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Market Manager Urbanspace +2 more

  • Date Posted May 17, 2022
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Culinary / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Urbanspace makes markets. We build our markets in the most vibrant thoroughfares of New York City and beyond bringing a dynamic array of food and design to unexpected public venues. Our brick and mortar food halls offer a year-round foodie destination featuring 20+ chef-driven concepts within a truly iconic New York space. We have several pop-up markets, including Holiday Shops at Bryant Park and Union Square Holiday Market. 

Job description

Urbanspace is seeking a full-time Market Manager to join our Pop-Up Market Team. The Market Manager is instrumental in producing multiple pop-up markets throughout the year. This is an extremely dynamic (and FUN!) position that requires you to roll up your sleeves and wear many hats. The right candidate will be able to work in the “gray area” and can find success even when the task at hand isn’t exactly black and white. Approximately 50% of this job will be completed at your desk in our Union Square headquarters (insert gorgeous, rooftop views here) and the other 50% will be done in the field: onsite at the outdoor markets, meeting with vendors, site visits, and doing occasional market research. Currently, this position can be performed remote 2 days per week until we go into production starting in late September/early October.

  •  Curate a top-tier vendor line up for the pop-up markets by constantly seeking out new vendors, researching unique markets, and actively cultivating relationships with prospective vendors throughout the year
  • Develop and circulate informational brochures and vendor applications
  • Lease pop up markets by preparing license agreements, select vendors from pool of applicants, and collecting signed contracts
  • Invoice vendors and evaluate market fees
  • Track financials and provide updated rent reports to senior team
  • Prepare detailed landlord packages for our partners
  • Coordinate build out, vendor load in and load out, and strike of the pop-up markets
  • Coordinate with Operations and Production teams to prepare for and run the markets
  • Coordinate multiple teams of contractors during production phase
  • Liaise with Marketing Department to develop marketing initiatives and brand recognition to captivate customers and drive traffic
  • Serve as main point of contact for high volume of market vendors
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects by establishing deadlines and holding yourself and others accountable for deliverables
  • Complete special projects as needed
  • Ensure vendor compliance with the State Liquor Authority, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, ADA, and other relevant city agencies
  • Work onsite during the markets to address any vendor issues and ensure vendor compliance
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in either events, production, or retail
  • Must have the maturity and discretion to handle high-level communications with the Urbanspace partners such as local BIDs, community boards, NYC Parks Dept, and other city agencies
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Dropbox, general technology
  • A “people” person who is good at disseminating information and is skilled at developing a high level of trust from their coworkers and supervisors
  • Strong work ethic and a willingness to go above and beyond
  • Proactive and resourceful approach to finding the solution
  • Unwavering positivity and constant professionalism
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Incredibly organized with an acute attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to remain calm in a high-stress environment and demonstrate flexibility when plans change in an instant
  • Passion for supporting creative entrepreneurs and artists
  • Flexible schedule during production time which includes a few evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be comfortable working outside and braving the elements
  • You love the Holidays. Like, seriously.
  • You are passionate about supporting small businesses and artists.
  • You have excellent taste and an affinity for finding unique products.
  • You were possibly involved in theatre at some point in your life. Yes, your High School Drama Club totally counts.
  • You are not afraid of power tools. You don’t necessarily need to operate them, but you would not shudder in fear if you encountered one.
  • You have experience with Power Point, InDesign, Salesforce, or email marketing platforms.
  • You can work with creatives and can speak their jargon.
  • You have an excellent sense of humor!
Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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