Account Director - Bilingual French/English Speaking (Contract)

Agencies
Paris , France
Competitive
17 / 12
To create, pitch, build and deliver sporting event projects for clients, predominantly in the area of hospitality programme and brand experience creation and delivery. This role is initially a 6-month contract, with the possibility of an extension until September 2024. 

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Summary of Role:

To create, pitch, build and deliver sporting event projects for clients, predominantly in the area of hospitality programme and brand experience creation and delivery. This role is initially a 6-month contract, with the possibility of an extension until September 2024.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively develop network within the sponsor community, hospitality and sports marketing.
  • Set up prospect meetings to develop network further.
  • Work within pitch team to pull together winning proposals for business.
  • Support operational leads on coordinating supplier research, attend supplier meetings and support supplier contract negotiations. This may apply to various functions including transport, IT & Communications, print & production, logistics/fulfilment/warehousing, merchandise/uniforms, accommodation and work spaces/offices.
  • Provide occasional translation services on an ad-hoc basis to support iLUKA and client-specific requirements
  • To project manage the planning and operational delivery of client hospitality programmes.
  • To create and effectively manage a budget(s).
  • To manage key client relationships.
  • To co-ordinate key stakeholder engagement and their involvement in major events.
  • Working with the other departments to plan and manage all programme elements - Hotel, Ticketing, F&B, Transport, Premiums, Print and Production, Onsite offices, Accreditation and Staffing.
  • Develop guest experience in line with client aims and local market knowledge pre event, and actively manage the guest experience onsite.
  • Develop and manage project timelines.
  • Advise clients on deadlines in timely manner.
  • Develop and manage relationships with venue managers and the Organising Committee.
  • To manage an internal iLUKA team including, Programme Managers and external consultants – wider team and supplier management may be required dependent on size and scale of project.
  • Continual evaluation of work undertaken and seek ways to improve the management of activity on behalf of a client
  • Work with other members of the agency team to maximise supplier relationships both commercially and excellence in delivery.
  • Draw upon case history and industry best practice to deliver excellence in event planning and delivery.
  • This is not an exhaustive list and all team members will be expected to contribute to any other aspects of the business, as necessary.

Skills, Knowledge, Expertise:

  • Bilingual French/English.
  • Previous experience working at The Olympic Games.
  • Proven experience working in sports event management and/or experiential.
  • Significant project management experience.
  • Previous evidence in the management of senior stakeholders in public and/or private sector.
  • Previous work with International and National Governing Bodies of sport/organising committees.
  • Sponsorship rights delivery and activation experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills.
  • Effective resource planning.
  • Commercial acumen and budget management.

Attributes :

  • High energy, comfortable working potentially long hours in a demanding but rewarding and friendly environment.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, confident, outgoing.
  • Willing to roll sleeves up and get involved.
  • Passionate about sport, hospitality and delivery.
  • Able to work in a calm, kind and professional manner in a pressured environment.
  • Ability to prioritise a demanding workload.

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