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Manager, PMO and Reporting, FIFA World Cup 2026


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Jan 17, 2024


The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the USA.This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.
Reporting organisationally to the Head of PMO and Reporting, the will be a key member of the FIFA26 Planning and Integration team, and work in close collaboration with the FIFA Zurich Strategy team and other key individuals responsible for delivering best practice project delivery, providing control and support across several Functional Areas (projects) and work streams in FIFA26 in USA, CAN and MEX. The role will ensure FIFA World Cup 2026 Project Plan is monitored, dates of milestones and deliverables are adhered to, and projects risks are properly identified and reported.The main responsibilities and oversights of the PMO and Reporting Manager for the FIFA World Cup 26™ include:

Work closely with the FIFA World Cup Project Office and with the relevant FIFA26 Functional Areas to implement a project management rigor with the appropriate resources, communication, methods, processes and tools.
Lead by example and be the custodian of processes and standards for project management across the company
Act as a partner to the Functional Areas under his/her portfolio and support them in the day-to-day demands of Project Management
Develop, maintain and implement quality management processes for project activities and outputs, including reviewing project plans and other relate documentation for quality, identifying what could be improved, providing feedback, guidance and coaching FA Leads and Members throughout the planning life cycle of the Tournament
Develop, maintain and implement appropriate processes to ensure compliance with project management methodology and provide feedback, guidance and coaching where required
Implement frameworks and methodologies that ensure management of projects will be comprehensive and consistent across the company
Implement a reporting framework that ensures regular status updates are gathered and used to report on company's progress towards the operational delivery of the Tournament
Establish and manage reviews with company's Functional Areas at appropriate points during the planning phase of the Tournament to ensure progress is tracked
Compile regular progress status reports for project governance meetings
Ensure project risks are clearly identified/documented and work with the Risk Management team to ensure a mitigation strategy is put in place to manage them
Guide and supports project/programme managers to prepare and maintain schedules for projects/programme activities and events, considering dependencies and resource requirements
Act as a leading figure in the organization to foster a culture of partnership and collaboration, continuous learning to drive innovation, and empowerment
Provide reporting and updates to the Head of PMO and Reporting and senior leadership on progress and issues as required
Remain flexible in order to support other FIFA26 projects, in addition to those outlined above
Ensure information management guidelines are adhered to across the team, regularly conducting checks to ensure Project Plan and document libraries are organised according to company's guidelines (I.e. archiving, folder hierarchy structure, file names etc.)
During the Tournament, the role will transition into coordinating the day to day management of the Tournament Headquarters/Main Operations Centre and all aspects related to the resolution of issues

Our requirements:

Bachelor's Degree or similar level of higher education in business, project management or related field
APM, PMI or Prince 2 professional qualification
Previous experience in a central project/programme management role from more than one major event
Strong communication skills, written and verbal
Collaborative and able to work will with diverse workforce
Planning and identification of competing resources demands and timelines
High attention to detail
Experience creating and implementing a central PMO function within a sport organisation or medium/large sized corporate company
Experience in developing and implementing project/programme management methodologies
Risks and issues management
Managing multiple projects concurrently and under pressure
Reporting complex project/programme data into simple dashboards
Experience navigating the interconnection between the role's scope and and the other Planning and Integration work streams (I.e. Operational Readiness, C4, operational planning, contingency planning etc.) and ensuring integration at all levels
Fluent in English. Spanish and/or French proficiency is a plus
Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio Project) and planning software and online collaboration tools
High competence in the use of Microsoft Excel (formulas, pivot tables etc.)
Proficient in Project Management software and tools (I.e. SmartSheet, MS Project, etc.)
Competence in using tools such as PowerBi, Tableau, etc. to create dashboards, aggregate data etc.

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