Meeting & Events Planner
- Playa Vista, CA
"We are Host! Designed to complement CBRE's occupier and landlord service offerings, the Host mission is to create and scale people-led, technology-enabled services that increase individual well-being, personal productivity and organizational effectiveness. Put simply: our goal is to help people work smarter and delight in doing it."
CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services, has been ranked the industry's top brand by the Lipsey Company for 15 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" in the sector four years in a row. Through our values of respect, integrity, service and excellence, we maintain a relentless focus on creating winning outcomes for our clients, employees and shareholders.
A commitment to your career so you can grow with the group
An awesome team with whom to collaborate (including great consulting partners)
A competitive compensation package, complete with benefits (Medical/Dental/Vision/401(k)/Disability)
An open /atmosphere that encourages learning and contributing back to the community. We support staying on top of the latest best practices and tools
An environment that fosters participating in external conferences
Flexible work schedules and casual atmosphere
This position is responsible for planning of multiple events including meeting with clients to work out event details, scheduled, scout and book locations, food, entertainment, staff and manage the setup/cleanup of the event.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Timely & professional communication with internal and external clients
Coordinates on-site and off-site location set up (outside of conference center space) along with AV needs; Plans seating, dining, and guest list.
Maintains a working relationship with vendors and venues.
Has a strong knowledge of venues and vendor offerings while taking clients on tours of venue possibilities.
Plans event entertainment, including music, performers, and guest speakers.
Requests and reviews invoices in a timely manner; creates comprehensive financial reports.
Plans services for events such as transportation for guests, special needs requirements, and event security.
Communicates with marketing team to create effective advertisements for each event.
Performs other duties as assigned.
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
HS Diploma or GED required and a minimum of 1 - 2 years of related work experience. Prior event coordination, customer service or other hospitality experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor. Ability to effectively present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees.
Comfortable meeting and engaging with new people.
Warm and engaging demeanor. Ability to assess circumstances, empathize and offer help.
Requires basic knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages.
Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires basic analytical skills.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint, OneNote, Outlook, etc. Comfortable with and embracing of new technologies and digital tools; such as Apps, databases, financial management, work order management, social networking, cloud technologies, handheld mobile technologies and applications, and communications.. Ability to work in multiple software platforms and learn and retain technical software applications quickly.
Good organizational skills. Must work well under pressure with multiple deadlines, and demonstrate a proactive approach to routine and non-routine occurrences.
Ability to work flexible work schedules based on business need.
May need to be physically able to lift and move 30-40 boxes and operate a two-wheel dolly. Physical ability to assist with document services operations. Able to lift 50 lbs.
Strong problem-solving skills. Highly adaptable and flexible.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.
1. Complete at a satisfactory level all required and assigned HSE training
2. Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE related requirements at all times
3. Participate in all HSE related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.
4. Report any condition which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if required
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