Commercial Director needed at The Confederation of African Football

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The Confederation of African Football’s job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Commercial Director jobs in Lagos

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : May 23, 2022

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  • Ready to lead a new era in African football?
  • Believe you have the background and professional experience to contribute to the renewal of African football as a commercial powerhouse and bring CAF to the very top of the sports media and sponsorship landscape?


  • Develop and implement commercial strategies according to CAFs goals and objectives aiming to accelerate growth.
  • Oversight of major commercial negotiations and supporting the CAF team to close complex rights deals.
  • Delivery of CAFs sponsorship and media obligations, with a focus on event operations.
  • Build and develop a high-performance culture in the CAF commercial department and collaborate effectively with other internal teams to deliver objectives and plans
  • Oversee the appointment and engagement of major sales and service partner agencies as required.
  • Advise the CAF President and CAF General Secretary on commercial issues, including Media Rights, Digital and Sponsorship strategies, as well as trends and issues in the football business landscape.
  • Manage relationships with CAFs major commercial stakeholders: broadcasters, sponsors, and service providers.
  • Ensure CAF meets the highest standards of event promotion, fan engagement and brand values.
  • Structure CAFs commercial rights portfolio to achieve outcomes set by the CAF Executive Committee.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to create detailed business plans on commercial opportunities.
  • Run transparent and competitive processes for the sale of CAFs commercial rights and awarding of service contracts.
  • Monitor performance of commercial activities using key metrics and prepare reports for the CAF Executive Committee.
  • Assist the Finance Director in setting financial targets and budget development and monitoring.
  • Establish and efficiently run a commercial department with concise workflows and approval processes.

Preferred Requirements

  • University Master’s Degree in Marketing, Business Management, Law, or related fields.
  • Minimum experience of 10 years in different commercial functions at various levels, of which minimum of 5 years in a management position within a similar organization.
  • Proven track record and at least ten years experience leading multi-market commercial portfolios and commercial negotiations. Senior experience in sports or major event revenue development, rights management, or marketing programs.
  • Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes.
  • Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mindset.
  • Fluent in English and/or French language both written and spoken; command of any of the other CAF official languages (English, French or Arabic) is a plus.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel), knowledge of ERP is a must.
  • Team player, capable of adapting to different environments, flexible, patient, and resilient.
  • Strong level of proactivity with high sense of accountability, responsibility, and integrity.
  • Organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines.


  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative organization.
  • High-value terms of employment.
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team.
  • Full Medical / Life Insurance coverage.
  • Excellent Pension Plan solution.

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (Motivation Letter, CV, Diplomas, and Reference Letters) in English to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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