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Head of League & Data Partnerships - APAC

Company Catapult Job Type Full Time
Location Beijing or Shanghai (or Melbourne), China Job Reference JL2544
Salary Competitive Closing Date Open until filled
Industry Broadcast & Media, Sporting Goods Brands, Sports Medicine and Science

Job Details

Catapult is an ASX listed business, with high growth and a market capitalisation that supports significant investment in growing its business functions, product suite and technology platform. A strategic objective for Catapult is to create commercial partnerships with leagues and conferences globally. 
Sports leagues, federations and associations are beginning to centralise technology investments for teams and whilst Catapult are well positioned to have a majority of teams ahead of these decisions, advancing our commercial relationships with leagues proactively is strategically important. 
The Head of League & Data Partnerships - APAC role will drive these partnerships through their industry experience, existing relationships and understanding of the teams key drivers for success. Success in this role will create accelerated revenue growth for the entire Catapult group.
The role will report to the Global Head of League & Data Partnerships, with daily interaction with regional Business Development Managers and Sports Scientists. The individual must be independent and self-motivated, making decisions in the interest of the global group. Attitude and character will shape the role and how our global brand is represented in making a difference to the lives of professional athletes and the Catapult team.
Dependent on the successful candidate, this role can be based in either Shanghai, Beijing or Melbourne.

Key Responsibilities
  • Deliver commercial agreements with key sports leagues across APAC
  • Develop existing Catapult strategic plans for key marquee leagues
  • For leagues responsibilities include;
  • Develop senior level relationships directly or facilitate for the Catapult Exec team.
  • Create relationships with player associations
  • Develop sales collateral using internal graphic design and content resource 
  • Manage agency retainer contracts 
  • Develop media-focused content
  • Manage brand and media partners
  • Support global Catapult initiatives initiatives including (but not limited to): Analytics productisation and commercialisation, Media content, broadcast integration, sub elite and prosumer opportunities, video analysis platform development.
  • Explore additional unit/revenue opportunities including sports tournaments and events
  • Be prepared to travel domestically, internationally and work flexible hours.
  • Issue resolution, communicating across global teams in US, UK and Australia.

Skills & Experience Required


  • Experience within a Business Development leadership role, with proven records of securing commercial agreements with senior league and/or conference stakeholders.
  • Existing relationships with senior league stakeholders in APAC relevant to Catapult developing commercial partnerships.
  • Knowledge or direct experience working in the sports analytics industry. 
  • Startup or entrepreneurial experience in a small-growth enterprise or internal corporate startup, with demonstrated sales growth, is highly desired.
  • Understand basic sports science principles, how Catapult data is being applied in elite sport, and how the information benefits users.
  • Strong understanding of a range of sports - particularly Soccer and Basketball.

Other information

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Ting Zhang at or +8618911855141.

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Contact person: Ting Zhang
Phone: +8618911855141