Manager - Event Planning, Conventions And Expos

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Manager - Event Planning, Conventions And Expos
Auckland Unlimited

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited is Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s economic and cultural agency that is committed to making our region a desirable place to live, work, visit, invest and do business. As an Auckland Council-controlled organisation, we deliver a co-ordinated, region-wide programme to maximise cultural, social and economic benefits for our residents and visitors, as well as driving investment and innovation, to support Auckland businesses to thrive.

He angitūtanga: The opportunity 
The Manager, Event Planning Conventions & Expos is responsible for a specialised group of Event Planners to ensure the delivery of all events through the provision of effective and professional event management. This will include managing the team effectively in all areas of induction, guidance, mentoring and coaching, as well as identifying and deploying training and development needs to improve performance.

Working under the Auckland Conventions brand, the Manager, Event Planning Conventions & Expos will work closely with the Manager, Event Planning Live Experiences, collaborating together to ensure consistent and agreed process across both teams. Project participation will include taking the lead on identified new business initiatives and providing high quality project management to ensure effective and efficient delivery of project objectives.

The role will manage key client, supplier, and internal stakeholder relationships and oversee management of one-off and annual complex events to coach the team in planning of these events.  You will monitor event financials, audits and post analysis, track department spend and regularly review event planning and delivery processes, identifying and implementing opportunities for development. 

He kōrero mōu: About you 
We are looking for a people manager with strong team leadership experience, interpersonal and negotiation skills and the ability to develop and maintain networks and relationships. You will bring demonstrated experience in convention event planning, specifically in at least one of the following areas: Conferences, Expos, Exhibitions, Trade Shows, Private Events, Meetings or Incentives. 

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail. You will be solution focussed, able to keep a level head in stressful or high-pressure situations, have proven experience in conflict resolution and be able to prioritise and manage multiple events, projects and tasks autonomously.

You will have knowledge of venue management best practices and procedures, understanding of all legislative requirements such as liquor licencing laws and food safety regulations, and the ability to interpret and enforce venue policies and procedures. 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
You'll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively to contribute to Auckland's growth and development. We are committed to diversity and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual and collective contributions.

We offer a competitive salary, long service leave and learning and development opportunities
Work with a team of dedicated and respected experts who share a passion for making a difference
Contribute to Auckland's growth and development by ensuring the right outcomes are achieved for the region
As part of Auckland Council Group, you'll gain access to many benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, entertainment, lifestyle discounts and more.

If you have a genuine desire to be part of the journey in creating a wonderful experience and positive outcomes for Auckland, then please apply now by submitting your CV and cover letter expressing your interest! 
CLICK HERE to apply for the position description.

Applications close 04 February 2024- Applications may close early if ideal candidate found


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