Compass Group, North America MEETING AND EVENT PLANNER, CORPORATE, SAN DIEGO in SAN DIEGO, California

Eurest Services, *a division of Compass Group, *is a premier facility services provider, offering leading national business and industry organizations solutions and customer focused support. We provide business facilities management from sustainable cleaning to laboratory support, outdoor maintenance, materials management.

Job Summary

Event Planner for managed services company contracted in San Diego, CA. Primary objectives are to effectively, consistently, and seamlessly deliver innovative events that add to the success of the companies objectives, maximize value and optimize the events budget. The scope of events may vary from meeting arrangements only, meetings/events with minimal food and beverage and set-up requirements, meetings with meals and refreshment breaks and large-scale events with multiple set-up requirements including exhibitors, vendors, and food and beverage service. May include VIP breakfasts and luncheons to large company wide events with elaborate themes, food and beverage, decorations, activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate and effectively communicate meeting logistics to Event Coordinators/Event Staff, QSS support departments as well as vendors for all meetings/events as assigned.

  • Determine client needs through exploratory meetings with the client to develop timelines, menus, layouts and equipment requirements to meet or exceed the clients’ expectations.

  • Generate the Function Service Order (FSO) for each event accurately, effectively and efficiently by the distribution deadline.

  • Liaise with in-house caterer regarding all Food and Beverage needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills and effectively prioritize without prompting

  • Strong analytical thinking, problem solving skills and communications skills (both written and oral) with a high level of attention to detail

  • Excellent project management skills including managing timelines, communications, budgets and relationships

  • Proven ability to successfully handle multiple projects and meet critical deadlines

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • 2-4 years of prior relevant experience in meeting/event planning or catering sales

  • Certified Meeting Professional designation a plus

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/Eurest Services is a member of Compass Group USA/

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*Req ID: *181885

Eurest Services

KELLY L LUQUE

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