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Supplier Sales, Event Planner

Experienced

Cvent | Sales | Chicago, IL

Kapow is an industry-leading event platform that allows companies to find, book and manage memorable, scalable and essential corporate events. We help companies grow revenue quickly by combining 10,000+ unique, pre-packaged experiences, national partnerships with restaurants, retailers and other special event venues, and the service and expertise of local event experts. Kapow empowers customers to drive stakeholder collaboration, boost attendance, fill pipeline, measure success and produce bottom-line results from their event programs. Headquartered in Chicago, we operate all over the U. S. and in select international markets.

Here’s where you come in. We’re looking for motivated, energetic and flexible team players that want to be part of something big. If you’re a self-starter looking to carve out a niche at an early-stage, high-growth company, Kapow is the place for you.

We have multiple openings for an Event Planner on our supply team, whose main responsibility will be sourcing venues for inbound event demand and building client-facing event proposals. This role will be responsible for the pre-sales, event planning process; will collaborate with the Account Managers to sell the event and the Event Ops team to execute the event, post-sale.

 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

  • Collaborate with Account Manager(s) to gather client event needs
  • Conduct market research, source venues, gather information and negotiate contracts for event proposals
  • Compare venue contracts/BEOs against details within the client facing proposal to ensure consistency including (date/ time/ headcount/ menu/ etc.)
  • Ensure venue compliance with insurance and legal obligations
  • Collaborate with venues to answer client’s pre-sales questions
  • Foster connections between the venues and Kapow’s partnership sales team to help bolster the event marketplace
  • This role will be responsible for planning events across the country but will not be expected to be on-site for the events

 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required (strong academic performance is desired)
  • 2+ years of related professional event planning/coordination experience
  • Strong ability to manage clients and vendors and develop long term, trusting relationships
  • Creative, innovative and insightful on local and national event trends with a passion for consistently planning great events
  • Must have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast paced, dynamically changing environment
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment but also exercise and act upon independent judgment with vision, confidence and a discerning eye towards delivering “experiences”
  • Excellent multitasking, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding event details
  • Vendor/partner management and negotiations skills
  • Strong oral, written communication, and creative writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; Salesforce experience a plus
  • Can do attitude, sense of humor and desire to have fun