Head of Professional Football

Zurich, Schweiz
Brutto/ Jahresgehalt
Montag, 8. Oktober 2018
Montag, 15. Oktober 2018

To support our Legal & Integrity Division, FIFA is looking to recruit an autonomous and flexible

Head of Professional Football

Your duties                                       

  • Supervising and leading the department with responsibility for operations
  • Establishing the operational procedures in order to maximise workflow efficiency
  • Advising members of the department in complex business situations
  • Engaging with professional football stakeholders and providing a central point of contact
  • Supervising the implementation of the club licensing system
  • Supervising the management of the FIFA Club Benefits Programme
  • Supervising professional football matters in connection with the relationship between member associations and leagues
  • Managing existing budget lines for leagues and clubs
  • Supervising and managing the secretariat function of the Football Stakeholders Committee

Our requirements

  • Master’s degree in law or management
  • In-depth knowledge of the structure and organisation of professional football, in particular regarding the different perspectives and interests of the various stakeholders
  • An understanding of legal governance and the commercial models of professional football
  • At least three years’ experience of complex stakeholder management
  • Knowledge of football’s regulatory and political structure and the way it functions
  • Proficient in English: any additional FIFA language (German, French or Spanish) very desirable
  • High level of identification with FIFA
  • Pragmatic approach with a strong sense of responsibility and dedication to accuracy
  • Stamina and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with and motivate a team
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Lateral thinking, ready and willing to take the initiative


You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).

Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich, Human Resources


Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no agencies or applications via email/post please).