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Senior Planner - Global Event Expense Strategy

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Aquent's client is seeking a Senior Planner - Global Event Expense Strategy for a 9 month assignment in Stamford, CT.

The Senior Planner for Global Event Expense Strategy will support the Global Events Production teams by managing processes and templates associated with budgeting and monthly forecasting for 80+ events. The associate will also evaluate trends of client events in order to better plan for future events and launch new events. A qualified candidate must be process driven, analytical, have the ability to multi-task and take pride in their work while being able to work in a fast-paced, self-directed, and collaborative environment.

Responsibilities:
- Management of monthly financial forecast, assessing P&L to maintain global profit margins while guiding team on maximizing event financials.
- Implementation of budget processes and templates for global team including annual budget creation, regular reporting and year-end closing of expense budget.
- Definition and guidance of strategic budget priorities, setting actions and timelines, coordinating internal meetings and acting as a point person for conference managers and planners.
- Creation of projection tools and analysis of key event metrics to help grow and develop the event portfolio.
- Presentation of accurate, consistent and actionable analysis and reports.
- Cross-functional collaboration with multiple business units including Finance, Procurement, Marketing, Sales, and Research.
- Travel onsite approximately 10% to events

Qualifications
- 4-7 years of event management experience, ideally large-scale events
- Proven budgeting and financial controls skills
- Project management experience
- Advanced Excel skills, comfortable in complex spreadsheets
- Negotiation skills
- Communications and public relations skills
- Bachelor’s Degree

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