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Meeting Planner 9/8/2016

Dairy Farmers of America Kansas City, MO

Company
Dairy Farmers of America
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
7075
AJE Ref #
576115047
Location
Kansas City, MO
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Meeting Planner is a highly visible role which demands customer service skills, a high level of professionalism and willingness to handle planning and administrative details of meetings. The ideal candidate must thrive in a challenging and fast-paced atmosphere with the ability to prioritize and multitask. Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills are required. This position will work in a team environment to produce events, meetings and additional projects as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Research and plan accommodations, transportation, meeting space, offsite venues, onsite activities and other logistics as necessary, using RFPs, site visits and other evaluation criteria to determine best value

* Compiles project plans which summarize costs, event times, attendance numbers, equipment needs, catering, decorations/floral and other related details.

* Responsible for accurate and updated data related to guest list, travel logistics, room blocks and other items.

* Provide onsite management and post-event evaluations

* Manage multiple deadlines with each meeting process and make decisions based on the needs and objectives

* Maintain records of event aspects, including financial details of event activities and reconciles event-related expenses to budget in a timely manner

* Ability to utilize various technology systems and software to support meeting planning end to end process

* Communicate with staff and team members to ensure a successful meeting

* Be aware of, and comply with, all corporate policies

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