Senior Event Transport Operations Manager

Befristet, Vollzeit · Frankfurt am Main

The job
The Senior Event Transport Operations Manager (m/f/d) will become part of the EURO2024 team in Frankfurt in the Unit Event Support. He*She oversees planning and implementation of a smooth functioning, cost-efficient and high-quality event transport system for EURO 2024 in close cooperation with the Event Transport team of UEFA in Nyon. The Senior Event Transport Operations Manager is responsible to build-up, establish and manage an event transport team of managers, coordinators and assistants in the headquarter in Frankfurt but also across all 10 venues of the EURO 2024. The job comprises the planning and implementation of all event transport operations for the tournament and further events related to the EURO 2024 (Draws, Official Dinners) while considering the Event Social Responsibility strategy by finding sustainable and eco-conscious solutions.
The frame
Starting date: asap
End date: 31.08.2024
List of relevant tasks & responsibilities
  • Responsible for the overall lead of the EURO 2024 Event Transport Team in Germany;
  • Oversees the planning, implementation and delivery of operations of Event Transport for EURO 2024 and its pre-tournament events;
  • Acts as key contact person towards internal and external stakeholders;
  • Responsible for adapting and implementing standard operating procedures defined by UEFA based on the local specificities;
  • Responsible for EURO 2024 project management and recruitment;
  • Accountable for the implementation of Event Transport Service Levels
  • Follow-up on project and operational plans (including staffing & budget plans) and debrief reports;
  • Active participation of knowledge consolidation and event debrief process;
Fleet and Bus management 
  • Oversees the overall resource scoping plans and the implementation of UEFA’s Standard Operating Procedures and Best Practices for Fleet and Bus Operations;
  • Responsible for managing the sourcing and contracting processes for all Fleet and Bus Operations suppliers, in accordance to the requirements and constraints defined by UEFA;
  • Responsible for establishing and implementing a comprehensive supplier management strategy in order to ensure service effectiveness, quality and cost control;
Vehicle access and parking operations
  • Supervision the implementation of a vehicle access and parking operations system for the event;
  • Liaison with several internal and external stakeholder to ensure smooth and efficient vehicle access procedures at all venues;
  • Responsible for managing the sourcing and contracting process for vehicle access systems.
Target Group transport operations 
  • Responsible for the implementation of transportation service level agreements, ensuring the coordination of project domains;
  • Responsible for establishing local processes for the integration of service providers and project domains;
  • Responsible to establishing a training strategy for the project’s workforce in coordination with the team based in Nyon;
  • Responsible for the planning and implementation of transportation operational plans for all serviced locations including hotels, training centres and other event locations.
  • University degree in business management and/or transport engineering
Work experience
  • 6 - 8 years' experience in complex project management, ideally in a multicultural environment; previous experience working on sporting events an advantage
  • 3 - 5 years' experience leading a team; previous experience in the fields of event transport, event services, logistics, venue management or access management an advantage
  • more than 1 year experience of working on large-scale sport events is considered a strong asset
Set of Skills
  • Budget Management / Proficient
  • Proficient MS Office skills: Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint,, Teams etc.
  • Project Management / Advanced
  • Ability to work independently with high motivation
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Team player with experience working in deadline-driven environments
  • Ability to learn on-the-go and adapt in a fast-paced working environment
  • Customer-minded and solution-oriented
  • Attention to detail and structured working method
  • Organisation and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel internationally and work at weekends
About us

In 2024, Germany will host the 17th edition of the UEFA European Football Championship. Staging the biggest European sports event provides a unique opportunity for UEFA and DFB to jointly organise a celebration of the best of European Football, on the basis of excellence, sustainability, and passion. This flagship championship aspires to be a role model for other UEFA competitions, as well as leaving strong legacy for the future of European football. EURO 2024 GmbH, joint venture organisation between UEFA Events SA and DFB EURO GmbH, is responsible for the operational planning and implementation of the tournament.

The EURO 2024 GmbH values diversity and strives to be inclusive in everything we do. We aim for everyone to have equal access to our organisation regardless of sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or any other personal trait. If you have any particular requirements in respect to the recruitment or interview process, please mention this in your covering letter so that we can ensure adaptions are made when there are barriers identified.

Employee benefits

  • Contribute to and help shape the staging of Europe's biggest sporting event

  • Varied and challenging tasks

  • Working in a unique, exciting and sporty environment

  • Mobile working possible up to 40% per month

  • Regular team events

  • A wide variety of employee benefits

  • Personal benefits, such as company health management, company pension scheme, free hot and cold beverages at the office

Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse an der EURO 2024 GmbH!

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