Position Summary: The VP/General Manager is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and operation of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities: · Responsible for establishing and implementing policies and procedures for the operation of the Convention Center. · Oversee the five (5) departments of the Convention Center (Sales, Events, Operations, Engineering and Security). · Negotiating and implementing the food and beverage service agreement and to work with the food service GM to insure quality and first class service in the operation. · Work with sales and events department in the negotiations of event contracts with clients. · Negotiating and implementing all contracts for outside vendors. · Responsible for hiring, training, development and retention of qualified staff. · Work with the Center sales director to develop and implement sales and marketing plans. · Prepare and recommend an operating budget for approval and ensure the performance of the budget. · Responsible for the reputation and brand of the Center in the community industry. · Responsible for planning and overseeing all construction activities for the expansion of the Convention Center and ensuring compliance requirements. · Other duties as assigned by the President/CEO.
· 10-15 years of progressive management experience in the facility management industry. · Bachelor’s degree required. · Professional designation in the facility or meeting industry required · Certified Facility Executive (CFE) designation. · Experience in opening and/or planning a new facility expansion is a plus. · Demonstrated written and oral communication and presentation skills. · Self-directed and self-motivated team player with a positive outlook.
How to Apply:
To apply, email an updated copy of a cover letter and resume to Tiffany Harley, Human Resources Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will not be considered without meeting required experience and must provide a cover letter and resume.
Additional Salary Information: Contingent upon related experience
Experience Columbia SC (“ECSC”) is seeking an industry professional to fill a vacancy at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina. The ECSC is a quasi-governmental agency than manages the Convention Center, the destination marketing organization, and the sports council. Currently the Convention Center is supported by dedicated funding from a 3% Tourist Development ...Tax on hotel rooms in the Columbia area. The Center will generate over $2.3 million in event related revenue during the current FY. The Center has 50 full-time employees and 6 part-time employees. In addition, the food service is contracted to a national food service provider.