Head of Global Events

Date posted:
Company: On
Location: Zürich (ZH), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

At a Glance:

As the fastest growing global running brand reaching millions of runners, On is leading the way in building an authentic community, with direct fan interaction at major sporting expos, run crews, cultural moments, own brand format events and retail grassroots activities. We are looking for a Head of Global Events to strategically bring events and the events team to the next level. The person will play a leading role in organising innovative event formats and partnerships in our key markets around the world. On is a brand built around movement that celebrates the human spirit in everything we do and the events team plays a key role in bringing our community together to celebrate our mission.

Your Team:

We’re the friend who shows you where to find city adventures, the run crew captain who won’t let you slow into the finish, the trail runner who pushes you to the summit to soak up the sunrise. We love getting to know our community and finding out what they want and need. We’re always looking for new, interesting ways to communicate our products – so if you have an idea that could be our new secret weapon, speak up and run with it (literally)!

We’re big thinkers and change-makers, constantly reinventing how we do things – questioning the status quo and finding new ideas to try as inspiration strikes us.

Your Mission:

  • Setting the strategic events vision for On globally

  • Crafting new event formats to match global campaigns and initiatives in our Go-To-Market plan 

  • Have a hands-on involvement to bring events to life

  • Source and negotiate partnerships with relevant organisations to drive event success

  • Helping to promote and celebrate the full range of On events

  • Ensuring the event is kept on brand message through all touch points

  • Collate and analyze event data to test and learn the various formats

  • Enable markets to execute events within brand guidelines

  • Lead the development of communication plans pre, during and post events

  • Actively grow our global fan base

  • Lead a team of event specialists

Your Story:

  • You’ve got at least 8 years’ experience in organizing and leading events and have loved every minute of it

  • You’ve got at least 5 years of experience managing teams

  • A real expert in your field, you’ve worked in a creative agency environment (strategy, ideation, pitching ideas, execution) with a creative mindset and solution oriented way of thinking (for at least 5 years)

  • Calling you an expert in organizing different events formats (online, offline) doesn’t even begin to do your knowledge and experience justice

  • Responsible, resilient and adaptable, you take pride in your ability to manage a wide range of projects while always delivering the WOW – a proven track record of organizing events on a global scale (please showcase a few in your application)

  • You like things to run smoothly – and with your organizational skills, they always do. Totally focused, you manage your priorities like a pro

  • You believe every problem is solvable, and let creativity mixed with pragmatism lead you to the solution

  • One of life’s planners, you like nothing better than conjuring up the strategies and ideas required to solve even the most complex of challenges

  • You’re passionate about finding new ways to innovate, optimize and increase efficiency

  • Open minded, respectful and a great listener, you’re a master at expressing yourself – both verbally and through the written word

  • Inherently trustworthy, you believe that the best way to build a lasting relationship is by treating others as you’d want to be treated

  • A positive spirit, you guide, direct and inspire those around you. You see yourself as a partner to your teammates and want to help them achieve their true potential

What we offer:

We offer a dynamic, challenging and sportive environment that has been ranked as the ‘fastest growing sports company’ of its time. With offices across the globe, we are an international team who is hungry to innovate and build something incredible. We foster an active environment where each individual thrives for excellence and can achieve their full potential. This is where your work matters, you’re hands-on and your team members are amongst the very best in their respective disciplines and fields. 

If you are driven to bring On to the next level, curious about the opportunity and want to be part of our growing team send us your application, and join the ONiverse!


On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination. We are requesting that you provide sensitive demographic information such as gender identity and race/ethnicity to help us ensure that we are creating equitable and fair experiences for all potential future team members. You are not required to provide this demographic information and this information will in no way impact your eligibility for hire.