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Zurich, CH

Senior VIP Travel Manager

ON THE BALL?


Are you a flexible, service-oriented and independent person that is able to communicate on all levels? Do you have extensive experience of overseeing all VIP travel solutions, ideally in a mega- (sporting) event environment? With FIFA 2.0, our new operating model, we are looking for a pro-active Senior VIP Travel Manager with the necessary motivation and passion to complete the Travel Department of our Tournaments & Events Division.

 

Senior VIP Travel Manager

 

Your duties

•    Managing the VIP Travel Team, being responsible for the entire organization of all travel arrangements for the FIFA Top Management as well as their VVIP travel companions and guests, including: commercial flights, private jets, accommodation, ground transport, VIP airport services, visa/entry & health matters
•    Ensuring service excellence through risk analysis, quality strategies and knowledge sharing
•    Being the main point of contact for FIFA Top Management, working in close cooperation with related functional areas, stakeholders and service providers
•    Project Management for FIFA Tournaments & Events, including definition of booking processes for international travel, contract negotiations, budgeting and support to Local Entity in regards to domestic flight and entry/visa strategies
•    Coordination of work between the project team in Switzerland and the extended team in the local entity (budgeting, staffing plan, international travel concepts, PMA flight strategy, risks & issues assessments)
•    Delivering and executing crisis action plans in case of voluntary and/or involuntary changes
•    Negotiating contracts with service providers and monitoring the proper application of agreements, including procurement processes
•    Developing and maintaining relationships with service providers, such as airlines, VIP lounges, hotels and other suppliers
•    Providing information related to visa and entry regulations, health information worldwide including liaising with official authorities
•    Delivering monthly accounting for all services, analyzing figures, producing reports and financial recommendations

 

Our requirements

•    Completed (business) travel agency education or business education with training in the travel industry
•    Further education in tourism, event or general management
•    Excellent skills in GDS (reservations, ticketing, fare rules, rebooking, etc.), namely Amadeus
•    At least 5 years of experience in the business travel industry or in a similar position in an international organisation
•    Fluent in English, any other language is an advantage
•    Experience with VVIP clients and an extensive knowledge of private jet operations
•    Willingness to occasionally work abroad for FIFA Tournaments and Corporate Events and other travel occasions
•    Experience in leading small teams

 

FIFA is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, background, physical or mental disability, or any other grounds.

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 organisation, please click “apply here” and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).

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).