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SVP, Stadium Event Production & Services with Arizona Cardinals Football Club in Glendale · AZ

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SVP, Stadium Event Production & Services – Glendale, AZ
Department: Stadium Event Production & Services  
Overall Responsibility:
The Sr Vice President is responsible for the overall management, promotion and operation of Sportsman’s Park (SP) including booking, private event sales, P&L/finance management, marketing, staffing, production maintenance and all related operations.  Duties include providing leadership and supervision of reporting departments, management of both event production and operations staff, acting as liaison with State Farm Stadium stakeholders, industry associates, governing agencies, communication media and the general public.   

Essential Functions:
  • Plan, develop and lead large-scale events such as festivals, concerts and third-party events held on SP through effective communication and planning with both internal and external resources, partners and vendors.
  • Manage the process of vetting and bidding for potential future events, including permitting.
  • Manage the workload and development of team members on the Event Production and Operations Teams, ensuring consistent practices across all events.
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, compensation, succession planning and evaluating management, administrative, and supervisory staff.  Determines and establishes organizational structure and personnel staffing requirements.
  • Responsible for the development of team member job descriptions, duties, responsibilities, and performance standards for all positions with provisions for timely and effective employee performance evaluations.  
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs all activities and personnel. Engaged in maintaining and operating Sportsman’s Park.
  • Evaluates existing policies and procedures and recommends improvements for SP and/or improve the efficiency and safety of operations. 
  • Oversee the development of annual operating budget, calendar, event schedule, dates and hours of operations, attendance and revenue projections. 
  • Implementation and monitoring of a detailed event budgets. Supervises cost accounting required of assigned events to include facility rental, house equipment rentals, supplies and third party services purchased, event supervision, security, announcers, parking attendants, stage managers and stage crew.
  • Prepares and maintains required reports/records for State Farm Stadium stakeholders, government agencies, and upper management team. 
  • Responsible for control of day-to-day operations, assuring the coordination of plans and events, including post event operational and financial review and analysis. 
  • Ensures that all production/operations are conducted in accordance with applicable local, state and federal regulations. 
  • Organize operational meetings with accounting about financial projections and/or with staff and supervisors for training. 
  • Work closely with concession partner to design strategies and implementation of food and beverage program including general concessions or catering, for both public and private events.
  • Handle guest service via phone calls, email inquiries or website posts. Conduct the required investigation and have the issues resolved within a 24-hour turnaround time.

Required Qualifications:
  • A minimum education level of: Bachelor of Arts/Sciences Degree (4-year) in a related field    
  • 10 years of related work experience in facility management and booking events
  • Must have management experience and exceptional leadership abilities
  • Must have proven track record of developing and managing budgets
  • Experience and knowledge in overseeing and maintaining a facility
  • Computer savvy and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written, listening and verbal communication skills
  • Must be creative, detail-oriented person with an outgoing personality             
  • Experience with management, leadership and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of music industry preferred 
  • Ability to work non traditional hours including evenings, weekends and holidays

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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