PRA Business Events
  • Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Full Time

Company: PRA collaborates with business clients anywhere in the world to make their event experiences extraordinary for all participants every time. We offer a wide array of business event management capabilities, including:  Event Planning & Production; Themed Events & Decor; Destination Incentive Programs; Offsite Events and Dining; Team Building and CSR Programs; Activities, Tours & Excursions; Transportation Logistics. Experience the newly expanded, market-leading PRA. We embody Passion, Reach and Authenticity to deliver transformative business events anywhere.

Job Concept

Provides project management, consultative selling and client communication for high-end corporate group meetings and events.  The Event Producer is ultimately responsible for the program development, planning, execution, client satisfaction, and PRA program profitability. Works in conjunction with the Sales Manager and Account Manager to direct the project from sales contract to program execution and group billing. Must possess exceptional communication skills and be adept at listening to a client's needs, analyzing the group profile and providing concise information, program direction, creative options and logistical solutions to clients. 

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in the Business Events Company, DMC, hospitality or event planning industry
  • Strong account management skills and prior catering sales or conference service experience
  • Destination expertise extensive knowledge of the products, venues, vendors
  • Exceptional communication skills; verbal and written, telephone and email etiquette, able to direct a client effectively throughout the program planning process
  • Ability to listen, interpret, analyze and provide consultative selling to meet business and client objectives
  • Ability to handle multiple projects (10-20) concurrently throughout the year
  • Exemplify strong project management and deadline adherence skillset
  • Superior creative, logistical, attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Clear knowledge of budgets, project P/L past accountability for revenue and profit
  • Supervisory and delegation experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently as well as an integral part of the team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, CRM or Data Base experience preferred
  • Conflict resolution skills, ability to remain calm under pressure of deadlines, upset staff or clients
  • Ability to receive candid feedback and possess a high degree of accountability
  • Superior customer service skills, maintain positive working relationships with vendors, staff and clients
  • Satisfactory motor vehicle record and proof of valid insurance with reliable transportation
  • Strong mathematical skills (calculating percentages, proposals using mathematical equations).
  • Working knowledge of venues and supplier/partners in the area and ability to locate new venues and supplier/partners.
  • Must be able to adapt to changes in policies, procedures, and technology, and lead effectively during times of change.
  • Ability to promote PRA and its product to clients, supplier/partners, staff and other members of the general public.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend hours as business needs dictate.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for program development according to specifications of client.
  • Issue Client Agreement with the responsibility of collecting payment for program before the program file is routed to Event Production
  • Develop and maintain business relationships supplier/partner relationships.
  • Plays an active role with the National Sales Manager to ensure the sales and gross profit goals for their team are met or exceeded.
  • Develops creative program ideas for client programs that are cost effective and promote client retention.
  • Provides a communication link between Event Teams and Sales Teams.

PRA destinations are served by full service teams in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Hawaii, Jackson Hole, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New England, New Orleans, New York, Northern California, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, South Florida, Utah, Vail/Beaver Creek, and Washington, D.C. 

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