Director, Government Affairs & Corporate Development

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Business Support
Job Type:
Location:
Miami / Fort Lauderdale Area, FL, United States

FOX Bet - Two powerhouse companies. One amazing brand

We are looking for a Director, Government Affairs & Corporate Development to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Miami Office.

Why we need you:

The Stars Group is one of the largest publicly listed online gaming and betting businesses in the world. With our recently announced long-term partnership with FOX Sports to create FOX Bet we are uniquely positioned to build a leading betting business in the U.S. which represents one of the most exciting long-term growth opportunities for our company.

We are seeking a talented and expert individual for the role of Director, Government Affairs & Corporate Development. This position will ultimately report to the SVP, Government Relations & Strategy, Americas however will jointly support strategy and growth objectives as directed by the US CEO FOXBet. In this role, you will have dual responsibility whereby coordinating & directing our government affairs program within Latin American and developing & executing growth strategy for the Americas. In addition, this position will support government relation efforts in both Canada and the US.

In terms of your Governmental affairs with Latin America concentration, you will:

  • Implement and direct government affairs program
  • Coordinate in-country government affairs program.
  • Advise, implement, participate in coalitions; act as liaison to various groups/projects, etc.
  • Develop relationships with key legislators and their staffs’/committee staffs and regulators to effectively channel the goals and desires of association.
  • Represent association either as a participant or advisor in developing and presenting testimony and public policy for the scientific community.
  • Organize, track and administer in-country activities.
  • Act as the funnel to association’s technical resources for legislators and their staffs, committees and their regulators.
  • Develop/maintain the Government Affairs Division budget.
  • Travel to required meetings as assigned
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned

In terms of your focus on corporate development within the Americas, you will:

  • Assist in developing and executing growth strategy for the Americas
  • Stay up to date with the competitive landscape and provide support to put in place and execute a strategic plan to manage new ventures, business models, adjacent products, new markets, investments and strategic partnerships
  • Support the US CEO in preparing detailed documentation for the evaluation of potential opportunities with company’s executives
  • Act as a liaison between the regional Americas office and corporate HQ in order to support new ventures, manage relationships with suppliers/partners, and execute handover to relevant operational business units for execution of strategic initiatives
  • Assist the US CEO to translate strategic priorities into targeted actions and programs
  • Provide support throughout the due diligence process and work with key stakeholders to build financial models and execute transactions
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders of certain existing and new subsidiaries and joint ventures that are not integrated into the core business in order to achieve the group’s objectives
  • Assist in developing and implementing integration strategies that enable the fast realization of deal value as well as improved customer experience
  • Support the US CEO in developing a strategic framework for a wide range of business development activities across a wide range of commercial markets
  • Support the SVP, GRS in defining and executing the company’s strategy with regards to the company’s interaction with regulators and other key government stakeholders
  • Work across lines of business and with business leaders to problem solve and ensure strategic alignment
Who are we looking for:

We’ll be looking for you to be able to showcase a strong experience level in a similar role, with around 5-10 years exposure. You’ll have a bachelor’s degree and you’ll been able to show a deep level of exposure to either (or both) corporate development and lobbying. Realistically, you’ll need to have knowledge surrounding our industry to fulfil this role to the highest potential, with this in mind you should have mobile gaming exposure – we view this as a “must have”. We’re looking for someone who understands our business deeply, so understanding the technology space, specifically within mobile gaming industry, means you’ll hit the ground running.

In terms of person fit, you’ll be someone who is highly organized and motivated. You’ll need to have solid written and oral communication skills. You should have a goal and results oriented mindset. You’ll be someone with a high level of diplomacy and tact.

We’re looking for you to be able to show superior communication and interpersonal skills, with all levels of clients, employees and management.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

Knowledge and exposure to the casino industry, potentially across different states. This is important as the casino/gaming industry is at the heart of our products. If you have an understanding of LATAM markets and speak Spanish either Portuguese that’s a big plus too.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so while we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus.

We offer 100% paid health, dental and vision insurance for you and a substantial employer contribution towards your qualified dependent coverage. In addition, you also receive other benefits at no cost such as life insurance, short term disability and long term disability. We offer a generous 401(k) plan with a 100% employer match and no vesting or waiting period. In addition, you are entitled to a personal interest allowance which encourages our employees to enhance their skills or pursue a hobby. A baby bounty is offered to our employees as well, granting $1,500 upon the birth of a child. We also offer generous paid time off right from day one for full time employees, in addition to 9 paid holidays.

Our in-house training and development team delivers fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. In the office there is always free fresh fruit, endless snacks, drinks and a coffee station including expresso and cappuccino. We also provide catered lunch to our employees every day.

We look for fun ways to celebrate and come together socially including bowling, team happy hours, and our annual holiday party!

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview

About FOX Bet

 

FOX Bet is the long-term partnership between FOX Sports, capable of reaching more than 100 million US viewers in a single weekend, and The Stars Group, one of the largest global gaming and interactive entertainment businesses in the world.

 

As well as owning the world’s largest poker platform, PokerStars, The Stars Group also includes the UK’s #1 online sports betting product - Sky Bet. Combining this expertise with the iconic FOX Sports brand, which has an unbeatable reach in sports media, will deliver a unique experience for our customers from a brand they trust. The regulation of sports betting across the US is accelerating with estimates that the market will be worth more than $10bn in five years’ time.

With a customer first focus, operational excellence and the massive FOX brand, FOX Bet will be at the forefront of this industry growth.

Two powerhouse companies. One amazing brand.

 

About The Stars Group

 

The Stars Group owns or licenses gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, FOX Bet, BetEasy, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker, and Oddschecker, as well as live poker tour and events brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest and most licensed publicly listed online gaming companies.

 

It is the policy of The Stars Group to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Stars Group will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance with completing the online application process, please contact: talent@starsgroup.com.