Our amazing Venue Sourcing team is looking for fresh talent to join them in 2023! As a world class conference company our Venues team is responsible for sourcing and liaising with international venues to host our incredible events. We're looking to develop someone with amazing organisational skills, a passion for working with others and negotiating and the drive to build a long-term career.
You'll be responsible for multiple and simultaneous venue searches, working towards set deadlines and budgets. You'll work with various internal and external stakeholders.
Be responsible for end to end venue sourcing and contracting.
Work with the project team to understand event objectives, agenda, flow, space requirements and create venue briefs.
Issue RFPs to market using the Cvent Supplier Network.
Review and manage all incoming proposals in line with the business request and criteria.
Present venue options and comparisons to internal customers, ensuring each event has suitable space.
Manage stakeholders expectations by keeping them informed at all stages of venue search.
Monitor and tracking sales, overall revenue and event size to assist decision making and contract criteria.
Negotiate rates and terms and conditions with venue (DDR, F&B mins, room blocks, room hire etc.) to ensure costs remain within budget and mitigate risk.
Proactive and enthusiastic approach to all venue requests and objectives. Consistently offering flexibility and a positive attitude.
Ability and willingness to adapt to and support the team through changing requirements. Including venue requests, event tracking, systems, tools and processes.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with a warm and personable attitude
Superb attention to detail and ability to present ideas and results clearly and effectively.
Ability to prioritise responsibilities and efficiently manage time, with resilience to pressure and multiple deadlines.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as a team player.
Previous experience in the MICE industry is preferable.
Higher education degree or similar.
Proficient using PowerPoint, Word and Excel
Desirable but not essential – experience using Salesforce and Cvent Supplier Network
Why choose us?
We offer an environment that will challenge you to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and develop new skills rapidly
You will have the opportunity, autonomy and progression – as of 2022, 90% of our leadership positions were filled internally from our home-grown talent
Our ability to develop successful data products at pace is unparalleled – learn skills and processes that will set you ahead of your peers
We offer private health and life insurance as well as giving you access to our Wader Hub benefits platform which includes, retail, gym, hospitality, and wellness discounts
You’ll have access to a range of amazing social clubs such as running club, book club, chess club, five-a-side any many more…
We give all our employees sabbatical options after 2 and 5 years of service
We offer a hybrid working arrangement, where you decide where you want to work from
Please note: You must have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for this role.