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Events Lead (Events Manager/ Sports Events / Music Festival Lead / Events Coordinator / Project Management) – Dakar, Senegal

Job Reference

AH00014

Region

Western Africa

Reference Number: AH00014
 
Job Description:
A major sporting league expanding to the African continent is seeking an Events Lead for its new HQ opening in Dakar, Senegal. This organization seeks to carry out the strategy of growing this game in Africa, creating sponsorship opportunities for local businesses, developing merchandising strategies with regional licensees, distributing content packages and overseeing international public and media relations. This role will work across all business units on the design, planning and implementation of these events AND operations throughout Africa.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Key contributor to the planning and execution of experiential events (i.e. entertainment activities, hospitality events, fan festivals, concerts, etc.)
  • Lead the management of event budgets for specific event platforms including tracking all event costs; serving as primary contact for Finance team in London (with support from Events & Operations team)
  • Support Head of Business Strategy & Operations in working across various departments to develop new concepts to be monetized with focus on identifying opportunities within existing properties. Objective would be to identify new revenue opportunities for existing and new partners
  • On-going regular communication with events & operations in London to review planning & ideation, internal processes and budget tracking
  • Work on the planning and execution of all events and hospitality programs held in Africa
  • Contribute to the management of agencies & vendors including the research, selection process and on-going management
  • Responsible for managing the creative development process for specific events including management of agency/internal processes
  • Support development and execution of on-site and post-event research program
  • Be responsible for specific event recaps & evaluations
  • Maintain open and ongoing communication lines with the events teams in NJ/NY and London offices
 
 
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Francophone and Anglophone speaking / non-negotiable
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience planning and executing on mid to large scale events in Africa
  • Must have direct events management experience in Africa
  • Experience working with corporate partners, ability to present with confidence
  • Prior experience functioning as project management lead on high-profile events, a must
  • Strong knowledge of event marketing, experiential marketing, media, brand management, promotions; conception through execution
  • Demonstrated high competency in events planning and operations
  • Self-motivated, dedicated and driven to achieve results/goal-oriented
  • Must be a team-player who can work well with this organization in Africa and NY/NJ teams
  • Mush have a track-record of successful budget oversight/management
  • Superior decision-making and judgement
  • Possess strong communication and influencing skills with the ability to resolve issues
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must have good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Position will require significant international travel across Africa (70%)
 
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • MR
 
If you wish to apply for this position, please send your CV to Andrea Haylett at ahaylett@caglobalint.com
 
Please visit www.banking-recruitment-jobs.com for more exciting opportunities.


 
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