Director - Conference Operations

Location NEW YORK, United States
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Communication & Corporate Responsibility
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Requires advanced knowledge of business practices to support the cost-effective execution of successful meetings and conferences.  Meeting planning experience is required with strong ability to lead a team.   Has functional management responsibilities.  Works closely with company management to establish needs and objectives of an event.  Establishes effective vendor relationships to ensure quality services and responsiveness.  Requires expert negotiation skills to negotiate on behalf of the company and obtain the most cost-effective pricing and services.  Recognized by internal and external associates for high level expertise.  May meet with C-Suite management to determine needs and objectives of high level events.  Demonstrates superior presentation skills. Represents the company point-of-view in high-level presentations. Work prioritization and decisions are critical to the overall success of all aspects.

• Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally
• Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with meetings hosts, leadership, internal and external contacts
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proficient organizational, budgeting , project  management skills 
• Highly detail-oriented and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Must have knowledge of trends in the meeting and hospitality industry and familiarity with virtual meetings, webcasting, meeting apps and other novel technologies relevant to the industry
• Bachelor’s degree preferred  
• CMP designation preferred  

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In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401 (k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.
AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

AXA is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives. One of the hallmarks of our proud heritage is providing world-class customer service.

We're always looking for smart and talented people to help us develop new and innovative ways to expand our product portfolio, reach new customers and serve well the clients already a part of the AXA family.