Corporate Event Planner
Leidos has a career opening for a Corporate Events Planner located in Reston, VA.
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. The job of the Corporate Events Planner will 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 procurements and budgeting
•Ensure that all policies/procedures are followed to be compliant with Federal Government regulations
•Travel (~25%) when necessary to support key meetings and events
•Evening/weekend work may be required
•Ability to telework 1 to 2 days a week after 6 months of employment
•Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college with 2 - 4+ years of experience in the meeting management, conference planning, and/or event technology industry
•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
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions 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 pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.