*** PLEASE NOTE that at this time, we currently do not have an opening for the Program Designer position. We've hired for this position in the past and we are a quickly growing company, so if the opportunity is of interest to you we welcome you to apply. If and when the position becomes available in the future, you'll be on the top of our list to contact! If you have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com. ***
Being a Program Designer at Red Velvet Events is more than just challenging your creativity and helping achieve our client event goals. You are essentially an extension of our client’s team. You will get to experience so much in a brief amount of time in various areas (marketing, accounting, IT, etc.). If you love the adrenaline of working in a fast-pace, agile, and high-rewards work environment, then this is the place to be. Please read on!
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & JOB REQUIREMENTS
Position is based in Austin, Texas
Will report directly to and work closely with the Director of Business Development and Sales Manager.
Technical Skills: definitely must know MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook. Would be an extra plus if he/she knows Basecamp, Google Drive, Photoshop and Dropbox.
Must be extremely comfortable with managing multiple worksheets in a workbook and filtering XLS files.
MINIMUM 2-3 years of event design-related experience, but will consider someone that has been involved with the meeting planning industry but not directly with program designing.
Discuss and determine proposal strategy with Sales Manager and Director of Business Development.
Manage and produce client proposals. This includes planning and coordinating all arrangements for programs through the various stages prior to turning confirmed events to a Program Manager.
Must have a creative eye and ability to produce concepts aligned to client vision.
Responsible for staying on top of trends and developing unique event concepts & themes.
Identify the best-fit event partners/vendors/venues/activities for client’s group profile, event scope and budget.
Build and strengthen relationships with industry suppliers and other strategic partners.
Work with vendor partners to get best possible rates/discounts & communicate to team best options as well as internal support on pricing strategies.
Deliver creativity at all budget levels.
Determine program costs and profitability utilizing Excel.
Provide quotes & create budgets that support the company and client’s goals & objectives.
Demonstrate the highest level of customer service towards clients, event partners, and colleagues.
Able to work in a collaborative environment and independently.
Must be innovative, inventive and a trend spotter.
Attend occasional networking meetings, including but not limited to MPI, ILEA, NACE, HSMAI, ADMEI and SITE (membership & meeting fees will be covered by RVE).
Stay current on industry trends in destination management and program design.
Must be familiar with Austin, Texas (roads, directions, hotels, restaurants, tours and activities, etc.).
Comfortable and efficient with timely e-mail, phone and in-person communication.
Excellent writing proficiency (i.e. spelling, proper grammar) and communication skills.
Dedication to accuracy.
Able to make decisions based on critical thinking, problem solving, process knowledge, research, surveys, and trend analysis.
Comfortable working on a laptop.
Will work from the main office Monday through Friday unless meeting with clients or working onsite for an event.
Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Able to work with little supervision and in a very fast-paced, high-intensity environment.
Interested in working in a start-up type environment.
Conduct all business matters fairly, honestly and ethically and with the utmost professionalism.
Must have an upbeat “Can Do” positive attitude.
If you made it this far & are still interested, please submit your application and tell us what makes you ROCK as a Program Designer! No phone calls please. We will respond to candidates who have qualified for the first round of interviews.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to confirm or be interpreted as a comprehensive summary of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.
Red Velvet Events is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Red Velvet Events, Inc.
Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner (RVE) is a full-service creative events agency calling Austin, Texas home since 2002. RVE helps corporations create international award-winning event experiences of all sizes. Our team's strength is in listening to our client's goals and translating that to an incredible interactive & creative event experience - fun for the planners and memorable for the attendees.
RVE TEAM MEMBER CRITERIA
When we are looking to expand our team, we are always looking for folks that are wired in many of the same ways we are. If you thrive on juggling a handful of deadlines each day and pride yourself on doing it with a smile on your face, you may be the next perfect team member for Red Velvet Events! Please keep in mind that extreme organization and client-facing skills are a must, but being very comfortable online and well versed in Microsoft Office (we practically live in Excel) is a requirement too. We strongly encourage all of our candidates to have prior hotel, DMC, and/or meeting planning industry experience before applying to join our team.
In addition to a great opportunity to work for one of the Best Places to Work (declared in 2013 by Austin Business Journal, 2015 by M&C Magazine and 2018 by Austin Business Journal), all full-time employees receive the following benefits:
- Competitive health plan, with premiums for employee covered and premiums for family members subsidized by RVE
- Monthly HSA Contribution
- Complimentary financial/retirement planning assistance
- 401(k) Plan with Matching Contribution
- Paid Membership to Industry Associations and Monthly Meetings
- Monthly Cell Phone, Fuel and Laptop Stipends
- Annual Education Stipend
- Flexible Vacation Policy and Paid Holidays
- Bonuses for Industry Awards
We know that the best hire is someone you enjoy working with and is a great culture fit for our fast-paced, entrepreneur-friendly, and creative environment. If you know someone who has previous experience in the hotel industry, DMC industry, and/or meeting planning industry, we want to meet them.
What’s in it for you? If a referral is hired full-time and stays at least 1 year with our team, you get $1,000 cold hard cash on their 1 year anniversary with Red Velvet Events. That simple!
Company Website: www.redvelvetevents.com
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