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ED of Arena Development

  • 24
  • Permanent
  • Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
  • 19104

Executive Director – Arena Development

The Management Recruitment Group

Relocation Opportunity – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Permanent, full-time

About the role:

Working for one of Saudi Arabia’s leading developers, a PIF-backed giga-project based in Riyadh, KSA.

As the Executive Director – Arena Development reporting to the Head of Development – Sports, you will play a pivotal role in leading the development of state-of-the-art stadiums and venues for a variety of sports and live events.


  • Lead the planning and development of stadiums and venues, including site selection, design, construction, and commissioning phases.
  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders to develop innovative and functional stadium designs that meet the needs of clients and end-users.
  • Manage project budgets, schedules, and resources effectively to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Oversee the procurement process for materials, equipment, and services required for stadium development projects.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, building codes, and industry standards throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provide strategic guidance and leadership to project teams, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and excellence.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, partners, and stakeholders to drive business growth and achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Adaptability: The esports industry evolves rapidly. Being adaptable and open to change will help in staying ahead of trends and maintaining relevance.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in managing large-scale stadium development projects from concept to completion.
  • Strong technical expertise in stadium design, construction, and project management.
  • Tech-Savviness: Esports heavily rely on technology. Understanding the technical aspects of gaming setups, streaming platforms, and network infrastructure is essential.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations, codes, and standards governing stadium construction and safety.
  • Experience working in the sports and entertainment industry is a must.

In return:

Generous compensation, a signing bonus, school fees, medical aid, relocation allowance.

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