Role: Absolute Venues is recruiting for an experienced Conference & Events - Venue Finding Specialist.
Location: Hale/Altrincham – office-based (small friendly office)
Time: Monday - Friday. Full-time and part-time positions available
Additional benefits: Pension
CVs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job description: We are on of UK’s leading venue finders, based in Cheshire for over 20 years. We specialise in delivering meetings, conferences and accommodation bookings in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We are seeking an experienced person in the events/conference sector. The successful candidate will be required to provide an effective and proactive administrative function relating to all events and to efficiently collate our client requirements in order to deliver the highest levels of customer service. We work on the Gratis Venue directory platform, for which training will be given.
Ideally you will be from a hotel/conference or agency background. You will need to be able to work under pressure whilst demonstrating exceptional attention to detail. You will also need to be able to work across several events at the same time and prioritise your own time.
Key responsibilities: This is an exciting and very interesting opportunity to develop this department and contribute towards a growing business. Events are hard work but has amazing rewards!
The applicant should be able to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, be highly motivated with excellent negotiation and communication skills along with excellent time management skills.
You will work closely with our key clients and develop excellent relationships across all levels of the M&E business.
Researching and obtaining quotations from hotels and venues, dealing with client briefs, sourcing event locations throughout UK, Europe and worldwide. Rate negotiations with hotels and venues working to processes and time frames to deliver fully detailed proposals.
The successful candidate will have impeccable organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people both inside and outside the organisation and enjoy working as part of a small team. You will be highly customer focused, and have an excellent command of English language both written and orally. This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive candidate with a can-do attitude and outstanding attention to detail.