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Director, Strategy & Business Operations 

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The Pirates Why

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a storied franchise in Major League Baseball who are reinventing themselves on every level. Boldly and relentlessly pursuing excellence by:

  • purposefully developing a player and people-centered culture;
  • deeply connecting with our fans, partners, and colleagues;
  • passionately creating lifetime memories for generations of families and friends; and
  • meaningfully impacting our communities and the game of baseball.

At the Pirates, we believe in the power of a diverse workforce and strive to create an inclusive culture centered in Passion, Innovation, Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Empathy, and Service.

Job Summary

The Director, Strategy and Business Operations plays a key role in driving business strategy, identifying operational efficiencies and shaping organizational effectiveness. This role provides key insights and collaborative solutions across the organization. The Director, Strategy & Business Operations optimizes attainment of organizational success through research and analysis of industry and market data, development and facilitation of organizational and departmental goals and objectives and tracking and reporting of results and metrics.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Assist Vice President, People & Strategy in leading long-term strategic planning and annual business planning processes, including quarterly business reviews.
  2. Develop and execute communication plans to ensure the strategy is understood across the organization.
  3. Facilitate planning and organization of all strategic initiatives across the organization.
  4. Conduct analysis and research of new industry and market trends and partner with executive leaders to evaluate them.
  5. Manage and monitor execution of the annual business plan, ensuring alignment to the long-term strategy.
  6. Cross-collaborate to effectively identify, develop, and execute key processes that improve overall organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
  7. Assist in the development and maintenance of a best practices process to ensure consistency, effectiveness, and efficiency.
  8. Ongoing project management & support of key initiatives.
  9. Develop and maintain detailed project plans.
  10. Create and monitor quarterly scorecards and monthly reports tied to our KPIs, leading and lagging indicators.
  11. Deliver presentations of initiative status or new initiatives being added to the business plan.
  12. Lead the DEI taskforce to implement and delivery Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives that require cross-functional collaboration and inter-dependencies between all business units.
  13. Own and lead special projects related to current or future business priorities, determining the alignment to the strategic plan and business impact.
  14. All other duties as assigned by Vice President, People & Strategy.
Position Requirements

Success Factors

  • High Emotional Intelligence
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strong Organizational Skills and Attention to Detail
  • Bias for Action / Change Agent
  • Innovation / Solution-Oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Ability to Oversee Multiple Priorities
  • Ability to influence

Job Requirements


  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. A minimum of three (3) years strategic planning /project planning / project management experience
  3. Advanced MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills
  4. Experience in and ability to design and conduct systematic research and collaborate with others on financial analysis
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information clearly and accurately to varied audiences


  1. MBA
  2. PMP Certification
  3. Prior experience driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives
Location Pittsburgh, PA  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
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