Associate, Corporate Strategy

Location: Plano, TX
Department: Corporate Strategy

Compensation: $ - $
Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid PTO
  • Flexible Work Schedule

There’s never been a more exciting time to work in college sports. Attendance & TV viewership continue to grow, conference realignment, NIL and the transfer portal have disrupted the industry, and the College Football Playoff is expanding to 12 teams.

By joining our Corporate Strategy team, you’ll have the opportunity to make a direct impact on this industry and work with key senior leaders to problem solve with our partners. You’ll be challenged to think strategically and consider what’s next for college athletics, and work for the company that can progress significant change, to the benefit of student-athletes, fans, and athletic departments.  

Learfield is one of the most influential businesses in all of college athletics, serving as the multimedia rights partner for 160+ schools, the primary ticketing partner for 100+ schools, the licensing partner for over 700 schools, and the official athletic website provider for 1000+ athletic departments. We work with blue chip brands like Texas, Alabama, Ohio State, and Michigan. We partner with brands like Allstate, Dunkin Donuts, and Marriott. And we care deeply about our people.

At Learfield, our Corporate Strategy team plays an integral role in developing the strategic roadmap for our continued evolution as the leading media and technology company in college sports.  Our group is closely connected to the executive leadership team and helps guide Learfield’s strategic priorities, in support of near-term and long-term operational and financial objectives for the enterprise and specific business units. This team also manages the evaluation of M&A and corporate development opportunities as well as reporting to our Board of Directors.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Corporate Strategy leadership (Sr. Director and Chief Strategy Officer) in developing data-driven recommendations to support ongoing strategy projects and enterprise revenue growth
  • Create frameworks to tackle complex problems; drive quantitative rigor in decision-making
  • Work closely with senior leaders across the company to support cross-divisional strategy projects and to develop consistent KPIs and performance management / tracking
  • Evaluate core business capabilities and support the prioritization of investment opportunities, including analyzing potential M&A activity
  • Develop industry and non-industry perspectives for proactive thought leadership for company
  • Help quantify market opportunity for growth initiatives and evaluate internal capabilities
  • Own development of key strategy deliverables (e.g., initiative sizing and financial models, market assessments)
  • Provide executive-level summaries and implications analysis of industry activity across key strategic priorities

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in either strategy consulting, corporate strategy, or investment banking
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication (including presentation skills)
  • Strong business judgment and objective approach to business capability assessment and growth opportunities
  • Ability to multitask, manage multiple projects at one time, and rapidly change priorities based on business needs
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work under pressure to meet fixed deadlines
  • Competitive team-player, curious, creative, and fact-based
  • Executive presence and ability to be a strategic partner to senior leaders across the company

 

LEARFIELD is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Our suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; and campus-wide business and sponsorship development.

Our people-first culture is the foundation of our business and is reflective of our approach to building meaningful relationships with our employees, partners, and fans. The company strives each day to deliver the mission statement and embody the core values that make LEARFIELD an exciting place to work.

 

Our Mission

Powering the connection of fans to the brands and experiences they love.

Our Core Values

Build Trust | Be Fans of One Another | Power Tomorrow | Create & Connect Communities | Have Fun

 

LEARFIELD offers a full spectrum of benefits for eligible employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance and Other Insurance Plans, Flexible Paid Time Off (including Parental Leave), Paid Holidays, 401(k), and Short/Long Term Disability.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. LEARFIELD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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