Manager, Strategy at Major League Baseball, New York, New York
Major League Baseball is seeking a Manager to join its Strategy team. Strategy is part of MLB’s Strategy & Development group, a centralized resource within Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner that works cross-functionally to develop and execute strategies to grow baseball globally.
MLB is hiring a Manager, Strategy to support our centralized strategy function. This position will report directly to the Director, Strategy, and will focus on building and evaluating growth strategies for the Office of the Commissioner, Clubs, and the League that address some of the most critical opportunities facing the industry today. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker equipped to navigate the evolving Sports, Media, and Entertainment landscape, and will bring a strong set of analytical and communication skills, a structured strategy toolkit, and a low-ego roll-up-your-sleeves approach to a fast-paced environment.
1-3+ years of experience working in strategic consulting at a top firm – alternately, experience in investment banking, private equity, internal corporate strategy, or similar analytically-intensive industry
Experience in the Sports and/or Media & Entertainment industries a plus
Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical ability
Strong strategic problem-solving skills with ability to prioritize issues and analysis
Expert-level capabilities in both Excel and PowerPoint
Strong planning and communication – ability to manage competing priorities, work in a fast-paced environment, and communicate to Senior Executives on a regular basis
Proven ability to work independently, usually within a sophisticated and often ambiguous environment, to build rigorous fact-bases that support recommendations to company management
Unique ability to balance analytical rigor with a bias for action - ability to draw on structures from the consulting / strategy toolkit, with a predisposition to produce fast, practical recommendations
High clock-speed - ability to rapidly get to an '80/20' answer, and comfort tailoring the analytical approach as necessary given project timelines
Ability to effectively collaborate is essential to fit MLB’s culture and this role – understanding how to bring interconnected pieces together and optimize workflows, commonly working across multiple departments at various levels within the organization
Openness to an environment of active developmental feedback and mentoring from peers and managers, with a desire to learn and grow rapidly
Flexible work schedule based on business needs; minimal travel as needed
Low-ego – equally comfortable giving or receiving direction, leading or contributing as appropriate, driving conversations or supporting as necessary
High EQ and strong interpersonal skills – strong ability to 'read the room', adjust approach and communication style as appropriate
Work with the Strategy team to execute and implement strategy projects aimed at charting the future course of the Industry (e.g., content distribution, ticketing strategies, global growth)
Support 'internal-consulting' projects that explore, evaluate, and recommend strategies and tactics to support MLB’s priorities across Clubs, League functions & verticals, the Office of the Commissioner
Perform detailed quantitative (e.g., market analysis, consumer trends, economic conditions, etc.) and qualitative (e.g., case studies, driven strategies, winning applications, etc.) analyses to pinpoint appropriate recommendations and support long-term growth initiatives
Effectively build relationships and collaborate with team members across multiple lines of business and functional departments (e.g., Media, International, Marketing) to identify high potential growth areas, source data / resources, and align business / functional strategies
Serve as a strategic resource to Clubs via the Club Services function within Strategy & Development and in partnership with functional experts from League verticals
Support Corporate Development activities as necessary, including developing analyses of new markets, investment diligence, etc.
Take ownership of presentation development for League and Club executive leadership, including communications on key market trends and strategic implications for the industry
Define methodologies to support senior-level strategic and operational decisions; develop analytical approaches to transform information into thoughtful, actionable insights
Share ownership of MLB Strategy & Development’s operational tools and repositories
Conduct ad-hoc projects for senior management
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Per the NYC pay transparency law, the hiring range for this position is $90,000-$120,000.
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