Staging & Operations Manager – Saudi

Closing date for this position is April 2024


54 is a sports and entertainment agency operating across five regions and seven offices: United Kingdom (London), Europe (Sotogrande, Spain), MENA (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), APAC (Singapore & Adelaide, Australia) and USA (West Palm Beach, Florida). It works with rights holders, governing bodies, household brands and major investors who share its belief in the power of sport. 54 comprises three service areas each consisting of two divisions: 1. Strategic Advisory (Consultancy and Data & Insights), 2. Asset Optimisation (Operations and Commercial), 3. Activation & Engagement (Events and Marketing). At its core, the company has an unwavering belief in embracing the opportunities offered by pushing at the edges of conventional wisdom to turn the improbable into the unignorable.


The opportunity exists for a dynamic, motivated, and experienced Staging and Operations Manager to join the 54 team, to support the execution of the company’s international portfolio of professional Tour events. Initially focussed on the Aramco Team Series, Saudi Ladies International and the LIV Golf International Team Series, the candidate will be responsible for a variety of aspects within the Staging and Operations team, consistency of delivery, supporting all pillars of the Performance54 Events department, including guest services, marketing communications, partnerships, and finance.

The desired candidate should have event experience and possess an understanding of the professional golf event ecosystem, have strong personal motivation, be comfortable working supervised and unsupervised, and expect long event hours. The candidate should enjoy traveling and be comfortable spending time away from home to both build and deliver world-class golf events.  The candidate should be able to work together in a team, supporting all roles within the staging and operations team. A knowledge of event components including supply chain, operations, logistics, structures and scheduling is preferred.

The candidate will be based in Riyadh and will be fluent in Arabic. A keen eye for detail, the ability to work under tight deadlines and excellent communication skills are essential.

Tasked with planning and execution of essential aspects of the event and supported by the 54 directors, the candidate must be comfortable executing a variety of tasks:


  • Manage and support Executives to plan and execute activities related to the build and delivery of an International Golf Event
  • Conduct performance reviews of team executives
  • Manage site build: planning and staffing


  • Manage the implementation (including suppliers) of event staging, including the on-site rigging and derigging of all structures.

 Operations – Implementation

  • Manage, track and implement a build schedule.
  • Manage the implementation (including suppliers) of operational elements of the event.
  • Coordinate progress reports and assist with event scheduling.

Branding – Implementation

  • Liaise with contractors.


  • Assist with event shipping requirements
  • Manage asset inventory, and movement of event assets
  • Manage permissions and event permits
  • Liaise with and manage contractors.
  • Liaise with other departments in the Events group.
  • Liaise with the venue, Golf Saudi and or Golf Club.
  • Support with the RFP process, including approval process.
  • Liaise with structural engineers and health and safety teams, to ensure a clean, safety compliant environment is maintained.


  • Be an excellent communicator and team player
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong budgeting skills
  • Ability to use project management software such as
  • Comfortable talking to stakeholders at all levels
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Forklift (or similar plant) licence would be an advantage.
  • Strive to an ethos of sustainability
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Visio would be an advantage


  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual Discretionary Company Bonus – up to 8% – 3% Company & 5% Individual
  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays), pro-rated
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Insurance
  • P54 Goodie Bag
  • Working hours will be Sunday to Thursday, 09.00 to 17.30 with an hour taken for lunch between 12.00 and 14.00 with travel and additional hours as reasonably required.
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