Position Summary :
Reporting to the NBAA Africa Event Lead, the Events Project Manager will be responsible for the planning, executing and project management of events and basketball programs as required by NBAA.
The role includes management / support of all operational, administrative, financial and logistical aspects of event planning and execution.
The event and operations objectives of the NBAA include the following : Conduct top-level, first-class professional basketball and partner related events across Africa Build the popularity and awareness of basketball and NBA across Africa Ensure consistency in the delivery of each event across the various markets, maximize budget and find synergies between each event / venue.
This role will report directly to the Events Lead, helping to progress all aspects of NBAA events. This position will encompass 70% travel in support of programs and partner deliverables across the continent.
Major Responsibilities :
Key contributor to the planning and execution of NBAA events (e.g., basketball activities, hospitality events, fan activities, festivals, concerts etc).
Develop client event strategies and recommend the budget, operational planning, and objectives within approve plans.
Create and manage event planning and execution templates
Manage all NBA event related admin as it pertains to all supporting departments, legal, finance, basketball operations, compliance, risk, health and safety
Contribute in Game Presentation and In-Arena Fan Experience, in cooperation with Live Program and Entertainment team Support management of event budgets, including tracking all event-related expenses.
Support management of agencies & vendors including market research, contracting process and on-going management.
Lead management of internal processes across due diligence and contractual deliverables for event related vendors and suppliers.
Support creative development for events, including management of the agency and internal processes.
Support management of logistics company responsible for event equipment and logistics.
Support Global Partnerships on partner deliverables including managing partners activations at venues.
Assist development and execution of on-site and post-event research.
Produce and manage fact sheets for each event, including the development of event recaps & evaluations.
Maintain open and ongoing communication lines with the events teams in NBA and BAL offices, including Dakar, Johannesburg, London, and New York / New Jersey
Required Skills / Knowledge :
Minimum of 4 years of relevant global events experience Demonstrated track record of managing events, preferably in the sports industry.
Verbal and written fluency in the English.
Portuguese and French language skills, a plus.
Ability to work independently in a complex and dynamic environment.
Ability to develop strong relationships, both internally and externally, to execute successful events, based on stated objectives.
Demonstrate high competency in events planning and operations.
Team-player, self-motivated and goal-oriented.
Basketball knowledge and affinity, a plus.
Must have a track record of successful budget oversight / management.
Possess effective communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to resolve issues.
Able to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
Detail-oriented and very well organized.
High level of proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Willingness to travel significantly across Africa Experience
Available to work occasional weekends.
Available to work across US / UK / SA time zones.
Educational Background Required :
Bachelor's degree required