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Senior Manager, Business Development (Talent & Influencers)

The DraftKings Business Development team is growing rapidly and is searching for an experienced Senior Manager to help manage and organize the needs of the Talent / Influencer team across Business Development and cross-functionally at DraftKings. In joining the Business Development group, you will be responsible for managing talent and related creative deal flow across a wide variety of functions and team members. Our team works in a fast-paced, results-driven environment that will require you to balance multiple priorities, projects, and deadlines at once. The Senior Manager will exercise impeccable judgment in a variety of situations and handle confidential matters with the utmost discretion and drive the depth of important relationships with key athletes, celebrities and influencers. 

What You’ll do as Senior Manager: 

  • Work directly with the Director of BD, Talent to manage day-to-day operations, oversee critical timelines, coordinate priorities and statements of work, legal interactivity and communicate important tasks cross-functionally related to talent acquisition, activation and results 

  • Steward contract negotiations and manage details of contract implementation 

  • Be strategically minded and passionate about understanding the evolution of the talent, influencer and creator economies 

  • Effectively communicate internally and with talent/agents about process and operations in lead up to events and activations 

  • Help generate and ideate on the content experience, specifically related to digital and social media alongside talent 

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal workstreams (digital, content, VIP, etc.) and external talent agencies 

  • Respond to a wide variety of requests for information and executive action; communicating effectively in the face of change, conflict, and competing priorities 

  • Use rigorous metrics as the basis for decision making; including deal valuation, activation performance, and event recaps 

What skills You’ll Bring: 

  • 7+ years of experience working in a busy, high-growth, and fast-paced environment 

  • High EQ and relevant experience working with talent / agency at all levels 

  • Highly advanced analytical, organizational and process & project management skills 

  • Attention to detail and and a demonstrated ability to balance multiple competing priorities

  • Strong computer and technical skills; in particular Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Google Suite 

  • Advanced organizational and communication skills; both written and verbal 

  • Experience working with all levels of management, and consulting with key business stakeholders to solicit feedback and gain buy-in


Who are we a good fit for? 

We love working with talented people but more than that, we seek out compassionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of tech’s most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us. 

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.

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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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