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Vice President, Operations with Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Facility/Venue Management
Summary:
The VP, Operations will work closely with the President in planning, directing and managing the day-to-day operations of Homestead Miami Speedway including race track operations, emergency services, facilities maintenance, security and fire/rescue.   Supervision is exercised over professional staff that directs various departments in day-to-day operations. The VP, Operations will ensure an effective and cost-efficient operating plan by controlling departmental operating budgets. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional event operations and sports experience, coupled with extraordinary management, supervisory and motivational skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Hire, direct and manage the work and performance of the operations, security, maintenance, emergency services, guest services and art departments
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, facility stakeholders and facility users including sanctioning bodies, race teams, and participants
  • Ensure all programs and procedures are in place to maintain security, safety and enjoyment of clients, guests and employees on a daily and event basis
  • Responsible for health, safety, and environmental compliance including OSHA, AQMD, DTSC, and other compliance/reporting requirements
  • Lead and Oversee overall daily operation and maintenance of the facility and all systems
  • Develop and implements programs, policies, and procedures for the facility
  • Lead and Oversee the advancing and communicating of event operations information to the appropriate departments and staff
  • Develop practical and realistic operational budget and approves and monitors expenses.
  • Manage facility’s capital budget
  • Lead and Oversee all construction, renovation, and equipment changes and/or purchases
  • Develop effective working relationships with local fire and police departments and other government agencies
  • Know and ensure all laws, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, risk management, security and safety precautions, rules/regulations and emergency procedures are followed
  • Lead and Oversee the Safety Committee including quarterly meetings, safety walk-throughs, training and all follow-up required
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors / suppliers / contractors, including administering and negotiating contracts
  • Drive and Oversee the operation of event set-up and tear-down
  • Responsible for event staff; including hiring, training, & supervision
  • Responsible for management oversight for the cleanliness of the facilities, equipment, and mechanical areas
  • Ensure the daily cleanliness of spectator and public areas
  • Ensure that all safety, security, and equipment procedures are put into effect
  • Implement and update event rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Continuously reviews operations needs and makes recommendations to Track President
  • Physical labor is required for events, including but not limited to heavy lifting, working around loud noises, walking extended distances, standing and possibly working in extreme weather conditions
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in engineering, sports management or related field.
  • At least 10 – 15 years’ experience in a managerial capacity in facility operations and event production with proven supervisory skills/experience
  • Solid accounting and finance skills, including knowledge of budget preparation and control
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to coach, mentor and motivate a diverse workforce
  • Excellent verbal, written and public relations skills, as well as ability to analyze data and make sound decisions
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management, promoters, suppliers, guests and visitors
  • Experience in contract development and negotiations, including facility use agreements, licensing agreements, service agreements, sanction agreements, and sponsorship agreements
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with local fire and police departments and other government entities
  • Knowledge of, experience and compliance with Federal and State OSHA regulations
  • Knowledge of, experience and compliance with environmental regulations
  • Knowledge of safety practices, including first aid and all applicable safety standards for public facilities
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to delegate efficiently
  • Consistent demonstrated ability to be a proactive, forward thinker
  • Ability to anticipate problems and implement immediate corrective action
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work a demanding schedule including days, nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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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