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IPC: Paralympic Games Brand Manager

IPC: Paralympic Games Brand Manager

The International Paralympic Committee is looking for a Paralympic Games Brand Manager. Deadline: 6 January 2021.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) offers the position of a full-time Paralympic Games Brand Manager (f/m/x) in an international and multicultural team at the IPC Headquarters in Bonn, Germany, starting in early 2021.

The IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. We supervise the organisation of the Paralympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games and serve as International Federation for 10 Para sports. We enjoy a positive working relationship with the IPC Governing Board, members of which are democratically elected every four years by the IPC General Assembly.

The IPC is a purpose-driven non-profit association. Our mission is to lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence. Since 1989, we have been creating change through sport with the Paralympic Games and Paralympic athletes at our core.

Role

The Paralympic Games Brand Manager is accountable to the Head of Brand and Engagement and will be responsible for ensuring the Paralympic brand is represented in a consistent and impactful way at the Paralympic Games.

Core responsibilities:

  • Advise the Paralympic Games Organising Committees (OCOGs) and other stakeholders on all matters regarding the Paralympic brand, engagement and cultural programme
  • Liaise with the OCOGs Brand, Identity and Look of the Games, Engagement and Torch Relay functional area to ensure a timely delivery of all brand and engagement related milestones
  • Liaise with OCOGs on the Cultural Programme, incorporating Paralympicrelated messaging and content within that
  • Responsible for the approval of all the Paralympic Games brand assets and their respective guidelines from OCOGs and other stakeholders
  • Liaise with other OCOG functional areas to deliver brand-compliant assets, such as sub-brands logos (Education, Culture, Sustainability and Live Sites programmes), ticket designs, medals, diplomas, accreditations, workforce uniforms, etc.
  • Responsible for the delivery of effective, well-integrated brand and commercial assets, such as the start numbers/bibs, field of play (FOP), concessions, licensing products, licensing stores and partner showcasing
  • Support with partners and Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs) to ensure compliant Paralympic Games brand activations
  • Closely collaborate with the OCOGs during the transition period (Olympic to Paralympic) to ensure the timely and compliant delivery of the Look of the Games plan and signage for competition and non-competition venues
  • Close collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure aligned communications to the OCOGs
  • Collaborate with the OCOGs and IOC in the delivery of Knowledge transfer projects and Games Management brand-related activities

Core requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or design with five years’ experience of working in a brand team
  • Knowledge of branding for sports events
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritise, meet deadlines, and manage shifting priorities
  • Good negotiation skills and able to handle conflict or confrontation in a professional manner

How to apply:

If you are interested and provide a good match with our requirements, please send your CV and cover letter in English and in pdf to CommunicationJobs@paralympic.org.

For this position, we will review applications and interview candidates on a rolling basis with a final deadline of 6 January 2021.

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