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VP Operations & Finance, Touring

Live Nation

Farringdon, United Kingdom 09-09-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
VP Operations & Finance, Touring (EMEA)

Company: Live Nation

Department: EMEA

Location: St John Street, London

Reports to: President, Concerts EMEA

Role Description

The VP Operations & Finance, Touring (EMEA) will report to the Presidents, Concerts EMEA and the EMEA Touring team to promote tours and-one off shows across a broad range of artists, in venues around the world.

The position will be responsible for coordinating with promoters, internal departments, and external companies to effectively manage finances for tours with an aim to maximize revenue generated and deliver timely and accurate reporting to all stakeholders.

Live Nation (Music) UK, part of Live Nation Entertainment, is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce, and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show.

Responsibilities
• Support all buyers/promoters in the EMEA team throughout the project life cycle.
• Liaise with all divisional departments regarding financial/budgeting and operational issues; report directly to President, Concerts Europe and assist on all operational/financial matters.
• Liaise with local promoter operations/finance staff in all markets in EMEA region regarding financial show/tour settlement matters.
• Coordinate with US team to align departmental efforts with global tour objectives.
• Liaise with client representatives regarding legal, taxation and financial issues.
• Oversee/review business plans/proposals for all projects managed by the team; coach/train the team touring manager in all budgeting matters.
• Oversee show/tour settlement processes and tour reporting for all divisional projects; coach/train the team finance manager in all settlement/reporting matters.
• Oversee/review all internal/client reporting throughout project and upon tour completion.
• Oversee the creation and maintenance of the European/International settlement database.
• Manage hedging strategies for all projects to mitigate foreign currency risk; prepare client analysis and project free cash for placement of hedges.
• Oversee and manage departmental cash flow for all projects.
• Implement sales analysis to monitor trends and identify risk areas; alert management/operations to identified risks and propose solutions.
• Support all buyers/promoters in the EMEA team throughout the project life cycle.
• Liaise with all divisional departments regarding financial/budgeting and operational issues; report directly to President, Concerts Europe and assist on all operational/financial matters.
• Liaise with local promoter operations/finance staff in all markets in EMEA region regarding financial show/tour settlement matters.
• Coordinate with US team to align departmental efforts with global tour objectives.
• Liaise with client representatives regarding legal, taxation and financial issues.
• Oversee/review business plans/proposals for all projects managed by the team; coach/train the team touring manager in all budgeting matters.
• Oversee show/tour settlement processes and tour reporting for all divisional projects; coach/train the team finance manager in all settlement/reporting matters.
• Oversee/review all internal/client reporting throughout project and upon tour completion.
• Oversee the creation and maintenance of the European/International settlement database.
• Manage hedging strategies for all projects to mitigate foreign currency risk; prepare client analysis and project free cash for placement of hedges.
• Oversee and manage departmental cash flow for all projects.
• Implement sales analysis to monitor trends and identify risk areas; alert management/operations to identified risks and propose solutions.

Who you are

Competencies/ Skills / Knowledge / Experience
• Knowledge of stadiums, arenas, theatres, and clubs
• Ability to work spreadsheets and databases – good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Ability to plan & organize own workload
• Ability to establish and develop relationships within the music industry
• Ability to work to strict deadlines
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to interact with people at all levels of business understanding
• Some travel within Europe may be required

Behaviours

The following attributes determine how the role will be carried out and are required to be a success:
• Initiative/self-motivation
• Hands-on team player
• Focus on quality and service levels
• Very focused on achieving deadlines
• Independent thinker
• Ability to translate a concept into a tactical plan
• Flexible yet strong nature
• Interest in the music industry a benefit

Reality Check

While this is a great opportunity in an exciting industry this is not just a chance to see shows for free! The role is not your ordinary 9-5 and the industry is demanding with sometimes unsociable and long hours. The excitement and energy of the shows, tours and festivals we create comes from the hard work and dedication we commit to our work and this role is no exception to this. So get ready to bring your best to the role.

The Company

Live Nation is part of Live Nation Entertainment which is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. #LI-SL1

We reserve the right to close this job advert at any time.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g30yk4-18-208-187-128-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Live Nation

Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.