Sponsorship Events Manager

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device for everyone, everywhere.  As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

What’s it all about?

Reporting to the Head of Sponsorships Visa Europe, the Event Manager for Sponsorships will play a key role in activating and bringing our brand to life at some of the biggest Sponsorships in the world, for Visa Europe.

Sponsorships play a central role in the marketing strategy for Visa globally. We are proud sponsors of the Olympics, FIFA, UEFA Women’s Football and the NFL globally – the biggest and most engaging sporting events in the world.

In Europe, we are proud sponsors of UEFA Women’s Football, having signed a 7-year deal in 2018. This was a ground-breaking event for the sports business, as Visa become the first global brand to sign a partnership exclusively focused on women’s football. This is a unique partnership that goes beyond the sport and is inspired by Visa’s beliefs and values on Diversity and Inclusion as we strive to create a more open and inclusive world for everyone, everywhere. We also sponsor 15 female footballers individually under the Team Visa framework, who act as role models and ambassadors to develop the sport and drive forward the message of inclusion and acceptance.

These properties allow Visa to create marketing programmes that engage with our audiences around things that they care deeply and passionately about. Our clients have the ability to activate these properties as well, through our pass-through rights, creating endless possibilities to create co-marketing programmes that drive the combined business of our clients and Visa – helping increase issuance, activation and usage of Visa products. These properties also allow for strong internal staff engagement, making the +3,300 employees across Europe feel proud and engaged to work for the brand. 

The Event Manager Sponsorships role will create world-class events and hospitality programmes, ensuring they meet the needs of Visa’s business objectives and to provide exciting opportunities to engage our clients.

Working closely across all these stakeholders you will be the internal sponsorship Event specialist for our properties across Europe.

What we expect of you, day to day.

Innovative thinking: Creatively bring our sponsorships to life, by tapping into available assets, sole and exclusive rights.  Collaborate with our agencies to develop engaging and competitively priced activations, maximizing the opportunity for the sponsorship team to increase ROI.

Stakeholder management: work collaboratively and communicate effectively with senior stakeholders and colleagues across the business as well as our clients to build engagement with all sponsorship properties.

Project management: Bringing events from concept to completion, including agency ideation, briefing, cross functional collaboration with internal functions and markets, contract and budget management as well as successfully delivering against KPIs.

Governance: Work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure compliance with all processes and required reporting (e.g procurement, sponsorship asset reporting)

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

• You will have a strong event management background preferably within sponsorships
• Ability to manage budgets
• Proven senior stakeholder and matrix management experience
• Ability to manage multiple programs simultaneously
• Ability to collaborate and work effectively across functional areas to influence and achieve consensus on goals and objectives
• Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills
• Work experience across major global events or similar national or multi-national properties and involvement in the organization of large events (FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League or UEFA Women’s EURO, etc.).
• Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
• Proficient on all Microsoft products including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook
• You will have strong presentation skills
• You will bring passion, energy and creativity to our team, but also humility and self-awareness to listen to our stakeholders
 

Additional Information

Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.
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