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Meeting & Event Planner

Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Short's Travel Management (STM) is a family-owned, women-owned, private corporation. We are sports travel experts specializing in team travel, recruiting travel, group hotels, bus charters and air charters servicing hundreds of athletic departments each year. We move more student athletes than any other travel management company. STM's mission is to enhance the experience of getting there, being there, and coming home. When you win, we all win!The STM team strives to drive innovation, provide excellent service, and display teamwork, passion and dedication throughout the lifetime of our relationships. STM works with clients to customize travel programs to create efficiencies and maximize the value of our products and services.Mission: Responsible for managing all aspects of NCAA meetings and events, including contracting, planning, executing and reconciliation. This position will be responsible for working with clients and client groups to organize and coordinate logistics for internal meetings. This position is on-site, located in Indianapolis, Indiana but will be able to work a hybrid office/remote schedule.Outcomes/KPIs:Demonstrates proficient meeting and event planning knowledge, skills and abilities specifically as it relates to the contracting, planning and execution of all designated meetingsSuccessfully plans events including catering and audio-visual needs at hotels. Some on-site event management required.Learns and manages fully all areas of Short's Travel's proprietary systems including meeting requests, hotel inventory, rooming lists and registration.Collaborates in overseeing NCAA Conference Center, plans internal meetings and works closely with vendors.Utilizes exceptional customer service capabilities: above average listening, negotiating and communication skills, creative thinking and problem solving, detail oriented with excellent follow through.Builds strong, productive relationships with NCAA staff, hotel vendors, hotel sales managers, national sales offices, etc. to ensure customer satisfaction.Demonstrates the ability to be a good team player: cross-trained or is available for cross utilization, dependable and reliable, is flexible with the ability to multi-task.We are a team at Short's Travel Management and as such, you may be expected to assist in other departments or handle tasks outside of your typical position scope for the benefit of our clients or company.Key CompetenciesPositive Mindset/AgileSelf-motivation/DriveDetail OrientedPeople-centric Leadership/AdvisoryObjective ListeningCollaborative/Ability to inspire trustCritical/Strategic ThinkingContinuous Improvement/Open to TryPM 22Requirements:Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience AND5 years previous experience in event or meeting management, hotel event servicesCMP designation a plus.Strong experience in hotel negotiations required.Flexibility to travel and/or work a flexible schedule (i.e. non-traditional hours) as needed.Technical Skills:Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Teams, Delphi.fdc and VivienProven aptitude for technology and/or software solutions and analytical skills required.Compensation & Available Benefits:Competitive salary commensurate with experienceMedical InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsuranceLife InsuranceDisability Insurance401(k) planVacation/Paid Time OffShort's Travel Management is an EOE employer.This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.PM22PI202119917

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