Celebrating 115 years of business, Jostens has been a part of local communities, working with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, teams and affiliation groups. Representatives from Jostens touch thousands of schools and groups every day, working to make a difference with products and services that recognize accomplishments and help people tell their stories. These products, along with resources for educators, yearbook curriculum and services to help motivate and inspire like Jostens Renaissance® and Commitment to Graduate (C2G) are all designed to contribute to a positive and rewarding school experience. As a household name and leading brand in our market, we are passionate about delivering unforgettable experiences for all of our customers. We¿re a mid-size company with a small company feel, allowing us to move fast and explore innovative ideas.
Everyone has a story to tell. At Jostens, we help people tell their stories and celebrate accomplishments with uniquely customized and personalized products for students and families, educators and schools, teams, and world class athletes and their fans.
The Event Planner supports Event Management in meeting business objectives by creating innovative, quality events aligned with organizational strategies. This position is responsible for coordinating logistics activities of sales meeting, convention, incentive and recognition programs.
Event registration - create and manage event registration websites.
Support convention strategies across the organization.
Develop and manage vendor relationships and negotiate all related contracts and services.
Track and communicating timely reports related to assigned projects.
Maintain budgets and ROI metrics.
Travel for this position is approximately 20% of the time and on numerous weekends.
Bachelor¿s degree in business or related field required.
Minimum 3 years corporate meeting/convention planning and execution experience, including registration management.
Prefer 3 years general business experience in a sales/marketing organization.
Experience with independent sales reps preferred.
Meeting Professional certification preferred.
Financial and negotiation expertise required.
Able to work in a strong team environment.
Relationship building skills.
Required proficiency in computer applications and database management including Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word; web familiarity preferred.
Self-motivated, able to handle multiple projects and logistics simultaneously and manage deadlines.
Demonstrate knowledge of hotel/convention facility operations (convention space, catering, audio visual) and have knowledge of hotel reservation system operations.
We maintain a comfortable and casual work environment. Our track record of promoting from within whenever possible gives our employees great opportunities to develop their careers. For two consecutive years, 2011 and 2012, Jostens was proudly recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Engaged Workplaces United States. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation towards engaging their employees.
Jostens is comprised of dynamic teams of individuals who support the mission of schools, groups and teams by passionately helping people express themselves, celebrate experiences and traditions, recognize achievements and share their stories. We value innovation, integrity, diversity and exceptional performance and want to make that apparent in every experience we deliver.
Jostens is committed to attracting and retaining the brightest and most talented individuals to our company by offering competitive compensation, a progressive and nurturing culture and growth potential. In addition to our traditional benefit offerings, Jostens offers charitable gift matching programs for employees, scholarships and In Kind charitable contributions to deserving recipients. Employees also enjoy tuition reimbursement benefits, progressive career planning as well as comprehensive medical benefits and a 401K matching program. Jostens supports and promotes healthy living through education and incentive programs.
Jostens supports and embraces a diverse workforce as an EEO/AA employer.
Jostens participates in the E-Verify process.