Manager, Special Events


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Manager, Special Events, Macy's


New York, United States




Teaching & Education



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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  This position is responsible for the execution of merchandise-oriented promotions/events to drive sales within Macy's stores for a specific geographic region. The position networks and partners with a combination of internal and external resources including personnel in stores as well as the Merchant organization and external community partners and vendors. Perform other duties as assigned.   Travel requirement: Moderate travel to stores within regional area of responsibility.   Essential Functions: Executes all approved event strategies to align with marketing campaigns within designated market/stores. Facilitates opportunities for the events to include local vendor and 3rd party income. Manages relationships with all store teams, vendors, sponsors, internal clients and community partners to form partnerships that enhance events. Offers creative, relevant and unique event ideas; has the pulse on current events, pop culture and new ideas. Attends, evaluates and communicates information on competitive events. Supports administrative tasks as necessary, including writing purchase orders, tracking expenses, following up with vendors, and compiling seasonal forecasts. Plans & executes events within set parameters of the retail environment, focusing on customer experience and sales driving incentives. Self-starter- motivated and excited by innovation, new ideas and thinking outside of the box. Open and willingness to learn from colleagues. Thinks critically & calmly in high pressure situations. Flexible & agile in ever-evolving environment. Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality. Qualifications :   Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree with focus in Marketing, Communications or the Arts preferred. 2-3 years of experience within Special Events, with a proven track record. Communication Skills: Strong communication skills - both written and verbal, including the ability to present and sell event concepts. Mathematical Skills: Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and analytical skills. Reasoning Ability: Resourceful self-starter; works well independently as well as part of a team. Ability to negotiate effectively.   Physical Demands: Ability to set up/break down events, lifting of 25lbs. Other Skills: Computer proficiency to include: knowledge of internet/navigating web & Microsoft Word, Excel & Power Point; should be quick to adapt to additional internal programs. Ability to remain flexible to changing business needs and react to those needs in a professional positive manner Strong organizational and time management skills. Interpersonal and project management skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license. This position requires travel of 40%. Must be willing and able to travel to regional store locations as business dictates. Work Hours: Ability to work key holidays, weekends, and off hours as needed.   This job description is not all inclusive. Macy’s Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

About Us

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers with fiscal 2017 sales of $24.837 billion and approximately 130,000 employees. Macy’s Inc. operates approximately 690 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and more than 180 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage and STORY. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as, and Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements. Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York, New York.