Event Manager (UEFA Europa 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 and manages the annual UEFA Europa League final in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders.​


Project management

  • Devising a strategy and project implementation concept for the UEFA Europa League final, 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 final;
  • 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 UEFA Europa League final.

Venue management

  • Allocating venue facilities to 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 local organising committee;
  • Ensuring the local organising committee (LOC) meets the minimum medical requirements;
  • Assisting the local organising committee with spectator services to be provided/upgraded;
  • Drawing up the requirements for disabled access in conjunction with CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe) and the venue itself;
  • Assisting the venue director in meetings with the (potential) finalist clubs.

Dialogue partner with LOC/external stakeholders

  • Acting as the main contact for the LOC as well as other internal and external stakeholders.


Experience required:

  • From 4 to 6 years as an event and/or venue manager organising major sports events, including at least two years as event project leader
  • More than 7 years in the sports industry, including at least one year in football


  • Bachelor's In marketing sports management or related to the event industry


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

Additional requirements:

  • Strong leadership, communication, negotiation and project management skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Enjoys working in a multicultural team environment
  • Able to identify and evaluate existing or potential problems
  • Willing to travel
  • General knowledge of football
  • Budget Management / Proficient
  • MS Office / Proficient
  • Project Management / Proficient


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