ABOUT COMMON GOAL

With more than three billion fans, football is the largest social phenomenon on the planet.

Common Goal is rooted in the belief that the world’s most popular sport is one of the few cultural forces strong enough to help shift society towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all. We believe that achieving long-lasting change requires collaboration. That’s why we are building a movement that creates opportunities for every stakeholder in football to participate – we embed purpose at the heart of the football industry, leverage football’s reach and culture to inspire fans to act and use football as a catalyst to unlock excellence and opportunities for young people everywhere.

We want to maximise the game’s contribution to people and planet and believe that we are at a true historical milestone. As such, we are creating opportunities to engage new talent with the drive and passion that changing the world requires.

Are you ready?

ABOUT THE ROLE

As our Web3 Innovation Manager, you will be responsible for managing Common Goal’s relationships with blockchain projects and build out a web3 strategy that serves Common Goal’s mission to unite the global football community in support of our people and planet. From acting as account manager to partners that operate at the intersection of sports and blockchain technology to researching relevant blockchain use cases and leading on the delivery of our web3 roadmap, you will take holistic ownership of driving the integration of blockchain innovations across Common Goal’s global football for good ecosystem and help position Common Goal as a recognized contributor to web3 supported social change.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research blockchain innovations and identify relevant applications for Common Goal.
  • Collaborate closely with Common Goal’s management, technology advisors and partners on the development of Common Goal’s blockchain technology and product roadmap.
  • Serve as account manager to and support the acquisition of new partners at the intersection of sports and blockchain technology.
  • Provide direction and oversee the day-to-day delivery of Common Goal’s blockchain product roadmap in collaboration with technology partners.
  • Build up a community around and drive collective action with Common Goal’s web3 partners.
  • Engage in on-going exchange with leaders in the tech-for-good movement and represent Common Goal in web3 related events and thought leadership discussions.
  • Inform and grow the organisation-wide understanding of blockchain technology related trends, opportunities and risks.

YOUR PROFILE

  • You hold a university degree in a related field (e.g. innovation management, business management, technical engineering).
  • You have a minimum of five (5) years of professional work experience, including in the web3 / blockchain technology space.
  • You are passionate about tech for good innovations and are tuned into the cultural conversation and sentiment around football and web3.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to translate company goals into a product roadmap and oversee its delivery with technology partners.
  • You are a skilled strategic thinker and collaborator who is able to build strong cross-organisational relationships and partnerships that drive technological innovations forward.
  • You are first-rate communicator with the ability to set direction and build community.
  • You love to get things done and thrive on challenging the status-quo.
  • You have the ability to structure and manage your workload independently and effectively.
  • You enjoy working in a diverse, culturally-rich and inclusive workplace.

OUR OFFER

  • Become part of a vision for football 2030 that aims to enable all stakeholders in the football industry to play their part in accelerating progress towards the Global Goals.
  • Lead a motivating work culture with highly talented colleagues and peers, continue to shape dynamic decision-making processes and access unique personal development opportunities within an internationally recognised social enterprise.
  • Play your part in the world’s biggest community into a more sustainable path and join an innovative, experienced, solutions-oriented, and impact-driven team that is passionate about football for good.
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements, an inspiring and centrally located office in Berlin, 30 days annual leave and other great features to enable an optimal balance between work and personal life.
  • Benefit from attractive perks for all employees such as visa & relocation support, monthly public transport passes, a gym allowance, home-office equipment and support, as well as other great initiatives to create a fun and exciting workplace.
  • Last but not least, join an international squad of 18 nationalities, speaking more than 12 languages, where 100% of your future teammates agreed in the latest staff survey that “fellow team members are committed to doing quality work.”

How to apply

Kick things off by submitting your CV and / or link to your LinkedIn profile and a few sentences about yourself via our online application form.

Your application will be screened against the position-specific criteria and suitable, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment and selection process.

Common Goal is an equal opportunities employer and strongly committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified and experienced people! Women, those identified as female and/or non-binary, and people from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.