Planning Manager in Virtual / Travel

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

BCDTravel   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


5 - 7 years

Posted 52 days ago

Planning Manager

We're looking for a Planning Manager that will commit to building and maintaining strong client relationships while providing best-in-class meeting and event services. You will be responsible for supporting and consulting with the client on all program logistics.

The Ideal candidate possesses 5+ years in a lead planner role.

Your responsibilities

  • Work with client to finalize all logistics; attendee and rooming list management, air travel, ground transportation, food & beverage, meal guarantees, meeting space, room set, audio/visual, production, off-site events, activities and special needs, and final bill reconciliation.
  • Fully understand the contract and addendum process and plan according to the contracted rooms and space and contracted terms and conditions.
  • Work cross functionally with other support teams to manage all needs of the program including registration mangers, web builders and project accountants.
  • Complete vendor search, proposal process and contract negotiations for ancillary vendors (off-site events, ground transfers, activities).
  • Understand and effectively adhere to client meeting policies and SLAs.

You're good at

  • Utilizing Cvent meeting management technology (registration and budgets)
  • Communicating strongly and accurately through verbal and written communications
  • Problem solving, anticipating, initiating and resolving customer or vendor issues
  • Proactively adding value through consultation to the client regarding best practices and additional ways to make their event successful.
  • Working independently in the absence of supervision with strong attention to detail and customer service skills
  • Working well under pressure and adapting to ever-changing scenarios while managing a high volume of events simultaneously

You might also have

  • The ability to travel 25-50% of the time
  • Capability to work productively in home-based office without disruption
  • Skill to think outside the box and tap into creative solutions for client needs

What we offer you

  • A culture of purpose where we are invested in your happiness and career growth
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

Valid Through: 2019-10-18