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Associate Business Operations, Athlete Partnerships

Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores. 
As a market leader with more than 18,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
Fanatics Collectibles is seeking a Biz Ops Associate to take on the most critical, complex, and visible projects within our Athlete Partnerships roadmap. This position directly reports to the Head of Athlete Partnerships and offers exposure to both elite athletes and the Collectibles Leadership team. The Athlete Partnerships Biz Ops Associate will be actively involved in multiple impactful initiatives. Specifically, they will play a key role in developing our autograph procurement strategy (10M+ autos per year), establishing contract negotiation frameworks, and driving strategies to connect our premier athletes with collectors. We are looking for an ideal candidate who is highly adaptable, self-motivated, possesses excellent analytical skills, and demonstrates a commitment to teamwork. Candidates with a passion for sports, culture, and entertainment are likely to fit in well with our agile culture.

Within the first 6 mos. you will…

  • Prioritize and help drive multiple high-impact business initiatives and, together with the Athlete Partnerships Team, work cross-functionally to ensure project success
  • Set goals, report findings, deliver recommendations, and help present progress updates to the Fanatics Collectibles Head of Athlete Partnerships and other key leaders
  • Create a comprehensive autograph procurement strategy and across 3000+ athletes from every major sporting leagues globally
  • Lead tentpole licensing initiatives to ensure on-time-delivery of flagship projects
  • Engage with a wide array of end-consumers and channel partners to better understand industry dynamics and refine recommendations accordingly
  • Become a subject-matter-expert in all things Trading Cards and Athlete Relations

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 3-5 years of experience, with a preference for Management Consulting, Strategy, Finance / Accounting, or Biz Ops roles
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, economics, accounting or similar preferred
  • Strong quantitative modeling & analytical skills, excellent written & verbal communication skills, strong financial acumen
  • Team-first mindset, with a passion for solving highly complex problems together
  • Ability to handle a multi-tasking environment, meet deadlines, and work across a wide range of high-priority initiatives
  • Confidence, intellectual curiosity, ability to cut through ambiguity, and a desire to learn
The salary range for this position is $107,000-$134,000 which represents base pay only and does not include short-term or long-term incentive compensation. When determining base pay, as part of a final compensation package, we consider several factors such as location, experience, qualifications, and training.
The salary range for this position is $107,000-$134,000 which represents base pay only and does not include short-term or long-term incentive compensation. When determining base pay, as part of a final compensation package we consider several factors such as location, experience, qualifications and training.
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Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.
Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.
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