Senior Event and Meeting Planner

Sentry in Stevens Point, WI

  • Industry: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations - Marketing Director
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $88,285.00 - 186,880.00 / Year*
position filled

Sentry is looking for an exceptionally organized, customer focused individual in search of fast paced work to join our meetings and event team as a Senior Event & Meeting Planner. In this role, you'll manage the event planning process for complex events. You'll meet with Sentry executives to understand specific event and/or meeting needs and serve as the main point of contact for multiple corporate events and/or meetings. You'll provides effective project management of meetings and events, maintain ongoing vendor relationships, and provide high quality internal and external client support.


* Lead and implement all aspects of event and meeting planning requirements for corporate events and meetings.
* Ensure timely and effective implementation of all operational aspects of a meeting or event including travel arrangements, ground transportation, facilities and equipment, food and banquet requirements, entertainment, participant activities, recording and photography, awards, promotions, scripts, amenities, gifts, shipping, etc.
* Oversee complex budget development, management and reconciliation while identifying opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings on all events. Create program documentation to include agendas, event portfolios, overviews, and proposals.
* Independently plan and perform site inspections and define selection criteria as it relates to industry best practices. Conduct site research, analysis and provides recommendations. Conduct market analysis to inspect and check for suitable venues, accommodations and transportation facilities.
* Review and edit contracts and proposals from vendors and service providers to maximize efficiencies and ensure compliance with budget and company policies and procedures. This includes hotels, destination management service providers, audio visual support providers, and other vendor as needed.
* Participate in planning and scheduling to establish deadlines and ensure the timely completion of independent tasks, short and long-term projects.
* Establish and maintain relationships with prospective and current vendors used for various events.


* Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience
* 5-8 years of related work experience
* Experience with large scale events and audio visual production to include video production, audio, lighting and stage detail
* Ability to work within specific time limitations and deadlines
* Superior attention to detail
* Experience managing multiple, complex programs in a fast-pace, dynamic environment
* Proven experience of project management and implementation
* Strong organizational, interpersonal, and human relations skills. Ability to effectively communicate and build relationships within the team, across all levels of management, and members of the Board of Directors.
* Currently holds or is working towards CMP Certification
* Must be available to travel at least 30% of the time, including overnight stays typically 2-3 days; however, this may be up to 7-10 days on occasion
* Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends, along with participating in industry association events


There is a reason why Sentry made Forbes' list of America's Best Midsize Employers in 2017, 2018, and 2019. At Sentry, we recognize there are many factors that contribute to your overall satisfaction both at work, and in your personal life. So, we provide a perfect mixture of compensation, benefits, company culture, and resources to ensure your everyday happiness. Below are some benefits that you'll receive.

* Competitive compensation to reward you for your hard work every day.
* Generous Paid-Time Off Plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
* 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help fund your future.
* Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
* Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts to ease taxes on health spending.
* Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
* Volunteer Time Off so you can dedicate time to the community.
* Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.


If you are interested in joining Sentry's team, select the one position that you are most interested in being considered for and complete your online application details. If you have applied with us before, you will only need to provide your email address and password. If this is your first time applying, you'll need to create an account. Please complete your application and upload your resume online.


All of us at Sentry-more than 4,000 associates-have various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. We're proud to offer a full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement income.

Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.

Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we're one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We're rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.

Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await.


It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.


Thank you for your interest in Sentry!

Laura Kaczmarski

* Estimated salary

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