Lead Technology Consultant

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Bristol / South West
  • Reporting into: Head of Venue Tech (EMEA)
  • Salary: £45,000 – £55,000 a year

PTI Digital are looking for an ambitious Lead Technology Consultant to help drive the rapid growth of our Venue Tech division. If you love sport, love live entertainment and love the challenge of helping our clients on a digital-led business transformation journey we want you in our team!

Specialists in the sport and entertainment industry, the company’s head office is in the UK whilst we opened an office in Australia in January 2021 and have plans to expand into Asia-Pacific and the Middle East in the next 12 months.

PTI operates in two core areas: 1. Venue Technology; and 2. Enabling a digital-led business transformation for sports organisations through a digital first commercial strategy. Our current client base includes Oak View Group, Ashton Gate & Bristol Sport, Edgbaston, Norwich City, Horse Racing Ireland, UK Pro League Tennis, YTL Arena and Wasps Rugby.

We have an agile, fast growing digital-age business, with an ever-expanding client base. Our client work fits the same bill: we are building digital-first sports and entertainment venues with a keen focus on delivering the right-fit infrastructure to support smart venue (and smart city) activities.

The Candidate

  • A native technology mindset with the ability to work across multiple clients and multiple technology stacks to support their needs
  • Strategic mindset, able to understand the PTI growth strategy
  • Proactive planner, prepared to take responsibility, confident in managing upwards and prepared to challenge
  • Passionate about the role that technology transformation can play in the sports and entertainment world
  • Interested in the sports business industry, able to understand the context of the world in which PTI operates
  • Excited by the size of the opportunity to grow internally and embrace the fail fast, learn fast innovation culture of the business
  • Ability to work individually where required with excellent communication skills to collaborate with the team via remote working
  • Ability to build relationships internally and with external stakeholders
  • Experience managing a small team including leading projects and ad-hoc working groups
  • Strong communication skills including written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to write high value documents with minimal supervision
  • High attention to detail and capacity to give and receive constructive feedback

Objectives of the Role

  • Lead in the development of the technology maturity modelling for application across the PTI client base, driving client roadmaps from this starting base
  • Develop and execute the solutions to improve the technology performance of PTI clients
  • Develop business modelling and financial forecasts for PTI clients relating to technology strategy
  • Where necessary, act as a CTO / Head of Technology for clients on ad hoc or extended periods based on client needs
  • Support the Venue Tech Manager in prospect meetings through information gathering e.g. client needs, client goals and align to PTI offerings
  • Attend and support the initial client discovery meetings to help identify the current technology ‘as is’ status and deliver the key findings
  • Help manage the requirements assessment and initial write up of RFP’s for key PTI clients in relation to their technology strategies
  • Manage, with the support of the Venue Tech Manager, the key technology tender processes for PTI clients. This includes the management of and organising of key client stakeholders and the vendors involved in the process
  • Deliver audits, strategy documents and roadmaps for PTI clients – taking ownership of particular clients or areas of a client’s delivery
  • Pro-actively research key technology trends in the sports and entertainment verticals (and also other verticals that could cross over)
  • Enhancing the PTI brand, image reputation and profile

Future of the Role

  • The role has significant growth potential, domestically and internationally, supporting the growth of the company.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in the Sports and Entertainment verticals, or a related field, is a pre-requisite
  • Proven analytical and strategic, problem solving and critical thinking skills, able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to demonstrate proven results in driving technological advancement through strategy implementation
  • The ability to analyse technology performance trends and patterns to keep driving clients towards their success targets / KPIs
  • The ability to produce clear graphical representations and data visualisations to report against such KPIs for technology
  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical, lay terms
  • Ability to quickly adapt to and learn new concepts and systems
  • Innovative and creative thinker able to approach complicated situations in a simple manner
  • Confident communication and presentation skills when speaking with all levels
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships internally and externally
  • Full clean driving licence

Benefits

  • 20 days holiday
  • 3% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Laptop
  • Phone allowance
  • Opportunities to attend match days
  • Opportunities to travel internationally
  • Full membership to The Professional Body of Sports Leadership (PBSL)
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