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Cost Manager


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 17, 2022.

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is an MLS soccer club serving the greater Los Angeles area. LAFC is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and is committed to delivering an unrivaled experience for fans. LAFC’s ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise, and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology, and media. LAFC is invested in the world’s game and Los Angeles, constructing, and developing the 22,000 seat Banc of California Stadium and a top-flight training center on the campus of Cal-State Los Angeles.POSITION SUMMARY: The Conversion Manager will be responsible for overseeing the scheduling and execution of all conversions within Banc of California Stadium.From conception to execution, the Conversion Manager will devise cost efficient logistics and timelines that are conscious of the given event calendar.Leveraging third party relationships and stadium resources, the Conversion Manger shall ensure optimal fan experience and safety standards for all events.In addition, this position is also responsible for preventative maintenance, as it pertains to preserving conversion equipment and stadium assets.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Oversee and ensure completion of inspections, maintenance and repairs received from facility operations leadership. Provides training in proper techniques and procedures of conversions and necessary equipment. Execute required conversion requests from various departments and contractors to ensure the facility is ready for each individual event. Manage communication of event conversion schedules, floor plans, diagrams, and inventory allocations to all event stakeholders. Attend event planning meetings to ensure the Operations Department receives pertinent information to appropriately staff and prepare the facility for upcoming events. Manage the overall tracking and accounting inventory for all stadium equipment on a regular basis. Oversee the Operations Crew and third-party vendors during assigned overnight conversions and select events. Devise and implement preventative maintenance schedules, departmental standard operating procedures, emergency procedures, and risk/safety policies are being adhered to and compliant with all governmental regulations including but not limited to cal OSHA. Manage installation and dismantle of various conversion equipment, including but not limited to, staging, temporary flooring, trussing, demountable seating, and chair set/strike. Document and maintain records of historical conversion data, including but not limited to expenses, damages, material costing timelines, checklists, and capital expenditures. Organize and maintain conversion equipment and storage areas. Other duties as assigned by Management. QUALIFICATIONS:The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Facilities Management, or related field from an accredited College/University required. Minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in facility operations, at a venue/stadium preferred. Familiar with best practices for operating and converting different types of sports/entertainment venues, including but not limited to, staffing configurations/assignments and third party vendor logistics. Experience in executing major event facility conversions preferred. Forward thinking planner who can galvanize a team around long term initiatives. Ability to work successfully independently or through cross functional teams. Strong organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail. Ability to make sound decisions and multi-task in a fast-paced environment while meeting tight deadlines. Possess a professional demeanor and can interact effectively with all levels of the organization and external contacts. Must possess exceptional communication skills – both verbal and written. Advanced knowledge of the following computer programs: Microsoft Office (including, SharePoint, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Must possess a current and valid California Drivers License. Must be able to work nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays as the event calendar requires. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs without assistance and stand/walk for long period of time. Forklift certification preferred. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. LAFC participates in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. Your answers will be kept confidential and will not impact your employment opportunity. The questionnaire takes less than three minutes to complete. You will receive a code at the end and will be asked to enter your questionnaire code during the application process.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.HIRING PRACTICES:The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.Job Questions:Did you take this survey for your WOTC code: is your WOTC questionnaire code?