Organization: Corporate Functions/Workp
Location: New York
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People in the Corporate Function contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.
Workplace Management and Solutions professionals provide space and service support solutions for all Accenture people and businesses globally, running Accenture’s workplace as a robust business function leveraging Accenture’s business and technology strategies.
The Senior Meetings & Events Planner will operate independently to plan and execute meetings & events onsite for Accenture’s NY Corporate Office. They will coordinate event delivery across all Workplace departments, communicating with the appropriate stakeholders, and ensuring quality assurance. All office interactions are expected to be conducted with a high degree of hospitality and professionalism.
A true face of the firm, creating an unparalleled experience for every guest that walks through the door
Coordinates services for events, such as setup, facilities, communicating catering and AV needs, wayfinding, special needs/assistance requirements, printing, security and parking
Works closely with reception, facilities, local technology, and other workplace departments to ensure quality service leading up to, on event day, and following
Support execution of delivery in line with the overall strategy
Use technology to manage the planning processes for meeting, including meeting registrations, approvals, budget and actual spend, calendars, meeting logistics, attendee registrations etc.
Ensure support for assigned events and completion of procurement processes like deposits, purchase orders, billing and final reconciliation
Establish relationships with internal (cross-functional) groups to ensure consistent delivery of service and resolve all escalations related to meetings or events appropriately
Monitor and manage compliance with existing policy and recommend changes to align with changing business needs
Provides support to communicate policy to Accenture personnel and external suppliers
Comfortable assisting with any workplace position and showcasing a willingness to help wherever needed
Create event portfolio to show space set up options and other event options to customers upfront
Manage relationships and contracts with service providers to deliver value-added services and competitive costs
Identify and screen potential new suppliers and services and manage the process cost effectively
Keep knowledge base updated on supplier and sourcing trends and apply new approaches as appropriate
Onsite CF Roles - This role will require you to work in the office
GED or High school Diploma
Minimum of 2 years of meeting planning experience in a hospitality or professional setting
Minimum of 1 years planning and executing high-end internal and/or external client/customer-facing events
Minimum of 2 years in a customer service role
College degree preferred
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Certification preferred
Extensive knowledge of food & beverage industry trends, and dietary restrictions
Experience with a network of catering vendors
Willing to step outside role to complete tasks in other areas of the Workplace
Passionate about customer service
Critical thinking skills
Demonstrated problem solving skills
Ability to take ownership and make decisions independent of customer involvement (proactive)
Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
Excellent organizational, multitasking and time management skills
Highly responsive, flexible and adaptable
Proactive thinker/action taker
High level of professionalism
Ability to work with highly confidential material and maintain confidentiality
Seeks out challenges and opportunities to grow
Business partner attitude and approach
Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $48,600 - $94,700 and information on benefits offered is here.
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