Summary: Management of events for Eventions on the Puget Sound campuses and assist the senior management team with leadership responsibilities.
Support Business Manager with overall team performance and development
Primary support for event team in event development and customer communication
Act as MOD as assigned
Other projects as assigned by Management
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Expertise in VIP level, complex and events with high visibility
Lead in executing special events
Stay informed with industry standards and share new ideas with the Eventions team members
Supports the culture in being of service
Schedule appropriate interdepartmental/vendor meetings for the operational aspects of coordinating conference/meeting requirements, which include pre-planning meetings or a pre-conference meeting for the customer and specific vendors
Determine customer needs and sales potential
Meet sales goals, as set by Management
Identify new business growth
Responsible for growing brand awareness
Attend marketing and networking opportunities
Be well versed in policies and procedures and provide excellent customer service while adhering to those policies
Provide guidance and be a resource for Event Services support teams and other vendors on site for events
Lead site visits to review event needs and specifications
Thoroughly and professionally communicate with customers and internal departments
Recommend changes, updates and service levels
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. 5+ year’s meeting/event planning experience is required. CMP certification a plus.
Language Skills: English
Mathematical Skills: Basic calculations and Excel knowledge
Reasoning Ability: Ability to continually evaluate situations & re-prioritize accordingly.
Other Qualifications: Proficient in Microsoft Software Programs including Outlook, Excel, Word, Visio; experience with the industry reservation tools; knowledge of meeting room sets; ability to operate a full line of audiovisual equipment; knowledge of catering resources; ability to type 60 wpm; excellent grammar, writing & communication skills; outstanding customer relationships.
Physical Demands:Must be able to lift 30 pounds
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is expected to engage in computer/desk work, speak with & correspond with clients, other associates, other departments, and outside vendors (via phone, email, or in-person). The associate will be required to perform meet & greets (checking in with clients) whenever needed. This associate will be working on high-profile, high-touch events that will require a large on-site presence. Some lifting & physical activity may be required when assisting on-site.
Internal Number: 506310
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