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Los Angeles Football Club is Major League Soccer’s newest team in Los Angeles, set to debut in 2018.  We are developing a world-class, forward-thinking sports organization to bring the fastest growing professional sport in America to one of the largest and most diverse markets in the world.  Our primary initiatives include: designing and building our stadium, developing all facets of our brand, engaging with our community and developing our sporting team and youth programs. We are looking to grow our high-caliber, diverse team with creative and hard-working individuals who have a passion for sports, entertainment, and many of the lifestyle elements that the beautiful game touches.

JOB TITLE:          Manager, Business Development

TYPE:                     Full time

DEPARTMENT:    Corporate Partnerships

REPORTS TO:   VP, Corporate Partnerships

LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

 

Position Summary:

As a member of our Corporate Partnership sales team, the Manager, Business Development will focus on selling all LAFC integrated commercial assets including broadcast media (TV), on-site signage, promotional opportunities, logos and marks, and on-line assets as well as brick and mortar real estate assets such as stadium, training facility, and any other owned or managed mixed use/retail assets. The executive will engage new strategic partners to drive business value across all LAFC platforms. The ideal candidate will be responsible for partnership strategy, business development and cultivating c-level relationships to ensure and bring value and profitability to LAFC. This person will target a diverse group of new business prospective partners, as well as internal contacts at all levels. This position must support the organization’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, and innovation.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Learn and implement the sales process from introduction to closure including the following: prospect research, securing the meeting, conducting the pitch, follow-up strategies, finalizing terms and signed contract.
  • Plan and execute partnership pitch presentations and proposals to new prospects.
  • Participate in events, promotions, client entertainment and other activities as required.
  • Work closely with multiple departments to ensure inventory high levels of fulfillment.
  • Take ownership of all processes leading up to and finalizing partnership deals.
  • Monitor relevant market developments in the entertainment/sporting industry.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of LAFC programs, initiatives and be able to successfully compare and contrast with competitors.
  • Utilize client objectives and goals to develop and research promotional platforms and partnership strategies.
  • Create, track, develop and maintain all proposals, research, contracts and follow all corporate partnership processes and guidelines.
  • Compile, report, enter, collect, forecast, and track accurate account elements, billing, fulfillment and contact information, as well as reports pertaining to proposals, contracts, budgets, and other account details.
  • Assist, support and coordinate with internal departments in regards to all aspects of promoting and managing all LAFC properties and other department responsibilities; including but not limited to, special projects and planning.
  • Must have the ability to network and create relationships while working efficiently in a fast-paced sales environment.
  • A four-year (4) college degree.
  • 3+ years of sales and, or sales support experience, sports industry preferred, but not required; proven track record of driving significant six, seven and eight figure partnership deals.
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work weekends and evenings; Must be able to work at all home games during each season.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, writing, and customer service skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word).
  • Professional appearance, attitude and communication skills as well as the ability to work with others are required.
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work well independently.
  • Must have a high degree of poise and professionalism when interacting with internal and external clients.
  • Strong natural selling skills with proven experience in pitch and strategic positioning.
  • Familiarity with the development and execution of dynamic and effective platforms.
  • Strong understanding of or experience with programs integrating social or digital media preferred.
  • Familiarity with the standard demographic research & analytics tools (i.e.- Scarborough, Repucom, etc.) and ability to derive insights from the data.
  • Meticulous with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and support multiple high level positions.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information.

 

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JOB TITLE:          Director/Vice President of Information Technology

TYPE:                     Full time

DEPARTMENT:    Information Technology

REPORTS TO:   Chief Financial and Strategy Officer

LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

 

Position Summary:

We are looking for a talented individual for the Director/Vice President of Information Technology position to build and lead the Club’s Information Technology team. The team is responsible for all facets of LAFC’s technology, both in the cloud and on-premise in all club facilities including the new Banc of California Stadium, ancillary facilities, and First Team training. LAFC expects to provide a world class digitally-enabled supporter, fan and customer experience. The Director/Vice President of Information Technology will be primarily focused on ensuring the correct technology foundation for all aspects of the club’s future growth. This position requires a talented individual equally comfortable with rolling up their sleeves and getting things done while maintaining the big picture strategic plan. Success depends on positioning IT as an enabler and not a barrier to implementing new programs and initiatives. Candidate must be organized, self-motivated and have a strong knowledge of leading edge sports and entertainment digital trends. The successful candidate thinks strategically while getting things done and demonstrates the ability to multi-task.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare annual budget for Information Technology included recurring operations and new technology initiatives in concert with key stakeholders and other department heads.
  • Maintain and revise the technology roadmap and strategy for the entire LAFC technology stack from fan-experience to stadium operations.
  • Work with key stakeholders in sales, marketing and operations to produce a seamless fan experience.
  • Select and manage technology vendors to execute technology projects.
  • Provide the technology perspective on new and ongoing initiatives.
  • Build a maintain scalable enterprise reporting systems.
  • Ensure technology systems are highly available.
  • Ensure the security of technology infrastructure.
  • Coordinate with MLS and other teams on league wide digital initiatives.
  • Develop and implement multichannel fan engagement technology across the web and social media outlets via emerging delivery technologies.
  • Coordinate stadium technologies including Wifi, DAS, IPTV, beacons and other emerging technologies.
  • Build and maintain a modern back-office stack for HR, financials and other functions.
  • Understand the system-wide implications of technology choices.
  • Communicate and explain complex technology solutions without the use of the technical jargon.
  • 8+ years of hands on technology experience.
  • College degree in related field or equivalent experience required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience with multi-million-dollar technology procurement.
  • Experience managing multiple, concurrent large-scale, milestone-based, technology project deliveries.
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud-based IT infrastructures, both SaaS and PaaS.
  • Possess exceptional leadership skills with the ability to successfully lead project teams, provide support to staff, and delegate appropriately.
  • Possess exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess public speaking experience.
  • Experience mentoring and evaluating employees, interns and consulting personnel.
  • Present an overall professional appearance.
  • Possess strong networking skills with peers across LAFC and the sports technology community.
  • Be able to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Work extended and/or irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.
  • Knowledge and experience with the technology stack used by professional sports teams.
  • Knowledge of digital marketing platforms.
  • Knowledge of the Salesforce Platform, integration of enhancements and managing custom development on the platform.
  • Knowledge of eMarketing, including CRM, programmatic display, social media, app dowloads and keyword advertising and automation tools supporting these initiatives.
  • Knowledge of multiple software development methodologies.
  • Experience with e-commerce platforms.
  • Experience with e-commerce payment platforms.
  • Experience with cloud-based point of sale systems.
  • Experience with venue management and reservations systems.

 

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JOB TITLE:            VP, Human Resources

TYPE:                     Full time

DEPARTMENT:      People Operations

REPORTS TO:        Chief Business Officer

LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

 

Position Summary:

Ideal candidate will have extensive HR experience in working with teams in multiple locations at all levels of the organization.  This role will help develop HR strategies that align with LAFC objectives.  Requires ability to communicate and integrate effectively across the LAFC organization as well as the ability to inspire and lead the HR team.

 

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Diversity
  • Employee Communications
  • Employee Initiatives
  • HR Generalist
  • Human Resources Information Systems
  • Labor Relations
  • Organizational Development
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Planning
  • Training and Development

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Develop HR strategies for each site/function to align with LAFC business objectives
  • Advise leadership on organizational design, change management and overall organizational effectiveness
  • Coach and advise leaders, help guide people strategies and develop robust talent and succession management strategies
  • Support business leaders to ensure employee processes, policies and practices enable employee engagement and leadership effectiveness
  • Provide insightful data to guide decision making and provide proactive solutions
  • Identify and lead talent. Honestly assess and effectively manage talent by nourishing, stretching and creating positive working relationships.  Sets clear expectations, demands excellence and creative thinking
  • Optimize HR investments and manage resources with fiscal responsibility
  • Demonstrate the ability to focus on continuous improvement, productivity and organizational effectiveness

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years of HR experience, with at least 5 years at an executive level
  • Experience leading in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to demonstrate complete confidentiality and discretion
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Strong business acumen, people focused and excellent ability to influence
  • Ability to establish strong partnerships at all levels of the organization and across all geographies

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 years of experience at top-tier management consulting firm, corporate strategy, or investment bank (post-BA/BS) or equivalent.
  • Expertise in business and financial modeling.
  • Experience in strategy presentation development for executives.
  • Operational experience in measuring and improving productivity, utilization, scaling initiatives, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information to see big picture while effectively managing detail.
  • Self-starter and ability to work in fast changing environments.
  • Proven ability to successfully work and partner across multiple stakeholders.
  • Passion for sports/soccer and associated lifestyle and culture.

 

Required Education

  • BA/BS degree in Business or Human Resources related field required

 

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JOB TITLE:             Business Analyst or Business Associate

TYPE:                     Full time

DEPARTMENT:       Development and Strategic Initiatives

REPORTS TO:        Senior Vice President

LOCATION:             Los Angeles, CA

 

Position Summary:

We are looking for a talented individual for the Business Analyst or Associate (pre-MBA or post-MBA) position to join the Club’s business strategy group that works on the strategy, development, and execution of the team’s assets such as the new LAFC stadium.  The areas we touch include strategy, business model development, and implementation, project management, public private partnerships, financing, etc.  As part of this team, you will research, collect data, draw insightful analyses, and develop compelling recommendations. Furthermore, you will be expected to communicate these recommendations to relevant stakeholders and help drive execution. Candidate must be organized, self-motivated and entrepreneurial.  The successful candidate will be creative, collaborative, have strong communication skills and demonstrate the ability to multi-task.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct analysis and research of technical and business issues associated with projects, strategic investments, and opportunities.
  • Analyze date to create quantitative and qualitative models which could be forecast, operational, financial, or statistical.
  • Structure complex, ambiguous business issues and develop compelling, insightful findings and recommendations.
  • Identify and evaluate new opportunities for the organization and develop recommendations on strategic direction and opportunities.
  • Support execution of initiatives, projects, and work streams effectively, efficiently, and productively.
  • Develop and deliver effective presentations and communications to multiple levels of stakeholders.
  • Work with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders to get work done.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent through professional experience.
  • 2 years of experience at top-tier management consulting firm, corporate strategy, or investment bank (post-BA/BS).
  • Ability to effectively synthesize information to understand the big picture while managing detail.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytic skills with a high degree of analytical rigor combined with exceptional business judgment.
  • Intermediate skills in qualitative and quantitative modeling.
  • Advanced presentation skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to successfully work and partner across multiple functions in an organization.
  • Willing to submit to background check.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 years of experience at top-tier management consulting firm, corporate strategy, or investment bank (post-BA/BS) or equivalent.
  • Expertise in business and financial modeling.
  • Experience in strategy presentation development for executives.
  • Operational experience in measuring and improving productivity, utilization, scaling initiatives, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information to see big picture while effectively managing detail.
  • Self-starter and ability to work in fast changing environments.
  • Proven ability to successfully work and partner across multiple stakeholders.
  • Passion for sports/soccer and associated lifestyle and culture.

 

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Equal Opportunity Employment:

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

 

Hiring Practices:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.