonal category/product objectives
  • Foster global vendor partnerships (with Development counterparts) to ensure creative outlook is understood, viable and aligns to creative, consumer & category objectives

Content Creation

  • Work closely with the Product Management team to support the creation & publication of collateral at each Global gate/touchpoint (Key Stories, VLR, GTM, KAP, Pre-Line)
  • Utilise design software to develop new ways in illustrating & communicating product appearance, benefit & technologies
  • Create & publish best in class creative tools that enhance impact within vendor partnerships, internal stakeholders & external athletes & customers

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Arsenal

Position: Senior Football Data Manager

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing data management strategies for the football business unit, ensuring data quality and consistency across all teams.
  • Collaborating with the wider team to identify data needs and requirements.
  • Coordinating with the Data Engineer to manage the collection, storage, and retrieval of data from various sources.
  • Overseeing the design and maintenance of databases, ensuring they are up-to-date, secure, and easily accessible to relevant staff members.
  • Working closely with the analysts and data scientists to support the development and implementation of data analysis tools and reports to aid the coaching and performance staff in decision-making processes.
  • Training and supporting colleagues in the use of data systems, tools, and analysis techniques.
  • Ensuring data privacy and security are maintained in accordance with club policies, relevant legislation, and GDPR guidelines, working closely with the Data Privacy Officer.
  • Continuously monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of data management systems, recommending improvements as necessary.
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends and best practices in data management within the football community, implementing new technologies and methodologies as appropriate.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Genius Sports

Position: Procurement Manager

Location: London, GB

Salary: None listed

Responsibilities 

  • Implement or uphold best practice purchasing policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance and deliver best value and business savings.
  • Review and, where possible, negotiate existing agreements to optimise terms.
  • Negotiate and manage contract terms with vendors to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms with technical and operational input from stakeholders.
  • Evaluate procurement or supply chain-related challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities.
  • Provide management reports and key performance data and monitor cost savings.
  • Manage the execution of the vendor onboarding and offboarding processes. Set risk appetite and vendor due diligence standards with risk owners. You will be supported by a coordinator to facilitate this process, but you will need to have overall oversight and ownership of its efficiency execution and compliance rate.
  • Overall ownership of contract administration and management – ensure an adequate system is up-to date for renewal tracking, scheduling contract mid-point health checks, ensuring associated documents are collected and stored.
  • Plan new contracts or renewals with buyers across all areas of the business. Lead or assist with negotiation with vendors. Recommend supplier selection. Work with budget owners to plan major procurement opportunities.
  • Build relationships with major vendors to negotiate the best commercial outcomes.
  • Structure and assist with formal tender processes – by ensuring buyers have what they need to execute this, the right stakeholders are involved, requirements and business justifications are captured and defined, the Procurement Committee is informed, and the responses assessed adequately
  • Own and enforce the Procurement Policy. Supervise the development and execution of the procurement plan and have overall ownership of the function. Structure and coordinate the Procurement Committee and host weekly sessions.
  • Manage the prioritization and visibility of the vendor onboarding pipeline across the business. Update relevant stakeholders in the procurement process of progress, expected timelines, potential blockers, workflow tracking etc.
  • Manage a historic vendor audit and consolidate our supplier base across Genius portfolio companies; through determining buying synergies, prioritizing opportunities for aggregated buying, VBDs, terminating dormant contracts etc.
  • Update the ‘Third Party & Supply Chain Risk Register’. Propose and action risk mitigations where required or seek guidance from SMEs on third party risks.
  • Ensure professional and consistent vendor management is applied across the business ensuring that buyers have access to the right toolkit to facilitate contract change, termination or performance improvement initiatives. Liaise with Finance and Legal on any contract payment or performance issues.
  • Assist Finance with vendors in Workday, with the PO, PR and create supplier processes, entering supplier Information and uploading orders and contracts to Workday
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any ESG policies and procedures – work in partnership to execute the annual Anti Modern Slavery & Responsible Sourcing programme, for example
  • Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Olympic & Paralympic Games

Position: Senior Sales Manager

Location: London, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

  • A core part of the On Location sales structure, this role will create, launch and execute a successful Paris 2024 Olympics corporate and premium sales strategy including the recruitment of a world class sales team.
  • Responsible for dynamic, proactive selling of both off the shelf packages via online and offline channels and for bespoke, complex hospitality packages for Paris 2024.
  • Build effective business relationships with Corporations and Premium Consumers throughout specific European markets.
  • With the sales management team, propose an effective B2B and B2C market penetration strategy in order to maximize the On Location sales reach in each territory.
  • Ensure perfect CRM management, lead qualification, sales reporting and an extremely strong post sales upsell / cross sell strategy.
  • Be ready to propose sales strategy modifications during the sales process to maximize sales and margin.
  • Where needed, collaborate effectively with other On Location teams and with the United States teams.
  • Sales contacts and presentations will be made by email, phone, video conferencing and/or face to face meetings.
  • Sales will be driven through pro-active prospecting activities including, but not limited to, outbound phone calls, emails, sales-related events and meetings.
  • The candidate will be required to achieve individual and team sales goals to be determined.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: DAZN

Position: Copywriter – NFL Gamepass

Location: Leeds, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

Responsibilities

  • Own the copy creation of core customer communications for DAZN and NFL, including Global CRM engagement communication and CRM promotional communication, such as retention or upsell campaigns
  • Evolve and scale tone of voice guidelines for DAZN & NFL GPI specifically
  • Contribute to the wider global copy execution creating: Copy for big media campaigns across digital, print, radio, OOH and TV, Copy for on-product promotional assets, including VO copy, Marketing claims, CTA development, Product feature naming.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Sky Sports

Position: Senior Producer, NFL

Location: Isleworth, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

Responsibilities

  • Editorially lead and produce Sky Sports coverage of live NFL and support programming.
  • Work closely with the Director of Cricket & NFL to ensure production, creative, budgetary and strategic alignment & act up in the Director’s absence.
  • Encourage diversity of skills, experience and culture.
  • Build and manage key relationships within Sky, NFL UK, NFL, & UK HMA teams.
  • Lead & manage a multi skilled content team within Sky Sports Cricket & NFL and ensure your team is aware of Sky’s overall direction, key current initiatives and the latest company results.
  • Manage and identify on screen talent with a clear succession plan.
  • Create a high performing culture that encourages collaboration and creativity and empowers people to succeed.
  • Ensure that Sky Sports leads the NFL’s international markets coverage across platforms, including linear, social, digital, audio and VOD.
  • Make sound decisions that always focus on what matters to our customer.
  • Provide guidance on OFCOM regulations and legal issues within editorial content.

Apply here.

 

That’s it for our Sport Jobs Round-up this week, good luck to everyone applying.

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