The GM will be responsible for the management of all facilities operated within the Mercedes-Benz Arena Shanghai, PRC. The GM shall direct and oversee all day-to-day business operations and perform all required duties to ensure the Arena exceeds annual financial goals and objectives. The incumbent shall provide scheduled reporting to the Board of Directors and Operations Committee on the annual progress and business affairs.
•Extensive senior management experience in arena/stadium, entertainment, and sports industry with minimum of 15-20 years’ relevant knowledge
•Substantial experience in facility management and infrastructure project management, including capital improvement planning
•Financially astute management skills with supervisory abilities and demonstrated success in the arena/stadium, entertainment and sports industry
•Dynamic and personable leadership qualities suited to represent the culturally diverse staff of Arena
•Ability to lead with clear objectives and the ability to build consensus among Arena constituents
•Capable to oversee three distinct separated facilities of the Arena, with comprehensive and fiscally responsible work plans
•Strong capacity to collaborate with the Board of Directors, Operations Committee and Arena staff members
•Mandarin fluency and experience in Asia preferred but not required
Manage all aspects of the day-to-day Arena management, including but not limited to direct, oversee and administer the executive management staff, all personal and HR, Finance, event booking and production, facility operations, marketing, sales and sponsor/corporate partnerships, client and guest services
Direct the communications with existing and perspective promoters, agents, and all other groups that will consider hosting events in the Arena
Oversee Arena venues operations team, including the proper use and maintenance of the physical plant, major building systems and capital equipment planning/replace procedures
Direct the administration, execution of all financial and operating reports including; annual operating budget, capital expenses, and event specific budgets and projections
Oversee and implement international venue management standards at the Arena to ensure all events are successfully staged
Continuously seek ways to improve personal, team and maximize the Arena business performance
About AEG-OPG Culture Sports (Shanghai)
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns, controls or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO), Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, CA), O.co Coliseum (Oakland, CA), Oracle Arena (Oakland, CA), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), PlayStation Theater (Times Square, NY), Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie, TX), Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, NV), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX), Allphones Arena (Sydney, AU), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Ericsson Globe Arenas (Stockholm), Sydney International Convention Exhibition, and Entertainment District (Australia), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin) and The O2, a 28-acre development located in the eastern part of London along the Thames River which includes a 20,000-seat arena and over 650,000 sf of leisure and entertainment use which are all part of the portfolio of AEG Facilities; AEG Merchandising, ...a full service merchandising company; and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships naming rights and other strategic partnerships.
In addition, AEG developed and operates StubHub Center, a $150 million national training center located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA which is an Official U.S. Olympic Training Site and features elite facilities for soccer, tennis, track & field, track cycling, boxing, lacrosse, rugby, football and other sports, as well as concerts and family shows, and is home to the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA MLS franchises. In partnership with MGM Resorts International, the company is also spearheading the development of a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena in Las Vegas set to open in spring 2016.
Teams including the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings (NHL), Manchester Monarchs (AHL), Ontario Reign (ECHL), Houston Dynamo & LA Galaxy (MLS), three hockey franchises in Europe as well as the Hammarby (Sweden) Futbol Club, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, events such as the Amgen Tour of California cycling race and a schedule of soccer exhibitions in the US featuring the most popular international teams are part of AEG Sports' portfolio.
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company produces residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
AEG directed the overall creation and development of L.A. LIVE, the 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential & entertainment district featuring venues such as Microsoft Theater, The Novo by Microsoft and The Conga Room; the GRAMMY Museum, saluting the history of music and the genre's best know awards show; a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton L.A. LIVE – all in a single tower), Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 movie theatre, "broadcast" facilities for ESPN, along with entertainment, restaurant and office space making it the region's most active 'live content and event campus.
In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program featuring the industry's first sustainability report while in 2011, AEG introduced AXS a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company’s primary consumer brand including AXS Ticketing which provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface, Examiner.com and the AXS TV network.