Events Manager

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Events Manager

We’re a passionate and enthusiastic team, committed to living and breathing our vision of cricket being a game for all; a game for life!

NZC’s vision is focused on ensuring cricket is a game without barriers – a game that can be played anywhere, by anyone, connecting New Zealanders through our spirit of cricket! Whatever their circumstances, New Zealanders will be given every reason to celebrate and engage with cricket as their game. We have a High Performance culture, underpinned by quality people, systems and facilities helping to produce great players and teams that inspire the nation, the next generation of players and represent the best of New Zealand’s values and culture. We are a passionate and enthusiastic organization committed to living and breathing our purpose: connecting New Zealanders through our spirit of cricket! 🏏

Are you passionate about cricket and seeking the next step in your Events Management career? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same, and love to take the charge in organizing and managing events? At NZC we're committed to delivering world-class cricket experiences for players and fans alike. We're seeking a dynamic, proactive and detail-orientated Events Manager to join our Events team and help us take our events to the next level. Could this be you?

Our Ideal Person

You love sport, the challenge of event management and the responsibility that comes with planning and working to deliver outstanding events to tight deadlines. You're experienced in event management, with excellent attention to detail and driven to succeed. At the same time, you're a people person and a team player with the ability to establish rapport and build trust with a wide range of stakeholders across the Major Associations (MAs), venues, councils, national teams, match officials, partners, sponsors and suppliers.

About the Role

The Events Manager leads event planning and stakeholder collaboration. Working across all international events from confirmed schedule through to post-event review, the role is a primary relationship manager for venues hosting BLACKCAPS, WHITE FERNS, warm-up and A-Tour matches.

As a key relationship manager for all stakeholders involved in the delivery of NZC venues and events, this role will liaise with MA’s, venue authorities, local councils, partners, sponsors and suppliers.  The role will be supportive of continuous review and evolution of processes and procedures to improve stakeholder integration as well as broaden the current Event Delivery Model process.

The Events Manager is always available to support and manage where required; season launches, commercial sponsor events, team appearances, corporate hospitality and the annual NZC Awards night.

Key Responsibilities

To help you get a flavor for this career building opportunity, key responsibilities for the Events Manager role include:

  • Project Planning - You'll lead project planning and event delivery for specific work streams and dedicated venues across BLACKCAPS, WHITE FERNS, warm-up and A-Tour matches as well as other related events.  This means travelling around New Zealand and being away from home for significant periods of time over the cricket season, depending on the International playing schedule.
  • Relationship and Contractor Management - Manage positive collaboration with all stakeholders involved in the delivery of NZC venues and events, acting as a primary relationship manager to the assigned venue stakeholders
  • Event Delivery and Operations - Strategically and operationally supports the Head of Events with planning and delivery of assigned event workstreams.  Ensures all assigned venue events are delivered in line with agreed expectations and service levels as set out by NZC.

Working for NZC

New Zealand Cricket offer a fun and flexible working environment as well as the opportunity to develop and grow your skills. A range of great perks and benefits are available for our staff including – a fun social vibe (we have an active social club), wellbeing benefits such as free fruit in the office, an employee assistance programmer, annual flu vaccinations, community service days. Free Tickets - we all get to enjoy BLACKCAPS & WHITE FERNS cricket matches with an annual allocation of tickets for all staff. Branded gear! And most of all our fantastic ‘recharge’ break which kicks off at the end of the cricket season with a 4-day work week for three months of the year. How good!

Your application will include the following questions:
    Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
     Do you have a current New Zealand driver's license?
     How many years' experience do you have as an events manager?
     Are you available to travel for this role when required?

Job Details

Depending on experience


Contact Information

Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
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