OPERATIONS MANAGER

 Location: Barcelona

Type: Full-time

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Start Date: March 2019

*NOTE: You must have the right to work in Spain

 

THE ROLE:

Combine your strengths in organizations, customer service and event planning to help our students discover the world. Your role is to plan, create and execute large scale events in various global locations for our clients annually. It also includes organizing accommodation bookings and logistics for the program participants. In this high-paced role, you must combine a high level of professionalism with strong organization instincts and relationship building skills to ensure our students the best experience possible!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Research, plan, organize and execute all aspects of large-scale events, housing, bookings and logistics

·         Develop and maintain relationships with vendors. Negotiate contracts and deals while ensuring that budget is being met. Manage the overall programming budget across multiple cities.

·         Create program timelines, calendars, event and training schedules

·         Identify and implement opportunities to enhance the customer experience and satisfaction

·         Assist in the recruitment, hiring and training of staff

·         Engage in team-oriented activities: sharing ideas and giving feedback

·         Travel to program locations throughout the year

IDEAL QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

The ideal candidate will be an excellent event planner and communicator, a passionate team player, good under pressure and fast on his/her feet.

·         2-5 years of work experience

·         Bachelor´s degree

·         Entrepreneurial spirit and intellectual curiosity

·         Highly organized and able to multitask

·         Comfortable creating something from nothing

·         Strong communicator with excellent writing, verbal and presentation skills in English

·         Comfortable building relationships with people and companies on behalf of the brand

·         Able and eager to wear many hats and collaborate with a small (but mighty!) team

 

WHO WE ARE:

·         We’re travelers, positive-thinkers and doers

·         We help students discover the world

·         We really do believe in “work hard - play hard”

·         Open and collaborative – we all work together

·         We’re global - we have programs all around the world

·         Our Absolute company culture is strong, vibrant and definitely unique

WHO YOU ARE:

·         You are enthusiastic, energetic, super-organized – you thrive in a small team and love to organize!

·         You are a natural communicator and love talking to people

·         You believe in the benefits of travel and love telling other people about it

·         You know how to organize events and are not shy to prove it

·         You want to be part of a young international team that motivates and inspires you

·         Going above and beyond is the only way you do things

·         You excel at problem-solving and are extremely detailed-oriented

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply to be our Operations Manager, please send a CV and cover letter in English to heather@absoluteinternship.com. Note the Operations Manager position and your name in the subject line.

What is Absolute Internship?

In less than a decade, Absolute Internship has formed into a powerful and reputable program for university students leading the industry in Barcelona, Beijing, Bogota, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Montreal, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Tokyo.

Absolute Internship is a pioneering firm and we work with great companies to provide students the opportunity to develop both their personal and professional skillset and inspire them to follow their passions in an international environment with other students from all around the globe.

Our complete internship programs allow students to step out of their comfort zone, gain insight into their industry of interest in an international work environment, meet industry leaders and build their professional network.

Our program is frequently featured as an industry leading internship program on highest rated media outlets such as New York Times, BBC, Bloomberg, Reuters and Sky News.

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