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Fanatics // officially licensed sports merchandise
Remote - New York    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
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Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite & harness the passions of fans & maximize the presence & reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers & a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear & hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making & quickly distributing fan gear in today's 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB & MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles & trading cards hobby with top leagues & players association partners; & Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming & retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics' partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) & hundreds of collegiate & professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.
As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, & hundreds of partners, suppliers, & vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical & sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting & representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners & fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, & play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
At Fanatics, we're a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride & passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate & support.  We recognize that diversity helps drive & foster innovation, & through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality & advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools & resources to feel connected & engaged in who they are & what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

The Role:
We are seeking a Director to build out & lead our Business Intelligence group. This role reports to our VP of Data & is responsible for insights & analytics within Fanatics Betting & Gaming. The leader who fits this role will be experienced at growing analytics operations & will have sports industry expertise.
Duties & responsibilities may include:
      Build out a best in class business analyst group, designed to support the organization's decision-making, create ad share insights
      Develop & communicate standards & procedures for the analyst group
      Develop processes & forums to share insights to the company. This person embodies a teaching” mentality & prioritizes relationships & information sharing
      Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders, including the executive leadership team, engineering, product, marketing, legal, ops & more
      Provide leadership & expertise within the data org.  Be a mentor & role model
      Partner with engineering both within Data group & across other engineering domains
What skills are important to us:
      Experience with growing & leading multiple large analytical teams, & partnering with data engineering to develop strategic data assets & improve the data platform       
      Expertise in business intelligence methods & standards, focused on descriptive analytics & experimentation
      Strong strategic thinking, written & verbal communication, & resource prioritization skills
      Emphasis on trust-building & ability to quickly make decisions that usually turn out well
      Desire to build an operation from scratch in a fast-paced environment
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