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Job Number:  30364
Senior Events Planner
Job Posted: Monday, 17 October 2016
Closing Date: Monday, 31 October 2016
(in 5 days)
Alma Mater Society of UBC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)


Position title: Senior Events Planner

Reports to: Assistant C&C Sales Manager

Salary Range: $22.42/hour

Position Status: Full-time, temporary

Hours of Work: M, T, W, Th, F (35 hours/week)

Position Start Date: ASAP



This position is required to actively sell, plan, book and execute conferences, weddings, trade shows, business meetings and catered events of commercial clients. In addition, this role is expected to develop, sell, and coordinate all conferences and events to the client’s specifications while adhering to all AMS departmental policies and procedures and exemplify a strong commitment to guest satisfaction.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for selling, planning, booking and executing in cooperation with the operational team conferences and catered events to meet and exceed established sales goals
  • Actively soliciting new contacts and maintaining working relationships with all civic and industry organizations, corporate promotional contacts, and event and booking representatives
  • Serving as a liaison with outside agencies on ongoing promotional campaigns
  • Prospecting and closing new business and providing event consultation and planning services to clients by assessing meeting objectives and recommending specialized services
  • Up selling food and beverage services and additional functions to achieve established revenue goals
  • Planning the logistics for a wide range of events, catering, meetings and conferences, etc
  • Coordinating internal service departments and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure all necessary contracts, payments, invoicing, and other accounting matters are submitted in a timely manner as per the society’s procedures.
  • Distributing evaluation surveys to clients who have experienced AMS conferences and catering services
  • Promoting a positive, service oriented image of the AMS to all who apply to use our facilities and services
  • Providing on-site service for clients and foster strong working relationships
  • Compiling on-going sales activity reports for sales team
  • Conducting site tours / visits with potential clients
  • Actively conducting daily sales calls as per AMS sales plan
  • Tracking of all activities in the society CRM program
  • Keep current with industry trends
  • Working with the AMS mission statement and values to operate a successful department
  • Other duties as required


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of post-secondary education in a related field
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a customer service and sales environment, ideally in hospitality or tourism
  • Proven track record in achieving sales targets and familiarity with utilizing selling techniques is required
  • Ability to work effectively with students and external clients of AMS in an enthusiastic and positive way
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills especially with conflict resolution
  • Experience in event coordination and/ or meeting planning is an asset
  • Experience in tracking sales calls, new business solicitation and lost business
  • Experience creating and managing sales budgets
  • Must be able to prioritize, organize and work in a team environment
  • Must have ability to work under pressure and under own initiative
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Knowledge of Ungerboeck software is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter at the following link: https://goo.gl/QSco5y
Contact Details:
Robyn Tung
Alma Mater Society of UBC
6133 University Blvd.
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

Tel: (604)822-1207

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