• BKR International
  • New York , NY
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 48 Wall St

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Recruitment is taking place for the following position: Manager, Meetings and Programs

Reporting to the Worldwide CEO and Executive Director, the position will perform managerial functions related to the logistical and content aspects of the association meetings (Americas Regional Meetings, stand-alone meetings, and Worldwide Meetings). The Manager is the primary liaison between BKR and service providers, including hotel sourcing and the destination management company, virtual service providers, registration, mobile app developer, and more.

This position manages all logistical aspects for BKR's stand-alone meetings, including Leadership Institute (4 times/year), U.S. Tax Training, Managing Partner Roundtables, Staff Tax and/or Audit Training. The position also provides logistical support for Board Meetings (Worldwide and Americas), including the Worldwide CEO/Regional Executive Director Meeting, held in conjunction with designated Worldwide Meetings. This position supports other ad hoc/ancillary meetings and events and occasional support may be provided to the Asia-Pacific and EMEA Regions, as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

Hotel Management/Meetings Management
Management of hotels and destination management company ? Identify and collect meeting specs and other needs from Executive Director and Worldwide CEO to secure event venue and hotels for meetings? Manage F&B details including selection, onsite execution as needed ? Confirm and authorize A/V needs with speakers, communicate needs to hotel/AV vendor, and work within budget ? Partner with HQ hotel to manage all logistical arrangements ? Negotiate with hotel as needed ? Lead Pre-Con meeting with hotel staff ? Attend site visits as needed and prepare documents for initial site visits with sourcing and destination management company ?
meeting planning duties and related activities
for meetings, from planning to implementation
? Assist members with hotel arrangements and provide solutions to member questions as needs arise ? Oversee temporary onsite staff as needed ?
Execute F&B and A/V orders ? Complete post-meeting summary reports ? Submit all invoices to Accounting
to ensure on-time payment ? Post conference reconciliation and vendor management for hotels to meet BKR's business needs
? Develop and manage meetings budget for applicable events including expense tracking and final event reconciliation
Provide summary report to management on meeting expenses and budget
Work with Worldwide CEO and Executive Director, including Office Manager and Accountant to accurately report meeting expenses and ensure timely payments to vendors

Work closely with Executive Director and strategic alliance partners to assign signage/tables for sponsorship opportunities ? Seek innovative opportunities to grow meeting and program sponsorship (onsite and virtual) ?
Manage all aspects of the mobile app development and work with Worldwide CEO and Executive Director/BKR team to market meeting, speakers, venue, host city and host firm, etc

Programs and Speaker Management
Oversee speaker management for approved speakers (Worldwide and Americas) ? Participate in speaker selection, including phone calls for pre and post meetings, collect bios, develop learning objectives, and input information into mobile app, registration system, and marketing material
? Serve as staff liaison to several member practice groups, including Marketing/Business Development, Future Leaders, Affordable Housing, High Net Worth Families, IFRS-ISAS Latin America, Real Estate and Construction (list may be subject to change) ? Serve as liaison to BKR's Strategic Alliance Partners ?
Experience managing mobile app and webinars is ideal or proven ability to quickly learn new tools to support technology and manage communications for virtual meetings

Communicate directly with Worldwide CEO and Executive Director on a range of needs ? Communicate general needs, and urgent matters to Executive Director on regular basis, including during extensive travel? Oversee shipping of all items to meeting venues and communicate deadline dates to staff ? Create and distribute comprehensive RFP as needed for event services, etc ? Excellent communication and project management skills are essential ? No direct reports PandoLogic.Category: Hospitality & Tourism, Keywords: Meeting and Convention Manager
Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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