GE Appliances, a Haier company Senior Specialist, Meetings & Events in Louisville, Kentucky
USA, Louisville, KY
Job Posting Title
Senior Specialist, Meetings & Events
This position plays a critical role in supporting growth and building the company’s reputation through the creation and execution of strategic, cost-effective meetings & events that express the company’s customer focus, brand superiority and industry leadership.
The Senior Specialist, Meetings & Events will be responsible for planning and executing a variety mid-size and large national and international projects from Industry Tradeshows (i.e., CES and KBIS/IBS), Leadership Meetings, Customer Hospitality Programs (i.e., Kentucky Derby), Incentive Trips, Sales Meetings and more for internal and external audiences.
What you will Do
Independently plan and execute event logistics and production from conception to completion for Tier 2 and Tier 3 programs with budgets up to $300,000.
Work in conjunction with Senior Manager, Meetings & Events on Tier 1 programs with budgets greater than $300,000.
Ensure event goals and objectives are met and all events exceed operational standards, on-schedule, and within budget.
Manage vendors, suppliers, contractors, staff; liaise with hotels, production companies, transportation vendors, décor companies, and other external partners.
Manage hotel & venue sourcing and selection.
Negotiate terms & contracts with vendors/ suppliers.
Create and manage event communications.
Perform budget management and tracking.
Develop detailed event flow for every event.
What we are looking for:
Passion for and expertise in designing professional events.
Exceptional customer service focus.
Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
Hands-on attitude. No job is too small.
Excellent strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect with everyone helping to build effective partnerships with our internal clients & partners, vendors and suppliers.
Demonstrated experience managing budgets and negotiating with vendors and suppliers.
Advanced project management skills.
Excellent verbal skills and communicate clearly and effectively.
IT proficiency with experience using event technology platforms.
What you need to Succeed
5+ years of Event Management experience.
Must have the ability to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, creative environment and must be able to work well under pressure.
A team player with positive outlook and strategic thinking capabilities.
Creative thinker and innovative spirit.
Must be highly customer service focused.
Meticulous organization skills and concise and effective verbal and written communication.
Ability to adapt to challenges and opportunities with a solution-oriented perspective.
Ability to travel and work outside of normal office hours.
Ability to learn new software applications with ease.
Degree in hospitality field.
Corporate events management experience.
Experience with event registration systems (Cvent).
GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.