Federation Managing Director

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Job Detail
Functional Area:
Total Position:
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Job Location:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Career Level:
Executive Director
Minimum Experience:
6 Years
Work Permit:
Saudi Arabia
Apply By :
Jun 13, 2017
Posted On:
Jun 13, 2017
Job Description

Purpose of the Role

To lead, develop and manage all Federation activities, with a dual focus on growing participation in the sport and developing its high performance program aligned to the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee’s (SAOC) Participation and Performance Strategies. This includes developing a strong commercial plan to support the federation in funding its future programs.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and implement a comprehensive Federation Development Plan, aligned to the SAOC’s Participation and Performance Strategies.
  2. Establish a robust governance structure and create a strong Senior Management Team.
  3. Develop a commercial plan with a focus on new revenue streams including membership programs and sponsorship.
  4. Develop a communications and marketing plan, aligned to the SAOC’s Communications Strategy.
  5. Support Performance Director and other relevant stakeholders to establish strong and sustainable performance systems (including athlete support services, management and monitoring), aligned to both Federation and SAOC world class performance objectives.
  6. Support Participation Leader and other relevant stakeholders, including clubs and schools, to grow participation in the sport, aligned to Federation and SAOC objectives.
  7. Develop and implement competition structure at all levels of the athlete development pathway.
  8. Develop a facility strategy for the sport, aligned to the SAOC’s High Performance Centre Network plans and its facility audit.
  9. Lead on all Federation financial planning activity, working closely with the Federation Board and the SAOC’s Finance Team.
  10. Ensure that all federations' activities are in line with the Federation’s and the SAOC’s vision and goals.
  11. Build strong & strategic relationships with the SAOC, other Federation’s CEOs/GMs and the sport’s International Federation.

Admin Roles & Responsibilities

  1. Overall responsibility for the achievement of Federation targets and objectives.
  2. Monitoring and evaluation of progress in relation to the Federation Development Plan and related activities.
  3. Financial planning and budget management – ensuring all resources are used in efficient way.
  4. Financial and progress reporting to the Federation Board and SAOC.
  5. Lead the schedule of the Board meetings.
  6. Lead responsibility for staff recruitment aligned to the approved budget.
  7. Set ethical standards for all Federation staff and partner organizations, including but not limited to matters of child protection, welfare and anti-doping measures under the WADA Code.
  8. Lead, monitor, guide and support the Federation’s Senior Management Team in the delivery of their roles.
  9. Working with relevant stakeholders (including the SAOC), establish and manage database(s) containing details of the sport’s athletes, coaches, officials, competition results and facilities.
  10. Lead on the development of up to date technical support materials including, but not limited to, rules of the sport and technical specifications for facilities, equipment and clothing.
  11. Provide clear leadership and build a high performance team culture through effective employee performance management, communication, training and coaching programs.
  12. Lead and oversee the daily activities of the Federation.

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor degree in management/sport/related major.
  • 7–12 years Senior Management experience (preferably in sport).
  • Experience of working at Board level.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading, managing and developing multi-disciplinary high performing teams that can deliver consistently over time.
  • Prefer to have advanced knowledge and experience of the fundamental requirements associated with operating and being successful within a world class sporting environment.
  • Experience in the sport and the wider sports industry is an advantage.

Required Skills

- Proven ability to critically appraise the status of an organisation and develop/ deliver robust and innovative strategic development plans.
• Strong leadership capabilities.
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to build strong partner working relationships.
• Ability to recruit, empower, motivate and develop a strong team to achieve ambitious objectives.
• Strong financial management and business planning skills.
• Strong English and/ or Arabic languages (writing & speaking)
• Outcome/ performance focused.
• Strong IT skills.