Trainee, Hospitality & Events (Westport, CT)

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by MKTG

Westport, CT 06880
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global experiential marketing agency comprised of pioneers and practitioners of lifestyle marketing. We specialize in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/business-to-business engagement and sponsorship marketing. One of the guiding principles upon which MKTG was founded is that our people matter - to the work we do and the environment we've built. We are committed to constantly evolving, refining and inventing innovative brand engagements through deeper understanding of how people think, work and live their lives. Headquartered in New York City, we have 1,600 employees and 7,000 Brand Ambassadors operating in 32 offices globally, with reach in 19 markets across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Visit MKTG for more information. POSITION OVERVIEW: MKTG offers a unique and rewarding Trainee Program for college graduates seeking entry to the lifestyle marketing industry. Our Trainee Program begins in January and July and ensues for six months (through June/December), at which point successful Trainees are offered promotions to Coordinator level positions, based on position availability (post Trainee Program employment is not guaranteed). The MKTG Trainee Program has proven to be an ideal way to begin one's career in the lifestyle marketing industry. The Hospitality & Event Management group provides corporate event and hospitality management services to clients across various industries with an emphasis on client hosting programs, typically surrounding sporting and/or entertainment events, as well as business meetings. Trainees in the Westport office will assist in developing many of the components involved in producing events for corporate clients. Responsibilities -Conduct venue research and develop recommendations for client presentations -Support hotel and transportation logistics management -Propose food and beverage menus; taking into consideration clientele and the guest experience -Recommend event gifts; including product sourcing and fulfilment -Maintain attendee lists and other key documents, specifically status reports and meeting notes -Organize, distribute and manage client ticket allocations -Develop and maintain relationships with outside vendors -Manage shipping and receiving logistics -Reconcile event budgets -Participate in brainstorms; demonstrate a willingness to propose innovative ideas/concepts for client programs -Provide general office support as needed -Some travel (including weekend travel) may be required based on account needs Qualifications -Bachelor's degree -Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal -Strong organizational and time management skills -Detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple tasks at a time and work efficiently under pressure -Must be able to work within a team, demonstrate initiative and be proactive in seeking solutions to problems -Ability to demonstrate professionalism and courteousness in all situations *We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion. Should you want to validate that this is a valid posted position by MKTG, please refer to our website

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