Nike Event Services Manager in Portland, Oregon

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Nike corporate campuses provide environments to maximize employees’ full potential. From meticulous landscaping, to state-of-the-art fitness centers, running trails and more, the Nike Facilities teams keep campuses around the world running at peak performance so employees can operate in an environment that inspires innovation. These teams lead the design and construction of Nike’s corporate buildings, supply project management services, ensure workplace security and much more. The end result: an atmosphere that inspires everyone who sets foot on a Nike campus.

Description

As our Event Services Manager, you will lead the team who brings our client’s events to life through innovative designs and vendor partnerships to ensure seamless execution of all meetings and events held at Nike’s World Headquarter Campus (WHQ), including the Tiger Woods Center, Hayward Conference Center, other WHQ buildings and exterior spaces, and occasionally at local offsite venues.

You will be the primary contact for event inquiries whose initial needs may appear to exceed standard services and/or may require higher levels of review and approval prior to assignment to an event planner. You will coordinate with the Scheduling and Client Accounts team in assigning all planned meetings and events, and help ensure event execution is in accordance with WHQ policies. Such assignments may be to Sr. Event Planners or to external event services partners, including ESP event planners, Conference Services Coordinators, and/or third-party agencies, as appropriate.

You will collaborate with other WHQ Meetings & Events (WHQME) teams in developing and maintaining event planning and operational guidelines, ensure the staff is fully trained to support and adhere to them, and recommend process changes as necessary. You will determine and/or review appropriate staffing levels to ensure optimal coverage for specific events and/or conference centers.

You will mentor, develop, and lead the events team, and be a resource for problem solving to all departments. You will actively communicate policies and procedures to all internal and external stakeholders, ensuring desired levels of quality and service are met or exceeded, while protecting the Nike Brand.

You will be the primary contact for WHQME external event services partners including but not limited to reviewing and approving schedules, processing payments, and resolving operational and/or staff issues. You will manage operational deliverables for the events team, including budget management and forecast reporting.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor'sdegree in events/hospitality or in related field is preferred.

  • Atleast 6 years' event management experience in a hotel, conference orconvention center is preferred.

  • Excellentinterpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Extensiveexperience planning and catering special events and food/beveragefunctions.

  • Strong organization, networking, andcommunication skills.

  • Ableto clearly and concisely communicate and develop relationships withclients, vendors, and contractors.

  • Strong priority- and time-managementskills.

  • Ability to lead a diverse team ofindividuals

  • Ability to work aflexible schedule driven by event business needs, which may includeextended hours, evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays.

  • Advanced skills in meeting managementsoftware (EBMS - Event Business Management System) preferred but notrequired.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Officeproducts including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to travelto/from event locations/venues including those outside of WHQ, as needed.

  • Abilityto lift and transport 20-30 lbs of weight with our without reasonable accomodation

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: SRC071117WD+C-2

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Facilities, Corporate Services