As the organiser of some of the biggest and most iconic sport events in the world we lead the way in the sport and event industry.

We are now looking for a Team Lead Special Events that is part of FIFA and supports us on our mission.
The Team Lead Special Events is managing the Special Events team and is responsible for the creation and development of large-scale events such as draws, ceremonies, conferences, congresses, shows, formal functions, social events or conventions. It involves studying the brand, identifying its target audience, devising the event concept, and coordinating the technical aspects before actually launching the event.

These are your key tasks:
• Managing the teams of people responsible for each function, the budget, and overseeing the execution of the event.
• Planning and execution of the events, taking responsibility for the creative, technical, and logistical elements. This includes overall event design, brand building, marketing and communication strategy, audio-visual production, logistics, budgeting, negotiation, and client service
• Supervising the services of all outside vendors and professionals, which includes event planners as well the services from internal departments.
• Responsible for the overall organisation of all FIFA corporate events (congress, meetings, summits, award show, banquets, media activities, internal events, etc.) as well as the FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup Draws and Ceremonies
• Budget responsibility of all events
• Liaising with senior management and all functional areas to implement all events according to their expectations
• Responsibility for the coordination of all suppliers
• Providing regular information to all partners involved in the project (internal and external) and assure a clear communication with the member associations
• Draw up overall and detailed budgets, continuous budget control and prepare a total final account
• Planning and performing inspections and drafting corresponding reports containing measures, as well as monitoring the implementation of these measures
• Stage the corporate events and assist with the continuous further development of FIFA corporate events (innovation, new techniques, processes)
• Preparing the necessary contractual basis in cooperation with the FIFA Legal Division and monitor the compliance of these contracts
• Production of a final debrief report including identification of possible improvements

The specific competencies we require for this position are:
• Commercial qualification in marketing and/or event management
• Several years’ experience in international event and/or project management
• At least ten years team leader of an international event agency or international corporate events department or international sport events organization
• Responsible for all special events, draws and ceremonies for the FIFA World Cup and Olympics
• Team leader experience
• Extremely good organisational skills and high-quality standards
• Very good language skills in English; good German, French and Spanish an advantage
• Good MS Office skills and experience using event management tools
• Ability to think and act in a structured and conceptual manner
• A quality-oriented person with excellent communication skills who works well under pressure
• Enjoyment of sport and general interest in football
• Structured approach and ability to grasp abstract concepts
• General interest in sport and football

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