We are recruiting: Event Manager | September 12, 2022 Enduro World Series news

About the company:

Headquartered in the heart of British mountain biking in Scotland’s Tweed Valley, ESO Sports is the specialist for major world mountain bike races and festivals. Formed in 2012 for the launch of the Enduro World Series, ESO Sports is now part of the Warner Bros. family. Discovery Sports, Play Sports Group (GCN, GMBN) and Discovery Sports Events. Following a historic agreement with the UCI in February 2022, ESO Sports and Warner Bros. Discovery Sports have added promotion, broadcast and delivery of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in the XCO, XCC, DHI and XCM categories to the ESO Sports roster.

With the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Enduro World Series under one roof from 2023, ESO Sports is now firmly the world’s leading international operator of mountain bike races and events. In addition to the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Enduro World Series, in 2023 ESO Sports will organize the Mountain Bike Cross Country and Mountain Bike Marathon races on behalf of the World Championships of cycling 2023 in Scotland.

Our vision:
– We share a collective ambition to elevate mountain biking to one of the most respected
sports around the world, inviting audiences around the world to connect with this incredible
– By working closely with industry on new technologies, we continue to drive
advancing innovations in the fields of sport, safety and sustainability.
– Our sporting events showcase and develop mtb tourist destinations, ensuring a positive effect
legacy for local communities.

Our core values:
– We operate with professionalism and legitimacy, always striving to maintain integrity
of sports.
– We use our drive and passion to drive innovation and push boundaries.
– Building strong connections is extremely important to us. Communication is at the heart of
everything we do.

About the role:
We are looking for experienced Event Managers to join ESO’s Event Management team,
reporting to the event manager.

You will be responsible for working with local organizers and key suppliers to ensure all events are delivered to an exceptionally high standard. Excellent communication skills are essential for ensuring internal and external coordination and essential for liaising with colleagues from the ESO and WBD teams, in particular our Sport team who lead all elements of the competition.

This is a demanding and exciting role that requires meticulous event planning skills, a high level of motivation and energy. You will need a determination to get things done and the ability to plan and organize multiple events in parallel.

Job Responsibilities:
– Manage the delivery of events that are part of the UCI Mountain World Cup season liaising with Local Organizing Committees, ESO colleagues and series suppliers, creating and promoting a culture teamwork, strong relationships, best practices, and clear planning and delivery frameworks.
– Ensure that the needs of all functional areas and customer groups of the event are defined and provided by either the LOC or the ESO supplier(s).
– Develop and implement series-wide best practices by ensuring that ESO and LOC teams are working on a single, coordinated event plan with clear documentation of plans and delivery.
– Manage ESO relationships with identified suppliers throughout the season and ensure delivery standards are the highest possible.
– Identify innovation in event delivery to help raise the profile of the sport.
– Management of contracts of identified LOCs to ensure that agreed actions are taken and that the work of the LOC respects the agreed schedule.
– Support procurement of key ESO vendors through scope, bidding process and contracting to ensure clarity of delivery scope, budget and deliverables.
– Develop positive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
– Identify and control risks to the series, limit liabilities and engage stakeholders with mitigation measures to eliminate or manage any risk.
– Develop and manage event-specific budgets, create forecasts and reports to inform the Event Manager through the various phases of event planning and delivery.
– Represent the goals of ESO by organizing events that make mountain biking one of the most respected sports in the world.

– Proven experience as an event manager, including events delivered internationally
– Experience in outdoor sporting events, preferably in the ATV/cycling industry. – Project management
– Financial and budget management
– Demonstration of managerial and leadership skills
– Developing relationships with new and existing partners
– A good understanding of health and safety and risk assessment through the delivery of large-scale events
– Dissemination of best practices on several sites

Skills and behaviors:
We need someone who is comfortable meeting, presenting and negotiating with a range of stakeholders internationally. At the same time, we need someone who is completely immersed in delivery and who understands the cycling/off-road market and is committed to traveling to international events.
– Excellent interpersonal skills
– Excellent management and leadership skills
– A curious mind that seeks innovation
– Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Google Suites including Google Mail, Sheets, Docs, Slides, Drive, etc.
– High energy and personal motivation
– Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
– Excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills
– Exceptional communication and negotiation skills
– Able to work with minimal supervision, demonstrating a high degree of initiative and an ability to produce high quality work under tight deadlines
– Communication and results oriented, with great attention to detail

– Company pension
– Cycle to Work program
– Welcome gift box
– Staff discounts with partners
– Modern office space in the center of a cycling community
– Team outings/social activities

– Full time, permanent
– Monday to Friday with possibility of flexible work and weekend requirements during events
– Competitive salary

Application deadline: September 30, 2022

Please send applications to [email protected]

This role requires the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated and strengthened in line with current Scottish Government guidelines. If you have any concerns about this, please contact ESO HR at [email protected]

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