Looking for ideas and the latest trends?

Sign up for our newsletter

A destination & event management company

Senior Design and Development Manager

Arizona, USA

About the job

360 Destination Group is an award-winning national destination and event management company with offices throughout California, Las Vegas, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Nashville, Chicago and New York. 360DG packs decades of know-how into amplifying the very best that each destination has to offer. As a company that values innovation, creativity, and excellence, we pride ourselves on utilizing a unique and customized approach to deliver unforgettable events that leave our clients speechless.

We now find ourselves seeking a hospitality-oriented individual with a passion for design and events to be the next Senior Design and Development Manager for our Arizona office! As a member of our team, you’ll bring to life a variety of corporate events ranging from carnival-themed seminars to Latin nightclub receptions all while collaborating with professionals who are equally as passionate about creating memorable experiences as you!

This is what WE offer YOU…

  • A competitive salary based on experience.
  • Quarterly incentive eligibility, which is based on the company’s performance.
  • Health insurance coverage including medical, vision, and dental.
  • Discretionary PTO off AND paid holidays.
  • A retirement savings plan (401k).
  • Short term disability insurance coverage.
  • Life insurance coverage.
  • Paid DCMP and/or CMP certification.

Duties and responsibilities of a SENIOR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER…

  • Successfully support large and complex client programs.
  • Generate creative content and pricing for proposals, taking direction from the Sales Department and Client.
  • Assist in client communication and on-site as needed.
  • Ensure proposal timelines and deadlines are met.
  • Assist in site inspection planning and execution to include creation of site inspection documents, booking of vendors, paying vendors, and invoices for clients.
  • Provide accurate pricing for all services provided. Obtain accurate and cost-effective quotes that meet the agreed upon sales requirements per generated proposals or contracts.
  • Book and maintain tentative holds for venues/activities for proposals being generated. Release or contract vendors as required in relation to the proposal/contract in question.
  • Contact and confirm vendor and supplier services/products within the designated time frame.
  • Continuously and proactively define the program details with the Sales Department and Client through contract creation.
  • Generate diagrams, contracts, attachments, and deposit invoices for Clients.
  • Ensure pre-turnover processes are met prior to turnover to Operations Department
  • Continue to act as a liaison with operations during final program development and fulfillment.
  • Mastery of 360DG processes and formatting.
  • Ability to assist in training new Design & Development Managers on processes and formatting. Research/communicate with suppliers, provide an accurate assessment, and maintain good vendor relationships.
  • Maintain and organize vendor tariff folders; ensure all pricing and descriptions are valid and clearly labeled/saved. Save any newly developed activity, décor, teambuilding, etc. write ups in the proposal tariff.
  • Assist in organizing familiarization tours for clients and prospective clients and assist in overseeing local sales-related special projects, including, but not limited to: local client events, hotelier appreciation events, sponsorship and promotional commitments, and planning/execution of sales events with various hotel partners both locally and nationally.
  • Work with Marketing on sales materials, such as the Weekenders, Photo Pages, and Area Guides, and website content, such as gathering photos and descriptions.
  • Assist Account Executives in creating and facilitating hotel drops.
  • Maintain a presence on social media and other sales outreach platforms.
  • Stay up-to-date and on the pulse of events, new venues, and new experiences in local destination.
  • Follow all accounting and procedural guidelines with respect to deposits, vendor payments and American Express expense reports.
  • Report to local office in Scottsdale as required by General Manager (2-3 days).

You’ll stand out from the crowd if you…

  • Work as a productive team member, take initiative, act creatively, operate flexibly, and do everything with honesty, integrity, and with a focus on client satisfaction.
  • Work well in a fast-paced team environment, work overtime when required, and deliver quality service to our clients.
  • Act in a self-starting way, make good independent decisions, and take steps to complete work within time parameters.
  • Generate new and innovative ways to improve our company’s products and services.
  • Recognize essential elements of a challenge and develop creative solutions.
  • Are detail-oriented with vendor contracts, invoices, and agreement clauses.
  • Respond quickly to changing circumstances and anticipate new developments where possible.
  • Act in a forthright way.
  • Give and accept feedback constructively.
  • Recognize and consider the client’s expectations and needs and have a “do what it takes” mentality.

We are seeking someone with…

  • Six or more years total work experience with a minimum of three years of hospitality experience.
  • Proficiency in client relations, proposal writing, detailed budget management, event design, contract management, and vendor relations.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledgeable of the local destination offerings such as restaurants, clubs, festivals, tours, and venues.

Job Conditions:

The specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is:

  • Frequently required to perform administrative and professional work using writing tools and electronic media.
  • Required to be ambulatory to move around freely between buildings and between levels within buildings.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals associated with office work.

Disclaimer:

This job has recurring work situations involving moderate degrees of discretion. The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted policies and procedures is high. Errors in judgment and execution will waste time and resources, adversely impacting unit performance. Employees operate independently but work is verified by supervision. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Acknowledgements:

360 Destination Group is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer / Disability / Veteran.

APPLY HERE

Request a Proposal