Entertainment Consulting International

Private Event Manager- Waterside Corporate

1 week ago
Job ID
2017-3594
US-VA-Norfolk
Venue Name
Waterside Corporate
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Arriving in 2017, Norfolk’s premier dining and entertainment district will be a central place where you can hang out, dine and shop with your whole family. Waterside District will feature the best of national, regional and local restaurants and will offer live music, festivals and more. Located in the heart of the central business district and adjacent to the City of Norfolk’s world-class waterfront and festival site, Waterside District will become a central gathering place for local residents and visitors.

 

We are in search of a dynamic person to join our team as a Private Events Manager.

Responsibilities

Sales and Business Development

  • Visit and court potential clients to increase awareness and exposure for the Waterside District.
  • Target convention and hotel conferences, capitalizing on ways to attract and sell to each.
  • Target companies that use DMCs and independent planners to find event venues.
  • Create and conduct proposal presentations and RFP responses.
  • Attend networking events in a sales capacity.
  • Maintain and grow existing client list.

 

Event Planning

  • Coordinate event details with clients once the contract is signed.
  • Work with all event vendors, including:  florist, rental company, security, parking.
  • Work with the Waterside District's operations team on all event preparation.
  • Meet with clients for additional walk-throughs to finalize event details.
  • Assist with continual up-selling of client and event throughout the working relationship.
  • On-site day of event coordinating to ensure execution is on schedule, maintaining contact with the client throughout and coordinating vendors.
  • Provide event recaps and operation, sales and production suggestions to the team.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility in terms of rentals, supplies and labor.

 

Marketing

  • Coordinate production and distribution of event posters, flyers and marketing materials.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed.

Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent, plus 2-3 years of experience in sales management and/or marketing, hospitality industry a plus.  College degree preferred.  Must speak fluent English, other languages preferred.

 

Other:

  • Proven leadership skills and ability to drive sales.
  • Must be savvy in marketing and promotional strategies.
  • Possess an outgoing personality, ability to approach all individuals and strike up conversations.
  • Reliable and have the ability to keep collected information secured.
  • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills.
  • Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with others; demonstrated ability to interact with guests, employees and third parties that reflects highly on the venue, the brand and the Company.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and producing BEOs and sales contracts. 
  • Reading and writing abilities are utilized often when completing paperwork and management reports, interpreting results, giving and receiving instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas.
  • Ability to as build and maintain relationships.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all individuals on the team, including General Managers, Kitchen Managers and banquet staff.
  • Mathematical skills, including basic math are utilized frequently.
  • Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, and organizational skills are used often.
  • Ability to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc.
  • May require a valid Driver’s License.
  • Required to work weekends and late nights, along with daytime office hours.

 

This job requires ability to perform the following:

  • Frequently standing up or moving within and outside of the facility safely and efficiently.
  • Must be able to move about assigned venue safely, with ease, and record guest information.
  • Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Handling objects, such as promotional items, computer keyboard and phone.
  • Bending, stooping, kneeling.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

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