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Experienced Wedding/Event Manager

Remuneration:Basic plus commission 
Location:Cape Town, Constantia
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Wedding Concepts

Job description

Experienced Wedding & Event Manager - The Concepts Collection.

The business:

The Concepts Collection – one of South Africa’s leading boutique style wedding and event management businesses, handcrafts special events across Southern Africa for a discerning and demanding client base from across the globe.

Based in Cape Town the Concepts Collection is made up of sister companies Wedding Concepts, Event Concepts and Travel Concepts.

A true luxury brand we are renowned for our impeccable service – handcrafting the most inspirational and exclusive event portfolio, ranging from large and lavish wedding celebrations to prestigious corporate events, gala dinners, inspiring incentives, special conferences and sophisticated private celebrations.

As part of our continued growth and expansion, we are looking to recruit an Experienced Wedding & Event Manager to handle his/her own portfolio of high-end private and corporate clients – as well as to work with the team & owners in driving the business forward.

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The role and key responsibilities:

As a senior wedding and event manager, your key role will include coordinating some of our exclusive events and weddings from start to finish (your own portfolio). This will involve project conceptualisation, full client liaison, financial and budget management, supplier liaison, resource planning, creative idea generation and implementation, management reports as well as overseeing logistics and a hands-on on-site approach at the functions.

As a key event management role in the business this position will also demand a wider business understanding, including staff management and marketing knowledge.

The incumbent will work throughout the Western Cape, South Africa, and into Africa. Your team is small and intimate – based in Constantia – but demanding, hard-working and constantly pushing boundaries.


Personal skills and attributes: 

As an experienced wedding and event manager, you are used to managing a diverse portfolio of events and weddings. You bring 3 to 5 years of sound event experience – creativity and attention to detail come naturally to you.

You are an excellent communicator, engaging, worldly-wise, highly organised, deadline-oriented and a proactive self-starter. Flexibility, commitment, systematic planning, and the ability to perform under pressure are all of the utmost importance.

At ease with handling complex project management tasks yet with a compelling, charming and finessed demeanour, you work easily with other people and look the part. Luxury, style and sophistication are part of your vocabulary.

You are a naturally stylish brand ambassador equipped with creative flair and keen to establish South Africa as a world-class destination for celebrations marked by style and sophistication. As someone well-travelled, you have experienced and/or worked in different cultures.

A strong personality and presence along with ambition and an appetite for challenges will see this individual grow to full capacity in a business that offers as much as it demands.

  • Previous event management and function coordination experience of at least 3 to 5 years
  • Available portfolio of previously managed, diverse high-end functions
  • Proper knowledge and experience of all Microsoft Office Programs – technology literate 
  • Social media savvy
  • Willing to travel locally, nationally and internationally if required 
  • Willing to work on weekends and unsocial hours
  • Valid driver’s licence and own car
  • Available from February/March 2020
  • Experience of working with/for luxury brands
  • Experience of working with/for hospitality brands/in the hospitality industry
  • Overseas work experience

Posted on 15 Jan 13:57

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