Event Planning Executive (Full Time) - 12 Month Parental Leave Cover | InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels
Location: Australia, Queensland, Sanctuary Cove
Hotel: InterContinental - Sanctuary Cove Resort (BNEQL)
Job number: EMEAA33949
As the world’s first international luxury travel hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been pioneering new international destinations for decades. Each of our hotels is a destination in its own right, and we are dedicated to those who appreciate and enjoy The InterContinental Life – the glamour and exhilaration of fascinating places, mixed with our international know-how and local cultural wisdom.
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort reflects the grand, graceful architecture of a classic Queensland estate, nestled within the beautiful surrounds of Sanctuary Cove. A canvas of possibility: delegates arrive into a sanctuary of lagoon sands and lush grounds, paving the way for unique event spaces bursting with that inimitable “wow” factor. Inspired by the vibrancy of Sanctuary Cove, delegates will uncover a destination of imagination – from fire-rimmed beaches to marina lawn marquees and elite golf courses – the possibilities are endless, for you and your career.
Your day to day
If you'd like to embrace a wider world of experiences and opportunities, we'd like to welcome you to the world's most international luxury hotel brand as an Events Executive, a key role in our Events Team focused on ensuring no stone is left unturned in the planning and coordination of our guest’s unique events. Whether its menu planning, theming, audio visual and entertainment or the organisation of accompanying accommodation, this role plays an integral part in making the clients vision for their events a reality.
Reporting to the Conference and Events Manager, you will manage and coordinate the end to end planning of a variety events across the Resort; from initial enquiry, quoting, follow-up, event planning and management. Overseeing operational delivery, you will work closely with the banquet operations team post hand over to actively ensure all events come to life seamlessly, delivering unrivalled and distinctive experiences for the client and their guests. This includes planning and conducting pre-event daily de-brief and post event meetings with clients, with a focus on continuous improvement; not just for their event but with the wider Resort event offering in mind.
You will also monitor competitor practices and strategies in order to understand trends and ensure the Resort’s event product and services are ahead of the competition; giving you the opportunity to have creative input to innovative product development, new revenue and PR opportunities. Monitoring sales goals and maximising event revenues by utilising selling and rate strategies and optimising upsell opportunities will also be a key focus.
What we need from you
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience in an event planning and sales capacity with proven ability across all aspects of event sales and planning. A proactive approach to developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and internal and external stakeholders will be fundamental to your success.
You must also hold the appropriate work rights to work within Australia and be flexible to work weekends and evenings as required to support the execution of the events which you plan.
If you’re an organised an confident events professional who wants to utilise their strong technical skills and passion for bringing WOW events to life, this new, diverse and challenging environment will be for you.
What we offer
Join our extraordinary world and experience a place where you can be yourself, share your ideas, support your personal growth and wellbeing, and be a valued member of an inspirational team.
You’ll be rewarded for your hard work with a suite of benefits that supports you and your family’s wellbeing, including paid birthday leave, enhanced parental leave, flexible work options and proactive health days. Your career journey will be supported through our lifelong development program, IHG career milestone celebrations, and transfer of entitlements as you move and grow with IHG. In addition to the always-popular hotel perks like accommodation and food & beverage discounts, our discount retail platform makes your pay go even further.
We are proud to be IHG and we know you will be too. Visit www.http://careers.ihg.com to find out more about us.
Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today and let's #GoFurtherTogether.