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Show Opportunities CANADA-OTTAWA - Published on 22 November 2019

Company Profile:

If you like to be challenged, JPdL is the place for you! JPdL creates innovative business events that excite, motivate, connect and inspire. For over 35 years, JPdL Ottawa has been coordinating thousands of captivating international, national and regional events for groups from 15 to 3,000 participants. Reporting to the Director, this highly motivated individual will be a key contributor to the continued success of JPdL Ottawa.

 

Candidate Profile:

We are seeking a creative and practical thinker who can support the event management team in conceptualizing and executing imaginative and exciting events of many different kinds (conference programs, tours, excursions, galas, décor, entertainment and leisure activities). Candidates must be flexible, must be able to meet deadlines with little supervision, and be willing to work evenings and weekends when required. Experience in sales will be considered an asset.

 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • At minimum three (3) years of experience in the hospitality industry or in project management (administration, event coordination/management, process planning)
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision
  • Proficient writing and editing skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Positive and reliable
  • Experience coordinating transportation or tours considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with Ottawa venues and local attractions
  • Bilingual in French and English (preferred)

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key vendors and venues;
  • Strong knowledge of local venues and venue offerings;
  • Organize and execute client site visits as required;
  • Issuing invoices and collecting payments in a timely manner;
  • Close out files and create financial reports;
  • Supporting events on the day of, including but not limited to welcoming guests, supporting event; set-up, communicating with venue staff, organizing vendors and overseeing take-down;
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to creatively present ideas and concepts;
  • Taking site notes and managing meeting minutes.

 

Education:
Post-secondary education;
Diploma / Certificate in Event Management preferred.

 

General Information:
Salary commensurate with experience;
Optional benefits package: medical, dental, long-term disability, life, profit sharing;

Please submit cover letter, résumé and salary expectations to PAkehurst@jpdl.com

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