This is a short-term, temporary contract role for in-person, onsite support at the Countdown Summit conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. You may be asked to work some or all of the dates between October 5 and October 15, 2021. You will be responsible for any travel, accommodation and meal costs.
As the Food + Beverage Partnerships Assistant, you’ll support a variety of onsite exhibitors at Countdown Summit, acting as their point person and ensuring they have all the necessary specifications to run their activations safely and successfully. You’ll greet partners upon arrival and be available to support them throughout the course of their involvement onsite. You’ll work with several key partners, supporting a variety of programs which may include: Barista Bars, Food Trend Labs, Juice Bars, and other popup activations aimed at elevating the attendee experience. You’ll supervise a team of support staff to manage supply inventory and regular deliveries of materials + consumables, assisting with partner load in + load out, ensuring waste and grey water are disposed of safely and effectively, while communicating regularly with partners to support them operationally and ensure that Health Department regulations and COVID-19 best practices are adhered to at all times.
You’re energetic and detail-oriented, with a strong work ethic. You have prior food and beverage or client relations experience and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You’re proactive and resourceful, able to think critically, and be calm and discreet when solving problems. You follow instructions well and are comfortable working under minimal supervision.
This is a labour intensive position. You must be able bodied and willing to lift and move at least 50lbs. This position involves standing and walking for long periods of time, and using pallet jacks and handheld dollies to transport product throughout the conference spaces.