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Manager, Business Initiatives

We are DraftKings. We’re inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence.

Be the strategy behind the game.

As the Manager of Business Initiatives, you will value and optimize our best in class partnerships with teams, leagues, media, platforms, and influencers.  You’ll work closely with other business units and external agency partners to source inputs for the scorecards and ensure the full utilization of assets.  In this role, you’ll join a growing team dedicated to measuring and optimizing our best-in-class partnerships in the sports, media, and gaming industries.  Sound good to you? Join us. 

What you’ll do as a Manager, Business Initiatives:

  • Create, manage, and improve DraftKings’ deal-level models to prove out the value of DraftKings’ team, league, media, platform, influencer, and other deals.

  • Work closely with colleagues from Analytics, Growth Marketing, VIP, Business Development, Partnership Activation, and external agency partners to source inputs for the models and ensure full utilization of assets.

  • Build and update financial models to value our strategic partnerships across sports, media, and gaming.

  • Source model inputs from internal stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure all assets are being utilized fully.

  • Work with external agency partners to source additional inputs, and manage the relationship and timelines with these partners.

  • Analyze model outputs and create actionable insights to drive decision making.

  • Work with counterparts in Business Development and Partnership Activation to ensure these insights are incorporated into decisions around deal structuring, asset optimization, and partnership renewals.

  • Confidently present findings to senior leadership and be prepared to incorporate feedback and answer questions.

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders across DraftKings; engage with them on a regular basis to maintain strong lines of communication.

What you’ll bring:   

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of professional experience in a related field. 

  • Ability to apply insights from data and analytics to multi-faceted business models.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Experience with SQL, media (especially sports media) and sponsorship is a plus.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and proven ability to influence all levels of an organization.

  • Data-driven, strategic mindset, and strong attention to detail, with a deep understanding of the industry.

  • Creative, strategic and data insights-driven thinking.

  • Ability to multitask under tight deadlines and work in a very fast-paced environment.


Join Us!

We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

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