Assistant Manager/Manager Business Development & Operations Asia Pacific

  • DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga
  • Singapore
  • 18 Nov, 2021
Full time Business & Commercial Leadership & Management Marketing Sales

Job Description

Bundesliga International GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH and is responsible for the global marketing of the commercial rights owned by Bundesliga. The Regional Head Office APAC in Singapore was established 2012, the first European football league to open a base in the Asia Pacific region. Since then the team has been working hard to develop the Bundesliga´s footprint in Asia. The office also functions as a port to Asia for the whole league – many Bundesliga clubs followed our footstep and opened offices abroad. The league`s growth is further illustrated by the opening of a representative office in Beijing, China. The team is determined to build on the Bundesliga`s strong connections to Asia over the coming years.

To support and continue expanding the company successfully, we are seeking for our Singapore office for the next possible date a qualified

Assistant Manager/Manager Business Development & Operations Asia Pacific (m/f/d)


Your tasks:

  • Establish and develop brand relevance and popularity of Bundesliga in the region
  • Develop, support, coordinate and execute planning & implementation of promotional and marketing activities within Asia Pacific
  • Organisation of B2B and B2C events and activities (Legends Tour, Sportel e.g)
  • Establish and grow an excellent relationship to all existing partners and new broadcasters/ media partners of Bundesliga in assigned markets and responsibility of main day-to-day client contact, including overseeing all on-going client activity and take responsibility for the delivery of and smooth running of all Bundesliga-related cooperation with respective broadcasters and partners, such as promotional activities
  • Supporting Bundesliga Clubs in Asia
  • Responsibility of supporting Head of APAC to manage Bundesliga’s APAC office in Singapore
  • Point of contact and support for Bundesliga HQ for Singapore office and supporting Head of APAC in general team and office administration and Business Plan is executed according to plans and budgets
  • General Office Management: Travel and hotel arrangements, travel expense accounting, bookkeeping, reporting, administration, IT support and merchandise management
  • Managing contracts and updating client database (CRM)

Your profile:

  • Minimum qualification A-level/ Diploma but Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, business administration, sport management, or comparable degree is preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, and ability to manage internal and external stakeholders
  • Capable of leading and driving marketing projects to meet business objectives
  • Proficient in MS-Office and in the use of technology
  • Fluent command of English.  Other language skills particularly German and/or local, Asian languages would be advantageous

Alongside enthusiasm for sport in general and football in particular, you should also demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Interest in new trends & development in marketing, media and technology
  • High sense of responsibility to getting assignments and partnership executed on time
  • Highly motivated, proactive, creative, high sense of responsibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Solution-oriented and ability to think strategically and creatively using sound business judgement
  • Proven track record of leading and driving multiple complex projects to meet business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to translate strategic initiatives into detailed operational plans
  • Exceptional situational awareness with strong ability to manoeuvre across differences and sensitive issues

What we offer:

  • A workplace in the Bundesliga environment
  • Exciting and diverse scope in a growth region
  • The opportunity to work autonomously in an international organisation

The position is initially based on a two-year fixed contract.

In view of the current global pandemic and the increased visa and border restrictions, we are unable to extend offers to candidates who are not currently based in Singapore.