Corporate Development Director @ Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas, NV

Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

This position is based in Las Vegas, the UFC’s hometown and the Fight Capital of the World. Las Vegas matches the passion and energy of the UFC and offers a vast array of entertainment, restaurants, spas, golf courses, shops and accommodations. The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Moscow, and Shanghai.

The Ultimate Opportunity:
UFC offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, supplemental life, short-term disability and 401(k) with a company match. Our Las Vegas office has an on-site gym with cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights. We have a regular wellness calendar for employees featuring health and nutritional classes. The Las Vegas office participates annually in a citywide Corporate Challenge. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription services with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content, The Ultimate Fighter television show and more!
Strategy for Winning:
Our office consists of people who are passionate, dedicated and innovative. The Corporate Development Manager performs financial and strategic analysis in support of key company projects and initiatives, and drives the strategic planning process across the organization. This position works daily with members of the Strategy team, and various senior professionals within the organization, both domestically and internationally.
1. Works closely with all functional areas to assist with business development activities.
2. Assists with any acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and capital markets transactions.
3. Builds financial models, budgets, long-term forecasts and comparative analysis.
4. Drives and implements company-wide strategic planning process in collaboration with the Finance department.
5. Leads the preparation of investor update materials.
6. Assists with strategy, development and implementation of key company-wide projects.
7. Contributes to the preparation of financial analysis related to the company’s performance.
8. Develops presentation materials for internal and external meetings.
9. Prepares business and brand highlight presentations for potential business partners.
10. Supports management of UFC Fitness investment, which includes UFC Fitness financial performance review, analysis of new opportunities, preparation and distribution of status updates, and review and maintenance of financial models.
11. Supports management of other strategic partners.
12. Performs other tasks, projects, and responsibilities as assigned.
Skills and Experience:
1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent work experience. An MBA is preferred.
2. 5 or more years of experience in the area of strategic analysis.
3. Strong knowledge of corporate finance and accounting practices.
4. Investment banking or strategy consulting background preferable.
5. Highly organized, detail-oriented, and a proactive, critical thinker.
6. Effective communicator with solid team building skills who is able to work within and across functional groups.
7. Highly numerate with excellent Microsoft Office and financial modeling skills.
8. Experience in developing presentations and presenting information.
9. Creative mindset with an ability to identify ways to leverage existing assets for new business.
10. Flexibility to adapt to changing and challenging situations.

UFC conducts pre-employment background and drug screenings

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