Major League Soccer

  • Director, Business Intelligence

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    ID
    2019-1484
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Data, Insights & Planning
  • Overview

    The Business Intelligence position will help establish and maintain company-wide KPI measurements and associated processes to drive strategic decision making. The role will be critical in providing real time business insights to key stakeholders in order to analyze strategic initiatives and ongoing business operations. In this role, you will be responsible for working closely with a team of department analysts and overseeing data validation and interpretation.  

    Responsibilities

    • Lead process around identifying and establishing complementary KPIs across existing business operations and new initiatives that align with overarching organizational goals
    • Employ qualitative and quantitative reasoning to provide company-wide insights, data validation and reporting to assist management in key strategic decision making
    • Support MLS/SUM business operations through focusing teams on data driven deliverables and aid managers in data interpretation and business strategy
    • Proactively identify business challenges and opportunities through data analysis, and work with business leaders to find strategic solutions
    • Liaise with a team of cross-functional analysts to utilize a set of standardized KPI tracking and reporting procedures, and ensure they deliver real time updates on department progress against performance goals
    • Design and develop visualization tool templates for key executive reports
    • Gain a deep understanding of the underlying department strategies and value drivers through working closely with MLS/SUM business leaders
    • Assist in the preparation of presentations to executives and department leads
    • Ad hoc business reporting and analysis as needed
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 8+ years of experience, preferably in business intelligence, analytics or relevant data driven support roles.
    • Strong quantitative analysis, problem solving and presentation skills
    • Familiarity with SQL, statistical tools (e.g. SAS) and dashboard visualization tools (e.g. Tableau)
    • Ability to transform data into digestible and presentable stories
    • Superior organization, and ability to manage projects through to completion
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences, both written and verbally
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment while maintaining a strong attention to detail
    • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
    • Solutions oriented with demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Detail-oriented, self-starter with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
    • Expert in Excel, Word, PowerPoint

    Desired Skills

    • Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)
    • Knowledge of the sport of soccer
    • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays 

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