Head of Operations, Global Events – London

Closing date for this position is June 2024


54 is a global leader in sports strategic advisory, consultancy, event management and activation, driving positive change through sport. With offices and a client base across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, US and Australia the Performance54 team boasts unrivalled experience across sponsorship sales and activation, tournament promotion and management, digital communications and marketing and is trusted by some of the world’s best-known brands, rights holders, governing bodies, major investors and non-governmental organisations.


The opportunity exists for a dynamic, motivated and experienced Head of Operations to join the Performance54 team, to oversee all aspects of Golf Event Operations for the company’s growing international portfolio of professional events. Focused on LIV Golf, The Aramco Team Series and International Series events to begin with, the candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the Operational deliveries, including, rightsholder, partner and client liaison, budget and project management. The desired candidate must boast extensive international event experience, an understanding of the professional golf event ecosystem, it’s stakeholders, rightsholders and suppliers. They must boast strong personal motivation, demonstrate innovate and foreword thinking practices, and be comfortable working remotely. As a senior role in the Performance54 event division the candidate must have extensive project management experience, with a track record of delivering multiple events successfully within tight and competitive deadlines.

Tasked with delivering core aspects of the event, and supported by Senior Performance54 Management, the candidate must be comfortable managing a variety of relationships and have the ability to work in different cultures.


Strategy & Planning

  • Design, implement and evaluate standard operating procedures (SOPs) relating to operational event delivery for continuous improvement
  • Future plan and manage human resource within Operations across all events internationally
  • Lead on operational and logistical delivery and execution of specific major events
  • Liaise with Event Directors and other key internal stakeholders to ensure SOPs are fit for purpose
  • Management and review of the operational budgets across event portfolio
  • Liaise with internal legal and HR teams, and external H&S consultants to maintain best practice in insurance, legal and health and safety across international event portfolio
  • Collaborate effectively with Procurement Manager and international Operations Directors to deliver cost efficiencies and high quality of product or service across events
  • Support across supplier negotiations, requirements, and services

Leadership & Coordination

  • Be an excellent communicator and team player
  • Liaise regularly with other departments to ensure alignment
  • Contribute good insights in senior management meetings
  • Encourage and develop best-practice across the business
  • Provide insights and development of direct reports
  • Lead a team of skilled professionals to deliver a wide range of activities ensuring high standards of engagements

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Concise updates to stakeholders in a timely manner about event delivery and status
  • Produce post event evaluations to inform and improve future events
  • You may be asked to present to staff during company forums
  • Conduct annual performance reviews with direct reports to encourage personal progression and growth


  • Concise updates on:
    • Budgeting
    • Resource
    • Staging and operations
  • Support the delivery of Post Event Reports
    • Flash (7 days post event)
    • Full Post Event Report (4 weeks post event)


  • Must be willing to travel to oversee and/or support on international events
  • Expected travel outside of UK – 16 – 20 weeks per year


  • Global Events Director


  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Company and Personal Bonus Scheme
  • 33 days annual leave (including national holidays)
  • International travel
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