Event Operations Manager

Volleyball World


Volleyball World is a partnership between the FIVB and the CVC Capital Partners aimed at driving growth, innovation, and investment in volleyball around the globe.


Volleyball World organises the premiere Volleyball tournaments.Volleyball is the fourth most popular sport globally, with more than 800 million fans and high participation across the world.


Our goal is to create an integrated ecosystem connecting all volleyball stakeholders (fans, athletes, corporate partners) together through both digital and live events.


Event Operations Manager

If you're looking for a chance to make your mark in the world of sport and entertainment , and meet the skills and requirements below, be sure to apply as we’re now actively seeking a dynamic and rigorous Event Operations Manager reporting to the Head of Event Operations, who will play a key role in supporting the business growth of VW.


Job Description:

o Supporting all operational aspects of our competitions & tours with the focus on self - promoted events throughout the event cycle.

o Directing internal & external operations team in the development of new logistical, technical, and operational expertise.

o Assisting Head of Department with event budgeting, costs tracking and settlement of events.

o Assessing the operational requirements including CAD drawings, lighting, sound, video, infrastructure, broadcasting, logistics, accommodations, catering, hospitality of all events to ensure compatibility with the venues and to determine potential costs.

o Overseeing the onsite execution.

o Sourcing, contracting, and managing suppliers.

o Attending weekly operations meetings, site visits and event meetings as required

o Developing and maintaining VW and FIVB high standards with the focus on self-promoted events.

o Researching and creating a merchandising plan considering all operational and cross departmental implications.

o Developing and ensuring programs of health and safety, incident, and risk management.

o Ensuring all staff are aware of and are working in accordance with current company policy and procedures and relevant Health and Safety legislation.

o Leading, motivating, supporting, and directing staff for whom they are responsible for.

o Assisting with the recruitment and supervision of contracted event staff & crew.

o Supervising external operations project management team on all matters related to self-promoted events.

o Understand business strategy and identify implications for the People & Organization strategy with clearly defined implementation plan.

o Facilitate implementation of strategic projects through proper change management.

o Develop capability plans at a group, divisional, team and individual levels.

o Develop and lead external staff initiatives, such as event production competencies, entertainment, technical, knowledge transfer etc. to comply with our standards.

o Ensure seamless employee and manager experience through effective people processes across the full employee life cycle.

o Enable an atmosphere where entrepreneurial culture, values and behaviours are lived and breathed by all.


Skills & Requirements :

o Minimum 7 to 10 years of live event production on site execution experience with emphasis on entertainment.

o Experience as an event promoter with a 1 million plus budget management.

o Experience in managing a complex stakeholder system of at least 10 team members throughout the event cycle.

o Extensive knowledge of best practices for CAD drawings, lighting, sound, video, infrastructure, broadcasting, logistics, accommodations, catering, hospitality of all events.

o Ability to travel with valid passport.


This list is not exhaustive, and you will be expected to work flexibly and undertake other such duties from time to time and within reason.


Who We Are

We offer an open, dynamic, and challenging environment where volleyball is the focus of everything we do. Our lakeside office is a hub for our international team, who work on building incredible experiences for volleyball fans around the world.

We foster an active environment in which everyone strives for excellence and can achieve his or her full potential. Volleyball World is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.


How to Apply

Volleyball World is looking forward to receiving your full application in pdf format, including your curriculum vitae, cover letter, as well as any other information you deem useful via the JobUp.ch platform.


What You Can Do to Facilitate the Screening Process

Only CVs and cover letters written in English received through the JobUp.ch platform will be screened, as this position requires a solid command of English, the language used at work. When analysing CVs during the screening process, we’re looking for cues indicating that you have experience and skills that match the job description. If you do not have the above qualifications and experience, please kindly abstain to apply due to the high volume of applications to process.

Edouard-Sandoz 4 1006 Lausanne


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