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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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • 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.

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