Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Binghamton Rumble Ponies

General Manager - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Binghamton · NY)

Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Jobs in Binghamton · NY
Administration/General Management: General Management/Profit & Loss
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies are seeking an exceptional candidate for the role of General Manager to lead the organization to the next level in providing the best fan experience that minor league baseball can offer.  Are you ready to be part of an organization that represents community, history, and excellence? Are you ready to help inspire the staff, create relationships with partners and ticket holders, and help grow our business?
About The Rumble Ponies 
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies, based in Binghamton, New York, are the proud Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets. The Rumble Ponies play in Mirabito Stadium, located in Binghamton and are part of the Eastern League
About The Role
 The leader will oversee all aspects of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The role requires someone who is highly analytical and strategic, approaches problems in a thoughtful manner but is capable of making quick decisions under pressure. Top candidates will have a vision of how to build an asset that has many stakeholders, including fans, staff, sponsors, players, and local institutions as well as the ability to articulate that vision to the community. Driving revenue across tickets, sponsorship, food and beverage, merchandise, etc. while controlling costs is the key to success so a demonstrated track record of doing so is a strong plus. The successful candidate will also have well developed people management skills with experience building  strong, unified team across several different business lines.
The position manages and owns all aspects of running one of only 30 Double-A franchises in the country. Organizing the resources for staff to be successful, possessing communication skills to lead both internally and externally as a leader in the community, harnessing the drive to push through challenges and waking up every day thinking how to make the organization better is the essence of the role.
Responsibilities to include (but not limited to): 
  •        Work with ownership to refine the vision and execute on a business plan with both short and                       long-term goals.
  •        Daily leadership of management team.
  •        Establish and promote a positive, inclusive culture of high performance and continuous                                 improvement.
  •        Develop and manage annual sales plans and operating budgets to achieve revenue and profitability           growth targets in all departments.
  •        Implement daily/weekly processes to guide all aspects of the business.
  •        Recruit and hire staff on continuous basis to maintain appropriate levels of staffing and build                       bench strength.
  •        Mentor and develop staff using a positive, supportive approach on a consistent basis.
  •        Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals as well as manage and assess staff           performance on a continuous basis.
  •        Develop and refine business processes related to all departments and provide close oversight of                 quality and fiscal controls.
  •        Be a presence in the area community to ensure that the team is a force for good. 
 Key Qualifications
  •        Bachelor’s Degree in related field required or equivalent experience.
  •        3-5+ years minimum experience as an Assistant General Manager or General Manager with a proven         track record of both management and sales success.
  •        5+ years of sports leadership with demonstrated track record of performance areas including                       ticket sales, sponsorship sales, food and beverage sales, merchandise sales, etc
  •        Individual sales experience in sponsorship and ticketing with a proven track record is a must.
  •       Previous experience developing and managing an operating budget required.
  •       Solid organizational and time management skills.
  •       The ability to work long hours, including weekends, and holidays as necessary.
  •       The ability to lead others and developing junior staff members a must.
  •       Recruiting and hiring experience a must.
  •       Examples of planning acumen and of being a strategic thinker with the ability to develop and                        implement processes and plans.
  •       High energy level coupled with strong drive for results.
  •       Ability to clearly define and address complex issues.
  •       Demonstrates a consistent, transparent approach in performing duties.
  •       Well-developed influencing, persuasion, and negotiation skills.
  •       Exhibits a collaborative approach.
  •       Proven track record of developing and maintaining strong, lasting relationships with relevant                        stakeholders.
  •       Demonstrated effectiveness in hiring, developing, and promoting top sales talent.
  •       Effective problem-solving abilities under time constraints.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. How do you build a culture that allows a minor league front office to succeed while retaining and attracting talent?