Nike Senior Event Planner 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 Senior Event Planner, you will collaborate with key business partners and/or external clients as well as other WHQ Meetings & Events (WHQME) teams to design and execute 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 occasional offsite locations.

You will be the primary contact for assigned meetings and events, ensuring client and attendee needs are met or exceeded. You will apply expertise to clients in enhancing presentation and event standards for large-scale, complex meetings and events, providing in-depth consultation services in the event planning process to include but not limited to budgeting, agenda/run-of-show development, space set-up, audio visual components, product/exhibit display, and travel arrangements. You will obtain competitive quotes and bids for equipment and services, and provide cost estimates to the client; communicate and support usage policies, procedures, and cost impact to the client; and assist the client in managing and finalizing event budgets.

You will interface with WHQME teams and event services partners, both internal and external, in the coordination of venue meeting logistics, timely event order creation and management, and post-event review and financial reconciliation. You will maintain high standards for customer service to clients and presentation excellence for meetings and evens while protecting the Nike Brand. You will recommend improvements to the event service process to ensure a successful meeting and event environment.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in events/hospitality and/or related field ispreferred.

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

  • Superior interpersonal and customer serviceskills.

  • Excellent experience planning and cateringspecial events and food/beverage functions.

  • Strong organization, networking, andcommunication skills.

  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate anddevelop relationships with clients, vendors, and contractors.

  • Strong priority- and time-management skills.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule driven byevent business needs, which may include evenings, weekends, and occasionalholidays.

  • Advanced skills in meeting managementsoftware (EBMS - Event Business Management System) preferred but not required.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office productsincluding Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to travel to/from event locations/venues including thoseoutside of WHQ, as needed.

  • Able to 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-3

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Facilities, Corporate Services