Event Manager (UEFA Champions League Final)

Location Nyon, Suisse
Publié le 14/08/2018
Date limite 03/09/2018
Secteur Fédérations et Comités sportifs
Fonction Evènementiel et Opérations
Contrat CDI
Horaire Temps Plein
Salaire Compétitif

Job Description

Job information:

Division / Unit: Operations / Events & Finals
Contract type: Permanent
Start date: 01.10.2018
Location: Nyon


The Event Manager plans, project manages and implements the annual UEFA Champions League final in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders.


Project Management

  • Establishing a strategy and project implementation concept for the UEFA Champions League final, including scope, deliverables, project risks and dependencies;
  • Assuming all project management tasks, including event planning and definition of milestones;
  • Assuming project budget responsibility;
  • Agreeing on service levels and resource usage with internal competence centres, including a staffing deployment plan;
  • Planning, preparing, implementing and closing the event in general;
  • Leading UEFA's project team during the preparation phase and on-site;
  • Overseeing, guiding and aligning all subprojects (competence centres) involved in the final;
  • Ensuring delivery of the event in line with the objectives;
  • Negotiating with the stadium suppliers
  • Leading the debrief process;
  • Closing the accounts for the event in close cooperation with the finance division
  • Leading a project team in a matrix structure and accountable for the successful operations of the UEFA Champions League Final
  • Managing the UEFA Champions League Event Coordinator.

Venue Management

  • Planning and delivering the venue management side of the event;
  •  Planning, conducting and overseeing site visits;
  • Support the Venue Director in meetings with the (potential) finalist clubs.

Dialogue partner with LOC/external stakeholders

  • Acting as the main contact for the local organising committee (LOC) as well as other internal and external stakeholders.


Experience required:

  • From 4 to 6 years event and/or venue manager in the organisation of major sports events, of which at least 4 years as event project leader
  • More than 7 years in the sports industry, of which at least 2 years in football


  • Bachelor's in marketing, sports management or to do with the event industry


  • English / Proficient
  • Languages other than English would be an asset

Additional requirements:

  • Budget Management / Proficient
  • MS Office Proficient
  • Project Management / Proficient
  • Strong leadership, communication and negotiations skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Able to work accurately under pressure and to remain calm in busy, potentially stressful situations
  • Appreciates working as part of a team in a multicultural environment
  • Able to identify and evaluate existing or potential problems;
  • Willing to travel
  • General football knowledge


L'Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA) a été fondée en 1954, à Bâle, en Suisse.