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Auckland, NZ

Project Manager - New Zealand - FWWC2023

If you are a project manager interested in a once-in-a-lifetime job in the sports industry, this is your chance. We are looking for someone to lead and strengthen the team in charge of organising the biggest women’s sporting event in the world: the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023™.

 

To ensure the successful operational delivery of the ninth edition of this competition, we have set up a local events team. Its aim is to improve the experience of over 1.1 billion people watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, by delivering innovative solutions across all operational areas.

 

We are currently looking to recruit our

Project Manager – New Zealand

 

Job responsibilities

As the Project Manager – New Zealand, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for the successful integration of project management guidelines and principles within the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Entity.

Under the guidance of the Chief Operating Officer and in close collaboration with the FIFA Group Leader of Portfolio Management, the Project Manager will act as a liaison between various stakeholders, namely FIFA, Host City and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Entity in terms of Project Management topics.

The Project Manager is required to guide the successful delivery of the project in New Zealand, through the provision of strategic and operational support, including operational reporting, risk-issue tracking, training support and tracking of key milestones and tasks.

 

Job duties

Your role as Project Manager – New Zealand includes the following responsibilities:

  • Assume overall responsibility for implementing the FIFA project management principles and guidelines within the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Entity in New Zealand
  • Work closely with all relevant Functional Areas within the Entity in New Zealand, the Group Leader of Portfolio Management in Zürich and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Entity in Australia
  • Support collaborative development of project management elements, including providing regular updates to the COO and Heads of departments in New Zealand regarding progress on tasks, milestones and issues
  • Assist in the development of the Concept of Operations and implementation plans, using project charters provided by FIFA Zürich as a basis
  • Expand, update and maintain the Master Project Plan related to New Zealand deliverables from an Entity and Host City perspective
  • Capture and monitor risks and issues, generating various levels of management reporting as required
  • Training of all users on FIFA project plan methodology and tools
  • Ensure thorough transfer of knowledge management principles are adhered to, including collaboration on debriefs, photo capture and key documents to be re-used for future events.

 

Qualifications & experience

You should have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in sports event management, with extensive knowledge of event planning and event project management processes. You will possess a project management certification such as PRINCE2 or PMP (or other relevant project management qualification), and knowledge of various project management methodologies such as agile, scrum. As Project Manager, you will have demonstrable experience in seeing projects through the full life cycle, and experience or knowledge of local culture would be an added benefit.

 

Skills

This position requires a leader with the ability to negotiate, cooperate and make decisions by applying critical problem-solving skills. It is important that you take an inclusive approach and are able to motivate others to a common purpose. You must be able to delegate tasks appropriately while being transparent and assuming accountability for any decisions taking on your watch. A high degree of innovation, passion and vision is essential, and the demands of the job mean you must be highly resilient and organised, as well as able to manage conflict and communicate clearly.

 

What we offer

Working at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 is more than a job; it is a calling to create a better world through the power of football.

As part of the FIFA family, you will be working with highly motivated colleagues within a dynamic and diverse team. Employment is offered until September 2023.

 

How to apply

If you think you would be a good fit and are keen to work for an exciting and truly international organisation, we would love to hear from you. To apply, you should submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters) through our online application portal. Please only submit your applications through the portal, we cannot review applications submitted by email or post. Applicants will be required to provide proof of right to work within the host countries.

 

Closing Date: 18th April