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Senior Business Analyst with FC Cincinnati in Cincinnati · OH

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Job Title: Senior Business Analyst
Reports to: Director of Business Intelligence

About FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the league as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. MLS invited Cincinnati to the league as an expansion team in May 2018, giving the club one of the fastest run-ups to its first-division launch in league history – 277 days from invitation to its first game. The team has played its home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, while its new soccer-specific stadium is constructed in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati. 

 When the West End Stadium opens in Spring 2021, FC Cincinnati’s future home is expected to be one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. The $250 million, privately funded stadium will have a 26,000 capacity, with the closest seats within 15 feet of the field. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. Additionally, the team’s famous supporters’ section, The Bailey, will grow to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. West End Stadium will meet all current requirements to host CONCACAF and FIFA events, featuring top national teams from around the world, including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, as well as the world’s top club teams for friendlies. 
 
Position Summary
The Senior Business Analyst plays an integral role at FC Cincinnati as a member of the Business Intelligence Department. In this position, you’ll leverage your skills with data to support the company in any way possible, whether for revenue growth, improving fan experience, or sustaining a winning team.
 
The Business Intelligence Department is responsible for analyzing, interpreting, presenting, and communicating data to enhance processes, decision-making, and outcomes for FC Cincinnati.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Aggregate, clean, and transform data from various sources
  • Develop reproducible code, analyses, and models for application to business components of the organization
  • Develop Tableau reports and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure timely delivery
  • Identify opportunities to initiate new projects and research
 
Education
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate degree with an emphasis in economics, statistics, mathematics, or computer science and at least 1-2 years of professional analytics experience and/or a graduate degree with an emphasis in economics, statistics, mathematics, or computer science.

Technical Skills
  • Conceptual understanding of or prior experience developing machine learning-based models
  • Prior experience accessing data via APIs and/or web scraping
  • Experience with data visualization software and tools, ideally Tableau, ggplot2, D3, and/or Bokeh
  • Advanced programming experience with R and Python
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint)

Professional Skills
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from department heads, sponsors, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations to all levels of employees and upper management. 
  • Must be very well organized and highly self-motivated. Must be able to effectively work as part of a team as well as independently.
 
Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to interpret key metrics/data and apply mathematical operations to develop ROI analyses and present reports
 
Problem-Solving & Reasoning
  • Ability to define problems, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make recommendations
  • Must be able to use creativity, logic and technical skills to see projects through to completion
  • Must be self-motivated and consistently take initiative to learn new technology and find solutions for existing challenges
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, and an ability to meet deadlines
 
Example Projects in this Role
  • What impact do giveaways have on game day revenue?
  • How much does ticket price influence a fan’s retail spend?
  • How do we build an effective dashboard that communicates KPIs to our stakeholders?
 
FC Cincinnati is 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.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Are you a current resident of the West End Neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio?

  3. What salary range are you looking for?

  4. Why do you think you are a good fit for this position?