We are looking for a Senior Strategy Manager to support our Head of Business Strategy in delivering the club’s strategy. This will involve utilising market intelligence and strategic best practice to help devise solutions to existing and new business problems, whilst establishing new growth opportunities. You’ll work closely with the Executive team and take club-wide projects through from idea phase to completion.

Who We Are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Manage strategic reviews of existing business operations and oversee developmental projects which drive the club forward, running a methodical process from ideation through to delivery. 
  • Support the delivery of the club’s strategy by working effectively with teams across Football, Commercial, Operations, and Administration. 
  • Provide analysis to support the Board, CEO and Exec on club decision-making on a broad range of institutional and governance matters. 
  • Further accelerate the development of the club by preparing for and attending institutional working groups on key club matters, liaising with external experts such as consultants, accountants, league, and football governing bodies to learn about best-in-class thinking.

What We Are Looking For

  • Significant experience in Strategy Consulting or Principal Investing.
  • Demonstrable experience of utilising strategic analytical skills, including market situation/trend analyses, economic and P&L modelling and forecasting, scenario planning, go to market / roll out plans and operational feasibility assessments.
  • Track record of strategic development and implementation planning in a diverse commercial or sporting environment.
  • Strong and credible presentational skills, with experience presenting to senior management.
  • Able to evaluate business opportunities and deconstruct business problems with analytical rigor and strategic thinking, providing high-value opinions and recommendations.
  • Advanced knowledge of analytical tools and frameworks, including issue identification, project structuring, data gathering, and research, enabling end-to-end problem-solving.
  • Able to create viable and realistic business plans and practical implementation strategies to outline how new propositions would best be taken to market and utilized by the club.
  • Strong motivational and interpersonal skills, able to establish relationships and work effectively across all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Excellent communication skills, presenting views in a precise and compelling manner.

Why choose us 

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme 
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service 
  • Great internal learning and development programmes 
  • A flexible hybrid working model 
  • Discounted Arsenal season tickets 
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package 
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners 

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch.

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

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