Event Planner job description

We are looking for an experienced and creative Event Planner to join our team. As an Event Planner at Pitt Cycles, you will be responsible for organizing, coordinating, and advertising fun events.

We are expecting you to be very well-organized and competent in vendor management. Communication skills, good time management and attention to detail are a must!

Event Planner duties and responsibilities

Identify events that reflect a positive image of Pitt Cycles and its OEMs
Understand requirements and details of each event
Plan and organize events with attention to financial and time constraints
Book venues and schedule speakers, as appropriate
Promote on social and other media types, as appropriate
Meet with management and coordinate with them regularly
Look for and compare different vendors (catering, decorators, musicians etc.)
Negotiate with vendors to achieve the most favorable terms
Hire, train and oversee personnel, as appropriate
Evaluate personnel and provide reports
Manage all event operations (preparing venue, invitations, food, drinks etc.)
Track the overall even expenses regularly
Do event budget planning
Stay within the budget
Carefully oversee event happenings
Offer solutions to resolve problems in a timely manner
Evaluate event’s success and submit reports

Event Planner requirements and qualifications

3 years of experience as event coordinator or similar role preferred
Portfolio of successful events
Proficient in MS Office
Excellent vendor management skills
Knowledge of basic recruitment practices
Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
Team player
Good time-management skills
Great interpersonal and communication skills
Degree in hospitality management, public relations or relevant field is preferred
This can be full time or permanent part-time in our dealership.  After training, hybrid work is a possibility

Compensation and Benefits

Hourly rate $15 to $20, commensurate with experience
10 days paid-time-off
Contributory healthcare
Pre-tax savings opportunities
Employee purchase programs for units and parts and accessories

About Pitt Cycles

Pitt Cycles is the fastest growing full-service dealership in the Pittsburgh area with BMW, Triumph, Indian, KTM, and Royal Enfield under one roof. Sharing a parking lot with a live music venue/restaurant brings folks interested in our products right to our door!

If you know what great customer service means, have an interest in the powersports industry, like to have fun and be productive, we need to talk NOW!

If you're a road, adventure or off-road rider, this area will provide hours of smiles. Come ride with us!