Strategy Analyst

London
Full Time
Competitive
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Manchester United is a leading Premier League Football Club with a global brand presence. The Club is recruiting for a permanent Strategy Analyst to support the Sponsorship and Alliances department.
This is a unique and rare opportunity to work for one of the world’s leading football clubs, renowned for its success and innovation on and off the pitch.

This position offers experience working in a fast-paced and dynamic commercial office. The successful candidate will gain an invaluable insight into the commercial business of a global football club, specifically supporting the Sponsorship and Alliances function.

Full description

At Manchester United our aim is to Win the United Way – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?

The Purpose:

Manchester United is a leading Premier League Football Club with a global brand presence. The Club is recruiting for a permanent Strategy Analyst to support the Sponsorship and Alliances department.
This is a unique and rare opportunity to work for one of the world’s leading football clubs, renowned for its success and innovation on and off the pitch.

This position offers experience working in a fast-paced and dynamic commercial office. The successful candidate will gain an invaluable insight into the commercial business of a global football club, specifically supporting the Sponsorship and Alliances function.


The Role:


The primary function is to support the Strategy team with strategic projects and analysis. Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the strategic planning, project management and execution of projects to help deliver the department’s key strategic business goals, underpinning revenues of over £250m pa
  • Strategic analysis of Sponsorship Sales process, identifying areas of improvement across the team
  • Analysis of Partnership performance, with a focus on media value delivered to Partners
  • Developing a sound grasp of the range of research resources available to the team, and building a good working knowledge of the most regularly used sources
  • Analysis of large data sets to identify key insights for use by the Sponsorship Sales and Partnership teams
  • Analysis and presentation of competitor analysis and market research to identify opportunities and challenges within the wider sports sponsorship industry
  • Management of the report writing function, which supports the Alliances team with written analysis on a range of industries and businesses, assessing and making initial recommendations on their suitability for sponsorship
  • Supporting the other Analysts in management of a team of interns who support the broader team with day-to-day functions
  • Developing a sound grasp of the range of research resources available to the team, and building a good working knowledge of the most regularly used sources
  • Supporting on management of the club’s assets, including analysis on valuations and ROI
  • Supporting on Sponsorship Sales and Partnerships data requests
  • Being adaptable, dealing with a varied and challenging range of requests from across the business



The Person:


The most suitable candidate for this position would have the following:

  • At least 1-2 years experience working in a related field (research, strategy). Experience in sport is preferable but not required
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage large data sets
  • Desk and internet research skills, with a willingness to find new data/research
  • Ability to think logically and strategically
  • A team-player, able to collaborate and build relationships with key stakeholders throughout the Club
  • The ability to work in an independent and self-confident manner
  • Excellent proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs – including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience in sport / media is preferable but not required
  • Candidate should demonstrate pride and passion in working for Manchester United





If you would like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by 18th November 2022.


Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job application, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications, and this may not always possible.


Due to this post being in regulated activity, the potential employee may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level.
Manchester United FC & Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk in our workplace.

Manchester United FC & Group positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.


It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles.

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