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Conference and Events Planner

Job Introduction

Sodexo Live have a fantastic opportunity for a Conference and Events Planner to join our first-class team at Headingley Stadium which has recently had a £40m redevelopment.

Emerald Headingley Stadium is a world famous home of great teams – Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club and Yorkshire County Cricket Club, and our own events and hospitality team. The site is steeped in sporting legend. With sweeping views over two international sporting arenas it's a fantastic place to work!

As the planner you will be responsible for taking all conferencing and events enquiries, identifying the customers’ needs and provide solutions to match them, all whilst providing a motivating and exemplary experience.

Ideally you will have some sales experience but ultimately you will be an excellent customer service professional able to build relationships and have a keen interest in events planning and coordination.

At Sodexo you belong, we will take care of you and ensure you thrive in your career and provide you with excellent learning opportunities - we can't wait for you to be apart of our team!


Role Responsibility

  • To exceed targets by providing clients with a motivating and exemplary sales experience 

  • To deliver a high performing sales culture. This includes understanding and living our sales values and competencies and following company standards of performance. 

  • Manage C&E enquiries to the company standard 

  • Identify customer needs and provide solutions to match them  

  • Build working relationships with internal & external clients 

  • Ensuring quality management of data using CRM tools provided 

The Ideal Candidate

  • A strong knowledge of the local market 

  • A good researcher, negotiator, and client focussed approach 

  • Excellent telephone manner 

  • Excellent communication verbal & written skills 

  • Excellent business relationship building skills and understanding of customer needs 

  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver measureable sales targets 

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills in order to prioritise various job demands 

  • Proven negotiation skills 

Package Description

£22,000 per annum

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process



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