The Commercial Operations Specialist is in charge of implementing operational projects for delivering on-site sponsorship rights to the commercial affiliates to a high professional standard for several top UEFA national team final tournaments: EURO, UEFA Nations League finals, European Under-21 Championship, etc.

This includes appropriate planning and coordination with other UEFA divisions and units, as well as external parties (local organising committees, agencies, etc.) throughout the preparation phase so as to act as a dynamic interface between the organisational and marketing activities teams or appointed third parties, including UEFA’s commercial agents.
The role may also include responsibility for acting as commercial domain leader or representing the appointed commercial domain leader within the team, in the event organisation structure, leading delivery of some on-site sponsor rights such as sponsor guest-related rights, sponsor activation rights and promotional opportunities, sole and exclusive programmes and other individual rights, sponsor commercial association exclusivity (clean stadium principles) and the rights protection programme, sponsor on-site sales rights, sponsor product supply management (value-in-kind services) and any other rights that may be granted to commercial affiliates in future.
As a member of a small team led by a senior manager, the Commercial Operations Specialist also coordinates internally any related information flows to and from commercial affiliates or appointed third parties in collaboration with the subproject leaders or internal competence centres, and organises and manages the required content for some of the competitions.

Key responsibilities:

– Managing and coordinating delivery of commercial affiliates’ rights for UEFA national teams final tournaments, ensuring delivery is to the appropriate standard, on time and within budget 
Maintaining the necessary cooperation with internal and external stakeholders and making a proactive contribution to the marketing aspects of all operational projects 
– Proposing, developing and implementing innovative and reliable procedures, tools, solutions and communication processes to maximise the value of the marketing rights through high-level delivery within the framework of the UEFA system 
– Drawing up project plans, including a timeline, budgets, resource planning and all other necessary information and ensuring these are up to date at all times 
– Keeping status reports accurate and up to date as regularly required, producing post-event reports and transferring knowledge and best practices 
– Preparing the delegation of responsibilities, including information to on-site marketing venue teams delivering all marketing rights on-site at venues during competitions, briefing and supporting them as required and acting as a member of the venue marketing team


Experience required:
– from 4 to 6 years’ experience in sports at international level
– from 1 to 3 years’ experience in a sponsorship environment at international level

– a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field (business management, sports management, etc.)

– English / Proficient
– German / Advanced

Additional requirements:
– MS Excel / Proficient
– MS PowerPoint / Proficient
– MS Project / Proficient
– Project Management / Proficient
– Hard working and ready to perform all sorts of duties, from on-the-ground operations to back office and administration, under time pressure 
– Good attention to detail 
– Flexible and solution-oriented

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