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Venue Finder

We are looking for a venue finder who has a real passion for venue finding and account management. You will need to have good existing venue knowledge, established industry relationships and a proven track record of finding venues, which achieve our clients’ objectives. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our happy, busy, award-winning event management company, based in Clapham Junction. AOK Events source venues worldwide for a variety of corporate clients who are looking to host events including meetings, incentives, conferences, parties, and private dinners. We take the client’s brief and using our expertise and venue knowledge, we find the perfect venue for our client.

We have been recently certified as A Great Place to Work and we are proud of the amazing culture that we have built, which we expect you to contribute to. At AOK Events we offer corporate hospitality, live event services, venue finding and entertainment amongst other services.

Key responsibilities of this role include: 

  • Great knowledge of hotels & venues in London, as well as the rest of the UK & Europe
  • Revenue generation for AOK Events through developing your expertise in finding venues/other event services
  • Negotiate the best commission deals through building supplier relationships
  • Relationships with a number of the more popular event venues – knowing which venue to put forward against each brief is critical
  • Using your relationship skills to delight existing AOK Events clients & help grow their accounts
  • Introduce the full range of AOK Events services to clients during and after the venue finding process
  • Understanding client briefs and brands in order to put forward the perfect venue
  • Qualify and review enquiries with your team as they come in
  • Manage projects or accounts as they are allocated to you
  • General sales administration, including management of our bespoke CRM system to ensure all data is up to date
  • A proactive approach to sales and account management
  • Target face-to-face client meetings and show rounds
  • Regularly attend FAM trips and industry networking events
  • Proactively research and have a genuine interest in new hotels, venues and incredible event spaces. Knowing which venue to put forward against each brief is critical.

Key competency skills 

  • Team player – work as part of a team to achieve goals of delighting every customer with a response to their brief
  • Strong work ethic – the role is varied with different challenges/opportunities each day
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills. Good numeracy is also important
  • Good time management skills
  • Have a consultative approach to your work
  • A people person – good customer service and account management skills are critical
  • The motivation to become an integral part of an expanding business
  • Proactive but not afraid to ask questions
  • A creative and curious nature in everything you do
  • A real interest in venues and events generally. Finding the right venue for a client which they contract and are subsequently delighted with, is the main aim

Please send a CV and cover letter to venues@aokevents.com

Hospitality Operations Assistant

We are looking for a Hospitality Operations Assistant to join AOK Events (accredited as being A Great Place to Work) in a key role to help deliver a large number of corporate hospitality event bookings. The role may also include some operational support for our live events team, during quieter hospitality periods.

AOK Events pride themselves on developing long-term successful relationships with our clients by excellent account management and project delivery. The Hospitality Operations Assistant will take an active role in developing client relationships via managing a high quantity of bookings to a high standard and delighting our clients.

The role is Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 pm with an option to work flexibly. The Hospitality Operations Assistant could be expected to work on events outside of these hours and occasionally on weekends.

Key responsibilities of this role include: 

  • Deliver excellent logistics and communication to AOK Events’ clients
  • Creating fact sheets and ticket letters for a high volume of bookings with strong attention to detail
  • General sales administration, including management of our bespoke CRM system to ensure all data is up to date
  • Build strong and long-standing relationships with clients as projects are planned and delivered
  • Assisting the accounts team where necessary (i.e. making sure clients pay within payment terms)
  • Accurate and timely reconciling of all projects, ensuring profit margin
  • Play a significant role in AOK Events achieving its yearly revenue target

Key competency skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organisation and ability to multitask
  • Team player – work as part of a brilliant team
  • Good work ethic in a process-driven role
  • Building relationships – it is essential to build relationships not only with clients but with AOK’s key suppliers
  • Proactive, not afraid to ask questions
  • Numerate & literate

Please send your CV to Elle@aokevents.com along with an accompanying letter confirming your suitability for this role

OH HEY!

Our brilliant team are ready to help you.
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020 8222 8420

AOK Events Limited
The Engine Rooms
150a Falcon Rd
London
SW11 2LW

AOK Events Limited
The Engine Rooms
150a Falcon Rd
London
SW11 2LW

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