• Private Event Director

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/5/2018 4:28 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-4065
    Location
    US-PA-Philadelphia
    Venue Name
    Xfinity Live!
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    XFINITY Live! Philadelphia is a dining and entertainment district located in the Wells Fargo Complex. Venues include Spectrum Grill, Broad Street Bullies Pub, PBR Bar and Grill, Victory Beer Hall and the NBC Sports Arena. If you are interested in working in a fun and fast paced environment then working for XFINITY Live! is where you need to be!

     

     

     

    We are in search of a dynamic person to join our team as an Private Events Director.

    Responsibilities

    Sales and Business Development

    • Conduct outreach to companies based in the Greater Philadelphia Area with in-person visits to increase awareness and exposure for the district.
    • Attend networking events in a sales capacity.
    • Maintain and grow existing client list.
    • Coordinate with Marketing Team on creation of social media content, promoted posts, email campaigns, and marketing materials
    • Assist in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed

     

    Event Planning

    • Coordinate event details with clients once the contract is signed.
    • Work with all event vendors, including:  florist, rental company, security, parking.
    • Work with each venue's operations team on all event preparation.
    • Meet with clients for additional walk-throughs to finalize event details.
    • Assist with continual up-selling of client and event throughout the working relationship.
    • On-site day of event coordinating to ensure execution is on schedule, maintaining contact with the client throughout and coordinating vendors.
    • Provide event recaps and operation, sales and production suggestions to the team.
    • Maintain fiscal responsibility in terms of rentals, supplies and labor.

    Qualifications

    High School diploma or equivalent, plus 1-2 years of experience in sales management and/or marketing, hospitality industry a plus.  College degree preferred.  Must speak fluent English, other languages preferred.

     

    • Proven leadership skills and ability to drive sales.
    • Must be savvy in marketing and promotional strategies.
    • Possess an outgoing personality, ability to approach all individuals and strike up conversations.
    • Reliable and have the ability to keep collected information secured.
    • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills
    • Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with others; demonstrated ability to interact with clients, employees and third parties that reflects highly on the venue, the brand and the Company.
    • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, G-Suite and producing BEOs and sales contracts. 
    • Reading and writing abilities are utilized often when completing paperwork and management reports, interpreting results, giving and receiving instructions.
    • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas
    • Ability to as build and maintain relationships
    • Ability to work collaboratively with all individuals on the team, including General Managers, Kitchen Managers and banquet staff
    • Mathematical skills, including basic math are utilized frequently.
    • Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, and organizational skills are used often.
    • Ability to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc.
    • May require a valid Driver’s License.
    • Required to work weekends and late nights, along with daytime office hours.

     

    This job requires ability to perform the following:

    • Frequently standing up or moving within and outside of the facility safely and efficiently.
    • Must be able to move about assigned venue safely, with ease, and record guest information.
    • Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 30 pounds.
    • Handling objects, such as promotional items, computer keyboard and phone.
    • Bending, stooping, kneeling.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

     

     

     

     

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