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Event Specialist – TIMBERSPORTS® Canada

by STIHL Limited

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2021
Experience: 3 Years
Education: University Degree
STIHL Limited

Job Description

STIHL Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG in Germany, is a leader in the distribution of chain saws and handheld outdoor power equipment across Canada.  We have an immediate opening at our London head office for a full-time Event Specialist – TIMBERSPORTS® Canada reporting to the Marketing Manager.

The ideal candidate will work closely with various stakeholders including athletes, sponsors, city and municipal representatives, media and team members to deliver a truly unique product to the Canadian Sports and Entertainment Industry.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Take a leadership role in the organization of STIHL Canada’s TIMBERSPORTS Series;  coordinate with venues, athletes and production companies
  • Manage the TIMBERSPORTS budget
  • Must be willing to travel approximately 30-40 overnights per year – international travel is required, so a valid passport is a must
  • Create (film, direct, edit, etc.) videos for promotional purposes to support various business initiatives
  • Represent the TIMBERSPORTS series to various media outlets
  • Co-ordinate and attend various trade shows when needed
Skills & Qualifications include:
  • University/College graduate with a minimum 3 years experience in a role where you have had the responsibility of planning large scale events
  • Detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a busy environment
  • Ability to build relationships in a highly competitive environment
  • Experience in all Social Media platforms
  • Previous experience in negotiating contracts
  • Ability to lead a team made up of fellow staff members and volunteers
  • Strong understanding of video technology
  • Excellent proficiency with computer software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe
  • Experience in team sports (participating & organizing) would be an asset
  • Competitive drive to help motivate the TIMBERSPORTS team (training & competitions)
  • Bilingual skills would be an asset, but not a requirement
We offer excellent working conditions and a competitive compensation package.  If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to the attention of the Human Resources Manager, STIHL Limited - 
We thank all applicants in advance; however only those under consideration will be contacted.
Accessibility accommodation is available in all aspects of the recruitment process. Applicants should make this known in advance.
STIHL Limited