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event rentals manager

The primary responsibility of the Event Rentals Manager is to oversee and manage the overall warehouse operations, the AFE rental business, vehicle fleet system, and AFE equipment. This includes managing supporting team members by providing direction and support to ensure successful packouts and transportation of supplies to allow for onsite event execution. The Event Rentals Manager will report to the Director of Operations.

Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in hiring qualified personnel along with Human Resources
  • Train all team members
  • Provide each employee with full cross training of all departmental tasks
  • Ensure operations and event success by improving and advancing training program
  • Prepare personnel weekly schedules to include being available for on call shifts and questions, late evening issues and weekend work, including any hourly staff brought in for event packout assistance
  • Manage labor costs through daily payroll audits and day-to-day management of staff
  • Pinpoint, address, and if necessary, bring personnel issues to Human Resources attention
  • Cultivate a superior team of employees through coaching and mentorship, that fosters a work environment that encourages leadership and empowerment
  • Utilize the appropriate software and employees to effectively accomplish daily tasks, department projects, and event needs
  • Develop and enforce proper opening operation and closing procedures of the warehouse to ensure a secure facility
  • Maintain and manage safety and organizational standards in the warehouse
  • Work with operations for cross departmental changes or updates to processes
  • Create and maintain standards for asset maintenance (protecting the investment) of warehouse inventories including proper storage and transit of items
  • Establish a system of routine physical inventory of hard goods (per party and monthly)
  • Communication and constant analyzation of policies and processes along with the Director of Operations
  • Identify tools and equipment to improve efficiencies in the department
  • Department profit and loss tracking and review with management
  • Attend weekly production meetings for AFE and The Revaire
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with management to discuss department status
  • Ensure all moving parts are complete for event packouts
  • Oversee packouts while allowing team to perform independently

Rentals

  • Supervise loading and unloading of event vehicles to keep an organized structure
  • Oversee Rental Logistics Coordinator in processing of rental tickets in TapGoods, pulling rentals, delivering orders, and dish room management
  • Assist Rental Logistics Coordinator in preparing route system for all offsite delivery orders
  • Forecast rentals items necessary to accomplish upcoming events, bringing attention to additional purchases needed
  • Purchase replacement inventory when necessary
  • Reconcile new, damaged, or broken inventory within TapGoods, updating operations for Caterease numbers as well
  • Establish rental goals and focus on achievement and analyzation of desired outcome
  • Establish and manage rental vendor relationships and work to build effective partnerships

Equipment

  • Generate and adjust equipment packing list to pass off to equipment packers
  • Develop new packing and care procedures to accommodate for additional and fragile equipment pieces added to inventory
  • Stay on trend with buffet equipment looks while maintain the functionality of the pieces from a food perspective
  • Negotiate best purchase prices for new equipment
  • Ensure adequate AFE equipment inventory on busier event days or schedule the pieces to be flipped in sufficient time
  • Monitor quality of AFE equipment and determine when pieces need to be removed from inventory and stopped being sent to events

skills & Experience

  • Required 2+ years of experience in the catering and/or event planning industry
  • Experience in warehouse operations preferred
  • Passionate about customer service and the event planning industry
  • Excels in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Adept in computer programs
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexible and able to solve problems on the fly
  • Collaborative worker who trusts the expertise of fellow departments
  • Manages time, projects, and deadlines efficiently and independently
  • Direct and intuitive communication skills
  • Effective in presenting and sharing information

description of package

  • This is an hourly paid position
  • Nights and weekend work required based on event schedule
  • Rate and benefits will be discussed with each candidate during the interview process
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  • Apply by sending your resume and a complete application to resumes@afehouston.com