Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Hybrid)
Posted: 6 April 2023
Link to Apply: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3551661651/
About the job
Business Operations and Strategy Lead – Big Bash Leagues
Working for Cricket Australia means that you become a part of Australia’s proud history and help us look toward the future. We are seeking to drive bold, transformative change in digital experiences, junior participation, culturally diverse inclusion, gender equality and sustainability, re-imagine the W/BBL, build player connection through storytelling and play our part in developing the game globally.
Our purpose is clear; to unite and inspire everyone to love and play cricket. Cricket is so much more than just a game; it brings people together and binds us all through our shared experiences.
This is your opportunity to join a purpose led organisation that truly makes a difference to Australians.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This is an exciting time for us, as we have created a brand-new Business Operations and Strategy Lead role within the Big Bash Leagues. A Club focussed role, you will champion commercial growth for the Clubs and the Leagues through best practice analysis, market insights, development, benchmarking and implementation of commercial strategies, programs and products.
The Business Operations and Strategy Lead will support commercial performance, ensuring the Big Bash commercial ecosystem achieves its potential, delivers on market thresholds and drive profit for our 8 Clubs.
This is a key role within the Big Bash League team, your strong commercial and entrepreneurial mindset will support our vision to be a ‘world class league’ as we inspire the next generation of fans across both the BBL and WBBL competitions.
Reporting to the Head of Business Operations – Big Bash Leagues you will be responsible for Commercial Strategy activities including provide industry support and benchmarking on commercial performance, value and category landscape. Monitoring and evaluating Big Bash assets in market to ensure the League and Clubs optimising returns and consistently analyse the commercial marketplace and provide recommendations to drive growth opportunities or to mitigate risk to the industry.
You will provide Club Support to ensure industry benchmarks and thresholds are achieved. And support Clubs with commercial strategy providing insights on portfolio management and asset valuations.
You will also be responsible for Operations and Governance including governance of the Big Bash Commercial Guidelines and Team Participation Agreement and will facilitate and manage the Club commercial group ensuring strong engagement exists across all Clubs, the League and CA Commercial teams.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The ideal candidate will be someone with relevant experience in the commercial sporting environment, ideally at Club level. You need to bring outstanding business acumen, commercial awareness and strong analytical skills to this role to really drive growth. Your ability to output stories, insights and narrative to CEO level from commercial data will help realise success.
Along with this, the ideal candidate will have excellent stakeholder management skills, impeccable relationship building and the ability to manage complex issues and pivot quickly to rapidly changing environments – you’ll be able to manage multiple priorities whilst remaining focused.
Importantly you will bring demonstrated leadership, collaboration and creative thinking skills as well as excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills and you’ll shoot for the stars striving continuously for great outcomes.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Our employees at Cricket are gifted an additional week leave at the end of season! As a CA employee, you will also have other benefits including:
- Tickets to the Cricket for you to take your friends and family and experience Australia’s favourite game!
- A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (this isn’t limited to working remotely)
- Discounts from our partners such as ASICS and salary packaging options
- A multitude of leave types including paid parental leave and volunteer leave
THE IMPORTANT STUFF
Cricket is a sport for all Australians and our workplace reflects that. We recognise our differences are our strength and a diverse and inclusive workforce is fundamental to our success. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of colour, women, LGBTIQ+ people, people with diverse religious beliefs and people with a disability to apply.
Australian Cricket, including Cricket Australia, is committed to being a child safe organisation and requires all team members to hold a valid Working with Children Check.
If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application process, please contact email@example.com
Please submit your application via the link by 5pm Sunday, 23 April 2023.
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