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Director Strategy Planning & Administration

Location Zürich, Switzerland
Posted 08/06/2017
Closes 19/06/2017
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Legal, IT, HR, Finance & Procurement, Strategy & Research, Admin
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

As part of the Tournaments & Events Division, you will play a key role in the implementation of FIFA’s strategy for the future. Jointly with other Directors, you will take the responsibility for the overall result and always act with the big picture in mind.        

Your Duties    

  • Establishing an appropriate operational structure and effective processes & policies for the whole Division and its tasks
  • Running the administration of the Tournaments & Events Division
  • Managing the Strategic Planning & Administration Subdivision
  • Establishing management & financial reporting standards for the Division and planning budgets/forecasts for the full life cycle of the tournaments and events
  • Drafting and implementing efficient workforce plans and procedures for the entire life cycle of the staff under contract, in cooperation with HR
  • Ensuring that relevant FIFA procedures and directives are applied within the Division
  • Liaising between the Division and the involved FIFA Divisions in matters such as Project Management, HR, Finance, Compliance and Legal
  • Following up on all legal matters related to tournaments and events and supporting the Chief Tournaments & Events Officer in complying with applicable local laws and FIFA guidelines/instructions
  • Smooth and efficient operation of the office and administrative areas of the Tournaments & Events Division
  • Sharing relevant financial information within the Division and with stakeholders within FIFA
  • Organising the knowledge management and debrief process
  • Following the trends of the industry to be ready to anticipate changes on time

Our Requirements    

  • University degree or completed higher education in Finance, Law or Business Administration
  • Project Management certification
  • At least 10 years’ proven experience in organising sport events or in managing a mega project, preferably a world class football event
  • 4-6 years’ work experience in a similar role with responsibility for Administration or Finance in mega (football) events
  • Business fluency in English; any other language is an asset
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to set ambitious objectives and to lead staff towards them; respected by own staff and well accepted among peers and top management
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis

You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work in a passionate and international organisation, please send your complete application via the link below.


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