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Specialization

Hospitality / Leisure / Travels and Administration & Office Support

Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years

Available Slots

1

Application Deadline

Nov 10, 2017 Login to Apply

Job Description

The Wedding Guru seeks qualified candidates to fill this role

 

Description:

  • Event planning, design, and production while managing all project delivery elements within time limits
  • Liaise with clients to identify their needs and to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Creating event proposals which fit client requirements and presenting proposals by deadline
  • Maintaining a working relationship with vendors and venues
  • Planning event aspects, such as venue, seating, dining, and guest list
  • Delegating event planning tasks to other staff members where necessary
  • Demonstrating to clients strong knowledge of venues and vendor offerings and taking clients on tours of venue possibilities
  • Coordinating event entertainment, including music, performers, and guest speakers
  • Conduct market research, gather information and negotiate contracts prior to closing any deals
  • Provide feedback and periodic reports to stakeholders
  • Propose ideas to improve provided services and event quality
  • Organize facilities and manage all event’s details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material etc
  • Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations
  • Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities
  • Cooperate with marketing and PR to promote and publicize event
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day
  • Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes
  • Research market, identify event opportunities and generate interest 
  • Staying under budget while planning event specifications
  • Issuing invoices and collecting payments in a timely manner, and creating comprehensive and readable financial reports
  • Managing and overseeing events on the day of, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, and organisingvendors
  • Communicating with marketing team to create effective advertisements for each event, and when necessary crafting marketing materials such as print and Internet advertisements for individual events
  • Anticipating and planning for different scenarios
  • Creating sales opportunities for future events during client liaisons and during events, including possessing a strong working knowledge of the company to further these sales opportunities
  • Planning multiple events at once

 

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as an events planner or organizer
  • Impressive portfolio of previously managed events (weddings, meetings, parties, corporate events)
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Ability to build productive business relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Bsc/HND  in hospitality management, marketing or related field.

 


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