Are you an out-of-the-box, creative planning professional with strong research and proposal writing skills?
Do you take pride in finding the ‘wow’ factor in creating unique and innovative meetings and incentive programs?
We have a unique opportunity for an experienced planner to join our team. Our ideal candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and be effective at building and maintaining strong relationships across key stakeholders within the planning process.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of related industry experience in planning programs, ideally within a third party supplier.
- Lead the planning process on both new and existing business, working closely with the Sales Director to support the client relationships during the planning cycle
- Directly interface with our suppliers and internal project teams as necessary, to support both budget and time requirements
- Act as a subject matter expert on destinations and site options
- Negotiate supplier contracts, ensuring best possible price and concessions
- Work closely with the internal program team to create compelling, best-in-class proposals
- Act as a consulting resource to both the client and the internal team on elements of the program
- Ensure the successful communication to all relevant parties of program expectations, deliverables, and deadlines including follow up
- Experience in program management and onsite is an asset
- Ability and availability to travel and attend FAM trips is an asset
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in planning incentive programs, conferences or meetings of varying scope and geographical location and complexity
- Exceptional time management and program management skills
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Exceptional client service skills
- Exceptional ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- Strong communication skills (verbal, written and listening skills)
- Strong interpersonal skills; effectively can handle situations of conflict with tact and diplomacy
- Strong ability to build and maintain lasting client relationships
- Strong understanding of the client experience and program design
- Well-versed in best-practices in planning within a third party supplier environment
- Strong negotiating skills
- Demonstrated creative flair
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning to enhance their product knowledge
- Self-motivated, highly energetic with a strong drive to achieve results
- Passionate about program management
- Enthusiastic about incentive travel solutions
- Believes in going ‘the extra mile’ for an internal or external client
- Positive, resourceful and solutions-oriented
- Maintains professionalism under pressure
- Demonstrates ownership and initiative
- Balances urgent priorities with the need to respect and support the needs of others
- Collaborative team player
Wynford welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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