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Home >> News >> VACANCY: General Manager - Two Oceans Marathon NPC

VACANCY: General Manager - Two Oceans Marathon NPC


The Two Oceans Marathon has earned a reputation as the world’s most beautiful marathon. The first race was held in 1970 with 26 local runners lining up. Today the event attracts over 30 000 local and international running enthusiasts participating in a range of distances and engaging with the brand in many related activities and forums throughout the year.

The organisation seeks a highly experienced General Manager to drive its vision of maintaining and growing its iconic brand.

Reporting to the Board, the General Manager will be responsible for:

  • Strategic Management & Business Planning
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Sponsorship Management
  • People Management
  • Financial Management
  • Stakeholder Relations
  • Contract Management
  • Business Risk Management
  • Professional Development.

A passionate and visionary leader with exceptional organisational skills, as well as an influential interpersonal style is envisioned for this challenging role.

The successful candidate will have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent, and a proven track record of at least 10-12 years working experience, of which a minimum of 5 years should ideally have been in a Senior Management Position.

Other critical attributes include:

  • Proven project management skills preferably relating to large sporting/cultural events
  • A thorough understanding of stakeholder requirements and expectations
  • Proven experience with sponsor negotiations and contracts
  • Superior people management and motivation skills.

In addition to the above, it is essential that the successful candidate shares the values of the organization (passion, excellence, integrity, people and fun), and that they display a passion for sport, managing the event and what it stands for.

A market-related remuneration package is on offer for this 3-5 year permanent contract position (with a performance based renewal option).

Applicants may submit a detailed CV, including a covering letter to gmposition@twooceansmarathon.org.za for the attention of Two Oceans Marathon NPC Board by Friday, 20 April 2018.

For more information on the organization and the event please browse the OMTOM website. 

CLICK HERE to download the official advertisement.