Accommodation Senior Manager, Paris 2024 Olympics & Paralympics (F/M)

Permanent Contract
Saint-Denis (93) - Paris region
Published on 06/17/2022
On Location

Sportcarriere is assisting On Location in the recruitment of an Accommodation Senior Manager, Paris 2024 Olympics & Paralympics on Permanent Contract.

On Location is a global leader in premium experiential hospitality, offering ticketing, curated guest experiences, live event production and travel management across sports, entertainment, fashion, and culture. On Location provides unrivaled access for corporate clients and fans looking for official, immersive experiences at marquee events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, New York Fashion Week and more.

An official partner and/or service provider to over 150 iconic rights holders, such as the IOC (Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026, LA 2028), NFL, NCAA, UFC and PGA of America, and numerous musical artists and festivals, the company also owns and operates several of its own unique experiences. On Location is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports, and content company.

Last summer, On Location and the International Olympic Committee have signed an historic long-term agreement that includes all editions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games until 2028.

On Location, has then become the exclusive provider for the official hospitality products of the Olympics & Paralympics at Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026 and Los Angeles 2028.

Designed in collaboration with the Organizing Committee of each Host City, the Olympic and Paralympic hospitality products will provide a one-of-a-kind window into these world-renowned locations. Packages will include tickets, accommodations, experiences and unique hospitality offers at the heart of the Games and the hosting city.

Role

The Senior Manager works closely with a team of Director and Sr. Director on the Olympic Accommodations Team to create a positive and efficient environment focused on executing with excellence. This leader will work across our programs with our product architecture team, game stakeholders, operations, transportation, and more. The role successfully manages accommodation selection, negotiations, contracting, cashflow, inventory management, and reporting for the Olympic Accommodations team.

Key skills that this individual must possess include strategic decision-making, contract negotiation, effective organization, and prioritization of work. This person must have the ability to formulate and implement procedures, as well as the ability to train and lead staff. Proven leadership, communications and management skills are imperative; familiarity with the Parisian hotel market and sports is helpful. The candidate must be strong at multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment. Professionalism, a positive attitude and the ability to work effectively as team player are required.

Functions and responsibilities
  • Identify accommodation needs for Olympics including hotel evaluation, selection, contracting, and ongoing relationship management ;
  • Negotiate hotel contracts based on specific needs (including favorable T&Cs, food and beverage minimums, amenities, etc.) ;
  • Daily management of Olympic Accommodations team – establishing guidance on priorities and task, providing growth and development opportunities, and delivering timely feedback ;
  • Ongoing client management with both Internal and External clients (requests for lodging needs, gather and relay information between the client, partners, and other departments) ;
  • Develop & monitor operational plan to efficiently manage accommodations inventory.
  • Work with Director and team to design, document and implement operational training programs and best practices for the event teams ;
  • Work closely with project leaders to adjust, document, and implement our event processes to utilize our Event Management Systems ;
  • Establish operational accountability (checklists, quality assurance tests, etc.) for the Olympic Accommodations team and share best practices across event teams ;
  • Work alongside the sales team with large proposals for corporate groups ;
  • Site inspections of procured accommodations and future potential accommodations, as well as familiarity with city.

Administrative & Other Responsibilities

  • Team Management : 1/1, Perf Mgt, Team Development, staff training, reinforcement of & accountability for processes ;
  • Participate in post-event review meetings regularly ;
  • Conduct process review/improvement meetings regularly ;
  • Provide input on performance reviews, bonuses, and merit increases.
Profile requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, Sports Management, Marketing, Business or a related field, or equivalent experience preferred ;
  • Experience in a management position (minimum of 5+ years), preferably in Olympics and/or travel, event and hospitality industry. Experience in handling day-to-day team management activities and issues that may arise ;
  • A proven record of accomplishment of strong personal effectiveness in which imaginative and distinctive leadership have been demonstrated ;
  • Continually strive for self-development and discovering better means of accomplishing both personal and professional goals ;
  • Experience with Olympics or large-scale events ;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage effectively multiple deadlines ;
  • The ability to enter into negotiations understanding both parties needs and wants and ultimately partnering to obtain win/win results for On Location and vendor, and possibly the client ;
  • Demonstrates appropriate level of technical expertise necessary to work with event bid documents, hotel RFPs and hotel contracts ;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills – a collaborative style and ability to communicate effectively at all levels with strong oral, written, and presentation skills ;
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas to other people verbally or in written form in an understandable manner ;
  • Expresses a concern for client satisfaction and focuses the attention of others on the importance of client satisfaction. Initiate actions, steps, plans, systems, processes or programs that seek to maintain high levels or enhance client satisfaction ;
  • Having and demonstrating the skill to effectively address and resolve problems as part of a team. Fluent or conversational in French and English ;
  • Experience in the Travel & Hospitality industry ;
  • Adaptability: ability to work with executives, operational staff and liaise between OCOG and On Location sales and executive team in various offices.
Specifics

Contract Type : Permanent Contract – Full time
Location : Saint-Denis (93) – Paris region
Starting date : ASAP
Salary : Competitive

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