Project Manager (CDI) – Global Events, Paris

The ICC Global Events Team is currently looking for a Project Manager, who will report to the Head of Operations. The position is based in Paris.

As the institutional representative of over 45 million businesses in more than 100 countries, the International Chamber of Commerce operates with a core mission to “make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere”.

We act as the primary voice of the real economy in a range of intergovernmental organisations – from the World Trade Organisation to the UN climate process – championing the needs of local business in global decision making.

The convening power of our global network enables us to set rules and standards that facilitate over $10 trillion dollars in trade each year – as well as providing tailored products and digital services that directly address the real challenges faced by businesses operating internationally.

We also provide the world’s premier private global dispute resolution services, leveraging ICC’s unique independence, integrity and expertise.

The ICC Global Events Team integrates the Global Membership and Services department and aims to leverage the presence of ICC across the network through the promotion of global conferences, seminars and training programmes (including online events), delivering ICC services, standards and business tools to the private sector and key stakeholders at regional and global level.

The ICC Global Events Team is currently looking for a Project Manager, who will report to the Head of Operations. The position is based in Paris.

Role responsibilities

The Project Manager will be primarily responsible for:

  • The preparation and organisation of the annual ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, including promotional activities and all logistical tasks;
  • The preparation and organisation of events related to ICC Arbitration and ADR, including promotional activities and all logistical tasks;
  • Supporting the preparation and organisation of other conferences, trainings and seminars, mainly related to the ICC Global Policy department, ICC Secretary General events, ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship, National Committees’ events, and other events that might be included in the pipeline by the GDP department;
  • Supporting the Sponsorship service, and assist in identifying sponsors when needed;

The annual mediation competition requires several months’ preparation time, including:

  • Setting up the different working groups that give guidance and help in the early preparation of the competition, including revising the Competition Rules and reviewing the drafting of the Competition Problems
  • Opening the registration process and selecting the teams and professionals
  • Preparing the promotional materials
  • Selecting venues, negotiating contracts and preparing payment
  • Sponsor liaison
  • Handling questions from teams and professionals
  • Managing two interns to assist the Project Manager for the six- month period leading up to the Competition
  • Handling all logistical and organisational aspects of the Competition
  • Organising the trainings for professionals, students and volunteers
  • Organising all side events included in the ‘ICC Mediation Week’

Requirements

  • Proven know-how and experience in organising large-scale, international events such as conferences, trainings and competitions, including all aspects of their preparation
  • Project management skills (time, budget, resources management)
  • Organisation, attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proven capacity to work under high pressure
  • Very good attitude towards team-work
  • Very good computer skills
  • Knowledge of online devises relating to events
  • Experience in setting up educational events for university students is a plus
  • Basic marketing knowledge concerning partnership management
  • Commercial acumen
  • Excellent oral and written English as well as good French are essential. Fluency in any other language is an advantage
  • Work experience in an international environment is desired

Terms and Conditions

Location: The position is based at ICC’s headquarters in Paris.

Estimated start date: as soon as possible, ideally June 2022

Department: Global Partnership & Development

Contract type: CDI

How to apply: Any interested persons should send their applications (cv + cover letter) by email at Recrutement_ServiceRH@iccwbo.org and specify “Project Manager Global Events” in the subject line of their email application.

Closing date for applications: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until an appropriate candidate has been identified.

At ICC, we make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. And when we say “everyone”, we mean it. We celebrate the diversity of our people and strive to inspire acceptance, cultivate a culture where difference matters, inclusion is essential, and equality of opportunity is for everyone.

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