Corporate Sales & Events Manager - Spark Arena

  • 25 Jan 2021 10:16 AM
    Message # 10013599

    Spark Arena is proud to be New Zealand’s most dynamic entertainment and sporting venue, part of the Live Nation Entertainment Group. Located in central Auckland, we value our great team who deliver unforgettable entertainment experiences to customers all year round.

    We’re currently on the search for a full time Corporate Sales & Events Manager, based in our Auckland Spark Arena office, reporting into the Catering & Hospitality Manager.

    What you’ll be doing:

    As the Sales and Event Manager you will drive new non-ticketed event leads and oversee the planning to delivery stages of all corporate, function and VIP hospitality at the arena. You will become the client’s first point of call for all booking and quote enquiries, offering initiative and creative ideas to make their function, banquet or hospitality experience special and unique. You will liaise individually with each client to plan their event based on their specific and often very different event specs, working through menus, entertainment, set up, theming etc. You will manage costs and work within the client’s budget. This role includes some evening and weekend work depending on the event, so flexibility and adaptability to change is a must.

    Who and what are we looking for?

    Event Management experience in similar role, including experience in managing banquets and conferences

    Experience in food and beverage service, preparation and presentation with a sound knowledge of catering products and production

    Tertiary Qualification in Event Management

    Proven track record acquiring new business with a proactive approach to account management and client retention

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Highly organized with exceptional time management

    Adaptable with ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment

    Personable and professional with great stakeholder management skills

    Skills with event management software (preferably EBMS)

    What do we offer?

    Ticket perks to our events

    Flexible working environment

    Health & Wellbeing activities and programs

    Paid parental and volunteering leave

    Investment in your personal career development and training

    Being part of a global, innovative and exciting business!

    Sound like the role for you? To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to the Live Nation recruitment team at

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