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Event Planning Lead

Company: House of Sport
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionHouse of Sport by Dick’s Sporting Goods is more than just a store, it’s a destination, an experience, a place where athletes can experiment and play. A house devoted to sport where our community can gather and be inspired. We are fundamentally changing retail by elevating these experiences, delivering first in class service, obsessing over our athletes, inspiring our teammates, and challenging retail norms. If you’re ready for the most rewarding challenge of your career – we can’t wait to meet you! The Event Planning Lead is responsible for overseeing particular tasks throughout the event planning process related to in-store and field events. Their duties include meeting with vendors at the venue location to help with set-up, running errands for supplies and decorations and working with their teammates to ensure the completion of a successful event. The event planning lead must ensure they provide excellent customer service experiences by engaging in high levels of service
Essential Functions of this position include:

  • In collaboration with Community Leadership team, responsible for assisting in planning all events related to in-store and Field events including: cost planning, ROI analysis, staffing coverage, internal and external communication, event day-of execution (setup to tear down) and ensuring all appropriate event waiver needs are in 100% compliance.
  • Become an expert on all event space capabilities; provide information on event space configurations and capacities, and recommend the most effective set up for the event type and size based on event space availability.
  • Work with Community Integration Director to ensure events are within budget. Work together to reconciliation while identifying opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings on all events.
  • Create event documentation to include agendas, event portfolios, overviews, and proposals.
  • Leads and monitors reservations scheduling tool.
  • Provide administrative support to community relations team as needed.
  • Coordinates event entertainment, including music selection, guest speakers, etc.
  • Maintains cleanliness/maintenance & equipment needs for store events.
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures related to safety, loss prevention and standard operating procedures, as well as to laws and guidelines of external governing entities. Community & Customer Focus
    • Establish and maintain relationships with event customers, gaining insight into specific needs and event requirements.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with prospective and current vendors used for various events.
    • Creates sales opportunities for future events during client liaisons and during events, including possessing a strong working knowledge of the company to further these sales opportunities.
    • Attend and gather feedback from events to ensure athlete satisfaction. All Teammates are required to adhere to all safety policies and procedures. Additionally, as business needs arise, other tasks may become necessary. Qualifications
      Success Profile:
      • 1-3 years of event planning experience; a mix of profit & non-profit experience is ideal
      • 2+ years of customer service experience is preferred
      • Strong people mangaement skills and the ability to develop talent
      • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
      • Superior organization abilities and strong detail orientation
      • Problem solving & troubleshooting capabilities
      • Ability to drive projects & manage project teams DICK’S Sporting Goods is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusion and Diversity.

Keywords: House of Sport, Minnetonka , Event Planning Lead, Other , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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