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BCD Travel Program Manager in Fort Wayne, Indiana

A culture of purpose: Where will your BCD M&E career take you?

As perfectionists, artists, strategic thinkers and leaders in the industry, we believe culture is defined by its people. We are looking for exceptional people who rise to our standards while bringing their unique perspective to the table. Are you interested in adding to both our mission and our energy? If so, we want to hear from you!

Program Manager

We are looking for a Program Manager to join our dynamic team. In this client facing role, you will act as the event planning lead and project manager. You will collaborate with peers and vendors alike to ensure each event is executed flawlessly from site selection, to registration, to room set & menu planning through virtual and onsite execution, budget reconciliation and everything in between. You keep projects running on time, on budget and have mastered the art of managing multiple priorities at once. Sound like you? Read on!

Your responsibilities

  • Act as the main point of contact for your client, and ensure all milestones are clearly communicated and met. Be consultative in your approach. Afterall, you're an expert in event management.

  • Work with your client and peers on procuring an ideal venue or virtual platform for each event.

  • Build, monitor and maintain concise and accurate event budgets. Think outside of the box on creative cost savings ideas. Negotiate vendor contracts and build long lasting partnerships.

  • Communicate effectively with all vendor partners. You'll be responsible for hotel rooms, designing and communicating room sets, in person and virtual AV/Production needs, offsite and team building events, ground transportation and signage (and more!).

  • Ensure everyone, from client to attendee to staff person has a positive and memorable experience from invitation stage, through onsite, and departure. We aim to please!

  • The ability to travel regularly.

    You're good at

  • Communicating with clients. You have the ability to own the room and convey confidence, knowledge of best practices in events and a professional presence at first impression and on-going.

  • Managing multiple priorities and being adaptable. You have exceptional problem-solving skills, are calm under pressure and work well in a collaborative environment.

  • Establishing long lasting, professional relationships with clients, co-workers and vendors.

  • Virtual event planning and virtual platform experience, including Webex, Veracast, ON24

  • Cvent, Excel and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ideal candidate possesses 3+ years in a lead planner role

    You might also have

  • A college degree from a 4- year institution.

    What we offer you

  • A culture of purpose where we are invested in your happiness and career growth

  • Competitive salary and benefits package

    How to apply

Click apply now to be considered.

Get to know BCD M&E:

At BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), we provide more than meeting and event planning and execution. We are in the business of creating impactful human connections that matter. Connections that inspire, motivate and change behavior for our customers. As the world's most trusted and innovative meetings and events agency, BCD M&E cultivates a culture of people, passion and purpose to drive business forward.

Headquartered in Chicago, with locations in 50+ countries across the world, BCD M&E's team of 1,500+ people are committed to driving success for our customers, our business and ourselves.

See if you belong at bcdme.com.

BCD Travel is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age and veteran status. BCD Travel complies with applicable laws in the countries in which we operate. We endeavor to make this site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at careers@bcdtravel.com.

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