Leidos has a career opportunity for a Corporate Event Planner located in Reston, VA.
The job of the seasoned Corporate Event Planner is to provide executive level event management support through industry experience, partnerships and expertise. Responsible for entire projects or processes within the area of event management that also includes procurement and financial reconciliation and budget tracking. A member of the Corporate Events Team (Corporate Communications and Marketing), reporting to the Director, Corporate Events. Team provides full-service strategic event planning that drives business, shapes behavior and achieves goals. Chief responsibilities include providing comprehensive, tactical meeting/event logistical support and event technology (Cvent) services for hundreds of events annually across the US and abroad. Provides direct support to Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team.
•Meeting/event venue site searches, hotel Request for Proposal (RFP) preparation/distribution, and vendor contract negotiations
•Group travel coordination
•Budgeting & cost savings tracking
•Organizing/archiving meeting data/files
•Catering and audio-visual coordination
•Web-based event invitation and registration site builds (Cvent)
•Attendee registrations and fee collection/processing
•Onsite staffing/facility management
•Conference materials development
•Post event support including tracking ROI via online survey/evaluation and hot-wash meetings
•Supplier procurement and budgeting
•Ensure that all policies/procedures are followed and compliant with Federal Government regulations
•Travel (~25%) when necessary to support key meetings and events
•Evening/weekend work may be required
•Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college with 4-8 years of experience in the meeting management, conference planning, and/or event technology industry or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.
•Articulate, with strong written and verbal communication skills
•Excellent computer and analytical skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point
•Ability to create/maintain registration Websites, surveys, email invitations, etc.
•Ability to manage competing priorities in fast-paced environment
•Team player with collaborative approach for managing complicated scenarios
•Confident individual with the ability to interact with all levels of management
•Detail oriented and organized
•Able to manage multiple events/logistics simultaneously in a professional, organized fashion
•Cvent technology experience; experience with similar event technologies and/or some html coding
•Certified meeting professional designation
•Active (past or present) related professional association membership(s)
•Procurement or finance background
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Conference and Event Planning
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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