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Manager, Event Production – Endeavor

Company Name: Endeavor
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory, event & experiences management, media production & distribution, experiential marketing and brand licensing.

We are looking for an experienced event Manager (3-5 years) to join our large-scale Event Production & Operations Team. The ideal candidate is a creative and analytical thinker with strong project management and budget tracking skills. Must demonstrate exceptional organizational abilities, superb interpersonal skills, multi-tasking skills, and excellent time-management.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee project milestones and deadlines
  • Forecast, qualify and maintain event budgets
  • Manage P&L and track expenditures
  • Manage multiple event disciplines to include Event Operations, Production & Décor, Technical and Graphics
  • Manage project team and move work forward daily within team environment
  • Negotiate vendor, service and venue contracts
  • Oversee production of diagrams and comply with fire marshal codes/permitting requirements
  • Facilitate and lead production meetings with key staff and vendors
  • Manage and oversee onsite staff and vendors
  • Troubleshoot, anticipate and act proactively on all event aspects leading up to and onsite
  • Assist with proposals and pitch meetings
  • Maintain and manage client relationships
  • Update senior management

Administrative & Other Responsibilities

  • Expense Reports
  • Process Invoices
  • File storage
  • Weekly hours billing reports


Required Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of three years experience in event production
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Hospitality Management, Sports Management, or a related field, or equivalent experience required
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite | Adobe Acrobat | Zoom | DocuSign
  • Highly organized and process-oriented
  • Attention to detail, carefully following instructions and checking work for accuracy
  • Ability to multi-task and remain calm in high-pressure situations
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good timekeeping and work ethic that is characterized by commitment, motivation, and energy

Preferred Education And/or Experience

  • Knowledge of FileMaker| Keynote | SharePoint | Smartsheets | Microsoft Teams
  • Conversational or fluent French
  • Prior experience with events (in particular, large-scale events) a plus
  • Flexibility and positive attitude to work long days, evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary

Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Hiring Range Minimum

$64,480 annually

Hiring Range Maximum

$93,500 annually

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