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Zurich, CH

Senior Accommodation Manager


Are you a diplomatic, flexible and convincing person that is able to negotiate on all levels? Do you have extensive international experience of designing and implementing accommodation solutions, ideally in a mega- (sporting) event environment? With FIFA 2.0, our new operating model, we are looking for a seasoned and pro-active Senior Accommodation Manager with the necessary service-orientation and passion to complete the Accommodation Department of our Tournaments & Events Division.


Your duties
• Defining assumptions for hotel rooms, function spaces and other hotel services for specific tournaments and events
• Contracting the respective hotel inventory and related services
• Achieving cost savings and efficiency gains
• Establishing and implementing the necessary tools, such as concepts, project plans, communication models and business workflows
• Organizing site visits and being responsible for on-site operations and hotel management
• Leading the respective project teams during preparation, on-site operation and reconciliation phases of each project
• Developing strategies and business processes to deliver excellence, and leading small teams as per specific project

Our requirements
• Bachelor degree or similar in Travel or Hotel Management
• Exposure to Planning, Project and Business Management
• Contract negotiation and management experience
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in Event Accommodation Management
• Key-account management experience
• Experience in setting up and managing complex projects
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in leading international/multicultural teams
• Fluent in English, any other language, or one of the FIFA languages, is an advantage (German, French or Spanish)
• Willingness and ability to travel
• Excellent problem-solving skills coupled with the ability to understand complex information
• High stress resistance and persistency
• Ability to build pro-active, co-operative working relationships with customers, peers and key stakeholders based on respect and team work
• Strong identification with FIFA


You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organization, please click “apply here” and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).


FIFA is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, ethnic, racial or social origin, skin colour, nationality, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other grounds.

Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich


Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no agencies or applications via email/post please).