Based at: Location Flexible

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Strategy Manager to join our amazing Commercial team to identify & support delivery of commercial strategic projects and planning to drive long term revenue growth for The Jockey Club, ensuring that we act for the good of British racing in everything we do.

About The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club stages thrilling sporting occasions and live events nationwide including The Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival & The Derby. Owning & operating 15 course’s, millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment on raceday’s and beyond.

As the largest commercial group in British racing, we are guided by our mission to act for the long term good of the sport. Every penny we make goes back into racing to promote excellence within Britain’s second biggest spectator sport. Our people are what makes this possible

At The Jockey Club people are at the heart of what we do and drive our success. We are inclusive and actively seek to attract people with unique backgrounds and perspectives. Diverse, collaborative teams are pivotal to our success and support the potential and growth of all our people.

The Strategy Manager will

¨ Identify and support the Head of Strategy to deliver key strategic projects and new business initiatives that create a step change in Group revenues – both around core racing product and in new areas.

¨Develop financial models and cases to support your analysis and enable data-driven decision-making.

¨Distil data, insights and information into clear and compelling written presentations / strategic papers.

¨ Use a data-driven approach at all times, combining internal and external data where appropriate to drive decision making at every level.

¨ Collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders to prepare the analysis required to evaluate business, market and M&A opportunities.

¨ Support the Executive team to help monitor the strategic direction for the Group via annual and five-year planning processes.

¨ Drive a culture of insight-led continuous improvement across all revenue streams, such as raceday (ticketing, hospitality, catering), venue diversification, sponsorship, broadcast and digital media, and betting.

¨Act as a thought leader, sharing and applying learnings from other sports, leisure and entertainment organisations.

About you

¨ Experience of working in strategy functions in house or in a consulting firm

¨ Leading analysis and modelling within strategic projects

¨ High level of Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency

¨ Knowledge of trends in the leisure and sports industries

¨ Sound financial knowledge and understanding of business modelling.

¨ Outstanding analytical skills, including skills in financial modelling and strategic evaluation.

¨ Creativity and curiosity to find and apply data and comparable case studies to a strategic question.

What we offer in return

¨ All colleagues can go along to any of our race day or music events free of charge – along with 3 friends or family with our TeamPass Ticket scheme.

¨ An award-winning pension scheme provider with a generous employer contribution

¨ A healthcare cash back plan enabling you to claim money back on health & wellbeing services.

¨ 25 days annual leave

¨ Access to a suite of Learning & Development training resources from renowned providers

¨ A whole host of other benefits including free eyecare vouchers, a ride to work cycle scheme & discounts across varying retailers & services.

If you think you have everything we’re looking for and more, then we’d love to hear from you. Don’t hang around, our closing date for this vacancy is 1st March but we reserve the right to bring this forward if we have a large number of applications

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