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IS Manager (SNE)

Job ID ISMAN03960 Date posted 08/14/2019 Location New York, New York Position Type Full-Time

Position Overview

The Internet Services (IS) Manager is responsible for managing and supporting small to large-scale wired and wireless ethernet networks for live events while ensuring the utmost in client satisfaction. Reporting to the local venue Director with additional oversight by Regional Internet Services (IS) management, this position supports and manages the day-to-day operation of IT, network and related client facing services at the location level. The IS Manager will maintain the equipment and infrastructure, position and sell the solution, execute events and provide outstanding internal and external customer service.

Key Job Responsibilities

Network Operation:

  • Ensure well-executed events through accurate and timely setup, operation, and breakdown of advanced network equipment
  • Under direction of local Director and IS, ensure the readiness of the network infrastructure installation and temporary network equipment by monitoring the functioning of the network, maintaining equipment in working order, replacing damaged components and creating documentation such as port maps, access point layouts, network diagrams and labelling the patch panels and wall outlets.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with Internet Service Provider, Network Service Provider and Hotel IT team in order to facilitate the smooth operation of the network and the highest levels of service.
  • Manage the network configurations and customizations utilizing available self-service tools such as web portals and command line. Submit and manage configurations beyond the scope of self-service tools to the appropriate Network Operations Center and coordinate the implementation of said changes.

Event Support:

  • Perform proactive and reactive technical support and troubleshooting activities during events by monitoring networking equipment, the wireless environment and end user experience to ensure client success
  • Under direction of local Director and IS, plan and execute established event requirements with the highest levels of customer service.
  • Setup, configure, test and operate all supplied network and related (i.e. access points, switches, phones, computers, printers, webcasting etc.) equipment including cabling making use of the set standards available. Ensure that the event specifications are understood by key stakeholders.
  • Operate equipment such as video conferencing and webcasting equipment.
  • Utilizing tools provided, create network access codes, connection guides and troubleshoot client provided devices.
  • Own the inventory by accurately forecasting demand, assist with the procurement of suitable subrental or branch equipment (i.e. phones, computers, printers, webcasting etc.) and manage the ordering, quality control, use and safe return of such equipment.
  • Meet with the client post event; provide reporting on bandwidth and device utilization as available.

Team Support:

  • Under direction from local Director and IS, deliver training to local team members on Technical Sales, Network Management and Event Support. Coach their behavior and offer constructive feedback to fuel continuous improvement.
  • Assist in the general operations of the local business as required by covering shifts, participating in initiatives and offering expertise to continually improve smooth and safe operations.
  • By understanding the general principles involved, assist with troubleshooting back office IT issues such as network connectivity, computer hardware and software problems by identifying the problem, solving locally where possible and escalating to IT where not.

Technical Sales:

  • Under direction from local Director and IS, manage the technical sales of Internet Services and related products (i.e. phones, computers, printers, webcasting etc.) by applying a working knowledge of such technologies and sound sales skills.
  • In collaboration with the sales team, conduct proactive pre-sales discovery, determine client need, negotiate and accurately quote and price the appropriate solution. Participate in onsite meetings with the hotel and client prior to and during the event.
  • Understand the moves, adds and changes to the event specification that could have an impact on the services and react by effectively communicating appropriate adjustments to the team.
  • Coach the sales team to sell Internet more effectively in line with established procedures.

Customer Service

  • Maintain a positive relationship with all clients, hotel employees and internal team members by providing effective communication and knowledgeable advice
  • Provide excellent service and strive to exceed the expectations and needs of internal and external customers
  • Provide support for non-Internet related activity as availability allows

Equipment Maintenance

  • Work with network services provider to replace faulty network equipment as needed including sourcing of replacement equipment, replacing the equipment in the closet and the timely recovery of old equipment
  • Helps to identify when additional equipment may be needed to execute the needs of an event

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Computer Science or commensurate experience
  • 3-5years of experience in the hospitality industry in a technical role
  • 3+ years of field experience in internet services support
  • Ability to understand technical concepts and solutions and be able to communicate them so they are understood to a non-technical buyer.
  • Familiarity with Internet services, bandwidth, IP wired and wireless networks, principles of computer hardware and software, webcasting.
  • Networking certifications from Cisco, CompTIA are an advantage
  • Encompass all skills at the C3 & C2 Level. Within 1 year, achieve Computer Level 1 Certification (C1) per PSAV Technical Skillset Matrix after transfer to new role

Competencies

  • Attention to Detail
  • Build Teamwork
  • Build Relationships
  • Coaching and Providing Feedback
  • Communication
  • Exceeds Customer Expectations
  • Negotiation
  • Quality Orientation
  • Self-Development

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements

Hours Per Day

Lifting Requirements

Frequency

Sitting

4-5 Hours

Lifting 0 - 15 lbs*

Occasionally

Standing

2-3 Hours

Lifting 16 – 50 lbs*

Occasionally

Walking

2-3 Hours

Lifting 51 - 100 lbs

Occasionally

Stooping

0-1 Hours

Lifting Over 100 lbs

Never

Crawling

0-1 Hours

Kneeling

0-1 Hours

Carrying Requirements

Frequency

Bending

0-1 Hours

Carrying 0 - 15 lbs*

Occasionally

Reaching (above your head)

0-1 Hours

Carrying 16 – 50 lbs*

Occasionally

Climbing

0-1 Hours

Carrying 51 - 100 lbs

Occasionally

Grasping

0-1 Hours

Carrying Over 100 lbs

Never

Auditory/Visual Requirements

Frequency

Pushing/Pulling Requirements

Frequency

Close Vision

Continuously

Pushing/Pulling 0 - 15 lbs*

Occasionally

Distance Vision

Continuously

Pushing/Pulling 16 – 50 lbs*

Occasionally

Color Vision

Continuously

Pushing/Pulling 51 - 100 lbs*

Occasionally

Peripheral Vision

Continuously

Pushing/Pulling Over 100 lbs

Never

Depth Perception

Continuously

*Identifies the physical requirements that team members perform without assistance.

Hearing

Continuously

Team members must be able to meet the physical demands above in order to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

Work is performed in one or more hotel or convention centers with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures and to dirt, sand and/or dust. The working conditions will vary between moderately quiet to noisy volumes. Team members will use high-end audio visual equipment and electrical components, and will be exposed to heights via lifts and ladders. Team members may be asked to work in multiple hotel locations. Working times will include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines as defined by PSAV based on an individual hotel or a representation of hotels in that city or area.

The above information on this description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

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