Business or sports administration? Marketing and communications? Data and market research? Whatever your professional passion, take your career to the next level at Gemba.


Full-Time & Part-Time Positions

Work with the authority.


  • Work with a top tier sporting organisation
  • Apply your finely honed data analytics skills in the world of Sport & Entertainment
  • Technical data management and analytics candidates only need apply (Python & SQL required; dbt desirable)
  • Client facing position so you will need to have strong communication skills

An exciting opportunity to join an industry leading agency and apply your data analytics and/or engineering experience to drive commercial outcomes for some of the biggest teams in Australian sport. If you have 3+ years of experience in data analysis or engineering, technical skills in Python and SQL, and an ability to work with diverse data sets to drive commercial outcomes, then look no further.

What is the role?

You will be working within Gemba’s Data & Analytics team. You will be responsible for applying your technical and analytical skills to work with a variety of data sources to streamline processes, build robust data pipelines, and implement best practice analytics that drive commercial outcomes for our clients. This includes extracting and storing data, building scalable data pipelines and warehouses, and developing technical solutions.

This role is a great opportunity to drive organisational change and develop strong relationships with senior level stakeholders.

You will also be responsible for managing the internal Gemba Data Platform, including maintaining existing pipelines, enhancing the platform, and creating new data connections. You will use the platform to leverage first and third-party data to develop Gemba Data Products.

Who are we looking for?

This key role requires a Data Analyst or Data Engineer with 3+ years of experience with a focus on best practice data analytics to deliver internal and client solutions. Sports industry experience is highly regarded, but not essential. Possessing technical skills in Python and SQL, as well as experience with cloud technologies such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure or AWS is mandatory. In particular, experience with cloud-based data stores, data orchestration tools, and analysis services will be highly regarded.

A good understanding of general business principles, with relevant tertiary qualifications in computer science, IT, economics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, or similar.

Additional skills and experience required include:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced data manipulation and processing skills
  • Strong understanding of database architecture
  • Strong understanding of data quality control measures
  • Orchestration tooling such as dbt, Airflow, or similar (desirable)
  • The ability to understand and interpret business/marketing information and research
  • Being confident in dealing with clients including presenting report findings to executive level
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to deliver key insights
  • Last, but not least, a passion for Sport and Entertainment!

This is a great opportunity to join the Gemba team who are well respected as thought leaders in the exciting and dynamic Sport and Entertainment industry.

How to apply for this job?

All written applications should include a CV and cover letter and must be addressed to Elaine Passanha via [email protected]

Note: All candidates require working rights in this country to perform the role.

Gemba supports flexible working hours and will consider job share for this role.

Recruitment agencies, we appreciate the interest, but we’ve got this one covered. Thanks!

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  • Combine your passion for data & analytics with sport & entertainment in a Senior Management role
  • Opportunity to help shape the future of sport, media and entertainment by working with leading rights holders and broadcasters across the world to solve complex data problems (our clients include AFL, NRL, Cricket Australia, Football Australia, Tennis Australia, MCC, NZ Rugby just to name a few…)
  • Be part of a dynamic, flexible and leading data & analytics consulting team

About the Role

As our Divisional Manager of Data & Analytics you will be responsible for leading the division and mentoring a growing team of Data Analysts.

You’ll help Australian and International sporting organisations create value from data and improve the way they work. Lead the growth of the Data & Analytics division, including data, analytics, visualisation/business intelligence and data-driven decision making across the Gemba client base

You will be equally responsible across Customer Success, Product Management and Business Development pillars of the role:

Customer Success (Client Service and Delivery)

  • Lead small teams to successfully co design, build and deliver data solutions for clients in the sport and entertainment industry
  • Deliver audits, strategy and roadmaps for clients – taking ownership of client deliverables and data strategy implementation/change management within client organisations
  • Maintain strong relationships with client decision-makers and advocates.

Product Management

  • Act as Product Manager and lead the ongoing development of the Data & Analytics offer with new products that meet market needs and help grow the division.
  • Leadership and management of required technology (Cloud, BI tools etc) to support the Data & Analytics offer.
  • Develop and execute the technology solutions to host, manage and analyse improved data and digital performance of Gemba clients.

Business Development

  • Lead the development and execution of a sales and marketing for the Data & Analytics Division.
  • Enhance the Gemba brand, reputation and profile in the Data Services space
  • Manage and develop a team of in-house data analysts and data engineers

About you

We are seeking an all-rounder with a rare combination of entrepreneurial commercial acumen, team leadership, deep data/analytics/technology domain knowledge, and a passion for the sports/entertainment industry.

  • Data driven mindset with the ability to work across multiple clients and multiple technology stacks to support their needs
  • Strategic mindset, able to understand and help execute the Gemba and Tenka growth strategy
  • Product development mindset, with demonstrated history of implementing technology and/or data projects in an agile manner
  • Commercial mindset; not afraid of setting, chasing and hitting revenue targets
  • Independent and proactive planner, prepared to take responsibility, confident in managing upwards and prepared to challenge
  • Passionate about the role that data and digital transformation can play in the sports and entertainment world
  • Ability to build relationships internally and with external stakeholders across the industry, as well as be the face of our Data & Analytics offer in the market
  • Experience managing a small team including leading projects and ad-hoc working groups
  • Strong communication skills including written and verbal
  • High attention to detail and capacity to give and receive constructive feedback

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience in data analytics including management roles
  • Proven analytical and strategic, problem solving and critical thinking skills, able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional knowledge of the data analytics process, from data understanding, cleansing, transformation, interpretation and presentation
  • Strong understanding and experience with data analytics tools, such as R, Python, Power BI and SQL
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure or AWS
  • The ability to produce clear graphical representations and data visualisations
  • Ability to analyse existing tools and databases and provide software solution recommendations
  • 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
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships internally and externally

About Us

Gemba is part of the Tenka Group – a group of agencies with the combined objective of shaping a better future for the sport & entertainment industry.

Gemba, a leading authority in the ever-changing world of Sport and Entertainment. Offering specialised services across insights, data analytics, strategy and communications, we are passionate about our clients, proud of the work we do and love operating in one of the most dynamic industries on the global stage.

We develop and deliver customised research projects that unlock powerful sport and entertainment insights to help clients formulate strategies and grow their businesses.

We offer our services to our clients via a mix of written reports, dashboard and other visualisation products.

The values of empathy, dynamism, discipline, and integrity drive our business. More than just words in a vision document, we take our values seriously. We measure them, hold ourselves accountable and hire accordingly. We invest in our people and work hard to provide a positive, professional, fun, and inclusive workplace.

How to apply for this job?

All written applications should include a CV and cover letter and must be addressed to Elaine Passanha via [email protected]

Applications close Friday 22nd April, 2022

Note: All candidates require working rights in this country to perform the role.

Gemba supports flexible working hours and will consider job share for this role.

Gemba supports flexible working hours and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and encourage people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other protected characteristics or similar.

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Vocational Placements

Kick-start your career at Gemba.

Vocational Placement

Gemba offers third year university students who are currently studying an undergraduate degree the opportunity to complete their Vocational Placement at Gemba. If you are required to complete a set number of placement hours as part of your course, then come and get the best S&E experience with us, …

  • The placement must be done as a requirement of a tertiary education or training course.
  • The placement is unpaid
  • The placement will be for a set period of time depending on the requirement of the course.

To apply, please send your CV/Resume to [email protected]

Unfortunately we are unable to offer work experience placements to secondary school students or to graduates who have completed their university degree.

For 3rd year tertiary students who are not required to complete placement hours as part of their degree but are still studying, we will consider applications pending an official request from your University.

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