In short

As a fast-growing global sports 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 an Event Lead to strategically bring On events in China to the next level. The person will play an important role in organizing innovative event formats and partnerships for local market. 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 Mission

  • Your mission is to elevate the consumer’s experience through diversified & dynamic events formats, from small event scale to blockbuster event format.
  • You will create and develop the China events approach to appeal & excite Chinese runners & sports communities, considering global event strategy & formats, and the full year GTM roadmap in China.
  • You will identify, craft & localize different event formats with a clear purpose for Chinese running & sports communities.
  • You will deliver consistent presentation and experience across the regions, allowing for regionalization and localization based on local consumer insights.
  • Have a hands-on involvement to bring events to life
  • You will be the events owner to collaborate with global events along with brand experience team, as well as work closely with China stakeholders (Commercial, Community, Social, PR, Designer & Construction etc.) for planning & execution
  • You will source, negotiate & manage different types of agencies & vendors
  • You will develop different levels partnerships with relevant organizations to drive event success
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Your story

  • 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
  • You've got at least 3-5 years' experience in organizing and leading events from sports & lifestyle brand side and have loved every minute of it
  • A real hands-on expert in your field, preferably you’ve worked in an agency environment (strategy, ideation, pitching ideas, execution) with a creative mindset and solution-oriented way of thinking
  • You have deep understanding of an ever-changing sports & lifestyle industry and great insights into the challenges, opportunities and needs of sports & running communities
  • You enjoy challenging yourself and the status quo through analyzing and reporting on past initiatives to always keep growing.
  • You have cross-functional communication and cooperation with other departments as well as external partners – you are a natural networker that likes to pitch their ideas to others and be able to influence others upward and across the team/organization
  • 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
  • Open minded, respectful and a great listener, you're a master at expressing yourself – both verbally and through the written word, in Chinese and English You like being out on the road, visiting our partners – with approximately 30% of your working time away from the desk.
  • Organizational, communication, and presentation skills
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About the Team

As you might expect from a sports brand with running at its core, the China team at On is a fast-paced place to be. You’ll be part of the China Marketing team and co- working with a group of highly motivated individuals.

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Creativity at On starts with our Explorer Spirit, so in Marketing, we celebrate curiosity, vision and tenacity. Hey, we like to push the envelope.

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Global Marketing Lead, Zürich

We need people outside of the box from the beginning. And that's why I think marketing is a great place if you just feel creative… so you can really bring in those ideas and then drive the whole content forward that we're creating.
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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!

Build the better you

What to expect

We want to set everyone up for success, so here’s the lowdown on how we hire. Our process is a two-way street – bringing you into our culture, while helping us learn how you think.

Our full process can last about eight weeks from application to offer, because we care about getting it right. These steps explain how we usually do things.

Before you get started, feel free to consider if you want to work with us. Strange question? Well, we give people a lot of space to navigate their day-to-day and that style isn't for everyone. We want you to be passionate about what you do and be sure this is the right fit. Because when skills and passion combine – it creates that 'Wow' moment.