Suns Legacy Partners includes several companies and many different departments that support the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Footprint Center.
Would you like to win championships and create sustained success? Suns Legacy Partners is looking for individuals that are committed to pursuing excellence and be part of creating memorable experiences.
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Director of Facility Services with the Facility Services Department. This position will be responsible for This position is responsible for the overall function and direction of the Facilities Services Departments which includes supervision of Housekeeping, the Events Crew, and the Set-up Crew. You will provide leadership and management to the departments to identify event goals, ensure event readiness and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure maximum operational efficiency.
Suns Legacy Partners (SLP) strives for a work culture that aﬀords employees ﬂexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many departments, many SLP employees participate in the SLP Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in oﬃces, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona.
What Will You Do:
Hire, train, develop and hold accountable all direct reports and extended staff and assign workflow based on job duties and total event load; ensure all employees have career development opportunities in accordance with their annual goals
Ensure all events are developed and executed with an eye for thorough and timely communication, and safety of all guests and staff
Act as primary production contact for major shows and oversee event management from start to finish
Develop and manage relationships with Events and Facilities vendors and ensure their performance meets TSRA standards while controlling costs, including temporary workforce & cleaning Velocity
Oversee the Facilities and Event Management annual budgeting process; work with Facility Management Coordinator to ensure timely and accurate reconciliation and payment of invoices
Lead SES operational departments in problem-solving and identifying ways to optimize efficiency; set an example with a solution-oriented approach to difficult guest, client and co-worker interactions
Attend and be prepared to participate in required meetings
Develop long term plans for operational excellence
Enforce Footprint Center policies and procedures throughout each event and ensure compliance with ADA, local and state fire and safety ordinances
Assists in providing information and reports, as necessary, for the development of capital budgets. Included, but not limited to, short term and long-term planning of maintenance, facility improvement, and cost reduction proposals
What We Need From Our Director:
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills and multi-tasking ability
Efficient time management
Ability to lead a team as well as function well as part of a team
Maintain sound decision-making and a positive attitude in stressful situations and in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
Ability to develop, manage, and trend product inventory and services
Effectively and efficiently communicates changes and maintains an in-depth understanding of how each event decision impacts various departments and overall business
Strong teamwork-centered approach to event and venue management while demonstrating a high level of personal accountability and pride in work
2 or more years of supervisory experience required
International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Certified Venue Executive (CVE) and/or Certified Venue Professional (CVP) preferred
Experience/ Education Requirements:
College degree or equivalent experience required
3-5 years previous experience planning and executing large, high-profile events in an arena environment required
Experience and knowledge in operation with current OSHA standards
Basic understanding of AutoCAD preferred
What You Can Expect:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings, and some holidays to meet business needs
Ability to bend, climb stairs and lift frequently
Ability to continuously stand or walk
May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces
Ability to manipulate small hand tools.
Ability to climb up onto and down from equipment
Lift up to 50 pounds
Must be able to carry on a conversation both on the phone and in-person
Noise level in the work environment is frequently loud
Ability to Read, Write & Speak in English
Wide range of fulltime benefit options including
Medical, Dental and Vision coverages
Life and Disability options
Vacation, sick and holiday leave programs
In-arena work requirements with the potential of hybrid schedules based on each role and department.
Suns Legacy Partners, LLC. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.