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Senior Stadium Manager

Location Zurich, Switzerland
Posted 29/03/2018
Closes 28/04/2018
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Events & Operations
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Do you have what it takes to help the new Tournaments & Events Division organise football tournaments throughout the world? To support its Infrastructure Management Department within the Operations Subdivision, FIFA is looking to recruit an experienced and flexible

Senior Stadium Manager

Your duties

  • Management and coordination of all stadium operators and stadium managers taking part in FIFA tournaments
  • Refinement, consolidation and integration of any cross-functional requirements with a focus on stadium operations
  • Development, planning and delivery of stadium operator workshops, guides and best practices
  • Ensuring that any specifications, space and area allocations as well as construction plans are developed in compliance with applicable codes, bylaws and the FIFA requirement catalogues
  • Developing own strategy to connect stadium operators’ experiences and the stadium construction industry
  • Managing working site visits to stadiums and event locations
  • Developing service levels according to FIFA project management and knowledge management standards

Our requirements

  • University degree in economics, electrical engineering or civil engineering
  • 5-8 years’ proven experience in stadium operations or in a client/customer role within a stadium environment; proven skills in stadium-relevant services such as electrical, mechanical, audio & video, HVAC, water engineering systems as well as pitch management
  • Experience of managing and organising football matches and other events in a stadium environment
  • High-level computer literacy: MS Office, AutoCAD (or similar planning tools), project management incl. MS Project required
  • Fluency in business English, additional language skills preferred
  • Proven skills in project, construction and contract management as well as procurement process experience; good understanding of building codes and construction criteria; affinity for new stadium technology and innovations; ability to read maps and construction project plans
  • Skills in strategy and planning as well as in budgeting and developing financial feasibility studies; ability to work across all functions and at all levels of the organisation, including FIFA’s external partners, service providers and stadium owners/representatives; ability to maintain strict confidentiality and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent team player attitude, adaptability to multicultural environment; high-level interpersonal, leadership and relationship building skills; strong negotiation and presentation skills

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 for an international organisation, please click “apply here” and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).



The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.

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