Creative Events Manager

Department:  Marketing and Creative Services

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

Position Summary: Dallas Market Center is in search of a creative, and energetic hands-on Creative Events Manager who will support the V.P. of Visual & Events with company goals and initiatives, create framework and establish creative direction for signature events, and assist in the planning and production of special events, including, but not limited to: cocktail parties and on-site awards presentations. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and exhibit exemplary customer service and superb communications skills.

 

Position Description (Italics reflect performance appraisal criteria):

·          Conceives of and conceptualizes themes, color stories, décor for all events, and executes them from design concept to final touches. 

·          Works with in-house electrical, carpentry, and A/V teams as well as outside resources as needed.

·          Acts as liaison between freelance events producer and internal team, ensuring timeliness, creative consistency, and efficiency with large-scale signature events

·          Coordinates efforts and ensures collaboration between visual and events teams

·          Presents creative ideas and solutions in the interest of continuous improvement and elevation

·          Assists in planning and preparing for special events

·          Researches trends and creative ideas for events

·          Plans Bridal and Men’s Market parties, Western parties, as well as other receptions, on-site awards presentations, and market events

·          Maintains organized Prop Rooms; keeps inventory current for all event décor and furniture

·          Works closely with Market Events Coordinator to ensure signage, catering, event promotion, and accounting needs are met

·          Other related duties as assigned.

 

Positions Supervised:

·         None

Required Education:

·         Associates Degree, but Bachelor’s Degree in Event Management/Marketing/Fashion Merchandising is a plus.

Required Experience:

·         3-4 years’ experience Event Planning and/or Production

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Physical Requirements:

·         Office Environment- Ability to sit for vast majority of work shift

·         Market Activities – Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time

·         This position is very active with a great deal of time spent walking between floors

·         Must be able to lift 40lbs. 

Required Competencies:

·         Communication: Effectively listens to others and makes clear and effective oral presentations to individuals and groups regarding work-unit or organization issues. Communicates effectively in writing; is clear, concise and easily understood.

·         Conflict Management: Seek to resolve any confrontations, disagreements, or complaints in a constructive manner

·         Creative Thinking: Develop solutions and ideas that fit the needs of your departmental projects. We encourage innovative thinking related to challenges.

·         Customer Focus: Have a customer-first mentality at all times and constantly consider ways to better the overall customer service experience.

·         Flexibility: Adapts to change in the work environment in ways that help work-unit staff keep projects “on course.”

·         Interpersonal Skills: Considers and appropriately responds to the needs, feelings, capabilities, and interests of others.

·         Planning: Establishes policies, guidelines, plans, and priorities required to meet work-unit or organization objectives.

·         Problem Solving: Be aware that with a creative field comes the opportunity for readjustment. Recognize and define problems and work to find alternate solutions.

·         Resource Utilization: Responsibly spends financial resources in ways that result in ultimate accomplishment of work-unit or organizational objectives. Effectively and efficiently uses materials, supplies, equipment, systems or organization facilities.

·         Self-Management: Engages in the effective use of self-assessment and self-management techniques in order to proactively and continuously improve own performance. Exhibits full responsibility for one’s own work achievements and consistently maintains a high level of self-management that contributes to sustained high performance.

·         Time Management: Effectively uses the time available to complete work tasks and activities that lead to the achievement of expected work objectives (as results or outputs).

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Dallas Market Center
2100 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207