Venue Research Executive - (publishing & events company)

Regan & Dean
£22000 - 26000 per annum
17 Jul 2019
16 Aug 2019
Regan & Dean Recruitment Ltd
Full Time
Contract Type
Do you have 6months+ venue find experience and are looking to take your experience to a more dynamic and exciting environment for your next role?

The Company
This dynamic commercial content and events company is one of the top 100 fastest growing SMEs in the UK, and with a great culture - their training and career progression opportunities are hard to beat. They design and deliver a busy and growing programme of conferences internationally, alongside being thought leaders in their field.

The Role:
Their amazing Venue Sourcing Manager has seen her role expand over the past year - she now needs a brilliant Exec to work alongside her. Working at the heart of the Event Operations team, your role will include:
  • Support in the venue sourcing of 150+ venues per year in the US, Europe and Asia
  • Work closely with the HoEO and Venue Sourcing Manager to source, negotiate and contract appropriate venues in adherence to deadlines
  • Issuing the RFP to market using the Cvent Supplier Network
  • Reviewing and managing incoming proposals, and present venue options to Head of Event Operations and internal customers
  • Negotiating rates and terms and conditions with venue (delegate rates, F&B, room blocks, room hire etc..)
  • Reviewing contracts - and work with HoEO to acquire financial sign off from the CFO for each venue
  • Developing and growing relationships with key international hotel groups and independent venues across Europe, US and Asia
  • Excellent venue knowledge - maintaining up to date knowledge of key locations and venues by site visits

About you:
I'm looking for a grad (or equivalent) with 6months-1year venue find experience, looking to take their experience into a dynamic and sociable inhouse role. We are looking for a highly motivated, pro-active individual who is confident in negotiation and possesses excellent communication and time management skills. Ambitious, bright, proactive, loves being busy and would enjoy working as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have:
  • Previous experience of sourcing venues
  • Previous experience of using Cvent Supplier Network (ideal not essential)
  • Industry knowledge and experience
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, confident on the telephone or in face to face meetings
  • Be highly efficient and have an organised approach to your workload - demonstrable ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Have the ability to work well under pressure and deal with high work volumes
  • Team player

This is a brilliant role with bags of opportunity, and with a top company - if you have some venue research experience and are looking for that exciting next step - click APPLY now!

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