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Football Technology Manager

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Zurich, CH



To support our Football Technology & Innovation Subdivision, FIFA is looking to recruit a self-motivated and flexible person as a Football Technology Manager, 100% (Permanent contract).


Your duties

•    Supporting the development of state-of-art tracking technologies that can support the introduction of (semi-)automated offside calling technologies in football by engaging with football technology suppliers and working closely with FIFA’s Football Research & Standards department
•    Leading the implementation of football technologies at selected FIFA tournaments by managing project teams and acting as main point of contact for all internal and external stakeholders
•    Closely collaborating with other FIFA departments and divisions, in particular FIFA’s Refereeing Subdivision, Technical Development Division, Tournaments and Events Division and Commercial Division, by identifying their needs and communicating requirements   
•    Managing the procurement process for the required technologies and services by analysing the market, drafting tender documents, selecting suppliers and negotiating agreements
•    Supporting the implementation and operation of football technologies on site by acting as venue manager during selected FIFA tournaments
•    Supporting FIFA’s member associations and football leagues with the selection and implementation of football technologies by attending meetings and sharing knowledge
•    Improving FIFA’s technology setup and services at FIFA tournaments by constantly analysing the market and testing and assessing new technologies and innovations


Our requirements

•    Business and/or engineering educational background, or similar
•    3-5 years working with technology in sports and events
•    Football knowledge (Laws of the Games and tactical understanding)
•    In-depth knowledge of football technologies, in particular tracking technologies
•    Experience with the implementation of football technologies (e.g. goal-line technology, video assistant referee (VAR) technology)
•    Fluent English, knowledge of any other language an asset
•    Excellent project management skills
•    Solution oriented, flexible team-player
•    Ability to work well under pressure
•    Willingness to travel (20-30%)
•    Strong identification with FIFA’s philosophy

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