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Event Manager, Collegiate
Location: Dallas, TX
|Job Status: Full Time
Anthony Travel is the nation's largest provider of sports travel management services. With 40 offices nationwide, Anthony Travel partners with over 70 of the nation's most prestigious universities, along with leading amateur and youth sports organizations, to provide comprehensive travel solutions and unforgettable experiences to teams, alumni and fans at more than 300 domestic and international events annually. Anthony Travel is a division of On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business owned by RedBird Capital Partners, Bruin Sports Capital, 32 Equity (the entity that oversees the NFL's venture capital initiatives) and Jon Bon Jovi. The integration with On Location Experiences forms an unmatched vertical offering of hospitality, experiential and travel management services.
Anthony Travel is looking for an Event Manager within our Collegiate events team in Dallas, Texas. This role is primarily responsible for overall event business operations with our university partners. Key characteristics that this individual must possess include a strong desire to help people, strategic decision-making ability, organizational abilities, leadership abilities, as well as strong communication and customer service skills. This person must also have the ability to formulate and implement procedures, as well as the ability to teach and lead staff.
Relevant experience preferred with: Event Operations, Sports, Relationship Management, and Travel.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manage key client relationships
o Maintain regular contact with university partners to develop strategies for upcoming events
o Identify specific needs and expectations
o Identify and implement specific procedures to assure success
Develop event packages and other sales offerings
Follow specific event procedures (marketing, sales, on-site)
Complete hotel contract negotiations to ensure Anthony Travel is receiving the best available rates in the market
Manage inventory blocks to minimize risk and maximize revenue to company
Situation analysis and decision making
Creative problem solving
Train staff on events
Implement operational efficiencies including current process evaluation for continued improvement
Build event budgets and measure event results
Develop incentive programs for team members and clients
Partner with Marketing team for event materials and promotion
Assist in post-event sales analysis, reconciliation, and client reporting
Bachelors degree required
Two to three years of professional experience is required
Past experience within the travel or sports industry is preferred
Effective communication skills, both written and oral
This individual should also be sports-oriented, demonstrate a desire to learn and grow, and offer ideas and suggestions to streamline event processes
This position will require travel, including weekends and holidays
Strong computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook
A proven track record of successful relationship building and maintenance
Working knowledge of financial statements and forecast/budgets
A proven track record of recognizing your employees with energy, enthusiasm and creativity
Continually strive for self-development and discovering better means of accomplishing both personal and professional goals
Deep and personal commitment to the Core Values of Anthony Travel
o Treat others as you want to be treated.
o To enrich the lives of everyone we touch (associates, customers and vendors).
o Integrity and Honesty.
o Commitment to mutually beneficial solutions and relationships.
o Fun and healthy environment, attitude, and associates.