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Senior Event Planner

We are looking for an experienced Event Planner looking to grow within an exciting and fast-moving business. The successful candidate will have a proven track record within the event catering industry, strong knowledge and connections.

MOVING VENUE

SENIOR EVENT PLANNER

This role is ideal for a highly organised and personable senior event planner with a can do attitude and strong attention to detail. Reporting directly to, and working closely alongside, Head of Planning you will be responsible for some of the larger and more complex events in our portfolio.

ABOUT MOVING VENUE

We are looking for a candidate with a proven track record within the event catering industry, with experience of delivering events in London’s prestigious venues, strong industry knowledge and connections, plus a passion for food.

Moving Venue has a prestigious history of over 38 years as one of the leading and most respected event caterers in the capital, operating events across the Unique Venues of London (ranging from museums, palaces and galleries to blank canvases and warehouse spaces) as well as greenfield sites and private homes.

We are part of the Smart Group, a privately-owned dynamic collection of hospitality and event management businesses, which offers progressive personal development opportunities to the right individual. Whilst a part of the wider Group and contributing to group-wide projects, Moving Venue Caterers retains its own identity and independence.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a respected caterer at a very exciting time.

THE ROLE

This is a unique role due to the structure of Moving Venue’s teams, having separate sales, planning and operations teams. Our planning department is ideal for a creative and meticulous catering event professional who enjoys liaising closely with clients, to deliver and design their events from conception to completion, fulfilling all event needs.

A Senior Event Planner’s role is to plan and deliver exceptional events from conception through to completion. You are responsible for ensuring that relationships with clients and venues are developed and maintained, resulting in high quality, profitable events and the achievement of targets. As a Senior Event Planner, you will be responsible for some of the larger and more complex events in our portfolio.

KEY RESPONSBILITIES

  • Establishing clients’ needs (end user, agent or venue) and presenting effective event solutions.
  • Conducting tastings or attending pitch tastings and site visits with clients.
  • Liaising with suppliers, producing the high quality and comprehensive event sheet for the kitchen and operations teams to work from.
  • Communicating all relevant information to other departments during the pre-event meetings to ensure the services Moving Venue provides meets and exceeds clients’ expectations.
  • Attending events whilst adopting the most appropriate role in the circumstances (file handler/venue liaison).
  • Employing the appropriate resources to elevate our company above competitors (site visits, menu tastings, event out-mess etc.).
  • Identify areas where Moving Venue can create new product ideas and creativity.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of Moving Venue’s product and communicating this to clients and venues.
  • Supporting the training, nurturing and development of junior members in the team.
  • Representing Moving Venue in the most positive way both internally and externally.
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of our venues, clients, competitors, markets and the industry, and an awareness of the impact of any developments in these areas.
  • Complying with the requirements of MV’s Health and Safety/Food Safety policy and procedures and observing safe working practices both at base and at events.
  • Performing any other reasonable duties required in pursuit of the efficient and profitable management of the company.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

The ideal candidate will be instantly likeable and the role as Senior Event Planner requires you to have an outgoing personality, enduring enthusiasm, and a continuous positive attitude, always adopting a can-do attitude. You will be an excellent team player, able to communicate at all levels and commit to sharing your knowledge and skills.

You will be able to design, produce and deliver truly creative concepts in response to a client brief and have the experience to change event elements constantly, to evolve and to improve them, even when the event is ‘live’. You should have a passion for organisation, service, food and providing outstanding service to clients.

  • 4 years+ experience working for an event caterer.
  • Experience managing multiple large/high profile projects and deadlines.
  • Experience designing events including creative concepts.
  • Proof of retaining clients with a history of excellent client feedback.
  • Methodology and organisation, great attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • A keen appreciation of the commercial aspect of your role.
  • Offer strong understanding of event logistics and technical production.
  • Ability to commit to a flexible work pattern including occasional weekend work.
  • Ability to manage and support the planning team in the absence of the Head of Planning.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • £36,000 to £40,000 depending on experience.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Performance related bonus.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Delicious, healthy snacks and lunch available daily.
  • Fabulous regular social events.
  • Fun and vibrant company culture.
  • Generous refer a friend bonus.
  • Holiday allowance starts at 27 days plus bank holidays increasing depending on length of service.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your C.V. to [email protected]

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