Department : Operations
Department detail : Exhibition Operations
GSMA Entity : LTD
Location : Barcelona / London
Position type : Contractor
Reporting to : Senior Project Manager, Operations
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.
Our mission is to further the strategic, commercial, technological, developing world and advocacy interests of our members.
The GSMA produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
Every day we work to harness the power of mobile to achieve our industry purpose Connecting Everyone and Everything to a Better Future through four main activities :
About the Team
The GSMA Operations department is responsible for the operational delivery of all event and exhibition components of the three Mobile World Congress events plus the Mobile 360 event series.
Our events range from 150 attendees at our m360 event in Brussels to the 108,000 attendees at our flagship MWC event in Barcelona.
We work and partner - with leading industry vendors around the globe to deliver innovative and creative solutions that make a real difference to our attendees.
We provide platforms that enable our members (telecom operators) and other players in the mobile ecosystem to meet face to face and conduct business.
With just under 20 permanent team members spread across our offices in Europe, Atlanta, Hong Kong and Shanghai, the Exhibitions Operations team has responsibility to manage and deliver the exhibition and exhibition related components of Mobile World Congress as well as many other projects.
We are a close-knit team who thrive on the challenges we face to continue to innovate and deliver best in class products and services.
Anyone who has ever attended our flagship event in Barcelona will know what we mean by quality!
What the hiring manager says
We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join the fast-paced Exhibitions team in Barcelona / London to deliver MWC Barcelona 2020.
At the GSMA we continually strive to provide an engaging experience for our attendees by thinking innovatively and working with leading industry experts.
The successful candidate has experience in event project management and onsite operations and should be service oriented, detailed and motivated to work with our high profile clients and able to work under pressure.
He / she should be a strong team player with can do attitude but will also need to be able to work well independently.
I am looking for someone who can jump in and hit the ground running to help deliver one of the key projects at MWC Barcelona 2020.
Kerstin Schuster, Senior Project Manager, Operations
About the Role
GSMA seeks an intelligent, energetic and experienced Project Manager, reporting to the Networking Garden lead - Senior Project Manager.
The main purpose of the role is the project management and onsite delivery of the Networking Gardens project (11x bespoke garden areas) at MWC Barcelona 2020.
This will incorporate project and budget management, operational planning, logistics, liaison with internal and external departments and day to day supplier management.
The main responsibilities of the role is client engagement, operational delivery, logistics and liaison with internal and external departments.
A key element is the direct liaison with clients (Sponsors) to ensure the smooth organisation and execution of their presence at MWC Barcelona 2020.
The role works alongside other members of the Exhibitions team.
You will have substantial experience in an operations role within a commercial environment (industry experience beneficial) and be able to demonstrate strong project management skills with the ability to plan a number of activities simultaneously both with strategic awareness and logistical implementation -
a certification in project management is a benefit.
You will have solid financial negotiation skills, having previous sole responsibility of budgets for >
£500k and be able to confidently liaise between suppliers and finance monitoring current contracts / budgets together with SLA compliance.
We work in a fast paced environment, it is important that you are able to demonstrate your ability to work under pressure and at times to tight deadlines.
You will need to be considered in your communication tailoring the style to your audience, be flexible in your approach by adapting to the different ways in which teams work and show an awareness of cultural differences..
You will have strong interpersonal skills, be client-facing, professional, service-oriented, confident and personable. Attention to detail and strong written and verbal English skills are particularly important for this role.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential. Spanish language skills are desirable.
What We Offer
Working at the GSMA offers you unparalleled access to the mobile industry. We offer a chance to truly shape the direction of mobile, whatever your role.
By joining the GSMA, you will be exposed to a fast-paced rapidly evolving environment, working on global solutions, genuinely fascinating and industry-
changing projects and a stimulating and dynamic environment designed to enable you to flourish.
We offer a working environment that reflects our organisational values. We also hire in line with our values and recruit candidates who demonstrate a strong affinity with these 7 principles :
To learn more about the GSMA, visit our careers site, our LinkedIn page and our Twitter page.
The GSMA is committed to providing a working culture that is inclusive to all. We believe that having a diverse workforce will help us meet the needs of our global membership.
We will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour of any kind and we offer equal opportunities for all aspects of employment and advancement regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religious or political belief, caste or tribe, or military status.