POSITION: President, THINK450
ABOUT THE NBPA
The National Basketball Players Association [“NBPA”] is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA’s mission is to protect and support the rights and talents of our players, magnify the power of their collective will, and amplify their voices as leaders who will transcend sport and society globally.
The NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the filing of grievances on behalf of the players, or counseling players on benefits, educational and post-NBA career opportunities. Business opportunities are generated by THINK450, the for-profit subsidiary of the NBPA charged with managing the players’ group licensing rights. For more information, visit NBPA.com.
THINK450 is the innovation and partnership engine of the NBPA, dedicated to uncovering shared interests between the 450 players and leading brands to build more engaging partnerships. Together with its partners, THINK450 creates original ideas that engage fans, stir them to action, and earn brands the right to participate in cultural conversations. For more information, visit THINK450.com.
ROLE: The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer of THINK450 - the revenue generating arm of the National Basketball Players Association - and is generally tasked with maintaining and developing the brand of the NBPA, maximizing the commercialization of its IP and managing relationships with its sponsors through group licensing.
LOCATION: New York, New York
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: The President of T450 reports directly to the THINK450 Board of Directors, to include the Chairman of the Board, and the ED of the NBPA.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Lead the development of the company’s long and short-term group licensing, branding, marketing and business development strategies
Create vision, strategic priorities, and values that align with the goals and visions set by Think450
Collaborate with other departments in the union to increase value for the players
Create a strategic plan for sustainable revenue growth amongst stakeholders
Engage, communicate and collaborate with multiple audiences throughout the organization (Internal, Players, Business, Brands. etc)
Develop relationships with current sponsors and potential sponsors
Create and develop sponsorship packages
Create and Develop marketing campaigns, and digital marketing strategy for special events
Negotiate terms of licensing contracts
Lead initiatives to increase players’ position in licensing
Develop and implement community outreach strategy to increase goodwill with the public
Represent Think450 at functions, public meetings, and industry events
Oversee the preparation of Think450’s annual budget and the risk and return framework for investments
Govern the organization in line with the goals and visions set by the THINK450 Board of Directors
Develop a strategic plan that is in line with the goals and vision set by the Think450 Board of Directors
Collaborate with Board members to achieve board/organizational goals and objectives
Ensure that you remain aligned with the board
Facilitate Communications among board members
Master’s Degree, required
Minimum of 15 years of executive leadership experience including a minimum of 8 years experience working in sports and entertainment, consumer products, marketing, and business development
Community involvement and corporate governance experience
Excellent understanding of management, operations, and client management
Excellent understanding of the legal implications of marketing
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent networking, business development, and contract negotiation skills
Demonstrated and proven ability to plan events
Has leadership/managing experience and has lead cross functional teams
Budget management skills experience
Excellent finance and investment skills
Required Travel- 50%
APPLICATION: Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to email@example.com. Please indicate "President, THINK450" in the subject line of your email. No telephone inquiries please. THINK450 will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description and will continue to review resumes until the position is filled.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. THINK450 offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid leave, medical, dental, and vision insurance and a 401(k) plan with matching employer contributions.
THINK450 is an equal employment opportunity employer. THINK450 will consider all qualified applicants with no regard to the applicant’s race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, weight, disability, or any other status protected by New York or Federal anti-discrimination law.