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Senior Meeting & Events Planner

Entry Level

Cvent | Marketing | Tysons Corner, VA

We are looking for a Senior Meeting & Event Planner to help plan Cvent’s product seminars, internal/external company events, customer conference and other meetings. The successful candidate for this position must have proven ability to manage a high volume Meetings and Events per year, ability to assemble and coordinate resources, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast paced environment. In addition, a successful candidate has experience negotiating with internal and external groups, is able to propose new and creative ideas, possesses highly effective communication skills, and is able to build constructive and effective relationships.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:·        

  • Plan and manage a high volume of events annually (internally & externally)
  • Project manage multiple large scale conferences simultaneously with 1000+ attendees
  • Manage all conference logistics including (but not limited to):
  • Develop & maintain event and conference budgets while identifying opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings
  • Contract execution & negotiation skills a must
  • Project management skills such as agenda management, hotel spec sheets, work plans, staff timelines, production specs etc.
  • Executing RFP’s & maintaining vendor relationships
  •  Execute sponsorship deliverables and manage speaker requests
  •  Room block & housing management

 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of current relevant meeting and event management experience required
  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience planning tradeshows is helpful
  • Experience with sponsorships/partnerships is bonus
  • Ability to recognize problems and to take appropriate actions toward solutions
  • High degree of computer literacy and proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Self-motivated individual that is able to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and events simultaneously
  • Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines
  • Experience with Cvent Event Management Software, Cvent Supplier Network, Concur & Salesforce a plus