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Job listing closed on 26 Jun 2024

Equipment Manager Specialist, Seamstress

🇺🇸 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Who We Are:

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and 243 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC and @UFC on X, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok: @UFC.Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.

The Role and What You’ll Do:

The Equipment Manager Specialist reports to the Equipment Director and will be responsible for overseeing and working on specialized aspects of apparel and related equipment for the Fighters, Cut men, Corner men, The Ultimate Fighter participants, Octagon Girls and other associated fight participants as necessary. The Equipment Manager Specialist will manage and execute the day-to-day alternations for all athletes, corners, and staff and work with the outfitting partner on pattern and fit corrections for athlete outfitting. This position will have specific responsibility related inventory management and procurement for supplies. This position will be responsible for developing and executing the processes and standards by which the role is executed by all Specialists. The Equipment Manager Specialist will also manage all special projects that fulfill athlete, corner and staff needs. The role will interact with Operations, Fighter Relations, Sponsorship, Events, Fighters, Octagon Girls and outside vendors, suppliers and contractors.

  • Travel to and from Events and Productions to manage the fitting, alternations and repairs of apparel and related equipment to the Fighters and other support roles
  • Execute repairs and alterations for staff apparel, Octagon Girls, Corners, etc.
  • Manage and maintain all alterations related records for fighters and corners
  • Develop and implement processes and standards for all alterations and fitting
  • Manage the materials and equipment for the alterations area including ordering and inventory management
  • Collaborate with partners on garments’ fit including pattern alterations & fabrications
  • Direct the layout and printing all of heat set materials for athlete and corner kits
  • Procure and maintain inventory on all heat set supplies
  • Collaborate with on-site TUF production team to provide alterations and fittings of apparel needs for all fighters, coaches and auxiliary staff as necessary
  • Manage alterations for all TUF production talent
  • Inventory and communicate product needs and changes for future TUF productions

You Have These:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Five to eight years work experience, or more, in apparel production, apparel alterations/tailoring or related business
  • Knowledge of apparel construction, fabrication and related areas of business
  • Five to eight years work experience, or more, in apparel production, apparel alterations/tailoring or related business
  • Knowledge of apparel construction, fabrication and related areas of business
  • Strong cross-functional skills, excellent analytical/conceptual abilities and a capacity for creativity and innovation
  • Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate critical issues and actionable opportunities
  • Experience with construction of sports apparel and/or cut and sew knits and wovens
  • Energetic self-starter with strong executive presence and the ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed environment
  • Ability to make decisions to grow and protect the brand
  • Leadership and management skills in addition to the ability to work in both a creative and a tactical, strategic mode
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to influence and work successfully with varied audiences
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and deadlines

How we work:

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 5 days per week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.