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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 for a proven venue finder to join our happy, busy, award-winning event management company, based in Clapham Junction. We have been recently certified as A Great Place to Work. At AOK Events we offer corporate hospitality, live event services, venue finding and virtual events, amongst other services.

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.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS ROLE INCLUDE:

  • Revenue generation for AOK Events through developing your expertise in finding venues/other event services
  • Negotiate the best commission deals through building supplier relationships
  • Great knowledge of hotels & venues in London, as well as the rest of the UK & Europe
  • You should have senior relationships with a number of the more popular event venues – knowing which venue to put forward against each brief is critical
  • Account management – 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
  • Actively promote the other areas of AOK Events’ revenue generation: corporate hospitality, venue finding, bespoke events and live event services
  • Shared responsibility to ensure marketing collateral is up to date
  • 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
  • A university degree (preferred but not essential)
  • 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

Think you’re the right fit for this role? Please reach out with your cover letter and CV to venues@aokevents.com.

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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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