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Global Data and Insights Strategist

REQ ID:  9236

New York, New York, US, 10022

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.


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 worldwide.


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 Global Data and Insights Strategist will be responsible for delivering actionable insights and interpretations of data to our marketing and partnership teams. Led by the Senior Growth Strategist, this group will help our stakeholders across international markets to use data, technology, and marketing channels to grow their businesses.


The ideal candidate is resourceful and takes ownership of complex tasks and projects. We’re looking for someone to support the growth of local fan bases by delivering data- driven insights globally. You will draw on experiences across digital marketing, data analysis, and CRM to solve problems.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Make daily optimization recommendations to Regional marketing teams
  • Proactively identify operational problems and the resources to resolve those problems
  • Advise peers on effective ways of executing concepts with some availability to be hands-on in the operation
  • Implement fan segmentation across channels
  • Inform Region’s existing tactical plans with insights and new opportunities
  • Introduce experimentation and lead generation as priorities across Regions
  • Determine cross-channel measurement strategy
  • Build data and analytics capabilities
  • Track and report campaign performance
  • Own and manage the data-engineering backlog for IT
  • Ensure outputs from the working team are useful, polished and client-ready
  • Build ad-hoc reports, analysis, and segments using SQL, digital analytics tools, and user-friendly interfaces to alleviate pressure on other Marketing team
  • Conduct workshops to accelerate growth and produce playbooks to sustain growth
  • Advocate for executive visibility of the operating team and its progress
  • Standardize or rationalize goals, operations, and vocabulary across Regions and the NY-based team
  • Work cross functionally with TMBO & GSI and the regional marketing teams to ensure regional fan acquisition and engagement efforts align with global strategy and goals
  • Develop baseline goals and forecasts for growth
  • Create reporting and KPI tracking
  • Determine key measures for success
  • Conduct data attribute/known record valuation and QA processes for international data


Requiremed Skills/ Knowledge: 

  • Expert at problem-solving, critical thinking
  • Ability to successfully navigate cross-functional teams and prioritize across competing needs
  • Strong analytical skills including data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI)
  • Intermediate SQL experience
  • Understanding of marketing operations processes, data management, and technology implementation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong partnership skills and experience working with various functional teams and markets
  • Demonstrated success in evangelizing the purpose of an enterprise global team within a highly matrixed environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities with many stakeholders
  • Experience supporting an international business or partner



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required


Salary Range:

$65,000 to $80,000 per year

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About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

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

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