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Meeting & Event Services Specialist

Company: Southern Company
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Alabama Power Company is currently accepting applications for a Meeting & Event Services Specialist. This position is responsible for consulting with clients and coordinating services in the planning and execution of events and meetings, with an emphasis on customer service and guest experience. This may include all the logistics of assembling attendees at a host location and providing them with programming, housing, food and beverage, printed material, and teambuilding. In addition, this position will negotiate with vendors for the best possible price and manage contractual disciplines related to conference services, with a focus on overall savings to both the client group and the company. This position reports to the Team Leader of Meeting & Events Services. MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate the planning and execution of events and meetings for Southern Company Consult with clients to evaluate budget, scope, format and other logistical needs Negotiate and manage all supplier contracts and arrangements, including food/beverage, entertainment, external speakers, transportation, teambuilding, gifts, housing, production and event technology Build and maintain vendor relationships Manage all activities at site location during the event, including providing work direction to site coordinators Maintain the data-tracking tools associated with reservations, attendee confirmations and housing In order to meet deadlines and the needs of client events, the position requires flexible work hours, including nights and weekends CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS: Education High school diploma or equivalent is required Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Minimum 1-2 years full-time meeting and event planning experience required, preferably with previous hotel, corporate, or association experience Proven customer service experience Proven organizational, project management and time management skills General knowledge of business practices associated with procurement, such as budgeting, logistics coordination and contract/vendor management Strong analytical and negotiation skills Proficient computer skills (MS Office applications required, experience with online registration systems like Swoogo or Cvent preferred) Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) Excellent interpersonal skills Must be able to work efficiently with minimum supervision to make decisions and anticipate steps Behaviors Models all aspects of Our Values (Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment) Able to work with all levels of management Demonstrates a positive attitude and a commitment to providing excellent customer service Ability to work as a proactive team member Disciplined and adaptable Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama. Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. APC2007432PDN-9738a0f0-6966-413f-940b-c440f85c6417

Keywords: Southern Company, Birmingham , Meeting & Event Services Specialist, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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