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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 9:02 PM

Position Description:
This position will report to the Head of Global Meeting Services and represents Global Meeting Services to ensure that it is viewed by Executive Management, staff, and AIG businesses as a best-in-class meeting and event planning partner able to achieve the unique business objectives, keeping customer needs and company goals upper most in mind. Ensure that all events are well-managed from a financial and resource standpoint in the Americas and excel in policy implementation, logistical execution, and business presentation.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Manage the Americas Strategic Meeting Management program by working with Global Head of M&E, planners and key stakeholders in the markets
• Keep up with the maturity of the US program and look for advancements in process efficiencies, education and technology advancements for planners
• Establish traction or thorough visibility of Meeting & Event activity in LAC
• Identifies key supplier relationships and manages the ongoing supplier relationships to achieve significant cost savings and process efficiencies
• Management of event management technology tool’s (Cvent) users within the Americas; provide attendee management and Mobile App education
• Review meeting/event contracts
• Strong focus on Efficiency Management, Customer Service and Cost Saving
• Provide hands-on event project planning and logistics for select training, client and executive-level meetings
• Create event budget plans, provides regular oversight and management of the same with accountability for variances, and driving savings
• Utilizes management level reporting tools and templates through Cvent
• Driving best-practices throughout the organization


Position Requirements:

Requirements and Qualifications:

• 5 or more years of corporate event planning or convention services experience (as in-house planner, independent planner, convention services staff, or third-party intermediary)
• 5 or more years of hotel and convention center contract negotiation experience
• Strategic Meeting Management experience
• Excellent presentation and communications skills with all levels in the business
• Attention to detail and commitment to quality
• Experience working across multiple countries and cultures is preferable
• Demonstrated on-site event staff leadership
• Financial forecasting and trending experience in the hospitality industry
• Bachelor’s degree (hospitality related degree or BBA preferred)
• Exceptional customer service skills
• Exceptional technology skills
• Good problem solving and decision making skills
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Some travel required

Key Attributes:

• Proven track record of strong staff leadership, continuous improvement and project management
• Project management oriented approach to event planning, with specific emphasis on project planning and process mapping skills
• Detailed understanding of event and conference contract terms and conditions such as attrition and concessions, and the ability to draft and negotiate such terms and conditions
• Planned and managed multiple events with specific focus on incentive events, training events or CEO-level meetings and events.
• Experience with technology that supports event planning (Lanyon or Cvent) is a plus
• Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), Certification of Meeting Management (CMM), Project Management Professional (PMP) or other industry relevant certifications or designations are a plus
• Ability to be poised under pressure, flexible with time constraints and changing schedules, and able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously


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• Location: Houston

• Post ID: 49151968 houston
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