An Operations Manager oversees all off-field activities for a sports club. Working to a set budget, they ensure efficiency throughout the operational arm of a club. This includes putting together events and organising the logistics for away matches. It’s important for the Operations Manager to work closely with the coaching staff and key departmental leads to ensure alignment.
Day-to-day activity includes cost control, equipment and kit sourcing, management of the staff at training facilities and maintenance of the player information database.
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At elite clubs, the Operations Manager is required to manage all site inspections for away trips in global competition. They’re also asked to attend sporting body workshops.
An undergraduate degree is the minimum requirement, while qualifications in event or project management are advantageous.
Significant experience of managing logistics for sports teams is required. Applicants should have previously managed budgets and be aware of sporting body rules and regulations.