Project Manager

Job description

About Kuoni Tumlare

At Kuoni Tumlare, we deliver truly inspiring and innovative solutions and experiences that create value both for our Partners and Society at large. Our wide portfolio of products and solutions is built on 100+ years of destination management experience. Our solutions include series tours, technical visits, educational tours, Japanspecialist travel consulting, as well as meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions. Our product portfolio includes MyBus excursions at destinations as well as guaranteed departure tours devised and delivered by our Seat-in-Coach specialists, Europamundo (EMV) and MyBus Landcruise. We cater to a wide range of customer needs in close collaboration with our trusted suppliers and powered by our team of destinations experts - enabling us to make a real difference to the world.

About the Business

Our dedicated Meetings & Events experts across Europe have been delivering seamless and inspiring services to our global partners for more than 85 years. Knowing that no two events are the same, we are proud to provide both tailored end-to-end event management solutions and single services upon request.

About the Role

We are currently recruiting in Kuoni Tumlare Meetings & Events division a Project Manager M&E with previous experience within the MICE industry to join our passionate team. This position will be based in Saint Ouen (Paris area). Candidates should ideally be coming from an event agency or a DMC and have previously worked with a wide range of clients. End to end event/project management is key and candidates must be able to manage the full scope of their own events, from answering the client request/brief with the best tailored proposal to financial reconciliation. We’re always looking for talented, creative people who share our passion for events. In exchange for commitment, our organization offers a great working environment and the chance to take the lead on some exciting, high profile events.

Job requirements

Key Responsibilities:
  • Create, plan and deliver large-scale events for a variety of foreign clients across the year
  • Proposal creation and pitch, when required
  • Full logistics including accommodation bookings and all land arrangements throughout full domestic territory
  • Supplier management prior, during and after the event
  • Negotiating with third parties to maximize value creation
  • Client and account management to ensure repeat business
  • Onsite management of the event
  • Budget management and post event reconciliation
To succeed in the role, you should have:
  • Previous experience/working knowledge in the MICE industry for at least 5 years
  • Fluent in French, English and either German, Italian or Spanish. Written and verbal language skills are essential. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the French territory and what it can offer in terms of MICE service
  • Strong skills in Excel and Powerpoint
  • Detailed oriented and customer satisfaction oriented
  • Existing client portfolio is a plus.

We are looking for a person who has:
  • A passion for their job and the fast-paced event industry
  • A natural curiosity for the hospitality environment and the passion to share her/his enthusiasm & knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm in delivering outstanding result
  • The ability to prioritize and multi-task in a complex environment
  • The ability to run a number of different events in parallel and manage a wide range of third parties