Senior Manager, International Events

Major League Baseball - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.5

Major Purpose:
Work closely with the Department head to oversee the development and execution of international event plan. Manage the planning, financial management, development, and execution of MLB international events with a focus on managing events and activities in Latin America, Asia and Europe. Develop and maintain primary event management documentation including event manuals, hosting requirements, requests for proposal, legal agreements, and budget pro formas.

Major Responsibilities:
MLB Events

  • Manage event planning including identifying potential event promoters and partners in target markets, negotiating event terms, and developing and managing event budgets
  • Manage and coordinate overall event execution and operations
  • Coordinate closely with the MLB Players Association, internal MLB departments, external consultants and vendors to plan and execute events
  • Act as a primary liaison with event promoters and host organizations ensuring all event requirements are met
  • Develop and maintain detailed event management documentation including manuals, requirements, RFPs, event agreements, and budget pro formas

  • Analyze and recommend adjustments to planning processes and operational approaches to enhance cost effective "world class" event delivery by utilizing industry best practices and efficient operational execution models
  • Manage the use and development of event management systems (internal applications, online tools, and third party software as appropriate) that increase efficiencies, promote good communication, and drive best practice adherence
  • Work closely with Department Head on all general international event planning and development
Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years managing events including responsibility for project management, budget management, event planning, coordination of multiple groups and stakeholders, and contract negotiation
  • Broad understanding of sports business and the event industry and a strong knowledge of event industry best practices
  • A collaborator with strong interpersonal skills and problem solving capabilities, used to working at a fast pace and on multiple concurrent projects
  • Passionate, methodical, flexible, highly productive and very detail orientated
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Spoken and written fluency in Spanish
  • Experience operating events in Latin America and/or for the Hispanic market in the United States is preferred
  • Position will require extensive travel and frequent work on weekends