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Specialist - Conferences & Events in Westlake Village, CA at J.D. Power

Date Posted: 6/23/2018

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J.D. POWER

Be where the voice of the consumer meets the value of the brand. AtJ.D. Power, you’ll be at the heart of commerce, working for a worldwideleader whose intelligence and insights are shaping the way people sell, and theway people buy.

Title:  Conferences and Events Associate  

Location: Westlake Village, California

Reports to: Senior Manager, Conferences and Events

The Role:  We are seeking an event associate to become a partof our growing events team.  As part of the J.D. Power events team,associate will aid in the planning of internal conferences across multipleindustries.  Associate will coordinate event logistics, sourcevendors, manager hotel rooming list and lead registration.  Associatewill work closely with the marketing team, events team and practice areas willreport to the Senior Conferences and Events Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Help events manager to source RFP from prospective venues and negotiatecontracts
  • Manage registration system
  • Manage rooming lists
  • Manage event vendors/rentals
  • Assist in hotel logistics
  • Assist in event budgeting
  • Work closely with graphics team on event materials and signage
  • Help manage event websites
  • Negotiate contracts and setup new vendors
  • Manage vendor payments
  • Manage speaker Request for Proposal site
  • Process credit card transactions and refunds

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in event/ tradeshow planning or in marketing
  • Bachelors in Marketing, Events, Business or Communication preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills, including advanced knowledge of Excel toanalyze data and produce reports.
  • Excellent cross-functional team player who can work well acrossmultiple teams
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Creativity and unwavering positive attitude

Our Hiring Manager says:  “I am looking for the kind ofperson who is a self-starter and is motivated to learn and becreative.  The person who will succeed in this role will takeinitiative and be proactive.  Must be organized!”   

Who We Are

Since 1968, companies around the world have trusted J.D. Power togenerate and gather the consumer insights that illuminate and inform businesssuccess. At J.D. Power we amplify the voice of the consumer, and help brandsimprove the value of their products and services. Together, these principlesempower everyone in the global commerce ecosystem, enabling better purchasedecisions – and better business results. Beyond our proven process, J.D.Power’s strength is its people. They offer diverse disciplines, talents, andexpertise, but share one common goal: to generate growth and long-term valuefor our clients. Our scientists, Ph.D. level statisticians and methodologists,ensure our research meets the highest scientific quality standards and providesadvanced statistical support. J.D. Power represents the science of customersatisfaction in any language, to consumers and businesses worldwide.

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