Manager, Hospitality & Events – MKTG

Company Name: MKTG
Location:
Charlotte, NC
Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

MKTG is currently seeking a Manager who is hospitality-minded and passionate about events to join our Hospitality & Events team in Charlotte, NC or Westport, CT. This position will require the ability to plan and implement high-quality corporate hospitality events and traditional meeting planning events. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and inspired individual who has the creative aptitude, exceptional organizational skills and professional etiquette required to meticulously plan and execute corporate events that enhance the client/guest experience.    

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Applying strategic marketing objectives to event execution
  • Interacting directly with clients as day-to-day account/project lead across multiple events/properties
  • Leading account team(s) in a fast-paced environment; identifying and assigning team members’ roles and responsibilities 
  • Interfacing with properties, venues and suppliers to deliver first-class experiences for guests
  • Planning and executing site visits
  • Responsibility for the preparation, management and adherence to line-item budgets
  • Developing ideas for creative event branding, collateral and other on-site materials that enhance the guest experience
  • Organizing and distributing event tickets
  • Negotiating and securing services from event suppliers and venues based on client/event criteria
  • Directing attendee event experience plan and presenting related new and fresh concepts to the clients
  • Onsite leadership and team management at corporate hospitality events
  • Leading the team to prepare client-ready event recaps, event itineraries, staff plans
  • Conducting client conference calls and meetings with prepared documents/presentations
  • Managing and communicating project status with internal manager, internal team and clients
  • Identifying opportunities for business growth; ability to frame a project and develop a concise proposal
  • Evaluating event successes and areas for improvement

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree  
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of relevant experience planning and implementing high-level corporate events and hospitality; including but not limited to traditional event and meeting planning 
  • Agency experience is a plus 
  • Sports hospitality experience is a plus
  • People management experience 
  • Self-starter with ability to juggle and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional client service and interaction skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Budget planning proficiency
  • Ability to quickly take ownership of key program components and work with client and other agency partners
  • Comfort in a client-facing role and ability to lead the client
  • Candidate must possess strong computer skills with strengths in Microsoft Office Suite; Experience with electronic registration and digital/mobile ticketing is a plus
  • Organizational skills and solid project management experience
  • Experience building presentations and delivering them to clients
  • Creativity and interest in hospitality trends; ability to lead a brainstorm and develop creative ideas 
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment
  • Personable with polished social setting skills
  • Ability to travel frequently, both weekdays and weekends (12-15 weekends annually)

Additional Information

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.

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