MDS (Master Delivery Schedule) Assistant [Freelance]

Location PyeongChang, South Korea
Posted 08/06/2017
Closes 08/07/2017
Sector Media, Technology & Broadcast
Function Events & Operations
Contract Type Contract
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Position Summary:

Discovery Eurosport has secured the rights from the International Olympic Committee to manage the distribution of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang from 9-25 February 2018. Discovery Eurosport is seeking to appoint an MDS Team on a freelance basis who will assist with co-ordinating the broadcast requirements of Discovery Eurosport between October 2017 and March 2018. The team will be based in PyeongChang.


  • Coordinate the delivery of technical and non-technical equipment and production supply orders to and from Olympic venues
  • Schedule and update domestic and international shipments using the MDS system (the centralised scheduling system of the Host Broadcaster, OBS) which controls the flow of delivery vehicles into Olympic venues)
  • Liaise with appointed logistics company with regard to organising, scheduling, dispatching and receiving trucks
  • Ensure each delivery is dispatched with correct documentation; delivery driver knows the precise location of delivery point and is aware of any access issues; that the driver is in possession of all necessary accreditations/vehicle passes
  • Build strong working relationship with Venue Logistics Managers
  • Research, contact and acquire local suppliers and vendors as well as maintain strong business relations with them
  • Undertake venue runs with truck drivers and confidently liaise with Venue Managers with regard to production and technical deliveries
  • Administrative and office management duties including scanning, printing and arranging files, customs documents and delivery notes
  • Provide a professional service to all Discovery Eurosport clients, consistently delivering strong communication and customer service skills 
  • Whilst this document is a comprehensive assessment of the role, the duties of the MDS Assistant may from time to time be amended as dictated by business.


  • Previous experience in logistics for major sports events or relevant experience within logistics
  • Fluent in Korean and English 
  • Confident at troubleshooting on the spot and prioritising tasks
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment with long and often unsociable hours including nights, weekends and public holidays
  • Demonstrate precise attention to detail whilst working to tight deadlines
  • Maintain confidentiality of all internal processes, areas and security
  • Possess excellent communication skills and confidence to talk to all levels of staff and clients with respect and courtesy
  • Prepared to work in a warehouse and carry out physical work
  • Capable of following orders and requests from senior members of staff
  • Possess a positive, can-do attitude and a good sense of humour
  • Competent with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)


Eurosport is today Europe's leading sports entertainment group. Eurosport is broadcast in 20 languages reaching 120 million homes and 240 million viewers across 59 countries.

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