The Event Manager (Event Lead) plans and manages the event for which they are responsible, in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

Project management
– Devising a strategy and project implementation concept for the event, including scope, deliverables, project risks and dependencies
– Assuming all project management duties, including planning the event and setting milestones
– Assuming project budget responsibility
– Agreeing on service levels and resource usage with internal competence centres, including a staff deployment plan
– Planning, preparing, overseeing and closing the event in general
– Running UEFA’s project team during the preparation stage and on-site
– Overseeing, guiding and aligning all subprojects (competence centres) involved in the event
– Ensuring delivery of the event in line with the objectives
– Negotiating with stadium suppliers
– Conducting the debriefing
– Closing the event accounts in close cooperation with the Finance Division
– Running a project team in a matrix structure and being accountable for the successful operation of the event
– Establishing the stadium requirements for the bidding process
– Providing a technical evaluation of all bid dossiers

Venue management
– Allocating venue facilities to the various target groups
– Providing all stakeholders with key information about the venue
– Planning, conducting and overseeing site visits
– Compiling advertising cover-up requirements to be shared internally and with the LOS
– Drawing up the requirements for disabled access in conjunction with the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) and the venue itself in consultation with the Social & Environmental Sustainability Division
– Assisting the venue director in meetings with the (potential) finalist clubs

Dialogue partner with the LOS/external stakeholders
– Acting as the main contact for the LOS and other internal and external stakeholders


Experience required:
– from 4 to 6 years / event and/or venue manager working on major sports events, including at least 4 years as event project leader
– more than 7 years / in the sports industry, including at least 2 years in football

– Bachelor’s In marketing, sports management or the event industry

– English / Proficient

Additional requirements:
– Budget Management / Proficient
– MS Excel / Proficient
– MS Outlook / Proficient
– MS PowerPoint / Proficient
– MS Word / Proficient
– SAP / Advanced
– Project Management / Proficient
– Strong leadership, communication and negotiation skills
– Good project management skills
– Works well under pressure and remains calm in stressful situations
– Enjoys working in a multicultural team environment
– Able to identify and evaluate existing or potential problems
– Available to travel
– General knowledge of football
– Languages other than English would be an advantage

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