Corporate Event Planner
Payworks Inc. Winnipeg, MB
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Canadian-owned Payworks is an emerging national leader in the field of total workforce management solutions. We have developed innovative online solutions for Payroll, Human Resources, and Employee Time Management. The flexibility that our platform offers is the reason why we are Canada’s fastest-growing payroll and outsourcing alternative.

As one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, we pride ourselves on not only providing business results, but having an exciting culture where employees love coming to work. We encourage our employees to be creative in their work and we appreciate the unique value that every person on our team contributes. 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a Corporate Event Planner who will join our team to plan and manage the delivery of exceptional internal and external meetings, trade-shows and events. At Payworks, our Purpose is “Doing Right by People”.  We take care of each other, our customers, and our communities.  All of our events reflect our purpose and are representative of our company. 

Key qualities that we are looking for are people who are creative and resourceful. At its heart, event planning is about creating a memorable experience and your creativity and resourcefulness will be what pulls together that incredible event.

Another key quality that we look for is someone who is going to fit well with the team. We focus on both working efficiently while at the same time trying to have some fun. We feel exceptional and innovative performance comes naturally to our team, especially when we’re having fun.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

+    Design, Plan and Negotiate – In all unique, recurring, and new events and trade-shows you will design, plan and negotiate every detail from the selection of the venue, the entertainment, the menu, the administration of the invitee list and every detail in-between.

+    Liaise – In support of and in collaboration with the event host you will be the liaison to all resources external and internal in the planning and execution of events.  

+    Create Memorable Moments - You will use your event planning experience and skills to understand your target audience and create memorable moments that will capture, engage and wow the attendees.    

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS YOU SHOULD HAVE

+    Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in Business, Marketing or Public Relations or equivalent combination of education and experience

+    5+ years’ experience planning corporate events and coordinating trade-shows

+    Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) or Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation or related experience

+    Ability to travel and work flexible hours around event schedules

WHAT SKILLS WOULD BE A BONUS TO US

+    Solid negotiating skills

+    Strong organizational / project management skills with the ability to manage and take independent responsibility for multiple tasks

+    Robust interpersonal and communication skills to work with customers, vendors, executives and colleagues

+    We are looking for creative and resourceful people who will use these key qualities to pull together incredible events that leave attendees with memorable experiences

WHAT WE OFFER

+    Competitive base salary

+    Comprehensive benefits plan

+    Excellent pension plan with employer contributions

+    Flexible working hours

+    Free on-site gym and fitness classes

Community oriented workplace – A key mandate of Payworks is to give back to the community. This includes giving all employees one paid day per year to volunteer for a 

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