Candytopia is looking for someone to help expand our events throughout the US.  We are currently seeking an organized and responsible Events & Facilities Manager to manage maintenance initiatives.  The ideal candidate will have an understanding of mechanical and technical work, including excellent leadership and supervisory skills.  You will direct and oversee all daily maintenance activities including delegation of tasks, tracking work order and corrective repair performance while focusing on client communication and service.  The manager is to ensure that jobs are completed efficiently and within regulatory guidelines and projected deadlines; manage the annual budget for several unit of the maintenance group and be the centralized point for all future year project requests.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage all venue logistics before, during and after the events, including setup and teardown.

Find and manage all local contractors including painters, handy people, electricians, lighting experts, cleaners, security.

Ensure all necessary permits to operate are acquired and in time for opening.

Help train local staff on maintaining a pristine event including maintenance of all candy sculptures

Oversee internal teams and external vendors to deliver on time and within budget.

Define and execute the communications plan (emails, conference calls, calendars, etc.) to keep internal stakeholders informed about all information related to events.

Work with internal teams to identify successful event measurements & outcomes.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in managing internal stakeholders, external contractors, and events vendors.

Knowledge of planning software technology and a desire to learn new technologies.

Ability to gain trust and support from stakeholders.

Ability to collaborate with leaders, executives and orchestrate event program execution.

Ability to think creatively and prioritize effectively to deliver results with minimal guidance.

Budget management experience.

Project management expertise.

Attention to detail.

Excellent communication and organization skills.

Strong writing skills.

Ability to travel.

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports directly to the COO and will often work closely with the CEO as well.

Manages external contractors.

Will work directly with local on-site staff.

Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications

An Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Facilities, Property, Business or related field desirable.

3+ years prior experience in events, facilities/property management, hospitality or related field preferred.

Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience in events/ hospitality/facilities management or related field.

Proficiency in a range of information technology tools and platforms.

Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills.

Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

Ability to work independently with little supervision and effectively deal with stressful situations.

Physical Demands/ Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
May require travel nationally and internationally.
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.