Senior Event Planner job Minnetonka Minnesota
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Senior Event Planner Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8209166
Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota Date Posted: 11/28/2018
Wage: Negotiable Category: Travel Agent
Job Code: 180005M0

Job Description:

Do you share CWT Meetings & Events passion for providing amazing experiences? If you are an enthusiastic event manager who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity and teamwork are encouraged, this may be an opportunity for you.

As Sr. Meeting Planner you will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing logistics for high profile meetings and events each year as well as critical global initiatives. The Senior Meeting Planner will support internal and external partners in managing tight deadlines and assigned tasks in a fast paced, dynamic environment that demands high quality, creativity and consistency. Our Senior Meeting Planner will play an important part of our client's overall Strategic Meeting Management Program (SMMP) by focusing on high level business meetings and global projects that impact our client's strategy and bottom line.

The successful candidate will have exceptional communications and project management skills, understanding of meeting logistics and have experience effectively coordinating and aligning the efforts of cross functional teams to deliver results on time. They will have excellent task management and follow through. Creative thinking, problem solving skills and the ability execute tasks with short timelines, are critical skills for this person to possess.

  • Works closely with meeting hosts and vendors to ensure the highest standards of confidentiality and ethics in an effort to protect the customer's business interests and brand.

  • Flexibility to lead diverse and dynamic cross functional teams made up of subject matter experts, planners, and external vendors.

  • Possesses a "Make it Happen" attitude by taking action on any urgent or unique requests made by customers within the confines of approved business conduct practices.

  • Ownership of all program delivery elements utilizing standard processes and procedures to achieve client satisfaction. Such duties may include: Pre-planning elements, venue and service sourcing, financial responsibilities and contract negotiation, and all logistics for the meeting.

  • Go-to person for on-site employees to resolve customer service or operational issues.

  • Complies with M & E technology usage as required (Cvent)

  • Financial accountability for programs including adherence to standard or client deposit terms, terms and conditions of client contract, and billing guidelines.

  • Management of supplier partners and internal support areas to ensure quality and timely delivery.

  • Provide program feedback to all stakeholders through summary and distribution program debrief notes for inclusion in account review.

  • Responsible for negotiating all vendor contracts, independently, related to a particular event, including, air, hotel etc.

  • Minimum 5 years of current relative project management and meeting operations experience required, typical experience 7+ years

  • CMP designation an asset, formal Project Management designation and training an asset

  • College degree in related field

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

  • Possesses leadership qualities

  • Experience handling large, more complex events

  • Ability to manage multiple programs, projects and teams simultaneously

  • Comfortable communicating with range of positions from entry-level employees to senior level executives

  • Proven ability in Project Management

  • Strong communications skills: verbal, written and presentation

  • Ability to remain calm and composed under stressful situations

  • Strong multi-tasker who works well under pressure.

  • Ability to travel to programs as needed

  • Knowledge of web based registration tools is a plus

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Carlson Wagonlit Travel Company Type:
Company: Carlson Wagonlit Travel

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