23 days ago

Project Manager MICE (100%)

Kuoni Global Travel Services

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At Kuoni Tumlare, we create truly inspiring travel experiences that go beyond expectations. Proudly part of the JTB Corporation, we curate and deliver group travel, and meetings, incentives, congresses and events (MICE).

Kuoni Tumlare Group Travel

Delivering bespoke packaged tours for leisure and incentive groups, we partner with retail and wholesale travel agents worldwide to create itineraries, reserve product inventory and provide ground support. Our teams work behind the scenes to manage every part of a tour from hotel and restaurant bookings to sightseeing and guides. We excel in giving group travelers from over 50 countries a great taste of European and worldwide destinations.

Kuoni Tumlare MICE

We also curate unique and creative meetings, events, incentives and congresses/conventions for clients in Europe and America, providing a full range of ground handling services for many of the world’s leading ocean and river cruise lines.

Trading under the brands JTB, Kuoni Global Travel Services, Tumlare Destination Management, Kuoni Destination Management, Kuoni Congress and Conference & Touring, our 3,000 plus team members are located across 34 countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

In order to support the team here in Zürich, we are looking for a dedicated and passionate young professional as:

Project Manager MICE (100%)

As the Project Manager you are responsible for the successful performance of the organization of incentive travel & meetings for international customers here in Switzerland from the beginning until the end. This include being in charge of supplier relationship management, creation of tailor made event concepts for the customers, i.e. bid proposal management & costing, direct communication with customers, organization of the events in every detail with the coordination of all the suppliers involved.

The Project Manager takes the lead throughout the execution phase, including supervision of the events on-site. On top you are in charge of all financial matters, ensuring open communication and alignment between key stakeholders, whilst always keeping the most efficient and profitable way in mind. Additionally, you are responsible for market research for top destination market trends and competitions and you define destination market strategies.

Knowledge and experience required:

  • Bachelor degree in tourism / event management or equivalent
  • At least 3-5 years’ work experience in a DMC, Communication or Event Marketing Company 
  • Excellent knowledge of touristic sights in all parts of Switzerland is a key requirement
  • Fluency in English and German is a must, good level of French, Italian or Spanish is a strong advantage, any additional languages are a plus
  • Outstanding service orientation at all times
  • Sound organizational and MS Office skills
  • Proven track record of project management experience
  • Excellent negotiation and analytical skills
  • Willingness to travel nationally and work irregular hours

You are a dedicated and open-minded person with a collaborative working style. You are self-motivated and committed to perform through a hands-on approach. You have strong interpersonal and communication skills and feel comfortable in a complex and demanding environment.

If you are matching those requirements and are interested in a new challenge, we are looking forward to receiving your full application (incl. cover letter) via our online recruiting tool.

Location: Elias-Canetti-Strasse 2, 8050 Zurich
Start date: as soon as possible

Only direct applications will be considered.

Kuoni Global Travel Services
Ms Izabela Bielska