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Operations Manager, Onsite Events

Company: Maritz Global Events Inc
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Operations Manager, Onsite Events directs activities of assigned direct reports to ensure all customer service levels and deliverables pertaining to the assigned account are achieved. Delivers comprehensive leadership to clients and dedicated service partners; oversees the compliance and adherence to the event program process; provides assigned team with support, coaching and training; and manages special projects.


Number of Direct Reports: May manage from 4-20 direct reports

Budgetary Responsibility: No

Level of Responsibility

Works with wide latitude for unreviewed action or decision (employee can deviate from procedures to resolve situation with unique solutions)

Reporting and Working Relationships

Title of Manager: Director of Operations

Title of Direct Reports:

Title of Peers:

Internal and External Contacts:

Primary Responsibilities


Employee Management:Supports and coaches assigned direct reports on core job responsibilities related to the sourcing, planning and execution of the clients meeting and events program.Leads team meetings with direct reports to discuss volume, productivity, customer deliverables, process, and service levels. Encourages the sharing of industry trends, ideas, special educational opportunities and best practices. Act as subject matter expert (SME) to ensure consistency and training for all, using best practice approach, experience and knowledge. Works 1:1 with employees to identify areas of improvement, growth and opportunities.Reviews, tracks and/or approves vacation time, expense reports, payroll, time and other employee systems for direct reports. Interviews and selects direct reports. Oversees training and onboarding process.


Client and Partner Team Relations:Participates in client meetings and presentations to explain operational processes, review project updates and workload, and resolve challenges. Leads regular meetings with dedicated service partner teams (including but not limited to Catering, Facilities, Production, AV, Security, Transportation, and Janitorial), ensuring consistency of process and service level expectations.Maintains proactive, positive, open line of communication with client to ensure understanding of expectations and client satisfaction. Helps manage or limit client liabilities. Acts as the main client contact point regarding operational issues, escalations, concerns and responses. Communicates any client or service partner inquiries which have the potential to escalate to the Director of Operations.


Project/Process Management:Strategizes with Strategic Account Director and Director of Operations to identify, develop, and ensure implementation of SOP's and standard practices and process improvements. Oversees metric tracking for assigned team. Ensures that customer satisfaction via client survey and benchmarks results are analyzed and communicated for the purpose of developing direct reports and ensuring and improving client satisfaction.Manages various projects that support the overall event program as assigned by Strategic Account Director or Director of Operations.Provides back-up support for Director, as necessary.


Education or Equivalent Work Experience

Required/Preferred: Required

Type of Degree: Bach. Degree

Area of Study (Optional)

Years of Experience

4 - 6 years


1.Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in related field required. CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) Certification a plus.

2.5+ years of experience in meeting/event planning (including incentives, association, corporation) or hotel catering, convention, sales experience required.

3.Ability to thrive in an agile, continuously changing environment. Proven ability promoting change and efficiencies within an organization.

4.Strong knowledge of program/event management and budget maintenance.

5.Prior experience leading teams/projects required. Prior experience managing, coaching and developing direct reports desired.

6.Prior successful experience in developing, managing and maintaining key client relationships and in effectively handling multiple projects/demands.

7.Professional oral presentation and writing skills required.

8.Excellent computer skills, knowledge of G Suite & ability to learn new technology quickly.

Travel Requirements

Travel Required: No

Percentage of Time Required


This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification.It is not designed to confirm or be interpreted as a comprehensive summary of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.

Maritz will only employ applicants who have authorization to work permanently in the U.S. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Those who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future are not eligible for hire. No calls or agencies please.

Maritz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment. If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by calling 1-636-827-1371 or by sending an email to

Keywords: Maritz Global Events Inc, Sunnyvale , Operations Manager, Onsite Events, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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