Manager, Event
Job Details
JNR Inc - Irvine, CA
4 Year Degree
Up to 25%

Position                       Event Manager – Travel Operations

Company                     JNR Incorporated is one of the leading providers of Travel and Prepaid Card Incentives in the motivation industry.  Our solutions help companies drive desired behaviors, motivate performance and reward loyalty – all while improving bottom line success. 

Seeking                       Our Global Incentives & Meeting Division is currently seeking a motivated and experienced Event Manager to join our dynamic team of dedicated professionals.  With a focus on exceeding clients’ expectations, this individual will manage the myriad of details required to produce and execute a successful travel incentive, meeting, or special event program. 

Location                      JNR Headquarters, Irvine, California.  Will discuss Hybrid scenarios. 

Reports to                   Vice President, Travel Operations

Division                       Global Incentives & Meetings

Status                          Full Time Exempt

Position Overview       The Event Manager is responsible for all program logistics as well as the overall success of the travel program delivery.  They can nimbly adapt to the ever-changing scenarios that are part of the event management process.  They will work hand-in-hand with the Account Executive to ensure strong client relationships and satisfaction levels.  The person in this position must have a positive attitude and a strong balance of detailed logistical skills, creativity, proactive solutions, clear communication, and able to manage stressful situations.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of experience working in event management, with a focus on timelines, budget management, on-site execution
  • Professional, highly organized, excellent written, verbal, communication, and analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail and can-do attitude
  • Creativity with sound knowledge of industry trends and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work independently while juggling various projects simultaneously in a high-performance environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well, contributing to a strong company culture.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • CVENT knowledge is a plus, but not required
  • Outgoing personality with a passion for event and experience curation



Key Responsibilities and Areas of Focus

  • Project Lead:  As the Event Manager, you are responsible for the overall travel program management.  This includes the operational planning phase, site inspection, on-site execution, billing reconciliation and post program review.  You will develop an overall strategy and timeline line with the client and manage all tasks required to stay ahead of the client’s expectations.  
  • Timelines and Vendor Management:  Work closely with internal and external vendors to ensure timely delivery.  Internal services include the Registration Department, Air Department, Creative Services, Accounting, etc.
  • Creative Development:  Develop creative and cost-effective experiences to include communications, events, and gifting.  Utilize partner DMC’s, décor companies and various contacts to create memorable experiences. 
  • Budget Management:  Manage all program elements within allotted budget.  Provide regular budget updates noting budget variances and approvals.  Reconcile final program billing.  Negotiate pricing and inclusions.  
  • Day-to-Day Logistical Management:  Utilize JNR Event Workbook templates and internal communications systems to provide on-going updates with regards to the program details.  Determine and arrange detailed program specs as it relates to all logistical elements.  
  • On-site Management:  Manage the travel team’s responsibilities on-site for program execution.
  • Quality Control: Check and double check that no stone has gone unturned in delivering a superior program that the JNR Team can be proud of. 
  • Travel:  Domestic and international travel are required.  Approximately 20% of your time will be spent traveling. 
  • Assumes and performs other duties which many are not specifically outlined here, but relate to the Event Manager requirements.

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance plan
  • 401K and financial planning
  • PTO + Sick Days + Paid Holidays + Get your Birthday off!
  • Business casual work environment
  • Access to Gym and Game room in building

Physical Demands:

The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear sit at a desk, work under florescent lighting, and look at a computer for a long period of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Equal Opportunity Employer

JNR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. JNR does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

In accordance with local “Fair Chance” Ordinance(s), qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, will be considered for employment.

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