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Director of Business Intelligence with FC Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH

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Background:
FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the league as its 24th team this season. The club’s ownership group is led by managing owners Carl H. Lindner III, Scott Farmer and George Joseph. MLS invited Cincinnati to the league as an expansion team in May 2019, giving the club one of the fastest run-ups to its first-division launch in league history. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current President Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the USL in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion, and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. The team currently plays its home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, and has started construction on a $250 million, privately funded, 26,000+ seat soccer-specific stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati that is expected to open in early 2021. 

FC Cincinnati is an ambitious, disruptive club that is both brand- and fan-focused, embraces competition with a zeal for winning on and off the field and an unwavering dedication to excellence to build the club and serve the community. The club is fully committed to making Cincinnati a championship city, by creating a legacy that becomes the embodiment of a rising Cincinnati. FC Cincinnati is set to lead, inspire and unite the next generation of citizens and soccer fans.

The organization is built on the core tenants of winning, a family-friendly atmosphere and serving as an active participant in the community. The culture of the company and the team thrives on trust, a desire to be great, and a commitment to success, and to furthering the “aligned ambition” of goals that provide cohesive opportunities for personal and organizational growth.
  
Job Description:
The Director of Business Intelligence at FC Cincinnati will be responsible for supporting data-driven decisions across all business operation verticals including ticketing, sponsorship, marketing, and communications; will analyze data and formulate insights to be an asset for driving commercial value and building fan relationships for the club; will work with internal and external stakeholders across all business departments in the front office and serve as an in-house agency to lead the use of data to make informed business decisions. The Director of Business intelligence will take the club’s strategy and become the day to day driver of the strategic vision and “own” business intelligence in-house. 

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of data analysis and modeling, interest in the practical application of quantitative insights to help inform better business decisions, and experience with professional sports. As the first business intelligence hire, it is also important that the candidate can thrive in a start-up atmosphere focused on building the requisite infrastructure to ensure the club’s long-term success.  

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Identify and build the requisite infrastructure for collecting, storing, managing, and processing data
  • Synthesize vast amounts of data into meaningful information
  •  Utilize quantitative analysis, including statistical modeling techniques, to help address key business questions such as ticket pricing,   sponsorship asset valuation, and customer/fan retention. 
  •  Utilize software such as Salesforce and KORE to support fan retention and customer relationship management initiatives.
  •  Effectively communicate data insights and strategic recommendations through oral and written presentations to senior-level business executives 
  •  Identify best practices both within and outside of the sports industry to define how the club can best use data to drive more-informed business decisions
  •  Demonstrate creative thinking and a willingness to bring new ideas to senior-level business executives

 Education and Experience:
  •  5+ years’ experience in data analytics, data science, and/or a business intelligence role with preferably at least 2 years in the sports industry (experience in ticketing or sponsorships is preferred, but not required) 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, economics or finance (advanced degree preferred, but not required)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with building statistical models such as classification, regression, clustering, segmentation, etc.
  • Experience with programming/statistical languages such as SQL, R, Python, SAS, etc.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau 
  • Experience with Salesforce and/or KORE 
  • Experience with Google Analytics, and other digital/Social analytic tools 
  • Experience in a “client-facing” or similar position that required liaising with senior-level business executives
  • Experience with data warehousing preferred
  • Project management and team management experience preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to translate complex insights into tactical recommendations
  • Interest and ability to keep pace with latest business intelligence trends and developments (both within and outside of the sports industry)

Please submit salary requirements and indicate if you are a West End, Cincinnati, OH resident.   

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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