Senior Event Manager - UCLF


  • Publication date:

    03 March 2024
  • Workload:

  • Contract type:

    Supplementary income
  • Place of work:


Job information:

Division / Unit: Operations / Club Finals
Contract type: Permanent
Start date: 01.07.2024
Location: Nyon

Main goal:

The Senior Event Manager acts as Project Event Lead for UEFA Champions League Final (UCLF). The role involves planning and managing that event in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders.

Senior Event Manager - UCLF

Key responsibilities:

Project management (Event Lead):
- Devising a strategy and project implementation concept for the event, including the 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:
- more than 7 years / as an event and/or venue manager working on major sports events, including at least four years as the project lead for an event
- more than 7 years / in the sports industry, including at least two 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
- Ability to work accurately under pressure and remain calm in busy, potentially stressful situations
- Willingness to work in a multicultural team environment
- Ability to identify and evaluate existing or potential problems
- Available to travel
- Good general knowledge of football
- Languages other than English would be an advantage