Events Lead (Sport / Ticketing / Promotions) – Dakar, Senegal

Western Africa
Posted 4 months ago

Reference No. FDSEL01

Reference Number: FDSEL01


Job Description:

A global sporting organization is seeking an experienced Events Lead professional who has extensive experience in planning and managing large events of 10 000+ individuals. The successful candidate will be in charge of the planning and execution of events throughout Africa.



  • Key contributor to the planning and execution of experiential events (i.e. sport 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 EMEA 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 EMEA 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 or related to the business
  • 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

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience planning and executing on mid to large scale events in Africa
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Fluency in French is an added advantage
  • 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
  • Must have a track-record of successful budget oversight/management
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must have good communication skills (verbal and written)


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Position will require significant international travel across Africa (70%)


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Fabio Da Silva Faria at

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Fabio Da Silva Faria

Management Consultant

CA Finance


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