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Meetings & Housing Manager

Company: Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Meetings & Housing Manager is responsible for the research, planning and execution of offsite committee meetings and similar events for the association with respect to meeting venues, hotel room blocks, food and beverage, group transportation, audio-visual, any extra-curricular activities and attendee registration. -Working collaboratively with internal staff and meeting their budget needs, will research and source hotels and secure contracts, build and manage registration sites for meetings, manage all information contained in banquet event orders, handle all meeting logistics from a virtual perspective and sometimes onsite, collect post-event data for use in maximizing future events, leverage the volume of association business to receive best pricing, stay abreast of the meetings industry and the business climate of destination cities and generate various reports.

They will also be responsible for managing the Housing program for CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE to include but not limited to sourcing hotels and housing providers, hotel contracting, priority housing, site testing/builds, and final billing. Also responsible for housing budget development to include revenue generation and expense management.

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in event or hospitality management along with five years of experience (or applicable experience). -Must possess excellent communication, collaboration and customer service skills; strong working knowledge of the hotel and hospitality industries; ability to problem-solve under pressure; negotiation skills; detail orientated; and experience with registration management systems and working with legal language and contracts. -Industry-related certification (i.e., CMP or CEM) desirable. -Requires travel up to 15%.

AEM offers competitive salary and an outstanding benefit package including health, dental, vision, 401(k), 401(k) company match, life insurance, long term disability, 18 PTO days during first full calendar year, 10 paid holidays. Our staff are enthusiastic and passionate about what they do, our office space is really cool, our dress code is casual, and we hold several staff functions and are involved in community service.

As a condition of employment, AEM requires newly hired employees be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

Keywords: Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee , Meetings & Housing Manager, Executive , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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