WBD Sports - Events Manager, Cycling Events

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Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports represents WBD's portfolio of sports brands, channels and platforms. It collectively reaches 130 million people every month, engaging fans and broad audiences in more than 200 markets and in over 20 languages across all platforms where consumers are spending time -free-to-air TV, pay-TV, streaming, online and social.

Your New Role...

We are looking for an experienced Events Manager to join the Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) Sports Events Management team, reporting to the Head of Events.

Working across both Mountainbike and Track Cycling, You will be responsible for working with local organisers and key suppliers to ensure all events are delivered to an exceptionally high standard. Excellent communication skills are essential in ensuring internal and external coordination, and critical for liaison with colleagues across WBD teams, in particular our Sports team who lead on all elements of the competition.

This is a demanding and exciting role that requires meticulous event planning skills, high levels of motivation and energy. You will need a determination to get things done, and the ability to plan and deliver multiple events in parallel. As events take place globally, including EMEA, North America and LATAM, international travel is required. Hybrid and remote working would also be considered.

Your Role Accountabilities...

  • Manage the delivery of events that form part of the UCI Mountain World Cup, and UCI Track Champions League calendar through liaison with Local Organising Committees (LOC), WBD Sports colleagues and series suppliers, creating and promoting a culture of teamwork, strong relationships, best practice and clear planning and delivery frameworks.

  • Ensuring that the needs of all event Functional Areas and Client Groups is scoped and delivered either by the LOC or WBD Sports supplier(s).

  • Develop and implement series wide best practice ensuring WBD Sports and LOC teams work to a single, coordinated event plan with clear documentation around plans and delivery.

  • Manage WBD Sports relationships with identified suppliers across the season and ensure delivery standards are of the highest possible standard.

  • Identify innovation in event delivery to help raise the profile of the sport.

  • Contract management of identified LOC’s to ensure agreed actions are taken and that LOC’s work to the agreed timeline.

  • Support procurement of key WBDS suppliers through scoping, tender 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 risk for the series, limiting liabilities and involving stakeholders with mitigations to eliminate or manage any risk.

  • Develop and manage event specific budgets, create forecasts and reports to update the Head of Events through the different phases of event planning and delivery.

  • Represent the aims of WBD Sports by delivering events that elevate our events in Mountainbike and Track Cycling to amongst the most respected sports in the world.

Qualifications and Experience...

  • Proven experience as event manager, including events delivered internationally

  • Experience of outdoor sports events, preferably in the cycling industry

  • Project management, financial and budget management and demonstration of management and leadership skills

  • Developing relationships with new and existing partners

  • A good understanding of health and safety and risk assessment through large scale event delivery

  • Delivery of best practice across multiple sites

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.If you’re a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.