Founded in 1889, Akademisk Boldklub Gladsaxe (AB a/s) is the professional club that currently plays in the 2.Division of the Danish Football Association. The club plays its matches at the 13,000 seat Gladsaxe Stadium in the Gladsaxe region of Copenhagen, Denmark.
AB a/s was recently purchased by an international consortium of investors with the goal of rebuilding the club into one of Denmark’s best and respected organizations through a community focused approach.
The manager of operations and events is responsible for AB a/s matches and events at Gladsaxe Stadium and will ensure that all home matches meet FIFA, UEFA and DBU requirements. This position will also assist with booking special events to help the club generate additional revenue.
The manager of operations and events reports directly to the CEO and will be one of the key executives responsible for rebuilding the club on and off the field. This position will also work closely with the head coach and sporting director to ensure that all club sporting activities are done to the highest professional standards.
Oversight of the club’s relationship with Gladsaxe Stadium and related organizations
Manage stadium front-of-house and back-of-house operations such as security, guest services, police, fire, parking, concessions, premium services, field preparation, locker room set-up, etc.
Creation of standard operating procedures, an emergency preparedness manual and evacuation plans
Management of full-time and part-time staff, interns and volunteers
Coordination with sales, marketing and communications staff members to ensure that all commercial, branding and public relations obligations are met
Work with the mother club regarding the training facility including building operations and field maintenance for the first team and the U19 and U17 academy teams
Coordination with the sporting department’s operational needs such as beverage orders, player logistics, training field set-up, equipment storage, etc.
Management of various operations leases including the stadium, training facility, storage units, etc.
Specific Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability:
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and demonstrate that they can use these in performing the essential job functions.
A minimum of 5 years industry experience with a focus on sales and ticket operations with experience in football strongly preferred
Working knowledge of ticket services companies with a demonstrated ability to manage said contracts
Able to work long, flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
Must have excellent written/verbal communication skills, be detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to simultaneously handle multiple tasks and adapt to change
Must have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with all internal staff, management, as well as outside stakeholders
Must be fluent in Danish and English. Other language skills considered a plus
The ideal candidate would be from Copenhagen and preferably the Gladsaxe region