Entertainment IndustryJob Opening for Event Planner – Proposal Writer in Destination Concepts, inc (San Diego, CA 92117)



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Job Category : Entertainment Industry
Company Name: Destination Concepts, inc
Position Name: Event Planner – Proposal Writer
Location : San Diego, CA 92117
Job Description : Destination Concepts inc (DCi) is an award-winning creative solutions agency that produces corporate events for high-level clients. We offer clients a combination of destination management (DMC), event production, logistics management, experiential agency, and gifting services. For 23 years our team has produced the most awe-inspiring event experiences and now is the time to be a part of it and join our team!Why join the DCi team?DCi offers incredible benefits, a fun yet professional environment and has an award-winning culture (San Diego’s Best Places to Work & OC Tanner’s Coolest Companies in San Diego.) Our team is made up of individuals that are passionate, creative and determined to work together for the success of DCi, our clients and our internal team members. We are a dog friendly office, host free weekly workouts with a trainer, cover the costs of continuing education and other fun perks. This position is typically in the office with 9am-5pm hours, 5 days a week.DCi is looking for a creative and strategic event professional to join their team in our San Diego Headquarters. As Planner, Design & Development, you will work with our Sales Team to craft proposals which are presented to our clients for their in-person, virtual, and hybrid meetings or events. The Planner also plays a major role in product development, researching new offerings in the destinations we services as well as virtual components.Major Areas of Accountability: Develop creative proposals and budget summaries for all cities per clients’ request. This may include performing research to customize DCi’s existing core template with new or additional proposal elements that best fit the client program and brand objectivesDuring the proposal and research process, obtain information and costing for all regions and additional locations as needed, in the areas of (but not limited to) transportation, activities, venues, entertainment, and teambuildingNegotiate pricing and other inclusions during proposal processUtilize P&L pricing sheets for all proposed items, ensuring targeted margins are strategically maintained throughout proposal development, and keeping within outlined client budgets.Collaborate with Marketing and advise what new program elements are needed to enhance marketing collateral, client presentations, email newsletters and social media campaigns to effectively promote and sell DCi’s services.Brainstorming creative proposal concepts with other team membersMaintain partnership and relationship with our existing supplier partnersPlace venue and vendor holds for programs during proposal development to ensure DCi has first option for clients, update Access database with all holds and appropriate vendor information. Save all vendor confirmations and pertinent details in program folder.Work with vendors regarding negotiations and ensuring DCi receives the best discounts and rates available.Further negotiate current rates on an as-needed basis for specific requests or programs, to meet targeted program or client budgets.Continue the partnerships with our existing supplier partnersActively seek out new vendors for new, creative, cutting-edge products, including negotiating best prices/inclusions to keep offerings fresh and different from competitorsContinually and proactively seek to improve, modify and enhance DCi’s current systems and make recommendations to Creative Director and Product Development Director. Where appropriate, assist in implementing such changes.Knowledge and Skill Required: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in related field such as the hotel or event planning industries3 years related experience in DMC, hotels, event planning, incentive program planning and trip destinationsDMC experience a plusMust also have a solid track record of researching venues, vendors and suppliers and developing comparative reportsMust be able to effectively multitask, have very strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and possess a professional appearance and demeanor.Judgment Required: Ability to interface effectively with personnel critical to ensure the efficient development of a proposal, which meets the clients’ specificationsAbility to prioritize workload of venue requirements, client needs, and business development guidelinesThe ideal candidate will have a passion for the events industry, excel in a fast paced and deadline driven environment, not be afraid to ask questions and thrive in a culture that fosters teamwork and creativity.Job Type: Full-timePay: $50,000.00 – $75,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceFlexible scheduleFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offProfessional development assistanceReferral programRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftSupplemental Pay:Bonus payCOVID-19 considerations:Facilities are sanitized regularly. 95% of team vaccinated, highly recommend vaccination. Any employees unvaccinated are required to wear a mask within the office.Ability to commute/relocate:San Diego, CA 92117: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Education:Bachelor’s (Required)Experience:Events management: 3 years (Preferred)Customer service: 3 years (Preferred)Work Location: One location

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