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Associate, Events and Experiences

Company: Walton Enterprises
Location: Bentonville
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Walton Enterprises is seeking a skilled, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial individual to join the team as an Associate with the Concierge Events and Experiences team. The ideal teammate will have the demonstrated ability to work hard, but also knows how to maintain composure in high-pressure, stressful situations to help ensure projects are executed successfully. Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization to foster an environment where all associates THRIVE and belong. We do this by creating:

  • a culture committed to continuous learning that recognizes and values differences
  • an environment of respect and connection to learn from the richness of identities, experiences, and perspectives
  • fair access for all to opportunities for growth and advancement About the PositionYou'll join a top-notch team and assist the lead Event Planner and the Property Management team with designing and coordinating memorable, educational, engaging, and/or fun events and experiences for a wide range of family members. Regarding this role, no task is too small, and the devil is in the details! This team member is an out-of-the-box thinker who will be able to provide creative ideas and see them through across a variety of situations and environments. You must maintain a professional attitude and always provide outstanding customer service.
    Responsibilities
    • Provide specialized concierge services as needed for the family and their guests
    • Assist in designing and executing various family-related meetings, activities, special events, and conferences from small, intimate gatherings to 400-person, multi-day offsite events (local, domestic, international)
    • Provide a high-level service and support to principals before, during and following principal-related events
    • Assist with coordinating event logistics, including venue research, audiovisual, food and beverage, entertainment, activities, transportation, and other operational needs
    • Coordinate event-related collateral development, such as agendas, executive briefings, meeting books, etc.
    • Handle issues and troubleshoot emerging problems during planning and on event days
    • Coordinate other services needed by the family; assisting with preparations and planning for ad hoc special events and other special requests by family members as needed
    • Tracking and maintaining databases of preferred third-party vendors
    • Assist with accounting and reporting on event budgets
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to principals, contractors, company leaders, and other departments supporting events
    • Assist in sourcing and coordinating 3rd party contractors
      Expected Hours of WorkThis opportunity is a career-oriented position. 75% of your time will be working standard Monday through Friday standard operating hours. During events you are likely to work longer hours, including nights, weekends, and some holidays. Who we are looking forQualifications required for your success
      • Minimum three years of professional experience
      • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
      • Ability to work with a high level of confidentiality and discretion
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Must be able to drive a vehicle
      • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time and occasionally lift at least 25 pounds
        Additional Helpful Experience Includes
        • Experience in events management with an emphasis in UHNW/Concierge environments
        • Experience working in both high-end or camping-type events and accommodations
          Personal attributes that support your success
          • Ability to act as a trusted advisor to principals and colleagues while demonstrating expertise and integrity
          • You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
          • You are results-oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
          • A lifelong learner, who is inquisitive and solves problems with bold thinking and innovation
          • A visionary who plans for the future with imagination and wisdom
          • You are dedicated to achieving excellence and work with others to tackle the tasks at hand
          • Creativity
          • Capacity to take direction, work independently while functioning as a member of a team
          • Stress Management/Composure
          • Organized, detail-oriented, with a demonstrated capacity to meet deadlines
          • Unquestionable ethics and integrity
          • Ability to work long hours as needed
            All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement and background check. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.
            About the Property Management Department The Property Management team assists the family members with all property-related activities including acquisition, design, and development. They manage a variety of properties including both personal and commercial real estate, vehicles, equipment, and other property-related assets throughout the country. The Property Management team also supports the Walton Family Foundation and Walton Enterprises office buildings. About Walton Enterprises Walton Enterprises supports the personal, philanthropic and business activity for the Walton family. We are a family-led organization, supporting multiple generations of Sam & Helen Walton's family. Walton Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Keywords: Walton Enterprises, Springdale , Associate, Events and Experiences, Other , Bentonville, Arkansas

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