Vice President Operations
DDMC Fortis
Hong Kong, HK
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New, ambitious and dynamic, DDMC Fortis is set to be Asia’s leading sports marketing agency for the next 10+ years.In June 2018, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced its ground-

breaking decision to appoint DDMC Fortis as its exclusive commercial partner for all its competitions for the period 2021-

  • 2028. The appointment followed a highly competitive bidding process, with DDMC Fortis winning out over multiple major international firms, including IMG, Infront, MP&Silva and Lagardère;
  • the incumbent rights-holder. The comprehensive mandate covers all rights and services for all AFC National Team and Club competitions, beginning in 2020 with the start of the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022, and including the Asian Cup 2023 to be held in China for the first time in 19 years.

  • DDMC Fortis was created specifically for the purpose of delivering this prestigious mandate for the AFC. DDMC Fortis is a joint venture between Fortis Sports;
  • an expert sports marketing agency founded in Switzerland by leading industry figures Patrick Murphy and David Tyler, and DDMC;
  • a leading Chinese Sports, Media and Entertainment company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Hong Kong with future offices in South East Asia, Beijing, and the Middle East, DDMC Fortis combines unparalleled global football experience with in-

    depth Asian know-how and expertise. Position OverviewThe DDMC Fortis Operations Department is responsible for planning and overseeing the operational delivery of AFC’s commercial rights (for sponsor and media partners) at all AFC matches and tournaments.

    This role will be responsible for managing the overall operations delivery budget, handling the financial and administrative processes for the Operations Department as well as streamlining and coordinating communication with the Finance, Legal and HR departments.

    The position will also contract-manage several important operations suppliers and play a key role in operational planning.

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities Supporting the EVP Operations on general planning and integration projectsStructuring and monitoring the overall operations delivery budgetProviding detailed financial and performance reviews to the EVP Operations and Management BoardPreparing cash-

    flow projections for the Management BoardAnalysing key areas for potential savings and cost efficienciesBeing responsible for all financial and administrative processes for the departmentWorking closely with senior operational staff to monitor financial expenditures and manage suppliers’ invoicesProcessing agreements between suppliers, operations and the Legal department, making sure that contracts are finalized in an efficient mannerDirectly contract-

    manage several key suppliers, including budget, payment management, review of financial reportsRequired Knowledge, Skills & Experience 5-

    7 years of relevant experience in event planning, ideally within a major sports event environmentBudget management expertise and finance knowledgeUnderstanding of accounting and experience in processing payments requiredFamiliar with Netsuite (Oracle) or similar ERP solutions necessaryExperience in managing suppliersFluent in English, knowledge of another Asian language will be an advantageExperience working within an AFC market will be an advantageRelevant tertiary qualifications requiredAttributes and qualities desired Strong project management skillsAbility to build and maintain interdepartmental communication linesExcellent written and spoken communicator with high-

    level presentation skillsAbility to communicate and operate efficiently in a multi-cultural, fast paced environmentCapacity to handle complex and rapidly changing environmentsCommitted, detail-

    minded and highly organised with a strong sense of responsibility and continuous improvementAbility to produce a high volume of quality work on an ongoing basisWillingness to travel frequently within Asia if required Candidates should submit their CV along with a covering letter explaining how their experience and skillset will enable them to deliver the key tasks and responsibilities of the role.

    Working Location : Hong Kong Closing date : Friday 29th November 2019 Privacy Statement We may need to pass your data on to a third party for review and processing.

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