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Special Event Managers work for a variety of organizations such as retail stores, hotels, or conference centers. Essential responsibilities listed on a Special Event Manager resume are identifying event opportunities, consulting with clients, developing event proposals, managing budgets, identifying special guests, promoting the event, clearing the venue, and assessing event impact. Based on our collection of resume samples for this position, the most sought-after skills in a Special Event Manager are organization, attention to details, project management experience, budgeting, flexibility, time management, and stamina. Eligible candidates hold a degree and are trained in marketing, business, hospitality, or event management.

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Special Event Manager

Directly managed all facets of restaurant operations including; staffing, training, purchasing, inventory and quality control

  • Recruited, hired, supervised, and motivated a staff of up to 35 employees
  • Worked closely with executive chef on menu planning for all events and daily specials
  • Control all negotiations for events including; price quotes, staffing, and employment of celebrity/guest speakers
  • On site manager during all functions and events
  • Trained service staff to enhance customer experience and increase profits through suggestive selling and incentives
  • Increased banquet sales from $175,00 in 1991 to over $1.5m in 2004
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
2

Special Event Manager

Market the property, remain in direct contact with guests, finalize with the guest, communicate the details to operations team, execute the event, and follow up with guests after events secure new private event business.

  • Maintain all social media channels for [company name] and Lucky Penny.
  • Achieved 164% of sales goals for 2015 through July.
  • Award winning, regionally and nationally recognized restaurant.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Communication Studies
MA
Organizational & Multicultural Communication
3

Special Event Manager/ Catering Director/ Bookkeeping Assistant

Performed human resource functions, including reviewing resumes, interviewing, and processing new hires.

  • Assisted the bookkeeper/ office manager with data entry, event research, invoicing and advertising. Maintained and improved office filing system.
  • Administered all basic office functions and provided concierge services. Facilitated inter office scheduling and communications.
  • Negotiated contracts between outside vendors and the companies for special events.
  • Directed all catered functions and managed special events. Ordered all products and services for the office staff and for special events.
  • Facilitated and improved business to business contacts that lead to streamlined operating procedures.
  • Lobbied elected officials for licensing for events and represented the company in public hearings necessary for the operation of the events.
  • Coordinated 21 nonprofit groups with company events to help them with fundraising, led meetings regarding procedures, and taught training classes.
  • Installed new inventory management procedures.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
BA
Political Science
4

Special Event Manager

  • Executed institutional events from start to finish including management of inquiries, proposals, policies and guidelines, contracting, client relations and event logistics.
  • Coordinated and managed all service departments (audio visual, catering, custodial, electrical, security, volunteers, etc.) to ensure a successful event in three facilities.
  • Conceptualized, planned and executed major fundraisers, golf tournaments, building opening and dedication events with budgets ranging from $15,000 to […]
  • Managed event committees & sub committees to ensure brand message and story is communicated effectively
  • Worked with creative and graphic design teams on producing event collateral material including invitations, printed programs and videos
  • Managed department budget and vendor negotiations
  • Managed 3-day conferences & symposiums with over 15 high profile speakers per day with extensive audio visual needs for large guest counts.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
MA
Marketing
5

Special Event Manager

Managed a new reservation service involving organizing and setting up special events and accommodations for the tourist area in Newport, Rhode Island, which included Weddings, World Cup Championship Sailing Races, Boat Shows, corporate getaway vacations and conventions as well as large bus tours.

  • Responsible for bringing in new business by meeting with local businesses, Chamber of Commerce's and Associations as well as regional magazines for advertising purposes.
  • Maintained contracts with over one hundred Bed & Breakfasts and hotels and motels as well as home rentals
  • Created public relations venues for the company and generated business leads through local magazines, visitor guides, wedding brochures and being an active participant in the Visitor's Bureaus in our surrounding areas.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Marketing / Communications
Leadership
6

Special Event Manager/system Administrator

  • Managed teams, data and procedures to plan and execute annual special events: logistics, budgets, vendors, contracts, reports, client meetings and more
  • Improved client communication and contract processing time by implementing event planning database for 100 end users
  • Analyzed software requirements for implementation of new systems, wrote training manuals and conducted all staff training sessions
  • Recorded and analyze financial data to assist with making business decisions
  • Acknowledged for excellent performance by being promoted 3 times within 5 years
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BA
Interdisciplinary Studies
Html, Css, Javascript
net, C#, Quality Assurance Manual Testing
7

Special Event Manager/development Coordinator

  • Developed and executed all marketing, advertising and public relations strategies
  • Managed a committee of 30 volunteers to produce two annual fundraising concerts each averaging over 1,000 attendees and raising a combined […] for the organization
  • Worked closely with the Board to secure various types of funding including annual sponsorships, special events sponsorships, media sponsorships, in-kind donations, auction revenue and ticket sales
  • Created and maintained relationships with new and previous donors, local businesses and community leaders to ensure continued organizational support
  • Responsible for the day of operations for each event ensuring that events run smoothly
  • Represented the organization at special events and through community outreach presentations
  • Oversaw all search engine optimization including blogging, website development and social media
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Arts And Sciences, Sociology
8

Special Event Manager

Managed budget, including entrance fees, and evaluation of submitted bids from potential vendors for Golf Tournament.

  • Coordinated Better Living Expo at the Sundome, for over 100 vendors with booth spaces, catering, entertainment, and collaboration with a committee of 15 people.
  • Planned details for auction and dinner including donations, event menu, correspondence to donors, entertainment, and auctioneer.
  • Created new Chamber event "Business-to-Business" encouraging local owners to purchase booth space and participate.
  • Communicated with team to effectively execute "Arts & Craft Festival" involving booths, entertainment and food vendors.
  • Developed PSA's and brochures for distribution to media outlets for maximizing attendance and vendor participation.
  • Targeted appropriate audiences for events through mailings, letters, advertising, and promotional ads locally.
  • Interacted with over 1000 Chamber members at monthly recruitment events ongoing to increase involvement by the community.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Special Event Management
AAS
Mid-management Marketing
BA
Business / Hospitality Management
9

Marketing and Special Event Manager

  • Coordinated all events from start to finish, including, room reservations, menu, itinerary, media equipment and décor for groups ranging from 20-2,000 people
  • Served as "point of contact" for all resort customer service issues
  • Developed Welcome Center format that efficiently and effectively serves potential and existing vacation clients
  • Created and enhanced excellent working relationships with local vendors
  • Boosted average sale per guest by emphasizing guest experience
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Fine Arts
10

Special Event Manager

  • Coordinated all marketing and communication materials including writing, designing and editing
  • Improved event financials through developing new marketing programs, branding campaigns and promotional plans
  • Developed direct marketing campaigns to secure new sponsors and vendors
  • Managed the tracking of event revenues, invoices, expenses and budgets
  • Reached 93% sales goal for 2008 by securing more than […] in non-profit donations
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Communications / Journalism, Minor: Design, Emphasis: Advertising

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