Nike Event Scheduling & Account Specialist in Portland, Oregon

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Nike corporate campuses provide environments to maximize employees’ full potential. From meticulous landscaping, to state-of-the-art fitness centers, running trails and more, the Nike Facilities teams keep campuses around the world running at peak performance so employees can operate in an environment that inspires innovation. These teams lead the design and construction of Nike’s corporate buildings, supply project management services, ensure workplace security and much more. The end result: an atmosphere that inspires everyone who sets foot on a Nike campus.

Description

As our Event Scheduling & Account Specialist, you will collaborate with key accounts and/or businesses in strategically scheduling high-level, complex employee- and/or consumer-facing meetings and events that take place at Nike World Headquarters (WHQ), including conference centers, extended WHQ buildings, and exterior locations.

You will be the primary contact for key accounts and/or businesses for scheduling conferences, events, meetings, and presentations, ensuring client and attendee needs are met or exceeded. You will determine appropriate rooms needed based on date/s request, size of group, number of rooms/days, catering needs, and basic A/V requirements. You will provide clients with first and second “holds”, based on their needs and an understanding of the booking process along with maximizing use of the facility by appropriate booking techniques. You will verify budget for event is appropriate. You will be responsible to prepare and distribute “Event Confirmation Agreement” (ECA) for each event including a description of rooms booked and estimate of rental charges based on event’s agenda, reserved space and number of days, and complete initial event function scripting. You will advise clients and communicate the WHQ M&E policies, procedures and potential rental usage or other charges that may impact their events. Assist clients with finding alternate dates or space when necessary. Key resource to clients to determine the optimum space use at WHQ M&E Managed Facilities.

You will interface with assist Sr. Event Planner on Key Events. Includes attending planning meetings, updating booking, & functions when needed. You will maintain high standards for customer service to clients and serve as additional point of contact prior to the execution of the event and assist with updates during event. You will assist in updating and maintaining meeting software database (Ungerboeck) along with producing reports, when requested. You will recommend improvements to the event scheduling process to ensure a successful meeting and event environment.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree inevents/hospitality and/or related field is preferred.

  • At least 4 years' event management experiencein a hotel, convention or conference center is preferred.

  • In-depthhospitality industry understanding to provide the highest level ofcustomer service.

  • Superiorinterpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Abilityto manage multiple projects with frequent interruptions, with minimalsupervision and within aggressive time frames is required.

  • Strongorganization, networking, and communication skills.

  • Ableto clearly and concisely communicate and develop relationships withclients.

  • Advancedskills in meeting management software (Ungerboeck) preferred but notrequired.

  • Advancedskills in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to travel to/fromevent locations/venues including those outside of WHQ, as needed.

  • Ableto lift and transport at least 20-30 lbs. of weight.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: SRC071117WDC-6

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Facilities, Corporate Services