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Event Director - Toronto, Canada

  • Ontario, Canada
  • FCM
  • Full time

Event Director

FCM Meetings and Events was born out of the evolution of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) family of brands. As one of the world’s largest travel agencies, Flight Centre’s footprint spans across 95+ countries and encompasses over 30 brands of corporate and leisure services. We’ve been in the event game since 1986, connecting people across the globe and bringing their visions to life.

We pride ourselves in being able to offer a level of flexibility and customization that is not common amongst our competitors. Our people are out of the box thinkers and problem solvers, helping create memories that will leave a lasting impact.

Our services include: Event Management (Live, Virtual & Hybrid Events), Event Travel, Event Technology, Venue Sourcing & Strategic Meetings Management

Why work at FCM Meetings & Events?

At FCM Meetings & Events, we have worked hard to earn our position as a leading event management agency.  We offer rewarding long-term career opportunities for all team members across our global offices.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, from creation to the delivery of inspiring event experiences and programs.  We care for our colleagues’ health and well-being, their personal and professional development, and their financial security.

We believe our people should be part of an organization with clear pathways to career growth, an exciting future, and a supportive working community.  Promotion and transfer from within will always be our first choice.  

Responsibilities: 

  • To be the lead planner on events, responsible for the overall execution and success.
  • To effectively manage the support team on each event, delegating tasks, quality control, providing constructive feedback, and training where needed.
  • To build and manage the event critical path with all key deadlines and deliverables.
  • To build and manage the event budget, from creation, ongoing updates and post event reconciliation
  • Motivate, mentor and lead team to executing tasks and exceeding clients expectations.
  • To ensure events are keeping correct systems and processes from the outset to ensure error free event management.
  • To maintain accurate files & with accuracy in all event critical documents, reporting and communications
  • To oversee deliverables for all event logistics pre, onsite and post event including quality control.
  • To maintain effective and customer focused communication throughout with all stakeholders.
  • To respond to all client enquiries professionally and within the agreed timeframes and to ensure client satisfaction with the response.
  • To communicate thoroughly internally with Account Manager and project team.
  • To assist with both per event admin tasks and business related tasks to keep the business operating.
  • To participate in the available training opportunities, directed by your Business Leader.
  • To have competency, growth & development top of mind at all times. To take interest in
  • individual "Brightness of Future".

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, hospitality, business or related field preferred or an equivalent combination
  • of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated event, conference and incentive management experience.
  • Demonstrated effective customer service skills at a senior level
  • Leadership experience
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Event Management Software: Cvent or similar.
  • A knowledge of major suppliers and relevant MICE products/destinations

Work Perks! - What’s in it for you:

FCTG is renowned internationally for having amazing perks and an even better culture.  We understand that our people are our most valuable asset. It is the passion and dedication of our teams that keep the company on top of the industry ladder. It’s also why we offer some great employee benefits and perks outside of the norm.

  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a hybrid work structure that combines both remote and in-person work.
  • Have fun: At the heart of everything we do at FCTG is a desire to have fun.
  • Reward & Recognition: Celebrate the success of yourself and others at our regular Buzz Nights and at the annual Global Gathering - You'll have to experience it to believe it!
  • Use your smarts: Our people use their quick thinking, expertise, and tenacity to always figure things out.
  • Love for travel: We were founded by people who wanted to travel and want others to do the same. That passion is something you can’t miss in our people or service.
  • Personal connections: We are a big business founded on personal relationships.
  • A career, not a job: We offer genuine opportunities for people to grow and evolve.
  • We back our people all the way: We are strongly committed to supporting every single employee in their professional and personal development.
  • Giving Back: Proud Corporate Social Responsibility platform through the Flight Centre Foundation and Brighter Futures programs supporting nominated charities through Workplace Giving, Volunteering, and Fundraising. 

Benefits Include:

  • Generous remuneration structure
  • Travel perks/discounts.
  • Health & Wellness Programs and Employee Financial Wellness Services
  • Generous paid-time off policy 
  • National/International Award Nights and Conferences
  • Diversity & Inclusion initiatives
  • Benefits including vision, medical, and dental
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • RRSP with matching
  • Employee Share Plan
  • Global career opportunities in a network of brands and businesses
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Fun and flexible work environment
  • Proud Corporate Social Responsibility platform through the Flight Centre Foundation and Brighter Futures program supporting nominated charities through Workplace Giving, Volunteering and Fundraising.
    • Employee giving program
    • Annual Charity Trip
    • Office Environmental Program
    • 1 Volunteer Day per Calendar Year


If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for and you would like to be part of our award winning culture then APPLY NOW.

Location – Toronto, Canada

This role can be performed onsite, remote or on a hybrid schedule, in compliance with the Company’s Remote and Flexible Work Policy.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.

Our promise is to provide an environment with equality of respect, dignity and opportunity for all our employees.  We value an inclusive and supportive workplace which truly reflects the diversification of our society.  Flight Centre Travel Group is committed to providing a barrier-free pathway throughout our recruitment selection process.  If you require accommodation because of a disability at any stage of our hiring process, please let us know in advance by contacting our Recruitment Team at fccareers@flightcentre.ca

 

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