Senior Special Events Manager

Federations & Major Events
Zurich , Switzerland
Full Time
Competitive
12 / 04
Leading the planning and implementation of the annual FIFA Congress as well as other corporate events (e.g. Medical Conference, FIFA Council meetings) in close cooperation with the local football association and event agencies  and preparing a comprehensive debriefing.

Full description

Your duties

  • Leading the planning and implementation of the annual FIFA Congress as well as other corporate events (e.g. Medical Conference, FIFA Council meetings) in close cooperation with the local football association and event agencies and preparing a comprehensive debriefing
  • Managing and controlling the events budgets, constant optimization of expenditure/income – budget control
  • Leading the project team and all internal and external stakeholders
  • Taking responsibility for defined areas within the project organization
  • Conceptual and structured planning of all of the preparations with internal and external parties
  • Providing regular information to all partners involved in the project (internal and external)
  • Communicating clearly with the member associations
  • Respecting deadlines in accordance with the internal regulations/statutes
  • Planning and performing inspections and drafting corresponding reports containing measures, as well as monitoring the implementation of these measures
  • Preparing the necessary contractual basis in good time in cooperation with the FIFA Legal Division and monitoring compliance with these contracts
  • Deputizing for other Event Managers in Team.
  • Assisting with the continuous further development of FIFA corporate events (innovation, new techniques, processes)

Our requirements

  • Commercial qualification in marketing and/or event management
  • Several years' experience in event and project management, including planning and managing a large schedule of complex international events
  • At least five years project lead experience in an international event agency
  • Organisation of international congresses and fairs with more than 1000 participants
  • Extremely good organisational skills and high quality standards
  • Very good language skills in English; German, French and Spanish an advantage
  • Good MS Office skills and experience using event management tools
  • Identification with FIFA values

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).

Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich

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