Jobs at NBA Nigeria – National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association is a professional basketball league in North America. The league is composed of 30 teams and is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. It is the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world.

National Basketball Association Nigeria is currently recruiting into vacant positions. 

Applications are accepted from interested persons to apply for the vacant jobs at NBA Nigeria – National Basketball Association.

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Job Description:

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, this position will work closely will work across all business units on the design, planning, and implementation of NBA events and operations throughout Africa. This position will take a lead role in our experiential and basketball event operations throughout Nigeria.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Key contributor to the planning and execution of experiential events (i.e. Jr. NBA launches, hospitality events, fan festivals, viewing parties, etc.)
  • Lead the management of overall event budgets for specific event platforms including tracking all event costs, serving as primary contact for the Finance team in London
  • Partner with Africa senior leadership by working across various departments to develop new concepts to be monetized, by identifying new events revenue opportunities for existing and new NBA partners
  • On-going regular communication with broader Africa events & operations in Johannesburg to review planning & ideation, internal processes, and budget tracking
  • Work on the planning and execution of all NBA Events and Hospitality programs held in Nigeria or related to NBA Africa’s business
  • Management of event agencies & vendors including the research, selection process and on-going management
  • Contribute to managing the creative development process for specific events including management of agency/internal processes
  • Support development and execution of on-site and post-event research program
  • Accountable for specific event recaps & evaluations.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Excellent computer skills including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Self-starter who is capable of operating in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Must have exceptional communication skills (verbal and written), English required, French proficiency strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of event marketing, experiential marketing, media, brand management, promotions (conception through execution and event management)
  • Position will require occasional international travel across the African continent

Experience Needed

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in events operations/management or related field in Nigeria
  • Prior experience working across the African continent, preferred
  • Prior experience managing events budgets and events agencies, required
  • Experience working with corporate partners, delivering on contractual obligations, and providing exceptional client/partner experience

Educational Background Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Project management certification, a plus

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Business Development Lead

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Job Description:

The successful candidate will be implementing the new business development strategy with a focus on new partnership development – prospecting, pitching, negotiating, and securing new marketing partners. The role will require frequent travel throughout the region and will work closely with the Marketing, Media, Events, and other groups to create and drive new revenue streams.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the business development strategy for NBA Nigeria
  • Build relationships with senior-level decision makers at prospective sponsors, relevant marketing agencies, event management companies, and promoters to generate new partners and other new business opportunities
  • Manage the sales process from proposal to deal memo submission and contract execution by liaising with other departments (Legal, Finance, etc.)
  • Adapt current NBA marketing programs and create new initiatives tailored to NBA Nigeria
  • Maintain a database of highly valuable targets and opportunities
  • Monitor the activity of other sports and entertainment properties in the region
  • Prospect, target, pitch and secure NBA Nigeria sponsorship, event and media partnerships
  • Develop and maximize networking opportunities with potential and existing sponsors and relevant marketing agencies
  • Understand the prospect’s brand DNA and design sales presentations to reflect brand synergies and positioning
  • Maintain a strong understanding of industry marketing channels and technologies that clients may utilize in activating an NBA Nigeria sponsorship
  • Internal Partnerships:
  • Establish and develop close relationships with all the NBA NY global account teams, ensuring that they are proactively informed about all the NBA NIGERIA plans, initiatives, and projects
  • Develop and execute a detailed and coherent plan focused on engaging the NBA NY global account teams with exciting and consistent presentations, aiming to get them on board with all the NBA NIGERIA plans, initiatives and projects so those can be considered as key components for all global or regional new partnership opportunities and upsells
  • Represent the NBA NIGERIA in global pitches and status meetings, providing relevant information and insights about the NBA NIGERIA’s plans, initiatives and projects, while also outlining clearly how current and potential global partners would receive value through those.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • High-level connectivity – client-side and sponsorship/marketing community in general
  • Ability to attain and exceed targets. This should involve delivering integrated programs that include media, print, interactive and event-based assets
  • Entrepreneurial approach with a strong understanding of business fundamentals
  • A track record of securing sponsorship contracts for rights holders in sports
  • Knowledge of TV and digital sales, merchandising and communications
  • Ability to develop creative solutions which will meet the objectives of prospective partners
  • Experience of working within a structured corporate environment
  • Business knowledge – being up to date with business/market/industry trends
  • A thorough understanding of the sports landscape (basketball and NBA knowledge preferable)
  • Experience of working for a high-profile global organization

Experience Needed:

  • Minimum of 8 years of sales and/or business development experience
  • Strategic thinker – able to shape, develop and execute the strategy for the NBA
  • Strong persuading and negotiation skills
  • A credible communicator, adept at operating at the board level
  • Commercially minded and results-driven
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work well within a matrixed organization
  • A passion for sports, preferred

Educational Background Required

  •  Bachelor’s degree required

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