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Enterprise Meetings, Senior Specialist

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Summary:

Plans a portfolio of meetings with growing complexities, which may include field leadership attendees. Supports Campus Experience team by tackling ownership and running point on specific workstreams on the largest, most complex events.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan and lead events with high profile guests functioning as liaison with all vendors, caterers, and any other contractors associated with events.

  • Support meetings consultants in planning the most sophisticated events.

  • Point of contact for logistical items (menu-planning, transportation, rooming lists, registration, room configurations, placement of attendees, etc.) Action verb, activity/action followed by result.

  • Identifies, and leads as appropriate, opportunities for process improvement, particularly using technology.

  • Participates in post review and assessment of future inclusions/deletions/process improvement

  • Resource to hotels, third party caterers, rental companies, AV consultants, production companies, speakers, etc.

  • Lead and mentor support teams

  • Works closely with Meeting & Event Operations Specialist and Convention Services Manager to ensure core accountabilities and service levels standards are executed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in events management, business, communications or equivalent work experience.

  • Two to five years' years of previous experience in supervisory meeting planning, banquet/hospitality environment

  • Knowledge of food and beverage preparations, service standards, and hospitality service etiquette

  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, multifaceted work environment.

  • Experience in multi-faceted projects/events and ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion to make decisions in a timely manner, often with limited information and under tight deadlines.

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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