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Legal and Project Implementation Manager

About Lagardère Sport / EKS

Lagardère Sport / EKS is a specialist independent consultancy supporting the technical delivery of major sporting events. We provide strategic guidance, event planning, production services and operational expertise.

Direct experience counts for a lot in this industry. Ours has been earned over many years at some of the world's largest, most successful sporting events.

OLYMPIC ORIGINS

Our founders cut their teeth at the 2000 Sydney Games. To this day Lagardère Sport / EKS maintains close working relationships within the Olympic family.We have led successful bids to host this great global celebration. We have been involved in just about every Games cycle since Sydney.

KNOWLEDGE AND NETWORKS

We have built on our Olympic pedigree as partners to other event owners as well as event organisers and sports federations.We have supported many nations and regions that dreamt of hosting great sporting events. And for event owners we have developed leading-edge services that ease the burden of delivery.

Position Summary

Lagardère Sport / EKS is known for its international nature of projects and handpicked team, assembled across the globe. As part of Lagardère Sport / EKS, the newly appointed consultant will provide legal, project management, information / knowledge management and sport event operations / delivery related support to Lagardère Sport / EKS and its clients.

The consultant shall be the key legal contact within Lagardère Sport / EKS and liaise with Lagardère Sport / EKS clientele across the world, especially India, supporting the coordination of ongoing legal cases in India.

He/she will support the creation of a system / tool to manage all contract deliverables and to report progress on these deliverables. A particular focus will be on the development, organisation and operation of tools to be used with our football clients in Asia.

He/she will provide support to Lagardère Sport / EKS’s Information / Knowledge Management systems and tools, helping to organise and manage data, while suggesting new processes and tools to better support Lagardère Sport / EKS’s clients.

He/she will provide project management support across a variety of Lagardère Sport / EKS projects, defining deliverables, completing tasks and ensuring timelines are met.

He/she will provide consulting services to EKS clients, with regard to Games Planning and Delivery, utilising his/her experience and education as well as resources from Lagardère Sport / EKS’s knowledge centre to provide advisory services.

He/she will also provide support in the planning and implementation of the bids and events which Lagardère Sport / EKS shall be handling, especially Commonwealth Games Federation.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and drafting legal documents for Lagardère Sport / EKS to cater to our varied sports clientele;

  • Leading the collaboration and communication with project stakeholders in India for legal matters;

  • Managing knowledge transfer systems for effective event delivery for sports entities across the world;

  • To work as part of the Lagardère Sport / EKS team in review and identification of obligations based on contracts and other documents to identify all obligations ;

  • Managing and creating knowledge systems with Lagardere Asia to develop their football expertise;

  • Planning and implementing the many bid projects that Lagardère Sport / EKS handles, especially on the legal and knowledge management front.

  • Providing project management and advisory services as assigned across Lagardère Sport / EKS projects.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in law

  • Qualified to practice law in India

  • Master’s degree in sports management or sports law

Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience identifying and codifying requirements and obligations from large sport management contracts.

  • Familiarity of the Football confederations and their media rights activities, understanding of the AFC preferred.

  • Proven experience reviewing and drafting legal documents.

  • Experience managing projects, establishing deliverables and tracking progress.

  • Experience working in a consulting firm, providing advisory services

  • Strong attention to detail and robust observational skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Articulate, with strong written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of any Asian or Indian language is an advantage

  • Experience working in a multinational and/or multicultural environment

  • Competent in generating, managing, tracking and reporting on multiple concurrent deliverables in various phases of development

  • Strong team player, able to work well at all levels of an organization

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of an interdependent team

  • Ability to work without significant administrative support

  • High comfort level in utilising technology

  • Must have a high level of proficiency in English. English is the working language at EKS. The job holder will have experience working in a business-legal environment where English is the working language.

Work Location

  • Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Work to be conducted in English

Expected Start Date

  • 2 April 2018

How to Apply

  • Please submit your application in PDF format to the address "recruitment@eks.com".