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Event Manager

Louisville, KY

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  


The GE Appliances philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come together, we always look for a better way, and we create possibilities. 


Interested in joining us on our journey? 


The Event Manager plays a critical role in supporting growth and building the company’s reputation through the creation and execution of strategic, cost-effective meetings & events that express the company’s customer focus, brand superiority and industry leadership.


We are seeking a dynamic Event Project Manager to design, plan and execute a variety of experiences to include Leadership Meetings, National Sales Meetings, Customer Hospitality Programs , Global Incentive Trips, Brand Activations , Employee Experiences, Community Projects, Press Conferences and Industry Events for internal and external audiences.Position


How You'll Create Possibilities

  • Independently design, plan and execute event logistics and production from conception to completion for programs with budgets up to $150,000 and work in conjunction with Senior Manager, Meetings & Events on programs with budgets greater than $150,000 ensuring event goals and objective are meet, on-schedule and within budget.
  • Develop event documents and specifications following standard operational process to include budget outline, project timeline, event resume and final event evaluation.  All documents to be highly detailed, organized and delivered by scheduled timelines. 
  • Create and manage budgets in their entirety and provide a summary of event spend and forecasted spend in addition to identifying cost savings opportunities and communicating any potential risks to the overall event budget. 
  • Manage attendee housing & registration and collaborate with key decision makers on creating and managing all event communications and collateral. 
  • Manage vendors, suppliers, contractors, staff; liaise with hotels, production companies, transportation vendors, décor companies, and other external partners and ensures services and materials are handled to reflect company standards and expectations.
  • Manage hotel & venue sourcing and selection and assist with negotiating terms & contracts with vendors/ suppliers.   
  • Oversee and manage onsite conference center reservation system and communicate weekly schedule and event details to all internal stakeholders.
  • Manage and coordinate Churchill Downs suite ticket allocation and sponsorship activities. 

 

What You'll Bring to Our Team

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 7 years of event planning experience.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects at one time in a fast-paced environment and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to lead an event but also comfortable to play a secondary role for optimum event success.
  • Prior experience in project management.
  • A team player with strategic thinking capabilities.
  • Ability to adapt to challenges and opportunities with a solution-oriented perspective.
  • Experience with event registration systems (Cvent), virtual event platforms and meeting apps; Ability to learn new software applications with relative ease and be up to date on current technology trends in the meetings industry.
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 30% of the time.
  • Must have WIFI at home.


Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams.


Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities


GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GE Appliances, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.


GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


GE Appliances participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S


If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply, please send an e-mail to ask.recruiting@geappliances.com

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