Jostens Senior Event Planner in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sr. Event Planner
FT - 40 hours
TYPICAL/EXPECTED % OF OVERNIGHT TRAVEL:
The Sr. Event Planner position is responsible for meeting business objectives by creating innovative, quality events and conventions that align with organizational strategies. Events and conventions include internal business meetings, customer events, national convention exhibits and others as assigned.
Passion. Enthusiastic, motivated, and very collaborative work style.
Technical skills. Very strong and well-versed contract and vendor negotiating skills. Problem solving with regarding to anticipating, initiating, and resolving issues.
Attention to detail. Strong capacity for creative, innovative, strategic, and conceptual thinking; ability to contribute creative ideas to program planning. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities.
Great communication skills. Ability to present, converse with all levels of personnel. Ability to work independently as well as within a team structure. Building positive client relationships. Excellent personal, verbal communication and customer service skills.
Experience. 7+ years working in the events and convention industry. Must have knowledge of hotel/convention facility operations (convention space, catering, and A/V) and hotel reservation system operations.
Education. Bachelor’s degree in business or related field. Preferred CMP (Certified Meeting Planner) credentials.
Travel. Ability to travel as needed, including weekends. Approximately 20% travel.
Support. Assist in strategically planning and executing proprietary Jostens customer and corporate events in both “live” and “virtual” environments including site/technology inspection, off-site activities, transportation, hotel arrangements, vendor contract negotiations, budget preparation and monitoring, onsite management, food and beverage and financial reconciliation.
Update and maintain. Maintain documentation needed for each event, including program schedules, reports, agendas, budgets, and other materials as needed.
Develop. Assists with planning and preparation of incentive programs and Salesforce and employee recognition programs. Coordinate internal and external related communications.
Find. Assist with event location sourcing for smaller programs and with event contract negotiations on select events.
Lead. Serve as lead on selected projects and as a supporting team member on others. The Lead role provides direction to industry partners and contractors to complete the assigned projects.
LOVE WHERE YOU WORK:
We care about your health. We offer competitive healthcare (health, dental, vision, coverage) in addition to voluntary benefits including home and car insurance, pet insurance, flexible spending account, amongst many more.
We invest in your future. We offer a 401K match vested immediately.
We believe in flexibility. We provide hybrid work options.
We want you to unplug when needed. We believe in taking your time off without guilt, including company paid holidays.
We care about your development. We support tuition reimbursement after 6 months of service.
Celebrating 125 years of business, Jostens has been a part of local communities, working with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, teams, and affiliation groups. Representatives from Jostens touch thousands of schools and groups every day, working to make a difference with products and services that recognize accomplishments and help people tell their stories. These products, along with resources for educators, yearbook curriculum and services to help motivate and inspire like Jostens Renaissance® and Commitment to Graduate (C2G) are all designed to contribute to a positive and rewarding school experience. As a household name and leading brand in our market, we are passionate about being the most trusted partner in celebrating moments that matter. We are a mid-size company with a small company feel, allowing us to move fast and explore innovative ideas.
ALL ABOUT MARKETING
Our Marketing team leverages digital marketing strategies and tactics focused on schools, independent sales reps, parents and students to deliver the right message, to the right customer, at the right time. Team members will understand and leverage customer insights through data analysis & testing to then create experiences and relevant content throughout the customer journey and to support our specialized products lines including Yearbooks, Class Rings, Graduation Products and Professional Sports. Through executing across a variety of consumer touchpoints on jostens.com, social, e-mail and print materials, the team collaborates with internal partners to create relevant and timely marketing campaigns to meet the needs of our customers. Jostens allows for a hybrid work setting that focuses on creating professional and personal development. We can’t wait to show you what our Marketing Team has to offer at Jostens!
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA):
Jostens is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. If reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform the essential functions of the position, please reach out to our HR team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (952) 830-3399.
Jostens is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.
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