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Job Description

Futures Sport Entertainment (FS E), is a global sports data, technology and analytics consulting company.

Founded in 2002, Futures brings unique, proprietary software and insights to the global sports and entertainment industries. We're a commercially-minded consultancy that thrives on providing many of the world's most famous rights holders, teams, and sponsors with data-driven strategies to support their top business objectives.

We work on projects covering some of the world's most prominent and powerful players in sports and entertainment, and our projects have stretched to all corners of the globe, ranging from college basketball to eSports to the NFL.

We aim to continuously find better ways of measuring the commercial aspects of sports business. Delivering unique insight to our clients. Futures is technology and data-driven, having developed unique measurement tools and techniques to provide clients with robust analyses. Our culture is one of continuous improvement. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of data in sport and extend the analysis that we deliver to clients. We deliver extraordinary client servicing and provide unrivalled commercial insights by listening carefully to our clients' needs.

Junior Analyst

Do you want to work with leaders of U.S.-based projects on media and sponsorship analytics? Do you want to work hand-in-hand with Futures' top-tier analysts on these projects that assist professional teams, league offices, and Fortune 500 brands? As they seek to optimize sponsorships, better understand cross-platform media consumption and global growth? If that sounds interesting to you, read on!

This role pivotal to our team, requiring you to demonstrate your analytical skills, creativity in problem-solving and ability to work effectively as part of a team. We're ready to take on the world of sports insights, are you coming with us?

Key Responsibilities

* Lead, analyze and interpret complex datasets
* Interpret data to deliver bespoke commercial insight to our clients
* Structure and deliver analysis
* Chip in to writing and preparing client reports and presentations
* Immerse yourself in the world of sport, data and business to contribute to the team and our clients

From day one, you will gain exposure to senior members of the team and high profile clients to deliver solutions and help in the development of our research software and tools

Who We Are Looking For

* 1-2 years of meaningful work experience or recent graduate with a professional or equivalent degree in a relevant field of study (such as computer science, natural sciences, engineering, mathematics or economics)
* An analytical and strategic thinker who has a business mind and a real passion for sports and entertainment
* A self-starter who has meticulous attention to detail and an ability to work to challenging deadlines
* Knowledge of sports and/or media business landscape desirable
* Experience handling multiple projects simultaneously, while working as both part of a team and independently
* Comfortable taking initiative and leading individual work streams independently, with minimal direction
* Excellent quantitative skills, including advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
* Experience with coding and data science software desirable e.g. SQL, VBA, R, SPSS, Python

FS&E is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

About Octagon

Octagon was founded in 1999 as a development partnering organization, providing regulatory services to the life sciences industry. As the company grew, the Octagon team expanded the service offerings upstream to include outsourcing services in the Clinical area and process consulting services across the submission process. Training has been a component of every engagement and continues to be key to our leadership position in the industry. In support of the growing service offerings, Octagon developed a proprietary technology to manage all of the moving parts of the complex submission process. We realized that many life sciences professionals were struggling with similar process management challenges. The company made a strategic decision to invest in the development and commercialization of the product and in 2003, Octagon launched ViewPoint®, our enterprise process management solution. This solution supported our holistic process-centric view of drug development and enabled us to offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. In 2007, Octagon acquired an Electronic Data Capture provider to move us closer to our vision of supporting the entire drug development process "from data collection to submission". Presently, Octagon has four strategic lines of business that include Regulatory, Clinical, Process Consulting and Software solutions. Our offerings combine people, process and technology to provide complete capabilities to our valued clients. As industry standards emerge we continue to evolve our offerings and lead in the definition and execution of new business models for the life sciences industry.

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