Account Manager - Performance Software, Football

Commercial / Manchester, England, United Kingdom



Part of Genius Sports, Second Spectrum is  delivering industry leading data & tech  that is building the next way of seeing sports - by capturing and producing the highest quality data and innovative content for many of the world’s largest leagues and media partners, such as the NFL, NBA, English Premier League, ESPN, Amazon, and CBS Sports.
We are pushing the boundaries of deep tech -- machine learning, computer vision, big data and augmented reality. Our passion for cutting-edge design and decades of experience is part of the magic that brings unique and innovative products to life. These products have helped Second Spectrum partners to multiple NBA championships, to win matches and titles on football pitches around the world, to entertain and educate millions of fans on TV and digital. In 2021, Second Spectrum was acquired by Genius Sports, bringing together a unique combination of technological, operational and commercial capabilities.
We believe that technology will revolutionize the way that sports are played, coached, and experienced. We're just getting started turning our joint vision of transformative sports technologies into reality.
Second Spectrum is the place to be if you’re interested in working on cutting edge technology in sports, alongside incredibly driven and ambitious teammates. Our innovative and dynamic environment emphasizes opportunities for motivated individuals to maximize their growth and impact.
The Role:
You will be joining a dynamic team that is focused on delivering high quality services to football teams, leagues and federations. Our cutting edge technology spans player tracking, team performance software, officiating solutions and live broadcast deliverables and you will play a major part in these deliverables.
Main duties and responsibilities
  • Liaison with football teams to onboard, support and help them progress
  • Provide guidance to performance departments on Second Spectrum software and other services
  • To encourage uptake and usage of the Second Spectrum services to ensure the teams get value from the services provided 
  • Ensure teams are fully aware of the upsell services and to support the Senior Account Manager in selling these services to teams
  • Work closely with the internal teams to report client feedback and guide the software development roadmap
  • A point of contact for teams and to be part of the support team on matchdays
  • To support with delivery and management of League and Broadcast partnerships
Requirements of candidate
  • Strong and extensive knowledge of the football industry with a sound network
  • Ideally worked for a significant length of time for a football club in either a sports science or match analysis role
  • Good understanding of data and ability to translate insights
  • Must have extremely good presentation skills
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the demands of the business (availability online on some matchdays for instance)
  • Must be a self starter and have strong reporting skills
  • Ability to adapt and embrace change
  • Willing to travel around the UK meeting with teams in-person
  • Full clean driving license
How we work
We have adapted a forward-thinking ‘Ways of Working’ framework, which sets out (amongst other things) the opportunities for Second Spectrum to work flexibly, remotely and on working holidays. It affects different teams and locations differently, so please ask for further information on how it would work with this role.
Our employees are empowered to stretch the boundaries of what’s achievable, always reaching further and pushing the edges to see what gives. We collaborate, we innovate, and we celebrate. We will continue to grow as an organization and continue to invest in our highly talented and diverse team.
Second Spectrum, part of Genius Sports Group, is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, different abilities or disability, gender identity or re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other applicable status). Please let us know when you apply if you need any assistance during the recruiting process due to a disability.

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