Sr Event Planner - Corporate Strategy
Experience Sr. Associate
Primary Address McLean, Virginia
OverviewCenter 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, VirginiaSr Event Planner - Corporate Strategy
The Corporate Events Team is an enterprise-wide solution offering full service event planning, production, management and design. Our dynamic and creative-minded group of event planners work collaboratively as well as independently to produce a wide variety of events, to include virtual, in-person and hybrid. The team acts as the professional voice of event management, serving as trusted advisors to line of business and staff groups in the communication and achievement of their business goals through events. We are strategic partners and experts in the event field, and our clients rely on our team to guide them in the right direction.
Our team is looking for an individual that can deliver multiple first-class events to our internal clients by obtaining an in-depth understanding of the client’s business objectives, logistical needs and budget constraints.
The ideal candidate for the Senior Event Planner position will be responsible for facilitating the event planning process with superior customer service skills, a high level of professionalism and willingness to handle all planning and administrative details of the event. This individual will possess strong event management skills, and be able to successfully plan and execute both virtual and live events. These responsibilities may include, but not limited to:
Collaborating as a strategic partner with our executives, line of business leadership and internal clients to develop, implement and execute event goals
Creating proposals, recommendations and leveraging subject matter expertise to provide guidance on the overall event experience
Managing all pre-event components to include budget management, Request For Proposals (RFPs), venue selection, contract negotiation, registration creation, audio visual coordination, housing management, food and beverage selection, vendor management and attendee engagement (i.e. gifting, team building, etc.)
Management of virtual meetings and events to create unique and engaging at-home experiences
Oversight of on-site management with venue, vendors and support team
Post event management to include reviewing invoices for accuracy, processing payments, conducting post-event surveys and recap meetings
The Successful Candidate Will Have:
A proven record of achievement in their current position
Strong critical thinking and excellent problem solving skills with the ability to pivot in real time and provide clear recommendations in an ever-changing environment
Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
Strong project management, time management, multitasking and organizational skills
The ability to cultivate positive relationships and influence decision-making with executives, line of business leadership and internal clients
Demonstrated awareness of in-person, virtual and hybrid event production best practices and trends
Superior customer service skills
Ability to manage competing priorities in fast-paced environment
A calm and organized approach to working in high pressure situations
Excellent computer and analytical skills
Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends
Willingness to travel (30 – 40%), mostly within Capital One markets
At least 5 years experience in event planning and event management
At least 5 years experience in budgeting and negotiating contracts
At least 5 years experience in project management
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Hospitality or Event Management
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Designation
7 years of experience in event planning, corporate or third-party management preferred
7 years of experience in budgeting and negotiating contracts
7 years of experience in project management
5 years of experience working with Cvent or other SMMP
5 years experience working with Zoom, Google Hangout, Slack
5 years experience working with Google Suite
At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.
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