Careers

JOB OPENING: Associate / Senior Associate (Q4 2022 start)

What is it in for you?

  • Fully immersed in the exciting and evolving business of sport
  • Work directly alongside the partners and clients at Oakwell from day 1 in a way that may not be possible at a larger firm
  • Lead client-facing interaction with investors, rightsholders, and sports tech founders
  • Become a key player in a dynamic and growing team
  • Develop / build upon financial skillset (valuation and modelling) supported by paid training and qualifications: CISI/ICAEW Corporate Finance Diploma, if appropriate
  • Hybrid working structure (4 days in the office is typical)

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Leverage your existing and develop network to procure business opportunities for the company
  • Produce first-class PowerPoint pitch decks and investment materials for clients
  • Own and conduct sports sector analysis (including sports tech companies)
    • Undertake independent desktop research, analyse, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data from investment, commercial, and economic databases
    • Adopt an ecosystem approach by incorporating multiple perspectives e.g. Governance, Commercial, Financial, Strategic angles
  • Manage Oakwell’s investor and sports technology database, tracking relevant companies and investments in relevant verticals
  • Manage output of analyst group and placements and develop their skillsets
  • Financial modelling
  • Keep Oakwell and its clients up to date with the latest trends and news across the sports industry
  • Contribute actively to team discussion and take responsibility from day 1
  • Expected to identify challenges within our business (or the sector more broadly) and provide solutions

What do we look for in our ideal candidate?

  • An independent, team player with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong interpersonal skills building client relationships
  • 3-6 years experience with a Management Consulting or Corporate Finance background favoured
  • Direct sports / media / sports tech industry experience and financial qualifications are a bonus
  • Comfortable managing and dealing with clients at all levels which include senior executives from leading sports federations, rightsholders and investment groups
  • Driven and committed to assist in the development of early-stage investment and advisory ideas
  • Capable of working in a small, dynamic team
  • Strong interest in the business of sport, media, technology, and entertainment but with the ability to operate across multiple sectors
  • Experienced PowerPoint skillset delivering first-class presentations and investment materials
  • Advanced communication, written and excel modelling skillset
  • Understanding of corporate finance and ideally with exposure to
    • Writing and critiquing business plans and models
    • Investment valuation methods (multiples / IRR / DCF)
    • Leveraged Buyout Models
  • Remuneration structure: Competitive salary + discretionary bonus

Please apply using the form on this page and attach your CV and cover letter.

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Applications close 07/10/2022