Event Experience Designer

PRA Business Events - Costa Mesa, CA

30+ days agoFull-time
Company: PRA collaborates with business clients anywhere in the world to make their event experiences extraordinary for all participants every time. We offer a wide array of business event management capabilities, including: Event Planning & Production; Themed Events & Decor; Destination Incentive Programs; Offsite Events and Dining; Team Building and CSR Programs; Activities, Tours & Excursions; Transportation Logistics. Experience the newly expanded, market-leading PRA. We embody Passion, Reach and Authenticity to deliver transformative business events anywhere.

Summary of Position

The Event Experience Designer assists the sales team in the areas of program development, client service needs assessment, and development of supplier/partner relationships.

Responsibilities

Responsible for program development according to specifications of client.
Issue Client Agreement with the responsibility of collecting payment for program before the program file is routed to Event Production
Develop and maintain business relationships supplier/partner relationships.
Plays an active role with the National Sales Manager to ensure the sales and gross profit goals for their team are met or exceeded.
Develops creative program ideas for client programs that are cost effective and promote client retention.
Provides a communication link between Event Teams and Sales Teams.
Assumes the National Sales Manager's or Director of Sales' role with clients, supplier/partners, etc. when the NSM/DOS is not available or accessible.
Performs site inspections for team as requested.
Assesses program leads according to standards set by team and PRA.
Participates in daily, weekly, monthly and annual team, department and company meetings.
Keeps NSM or DOS promptly and fully informed of all opportunities and other unusual matters and takes prompt corrective action where necessary or suggests alternative courses of action which may be taken.
Responsible for ensuring that sales tools, tariffs, and resource books are current, complete and available for team to use at any time
Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or requested.
Requirements

Bachelor's degree, or equivalent relevant experience, or a combination thereof.
2 years of Experience Design experience (Account Management) DMC, corporate incentive travel, hospitality or related experience highly preferred.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Must be able to effectively manage and handle multiple diverse tasks simultaneously, while remaining detail oriented.
Proven ability to work and lead in a team environment.
Strong mathematical skills (calculating percentages, proposals using mathematical equations).
Working knowledge of venues and supplier/partners in the area and ability to locate new venues and supplier/partners.
Must be proficient in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite and industry specific software.
Must be able to adapt to changes in policies, procedures, and technology, and lead effectively during times of change.
Ability to promote PRA and its product to clients, supplier/partners, staff and other members of the general public.
Ability to travel throughout the area and must possess a valid state driver's license.
Ability to work evenings and weekend hours as business needs dictate.
Travel

This position is frequently required to travel within the local destination market to which assigned. The following requirements apply:

Ability to travel to program sites, greet clients, participate in multi-day site inspections with sales managers and clients.
Ability to travel to other PRA office locations by vehicle, airplane.
Must be able to safely and legally operate a vehicle (personal, rental, or company).
Must have a current, valid driver's license for the state in which the employee performs his or her driving duties.
Must maintain a clean driving record, i.e., must remain insurable under our company's liability insurance policy.
PRA destinations are served by full service teams in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Hawaii, Jackson Hole, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New England, New Orleans, New York, Northern California, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, South Florida, Utah, Vail/Beaver Creek, and Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles based candidates only