Manager, Event Operations
Macy's 10,762 reviews - New York, NY

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This position will be responsible for managing various aspects of production for Macy’s annual events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s Flower Show, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, and Macy’s Santaland.

Key Accountabilities:
For each assignment, manage the process of production from organizing and negotiating with vendors, to setting up operational plans, and coordinating with various internal and external partners to execute large-scale events while maintaining budgets.

Act as liaison between internal and external partners, including vendors, facilities management, security, and inter-departmental teams

Work with legal team to draw up contractual agreements with vendors

Manage seasonal staff for Parade and Holiday events

Conduct site surveys

Act as a team lead on projects, and organizing people during events to maximize abilities, building the skills of coordinators and other team members.

Work with City Agencies to secure preparations for the Parade, fireworks and flower shows.

Assist operations director with various Santalands to secure hiring, develop plans for crowd control, and maintain sales goals.

Supervise full-time coordinator, ensuring high-performance and talent growth

Manage areas of the parade that require working with volunteers, conducting trainings, producing manuals and securing appropriate equipment

Work some weekends, long hours and some holidays

Skills Summary:
People management, organized, detail-oriented, customer service experience and the ability to negotiate

Prior experience working in a production field (i.e. television/film production, event coordination, etc.) required.

Familiarity with lighting/ sound system set-ups and a basic understanding of electrical requirements necessary for events on-location

BA/BS degree with 5+ years of project management experience preferably with large scale event productions

Prior experience producing events in New York City is a plus

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and credibility with internal and external business partners

Entrepreneurial spirit and dedicated work ethic

Intuition and foresight to anticipate obstacles, and ability to creatively solve problems under pressure and tight deadlines

Ability to multi-task, and prioritize with efficiency

Adobe Illustrator, AutoCad, or other design program knowledge preferred

Macy's is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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10,762 reviews
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