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Director of West End Events - Greenville Drive LLC (Greenville · SC)

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Greenville Drive Organization Overview
For over 15+ years, the Greenville Drive has created a highly visible and widely embraced community engagement platform at Fluor Field, reaching over 1 million ballpark guests and digital followers across the Upstate each year. This broad-reaching platform provides the Drive the opportunity to position itself as a community entity that businesses & community organizations alike can utilize to achieve critical tangible & intangible objectives. Working closely with the leading corporations, associations and community-based organizations that shape the quality of life in the Upstate, the Drive has formed strategic partnerships that positively impact a variety of critical initiatives. From Education to Entrepreneurism, from Youth Leadership to Healthy Living, and from Regionalism to Workforce Development, the Drive has creatively and continuously leveraged the community engagement platform that is Fluor Field to positively impact these and other key quality of life drivers.   


Position Summary:  Director, West End Events at Fluor Field
Non-baseball events are a critical aspect of the Drive’s business, growing in importance each and every year. Prior to the 2017 season, the Drive completed over $15M in ballpark renovations with the primary emphasis being to make the ballpark more event friendly. Today, Fluor Field positions itself as the most unique event platform across the Upstate community featuring multiple event spaces and the field itself. There’s quite literally an event space for every person, every company/organization, every size, and every need at Fluor Field.


Launched in April 2017, West End Events at Fluor Field is a separate business unit within the Drive’s broader business portfolio – seeking to leverage the equity the Drive has built over 15+ seasons in Greenville. The incoming Director will be tasked with guiding and executing the Drive’s event business with the ultimate goal of making Fluor Field the most desirable location in the Upstate to host an event. The West End Events at Fluor Field Director is a critical member of the Drive team working in collaboration with Food & Beverage, Chef, and the facilities team.


Job Overview & Responsibilities
We are currently seeking a creative, high-energy, and motivated Events Director with an upscale background. This individual will seek to maximize the potential of the Drive’s event business, positioning Fluor Field as the Upstate’s most preferred event venue across all categories: corporate, philanthropic, wedding, and festival. Specific responsibilities of the job include the following:
 Strategic Event Oversight & Planning
  • Construct, oversee, and manage a year-round calendar of the Drive’s event business seeking to maximize both the quality and quantity of the events hosted at Fluor Field each year
  • Exhibit strong conceptual planning, creative vision, and innovation skills.
 Event Marketing & Outreach
  • Lead the creation and promotion of the “West End Events @ Fluor Field” brand in the community seeking to increase awareness and education of the Drive’s event capabilities.
  • Through studying our own offerings as well as event comparables throughout the region, help manage and execute a competitive pricing strategy for the Drive’s event business – ensuring that all event proposals reflect the Drive’s standard competitive events pricing structure as well as unique client needs where appropriate
  • Continue expanding the Drive’s event’s capabilities and expertise by fostering relationships with other Upstate event companies, event services vendors, and others in the community with events expertise – ensuring best practices are regularly applied to regularly enhance the Drive’s event business
 Event Execution & Account Management
  • Ensure flawless delivery of all events held at Fluor Field each year
  • Work alongside F&B, Chef & Facilities to properly plan and execute successful events
  • Ensure smooth and streamlined shared resource management across all Drive departments for event purposes (e.g., Sponsorship/Community events assistance, Sales team integration, etc.)
  • Exhibit a commitment to excellence that starts from the top and feeds into every touch point associated with the event experience provided by West End Events
Talent Management
  • Lead all staffing needs related to the West End Events business. This includes direct oversight of the existing (2) Drive Events Manager positions 
  • Create and maintain a work environment which promotes teamwork, performance, feedback, mutual respect, and employee satisfaction
Event Reporting & Financial Performance
  • Manage an event tracking document that helps track event listings and financial performance. Tracking document should outline the financial performance of individual events and overall financial performance of the events business vs. goals and budget targets
  • Ensure constant and concise communication of events schedule and progress across all Drive personnel and departments. Ensure that all internal staff are aware of event schedule 
 
Job Qualifications
  • College degree or equivalent business training or experience preferred
  • Five or more years of experience in the events industry. 
  • Be a team-leader with the ability to manage relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Must be flexible and able to adjust within a fast-paced work environment with shifting deadlines and schedules. A multi-tasker with a strong work-ethic.
  • Abillty to handle multiple events simultaneously
  • Be a creative thinker and a problem solver – someone who can bring innovative ideas to grow the brand and the business and be capable of executing them.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with internal and external partners at all levels. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.