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Vice President, Stadium

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Location: Houston, TX
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 03-26-2017

Job Description:

Vice President, BBVA Compass Stadium

Position Overview:

The Vice President/General Manager is responsible for the overall management and operation of BBVA Compass Stadium including both front and back of house operations. The position will oversee the booking and operation of all events including those related to the stadium’s main tenants: the Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash, and TSU Football. This position will also be charged with booking new business including concerts and 3rd party events ranging from meeting space rentals to full stadium events.

All operational matters are under the purview of this position including turf management, security, logistics, and event planning. The Vice President/General Manager will also serve as the management team member in charge of operations at the organization’s training facility, the Houston Sports Park. The Houston Sports Park is located eight miles from BBVA Compass Stadium and is the training home of the Dynamo, the Dash, and the Dynamo Youth Academy. It is also open to the community for multi-sport uses.

The Vice President/General Manager of BBVA Compass Stadium is one of five senior level positions within the company and reports directly to the president. Long term planning and financial management is a major part of the position as the incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the entity’s budget, P&L, managing expenses and financial reporting, and planning capital improvements. Additional duties include contract negotiation with event promoters and clients. The position oversees a full-time stadium operations staff of 10-12 people and a part-time gameday staff of over 200 people.

Popular Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary & annual bonus scheme, with contributory family health, dental, and coverage as well as life and disability insurance. The company also offers paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave and a competitive retirement plan option.

Basic Functions:

•Oversee and supervise operations, engineering, 24hr security, event security, police, guest services, maintenance, set-up/changeovers, grounds, parking logistics, traffic control, and event management

•Manage overall budget and control expenses in all departments

•Lead BBVA Compass Stadium and Houston Dynamo Sustainability Program and Green Team Committee

•Oversee, construct and direct the operation for all events (Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash, USA Rugby, International Soccer, NCAA football, club events, concerts, etc)

•Develop and maintain relationships with local law enforcement, fire, and city officials

•Oversee all operational elements pertaining to training facility, grounds, locker room, scheduling and day of game operations

•Oversee facility construction and operations, programming, maintenance and staff

•Know and ensure compliance with all laws, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, risk management policies, safety precautions, rules/regulations, and emergency procedures

•Manage subordinate supervisors in any of the following departments: Changeover, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Operations, Production, Public Safety, Security and/or Parking Departments

•Provide employees with clarity regarding priorities, objectives, and individual accountability

•Have the vision to see the overall needs of the company as well as the departments and plan for the future by keeping an open mind and seeking out new ideas

•Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the above listed units

•Assist in the facility’s overall operating budget and provide recommendations for 5-year, 10-year, and 20-year long range capital expenditures

•Maintain an effective working relationship with colleagues, clients, employees, patrons and others encountered during employment

•Coordinate special projects, such as construction, remodeling or expansion

Desired Attributes

•Passionate - Loves the job and the organization; has a contagious effect; puts the organization first and is willing to make sacrifices

•Motivated - Self-driven and inspired; takes initiative and delivers results

•Experience - Leverages knowledge and insights to achieve higher levels of performance and productivity

•Leadership - Visibly demonstrates character, work ethic and vision; has ability to positively influence others; is infectious

•Plan/Prioritize - Understands core objectives of the organization; is structured and organized; utilizes time effectively; makes decisions in the context of the big picture

•Communicator - Delivers written and verbal messages in a clear and concise fashion; knows what needs to be said, when to say it and how to say it

•Creative Problem Solver - Recognizes issues and takes the responsibility to proactively resolve them

•Accountable - Takes ownership for areas of responsibility and associated business results; addresses issues so that they do not reoccur

•Competitive - Wants to win and be the best in everything; achieves maximum success – individually and for the whole team

•Confident - Demonstrates belief in self and the organization and conveys that self-assurance to others internally and externally

Minimum Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree

•7 to 8 years of stadium or venue management experience

•Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills

•Strong planning, organizing, execution, and management with attention to detail

•Possess exceptional leadership skills with the ability to successfully lead the team, provide support to staff, and delegate appropriately

•Possess general understanding of carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, roofing, carpet installation, and hardware

•Must be able to multi-task and prioritize competing tasks within deadlines

•Ability to diagnose basic electrical, mechanical, and process problems, troubleshoot and find solutions

•Ability to take prompt action to keep the system at maximum efficiency

•Ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal form

•A self-managed, stress tolerant, team player who is safety conscious and results orientated

•Reliable & trustworthy

•Fluency in Spanish would be beneficial, but it is not a requirement

•Ability to work nights and weekends as demanded by the facility’s schedule of events


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