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Director of Event Operations

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Duration: 10-12 Weeks (End of Oct 2017-Beginning of Jan. 2018)

We are looking for a strong, experienced Event Operations professional to plan, execute and manage operations of a very high profile 10-week high-end luxury fashion/lifestyle brand exhibition. This 10-week event will consist of both public and private gatherings, showcasing the story of one of the world’s most famous French Designers and their brand. This event will be a destination for high celebrity profiles, royalty, influencers, and C Suite/Founders.

Key Responsibilities:

· Work side by side with creative leadership and operations leadership on organizing, directing and executing daily full-day event

· Create and manage scheduling of event staff, operations managers, and docents.

· Customer engagement and event operations execution.

· Ensuring that appropriate standard operating procedures are in place for all functions, with emphasis on the organization and management of staff

· Carrying out and or overseeing the implementation of necessary administrative duties

· Working very closely with vendors.

· Participating in daily and weekly planning meetings, reviewing the details of events which he or she has been working on, answering questions from staff members, and discussing relevant logistical matters

· Participating in pre-launch meetings involving the client as well as members of the operations leadership in which strategies will be finalized

· Participating in pre-launch meetings involving the client as well as members of the operations leadership in which strategies will be finalized

· Develop relationships with all parties, including security staff, cleaning staff and other event vendors to ensure the event will be executed in a seamless manner.

· Manage a team of operation managers.
 

Preferred Qualifications:

· 3-4 years of experience of Luxury brand event operations planning and execution.

· Event Staff Scheduling expert.

· Excellent organizational and administrative skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks

· Ability to carry out responsibilities with little supervision, as well as juggle many tasks simultaneously

· Ability to interact with guests in a professional and pleasant manner, on a daily basis

· Ability to manage and mentor a diverse workforce, providing associates with ongoing training and other opportunities for career development

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Strong computer skills and knowledge of office technology/equipment

· Knowledge of Fashion and Luxury Brand industry.

· Punctual, dependable and dedicated to achieving operational excellence, down to the smallest of details

· Discreet, ethical and committed to maintaining a high degree of confidentiality

· Ability to think strategically in terms of both short-term and long-term objectives and challenges

· A mindset to take ownership and responsibility within and outside one’s job domain.

· Relevant competencies would include self-confidence, willingness to learn and feeling comfortable with change and coordinating change

· Demonstrating an appropriate level of assertiveness, with an ability to drive the business forward on an ongoing basis

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