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Full Time
Asia
Posted 2 weeks ago
  Sport Business Talent is working with UTMB to recruit their future Asia Key Account Manager. The person we are recruiting will have the flexibility to be based wherever he wants across the Asian region.

Who we are?

UTMB Group is the global leader in the organization of trail running events. Based in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in the French Alps, UTMB Group launched the UTMB® World Series in partnership with The IRONMAN Group in 2022. The UTMB® World Series became the number one trail running series in the world, bringing together from 2022 about 41 (to grow) leading international events to give all trail runners the chance to experience the UTMB® adventure across the globe.

Who are we looking for?

UTMB® Group is seeking to appoint an entrepreneurial-minded, Mandarin-speaker UTMB Asia Key Account Manager with an international profile and proven experience in International Sport Business Management and development in Asia.  

Your mission and key responsibilities

As a UTMB Asia Key Account Manager, you will report directly to UTMB International Director. Your mission will articulate around the following objectives  

1/ Key Account Management of UTMB World Series Franchises in Asia

UTMB Group manages a set of Franchised events in Asia (so far: China, Thailand, and South Korea) that require day-to-day coordination. Your mission will include, but will not be limited to :
  1. Managing day-to-day relations with our Asian Franchised events and hosts
  2. Being the key contact at UTMB Group for Asian Franchised events’ representatives
  3. Helping Asian Franchised events deliver state-of-the-art and premium trail-running events that comply to UTMB World Series guidelines and recommendations
  4. Coordinating multiple (internal and external) stakeholders in a challenging and highly multicultural environment

2/ Support to Business Development in China

  1. Your mission will be to contribute actively to the growth of the UTMB World Series in China (and more punctually in Thailand and South Korea), by supporting the UTMB Asia Director in identifying and generating opportunities to add new UTMB World Series events in those countries

Work location

  1. Asia (China or Hong Kong, China would be ideal)
  2. The UTMB Asia Key Account Manager will be required to travel frequently across Asia (UTMB World Series events, other events, business meetings...). He/She may also take part in meetings in France, Chamonix to coordinate with UTMB® Group team members and during strategic occasions (UTMB® Mont-Blanc week, key meetings etc.).

Profile & skills

  1. Minimum +5 years experience in the sports business and outdoor sports events industry, or in the management of franchises or clients in adjacent industries; understanding of trail running principles and values preferred
  2. Solid credentials and references confirming the above
  3. Multilingual – perfect English and good Mandarin are a must, other additional languages preferred
  4. A deep understanding of Asian culture, and its specific features in different countries
  5. A desire and the availability for extensive travel across Asia
  6. Ability to adapt to multinational and multicultural challenges
  7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an aptitude in building relationships with professionals at all organizational levels
  8. Strong business acumen
  9. Ability to perform both analytical and strategic-oriented mindsets and activities
  10. Ability to work independently and proactively
  11. Computer skills, including advanced use of Excel and PowerPoint
  12. Budget management
  13. Excellent presentation drafting

What we offer?

  1. A passionate and fast-growing company offering challenges and career opportunity!
  2. Remote work possible
  3. But also a benefits package calculated according to the profile, a meal ticket card, and promotional offers thanks to our partners UTMB World Series & Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc
  4. A thirteen-month (including in the package)
  5. Company pension plus 21 days holiday per year in addition to bank holidays.

  Sport Business Talent is working with UTMB to recruit their...

Full Time
Asia
Posted 2 weeks ago
    Sport Business Talent is working with UTMB to recruit their future Asia Director The person we are recruiting will have the flexibility to be based wherever he wants across the Asian region.

Who we are?

UTMB Group is the global leader in the organization of trail running events. Based in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in the French Alps, UTMB Group launched the UTMB® World Series in partnership with The IRONMAN Group in 2022. The UTMB® World Series became the number one trail running series in the world, bringing together 2022 about 41 (to grow) leading international events to give all trail runners the chance to experience the UTMB® adventure across the globe.

Who are we looking for?

UTMB® Group is seeking to appoint an experienced entrepreneurial-minded, Asia-based UTMB Asia Director with an international profile and proven leadership in International sports business Management and development in Asia.

Your mission and key responsibilities

As a UTMB Asia Director, you will report directly to the UTMB International Director. Your mission will articulate around the following major objectives

1/ Business Development

Your mission will be to contribute actively to the growth of the UTMB World Series in China, Thailand, and South Korea, including but not limited to:
  1. Identifying and generating opportunities to add new UTMB World Series events in those countries, and liaising with prospects
  2. Writing franchising agreements
  3. Pitching events to host countries or cities
  4. Providing benchmarks, analysis, presentations, and business intelligence to support the UTMB World Series long-term development strategy in those countries

2/ Key Account Management of UTMB World Series Franchises in Asia

UTMB Group manages a set of Franchised events in Asia that require day-to-day coordination. Your mission will include, but will not be limited to :
  1. Make sure that UTMG Group's franchised event business is sustainable in the long run
  2. Coordinate the action of the UTMB Asia manager in his/her mission to manage day-to-day relations with our Asian Franchised events and hosts, and help them deliver state-of-the-art and premium trail-running events that comply to UTMB World Series guidelines and recommendations-
  3. Manage high-level questions and challenges linked to the franchised event business, the relation with UTMB Group’s franchisees, and government representatives

3/ Coordination of the team in charge of Translantau by UTMB

UTMB Group owns and operates a trail-running event in Hong Kong called Translantau by UTMB. The team in charge of the preparation and execution of the event, including the Race Director, is based in Hong Kong. Your mission will include, but will not be limited to :
  1. Supervising the event team, and its Event Director
  2. Defining, together with the Event Director, the development strategy of the event, and helping the Event Director make the main decisions
  3. Being accountable, together with the Event Director, of the budget of the event
  4. Being a link with the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and key other high-level local public stakeholders of the event

4/ UTMB Group image and network in Asia

  1. Build a strong network for UTMB Group in the above-mentioned countries, and in Asia more generally speaking
  2. Strengthen UTMB’s brand equity and image in Asia
  3. Liaise with The Ironman Group’s Asia Director, and coordinate joint challenges

 Work location

  1. Asia (China, Thailand, Singapore, Seoul...)
  2. The UTMB Asia Director will be required to travel frequently across Asia. He/She may also take part in meetings in France, and Chamonix to coordinate with UTMB® Group team members and during strategic occasions (UTMB® Mont-Blanc week, key meetings, etc.).

Profile & skills

  1. Minimum +10 years experience in the sports business and outdoor sports events industry; understanding of trail running principles and values preferred
  2. Solid credentials and references confirming the above
  3. Strong evidence of leadership and team management
  4. Multilingual – proficient English mandator, other additional languages (Mandarine...) preferred
  5. A deep understanding of Asian culture, and its specific features in different countries
  6. A desire and the availability for extensive travel across Asia
  7. Ability to adapt to multinational and multicultural challenges
  8. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an aptitude in building relationships with professionals at all organizational levels
  9. Strong business acumen
  10. Ability to perform both analytical and strategic-oriented mindsets and activities
  11. Ability to work independently and proactively
  12. Computer skills, including advanced use of Excel and PowerPoint
  13. Budget management
  14. Excellent presentation drafting

What do we offer?

  1. A passionate and fast-growing company offering challenges and career opportunities!
  2. Remote work possible
  3. But also a benefits package calculated according to the profile,  a meal ticket card, promotional offers thanks to our partners  UTMB World Series & Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc
  4. A thirteen-month (including in the package)
  5. Company pension plus 21 days holiday per year in addition to bank holidays.

    Sport Business Talent is working with...

Full Time
Belgium
Posted 5 months ago

Opportunity Overview

Sport Business Talent is working closely with Europe Active to recruit their future CEO (Chief Executive Officer) for a position based in Brussels (Belgium). EuropeActive represents a thriving sector that generates over EUR 28 billion in annual revenues, encompassing more than 63,380 facilities serving over 61 million customers across Europe. Their unwavering mission is to promote the interests of all organizations that work towards getting more people, more active, and more often, stimulating the value of the market in the process. They achieve this through collaboration with EU institutions, national associations, fitness operators, suppliers, and dedicated front-line professionals, along with organizing an increasing number of Europe-wide events that serve to stimulate positivity and progress across the market. This work is underpinned by an increasingly powerful research and content strategy that serves to inform the sector and educate stakeholders as to its value and impact. Since its establishment in 1996 as a non-profit organization, Europe Active has evolved into the singular and authoritative voice advocating for the European fitness and physical activity sector to key EU institutions.  

What does Europe Active Do?

Influence Policy and Advocacy: We take a proactive approach in closely monitoring EU policies and legislation. Our primary objective is to represent the interests of our members and stakeholders to major EU institutions, including the OECD and WHO, as well as other civil society organizations. Knowledge and Insight: EuropeActive facilitates and provides strong support for market and scientific research through ThinkActive and the European Data Hub. The primary aim is to enhance the quality of knowledge and evidence concerning the fitness and physical activity sector. The research findings are shared through comprehensive reports, keeping our members, EU policymakers, and other civil society organizations well-informed about crucial events and issues impacting the sector. Unparalleled Networking: EuropeActive firmly believes in the transformative potential of education, knowledge sharing, and networking to foster improved business practices and entrepreneurship within the sector. To support our members and stakeholders, we organize a variety of exclusive industry events including the European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), Active Leadership Forum (ALF), International Standards Meeting (ISM), Exercise for Health Summit (EfHS), and the General Assembly. Champion Best Practice: We are committed to actively supporting the development and implementation of industry standards. We aim to enhance professionalism, growth, competitiveness, and efficiency within our sector through ongoing standardization for: Educators: are supported by the Professional Standards Committee (PSC), an independent body responsible for strategic thinking in the development of EuropeActive’s educational standards to ensure that they are fit for purpose and up to date. The PSC also oversees the accreditation of training providers with reference to the standards. Fitness Professionals through EREPS - the European Register of Exercise Professionals, a fully independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European fitness and physical activity sector. Clubs through FitCert, the European fitness club certification scheme based on the new European standards EN17229. In this scheme, fitness clubs are assessed against the criteria of the standards to show that they conform to good practices for their operations and management. The system has been developed so clubs can independently demonstrate that they have high customer service standards and provide a safe and appropriate environment for its users. Through these measures, we aim to improve our reputation and trust with consumers through enhanced safety measures and higher professionalism.  

Mission and Vision?

EuropeActive’s mission is to promote the interests of all organizations that work towards getting more people, more active, more often. Our Vision is to be the leading European voice for the fitness and physical activity sector.  

Job Summary and Objective:

As EuropeActive’s CEO, you are responsible for guiding the organization towards achieving its mission and vision by executing the key initiatives set forth in our strategic plan. The CEO will oversee all aspects of the association's operations, including strategic planning, financial management, advocacy, and member services. This role requires a strong understanding of the fitness industry, excellent leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders.  

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership: Execute the association's strategic plan in alignment with its mission and vision. Identify emerging trends and opportunities in the fitness sector and provide guidance to the association's members, councils and partners. Foster innovation and continuous improvement and connection within the association and the industry. Financial Management: ♦ Develop and manage the association's annual budget, ensuring financial stability and sustainability ♦ Oversee fundraising efforts, including cultivating relationships with our key members, funders, and sponsors. Ensure transparency and accountability in financial reporting and compliance with relevant regulations. Advocacy and Representation: ♦ Serve as the primary spokesperson and advocate for the association, promoting the interests of the fitness and physical activity sector to government entities, regulatory bodies, and the public. Build relationships and collaborate with industry stakeholders, including fitness professionals, businesses, and government agencies. Stay informed about legislative and regulatory developments that may impact the fitness and physical activity sector and take appropriate action to influence policies. Play a leading role in the nurturing of a network of national associations that seek to carry forward this mission at the national level Member Services and Stakeholder Engagement: Develop and implement programs and services that provide value to association members, such as professional development opportunities, networking events, and resources, focused on increasing the value provided by the organization to its members. Capitalize on this value provided to members by growing revenue generated through member contributions and sponsorship activities Foster a strong sense of community and engagement among association members, encouraging collaboration and knowledge sharing. Address member inquiries, concerns, and needs effectively and in a timely manner. Organizational Management:- Responsible for leading and developing the core Europe Active team and network of Ambassadors Recruit, develop, and retain a high-performing team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity. Provide guidance and support to association staff, ensuring their professional growth and job satisfaction. Oversee the implementation of operational policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.  

Qualifications:

A true European with significant experience in an international/European senior leadership role with strong commercial proven success. Strong leadership and team management skills, with a collaborative, coaching, and inclusive approach. Knowledge – or willingness to acquire- of the fitness and physical activity sector, including trends, challenges, and opportunities. Affinity with the sector, active sportsperson Demonstrated ability to develop and implement/execute strategic plans and drive organizational growth. Results orientated with laser-beam focus Excellent communicator, Fluent in spoken and written English; additional European languages are an asset Good public speaking skills, with the ability to represent the association effectively. Empathic and culturally sensitive with diplomatic style, with good understanding of cultural dynamics across Europe Experience with modern marketing and Social Media strategies Strong financial management skills, including budgeting and fundraising. Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders, including members/partners, industry leaders, and government officials. A strong networker. Experience in advocacy and policy influencing is a plus Events management experience would be very useful Must have a strong personal interest in health & fitness/sports Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of the association and the fitness industry  

Work Location and Travel Requirements

Work Flexibility: This position offers the occasional flexibility of remote work with 1-2 days per week office days for on-site meetings and team collaboration. Proximity Expectations: We prefer candidates who reside within a reasonable commuting distance from our Brussels Headquarters- Av. des Arts 43, 1040 Brussels This role involves frequent travel across Europe with approximately 30% of the time traveling to events, partners, and key stakeholder meetings.  

Remuneration:

Competitive Package

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