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The Experience Kissimmee team is a diverse group of high performing individuals working to make a positive impact on our community. Experience Kissimmee offers competitive benefits and a rewarding work experience. The organization pays for almost 80% of medical and dental premiums, 100% of basic term life insurance, and 100% of short- and long-term disability premiums. Experience Kissimmee also offers a competitive and generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan and a safe harbor 401(k) plan.

We offer a competitive compensation package with an annual performance review process, opportunities for professional development, and membership to professional organizations.

Senior Event Planner

Experience Kissimmee is seeking a Senior Event Planner. The Senior Event Planner plans and executes events for all Experience Kissimmee Departments with a focus on larger, high-profile events and tradeshows.

Major areas of responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with internal Experience Kissimmee teams on event strategy and execution. Provide consult and make recommendations for all aspects of the proposed event logistics to ensure feasibility and realistic achievable outcomes.
  • Research and report creative event options, off-site venues, speakers, theme ideas and entertainment based on program format, stakeholder input and budget.
  • Manage the event life cycle which can include concept, briefing/debriefing key stakeholders, cost analysis, invitations, vendor selection, contract negotiations, onsite support, accommodations, amenities, food and beverage, transportation, and post event follow-up.
  • Create and maintain event budget. Must act fiscally responsible to ensure proper use of resources. Provide final budget analysis post event.
  • Negotiate best rates with event venues, hotels, caterers, and other professional service providers.
  • Handle aspects of high-profile events and/or events with greater contractual/service requirements as requested by the Director.
  • Must be familiar with Central Florida area and vendors in order to match the needs with the business.
  • Determine potential event funding/sponsorship levels based on standardized formulas and determines return on investment. Work with department admin to process the appropriate paperwork, agreements, and financial requirements and establishes a budget for the event.
  • Provide FAM planning support to internal departments.
  • Work with Director to analyze event operations and budgets. Help establish success metrics and identify opportunities for improvement and/or efficiencies.
  • Cultivate and foster external relationships (industry partners, professional service providers, venues, hotel, etc.)
  • Provide onsite event support, registration management and overall event execution.
  • Work with the Director to establish, communicate and train the team on departmental procedures and processes. This includes planning process, budgeting, database utilization, etc.
  • Monitor industry trends as they relate to servicing events, event planner, and attendee needs.
  • Provide comprehensive reports and presentations on event results and performance.
  • Uphold Experience Kissimmee’s brand integrity in all facets of planning and execution of events.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Meeting and Event Planning or Hospitality related field and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in event or meeting planning and/or support within the tourism industry. Will substitute experience for education.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite including Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • CMP designation.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of meetings and event services program development, administration and delivery, as well as the objectives and ideals of meetings and events, with understanding of activities applicable to a demographically and culturally diverse community. Tradeshow experience a plus.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong customer relations skills, communication skills, both verbal and written, organizational skills, both analytical and problem solving, and the ability to work with confidential documents.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and achieve deadlines under pressure.
  • Must be a self-motivated, team player with high energy and a great attitude.
  • Ability to travel off-site or out-of-office locations within the United States.

 

 

Qualified candidates should submit a resume to

Julia DeVault
Director of Human Resources
HR@experiencekissimmee.com

Please include the position of interest in your email subject line

Experience Kissimmee provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability/handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable federal, state, and local laws. Experience Kissimmee complies with applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment. This EEO policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.