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Position Profile: Corporate Events Manager
Department: Arrowhead Events 
Reports to: Director of Arrowhead Events 
Supervises: Event Coordinator(s)
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
JOB SUMMARY: The Corporate Events Manager will manage, coordinate, and plan all aspects of events at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. 

  • Manage the corporate events planning and execution strategy for Arrowhead Events.
  • Manages all logistics for corporate/private events. Determines event strategies and plans how to accomplish event successfully.
  • Supervise, lead, and develop direct reports.
  • Primary contact and principle liaison during corporate events.
  • Determine needs and resolve problems by making strategic, business oriented and client-serving decisions to ensure a successful event.
  • Collaborate with events sales team on event opportunities.
  • Manage complex stadium and space calendars.  To include construction and internal usage.
  • Manage processes of event settlement including invoicing, expense allocation and payment tracking.
  • Coordinate the needs of clients with internal and external service providers, including food and beverage contractors, security contractors, equipment providers and other necessary vendors.
  • Evaluate departmental needs to include equipment, materials and supplies required in providing event services and planning.
  • Prepare diagrams, instructions, set-up requirements and supporting documentation for each event and distribute to appropriate staff; communicate changes before and during events.
  • Inspect facilities and leased areas to ensure they are being maintained properly for events and ensure compliance with applicable fire, building and safety codes. 
  • Interpret and apply all relevant federal, state and local regulations. 
  • Develop process for organization wide visibility into space utilization.

  • Leadership – Lead and coordinate a team of Event Coordinators and the event management strategy for Arrowhead Events
  • Detail and process oriented.
  • Analytical Skills-Synthesize information; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs and generates creative solutions.
  • Problem Solving-Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully. Must be able to develop solutions quickly and effectively. 
  • Technical Skills-Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Share skills with others and recognizes training opportunities for staff.
  • Judgment-Displays willingness to make decisions and exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Includes appropriate people in decision making process. 
  • Motivation-Demonstrates excellent personal motivation and encourages the event operations team to be motivated and enthusiastic. Shows persistence and overcomes obstacles. 
  • Qualified candidates must possess superior organizational skills and be able to function in a fast-paced, multi-task setting.
  • Individuals must possess excellent listening, oral and written communication skills
  • Use of analytical skills to identify and improve performance and execution will be necessary
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe
  • Work with others in a professional manner while attempting to achieve a common goal
  • Knowledge of the event industry and specifically the local and regional market
  • Exercise logic, creativity, discretion, and independent judgement in determining how to manage events

  • Light office duties and activities. 
  • Long periods of standing and walking.

  • Minimum of four years of event planning and management experience in a stadium, arena, hotel, convention center or public assembly facility setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree or better from an accredited college/university.  Experience may be substituted for 4 year degree.
  • Ability to work days or nights, weekends and holidays on a consistent basis.
  • Strong computer skills including competency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with Ungerboeck Event Software or other event management software and experience use of Auto Cad, Sketchup, etc. is preferred 
  • Ability to demonstrate strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate familiarity with facility use contracts.
  • Experience with budget preparation and control.

QUESTIONS: Please submit the answers to your questions with your resume when applying. 

  1. Do you have multiple years of experience in event planning or managing events?
  2. What is the last event venue you worked in?