Strategy & Business Operations Associate
New York - New York /
Fanatics Collectibles – Strategy /
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores.
As a market leader with more than 18,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
Fanatics Collectibles is looking for a Strategy & Biz Ops rockstar to tackle some of the highest priority, highest complexity, and highest visibility initiatives on our organization’s strategic roadmap. This role reports to the Sr. Mgr. Strategy & Biz Ops (who reports into the Director of Strategy & Biz Ops). This Strategy & Biz Ops Associate and will simultaneously engage with several high-impact initiatives. Given the Biz Ops team’s end-to-end mandate, this role can expect to both 1) evaluate and scope potential strategic initiatives as well as 2) to drive execution and ultimately ensure value capture. The ideal candidate is a highly flexible self-starter with top-notch analytical skills, a demonstrated propensity for solving difficult problems, and a clear team-first mindset. Candidates with a passion for sports, culture, & entertainment will likely find themselves a strong cultural fit.
Within the first 6 months:
- Drive multiple high-impact business initiatives and, together with the Director and Biz Ops Team, work cross-functionally to ensure project success
- Set goals, report findings, deliver recommendations, and present progress updates to the Fanatics Collectibles CSO and other key leaders
- Work with the entire Strategy & Biz Ops team to identify, size, and actively prioritize all potential initiatives / opportunities on the roadmap
- Engage with a wide array of end-consumers and channel partners to better understand industry dynamics and refine recommendations accordingly
- Become a subject-matter-expert in all things Trading Cards!
- 1-3 years of experience, with a preference for Management Consulting, Strategy, Finance / Accounting, or Biz Ops roles
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, economics, accounting or similar preferred
- Strong quantitative modelling & analytical skills, excellent written & verbal communication skills, strong financial acumen
- Team-first mindset, with a passion for solving highly complex problems together
- Ability to handle a multi-tasking environment, meet deadlines, and work across a wide range of high priority initiatives
- Confidence, intellectual curiosity, ability cut through ambiguity, and a desire to learn
$110,000 - $165,000 a year
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