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Head of Logistics

Date : 2019-07-17  2019-08-14

Job Category : FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup LOC

Head of Logistics
Date : 2019-07-17 to  2019-08-14
Job Category : Local Organising Committee (LOC), FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020
Area: Logistics Department
Reports to: Roma Khanna, Tournament Director, Local Organising Committee (LOC), FIFA U-17 Women’s World
Cup India 2020
Place: New Delhi, India
Type of Contract: Conditions to be confirmed by the Organization
Email application with one-page resume to: opportunities@india2020wwc.com
Email subject: Head of Logistics Application
Application Deadline: August 14, 2019
Background: India will host the FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup in 2020. It will be the first time the country hosts
an event from the world football governing body. This is the third most important event of the FIFA calendar for
Women’s Competitions, with 16 countries playing 32 games in 4 venues across India. The FIFA Under 17 Women’s
World Cup has been a key steppingstone in the careers of a large part of world football stars and will be one of the
most important events ever to be hosted in Indian football history.
The tournament has a huge worldwide reach, with an estimated global audience of about 200 million viewers from
almost 200 different countries, which is a golden opportunity to show India throughout the world, its cities, culture and
the capability of organizing an event of the highest standards.
The FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup will have a lasting influence in Indian Football, upgrading the infrastructure,
setting up proper game operations standards and improving the overall quality of the game. Undoubtedly, the FIFA
Under 17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 is primed to be a game changer for Indian Football.
Job Description: This position will be responsible for implementing the logistics processes for the LOC of the FIFA
Under 17 Women’s World Cup India 2020. In order to fulfil this role, it must operationalize the strategies on the
different areas that are related with Logistics: movement of Teams Equipment, Uniforms, Equipment from FIFA and
The Head of Logistics must work together with Tournament Director, FIFA, AIFF and the Venues to generate a
logistics efficiency program, establish agreements with all the vendors / contractors of logistics and coordinate the
FIFA Requirements in the Logistics area, among others.

 The Head of Logistics must work together with the Executive Leadership of the LOC to generate strategies, action
plans, protocols and business plans with the goal of fulfilling the Mission and Vision of the Organization.
Main Responsibilities:
? Head the LOC Logistics Department within the preparation work of the LOC of the FIFA Under 17 Women’s World
Cup India 2020
? Implement the detailed Logistics plans in all venues for the tournament.
? Execute the Logistics plans for all events leading up to the main tournament (FIFA Visits, Draw, Promotional Events,
? Oversee the Logistics Operations in all Venues during the Tournament
? Supervise the Logistics department with all the requirements of the LOC in terms of Logistics & Freight Movements,
Customs Clearances, etc.
? Liaise with the LOC Logistics Provider for all the Logistics requirements of the LOC.
? Implement the FIFA Requirements in the Logistics Area for movements of Teams Equipment, Other FIFA Equipment,
? Work with Central and State Government Departments for assistance from Central & State Excise Departments,
Department of Customs, Equipment Movements, etc.
? Work with the Operations team to identify possible solutions for the Logistics issues that each stadium, training sites
and hotels may present.
? Work closely with the Competitions Department to understand the requirements of Teams for their equipment
? Be the main point of contact for all the contractors / vendors in the Logistics Area such as Customs Agency / Movers,
? Apply budget control systems in the area and supervise the expenditures for the Logistics team.
? Work Efficiently with FIFA and other interested parties in all the logistics activities.
? Develop its work consistently with the values of the organization.
? Other tasks and projects that may be required from the Tournament Director from time to time.
Personnel in Charge: Will be agreed by the Tournament Director and the Head of Logistics once this hiring process
ends and there is a definite plan for this area.
Key Performance Indicators: Will be communicated in due time by the Tournament Director in accordance with the
goals established between FIFA and the LOC for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup India 2020. The indicators will
be calculated on the basis of the Logistic deliverables and Logistic requirements met in a timely manner.
Candidate Profile:
? Administrator, Travel Operator, Project Manager or any other Professional that has worked on the Operations,
Logistics, Transport, Competitions or Venue Management Areas in Public or Private Companies
? Postgraduate degree in Sports Management, Operations, Logistics, Management or similar is a plus.
? At least 5 years working experience and 3 year in leadership positions;
? Experience dealing in the following areas: Logistics and Customs
? Capability to understand and measure the effectiveness of the policies that are put in place.
? Ability to work and find solutions under pressure
? Abilities in Negotiations and Conflict Resolutions
? Experience in tendering processes, ideally in Logistics and Customs areas.
? Experience in Freight Movement, Customs Process and Procedures
? Good knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
? Strong analytical capacity;
? Proven leadership capacity and good relationship with subordinates in high stress moments;
? Excellent written and oral skills;
? Advanced Level of English;
? Advanced Level of knowledge in Microsoft Office platforms such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
? Work Experience in Sport Organisations is a Plus
? Work Experience in Government Agencies is a Plus
? Work Experience in Logistics & Customs Agencies is a Plus