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Corporate Strategy Lead

REQ ID:  5908

New York, New York, US, 10022

At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.


Position Summary:

The Corporate Strategy Lead role within the Global Strategy & Innovation group's Strategic Initiatives & Operations function, is a position responsible for driving the NBA's strategic direction across the NBA, WNBA, G League, NBA 2K League, and BAL. This leadership includes stewarding alignment on the NBA's biggest priorities, mobilizing the measurement of key performance metrics, and prioritizing key projects to achieve the NBA's goals. This role will take an insights-driven approach to understanding the NBA's long-term growth opportunities and business operations critical to the NBA's global success. This individual will work with business leaders across domestic and international markets to align on strategic direction and communicate agreed upon priorities to the organization.


Major Responsibility:

  • Lead the annual goal-setting function at the NBA including organization-wide performance measurement
  • Partner with business unit leaders to set department-level objectives
  • Collaborate with diverse project teams and exhibit best-practice project management skills
  • Provide thought leadership and analytical rigor to corporate, strategic initiatives
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to a broad range of senior internal constituents


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 5+ years of professional experience, preferably at a top-tier strategy consulting firm or corporate strategy group in media/entertainment or other relevant industry
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate with senior executives both inside and outside the organization
  • Proactive, self-starter who can work independently within set objectives
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills and a solution-oriented approach
  • Experience working and multi-tasking in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of Sports, Entertainment, Media and Technology industries preferred



BA/BS degree or relevant experience preferred

MBA or other advanced degree preferred


The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace.  To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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