Conference Consultant Jobs Detail

Location:
South East
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£23000 - £23500 per annum + flexible benfits
Post Date:
26-Mar-2012 13:56
Sector:
Travel and Tourism
Vacancy discipline:
Conference and Events
Ref #:
SM30426
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Conference and Meetings Consultant

Wonderful opportunity to work for a most respected Travel Management Corporation providing UK venue finding and event planning for one of their key clients. The pay is competitive and they have a good benefits package that includes a competitive holiday allowance, private healthcare.

Conference and Meetings Consultant Features:

  • You will be Venue Finding: advising on destination and venue suitability
  • Negotiate rates with suppliers, using Destination Management Companies, & Central Reservation Offices where necessary
  • Providing clients with accurate Proposal/Confirmation documentation
  • To record all enquiry/confirmed booking details and ensure all booking files are maintained accurately
  • Work proactively to confirm pending enquiries in order to maximise profitability
  • To communicate with other departments as required in relation to the enquiry/confirmed booking
  • To provide ongoing liaison with suppliers as required in relation to the booking until event invoicing is completed
  • Undertake site inspections or occasional provision of on-site assistance if required/agreed with key clients.
  • To maintain product knowledge/develop expertise through site visits and educationals as appropriate and maintain supportive literature/material on destinations and venues

Conference and Meetings Consultant Skills Required:

  • You must have a good UK venue/destination knowledge, ideally gained through providing conference planning/venue sourcing services.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Able to prioritise and work well under pressure - react well in a fast, frantic environment
  • Sound knowledge of UK geography
  • PC literate; competent in Windows/Word/Excel
  • Good business letter composition
  • Numerate, with knowledge of basic principles of negotiation

For more information on this Conference and Meetings role please call Sarah on 01737 309 981 or email sarah.merry@candm.co.uk

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