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Event Planning Manager (Contract)
 

Position Summary: The Manager, Event Planning supports the strategic plan by obtaining and finalizing all logistical details for events and completion of the Event Order (EO) document.  The Manager, Event Planning may be required to be on site during the event.   This position ensures an outstanding guest experience through effective communication and efficient delivery of client services. The Manager, Event Planning also works collaboratively with other departments to ensure that guests are delighted with every act. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Works proactively and cooperatively with all departments to provide guidance and support to ensure raving fan experiences for all guests.
  • Initiate and revise bookings in the booking system.
  • Respond to telephone inquiries and conduct site inspections.
  • Obtain and finalize all logistical details for the event.
  • Prepare the EO document/floor plans and distribute.
  • Meet with clients to recommend menus and plan room configurations.
  • Up-sell food and beverage, audiovisual and technical services.
  • Be on site when necessary to meet the client and make necessary introductions.
  • Keep accurate files and update notes of all contractual obligations and revisions in booking system
  • Meet and greet convenor of events to review function details.
  • Brief convenor on event.

 

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills Required

  • A minimum 2-year Community College diploma with specialized training in event planning or equivalent required
  • A background in hospitality event supervision and 2 – 3 years’ experience in catering support or floor supervision required
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and inclusive interpersonal skills required
  • Previous experience with convention facility operations an asset
  • Experience with computer software and catering software programs preferred
  • Knowledge of floor plan configuration software programs preferred
  • Normal hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm but evening and weekends may be required

 

 

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Job Ref: CA7640SM000023
Submitted: 15-01-2020 12:49 PM
Location: Ontario - London and area
 


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