Event Planner - Regional Events team
Location: 4199 Campus Drive, 9th Floor, Irvine, CA
Job Posting Location - City, State:
Irvine, CA
Job Posting Location - Street:
4199 Campus Drive, 9th Floor
Work Type:
Travel & Events

Description & Requirements

Come join our family at In-N-Out Burger!  

We have an excellent opportunity for a full time Event Planner based in our Irvine, CA* office. This person will work on the Regional Events team and will report to the Lead Event Planner.  The Regional Event Planner is responsible for performing a wide variety of functions related to the implementation of company events for In-N-Out Burger associates.

*This position is full time, in-office only

General Responsibilities
  • Work on the Regional Events team, which plans internal employee events such as: Company picnics, sporting tournaments, holiday parties, store parties for restaurant associates, and other corporate events
  • Plan and execute all aspects of social and sporting events for In-N-Out Burger associates, such as researching locations, negotiating contracts, selecting and coordinating vendors 
  • Manage on-site event operations 
  • Supervise event recruiting, hiring, and managing of on-site staff, event assistants, and the operations team for each regional location 
  • Responsible for on-going communication with operations personnel regarding event date, location, and other logistics 
  • Create and manage the budget for each event; stay within budget parameters 
  • Proven negotiation skills and diplomacy with vendors to meet company objectives 
  • Manage a project from inception through completion 
  • Proven ability to negotiate, plan and successfully manage a variety of events 
  • Proven history of providing outstanding customer service while proactively troubleshooting/problem solving 
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while remaining organized, efficient and flexible 

Work Schedule + Benefits
  • Full-time, Exempt 
  • Office Hours in Irvine, CA: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm 
  • Department needs will call for occasional evenings and weekends
  • Travel time: 10-15% of the work time will be spent in the field and will require overnight and weekend travel to the states where In-N-Out Burger operates
  • Duration of trips: Most trips are 3-4 days at a time, but some trips can last up to 1 week 
  • Excellent Benefits, to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Profit Sharing Plan and 401(k) Plan

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality or hotel management, marketing, business, public relations, or relevant field is preferred, but not required; Significant work experience can substitute for a degree
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience as an active event planner, with hands-on experience in all facets of corporate event planning
  • Experience planning festivals, community events, company or corporate picnics
  • Experience planning sporting tournaments, competitions, or sporting events a plus
  • Impressive portfolio of previously managed events, such as: Corporate events, weddings, large corporate meetings, company parties, sports competitions 
  • Certificate in Meeting & Event Management preferred, but not required
  • Strong time management and interpersonal skills 
  • Exceptional on-site event operation skills 
  • Highly motivated self-starter and ability to work independently 
  • Ability to analyze situations and make decisions with minimal oversight 
  • Excellent written, verbal and phone communication skills; communication with all levels of management 
  • Ability to work autonomously/independently, yet be an integral part of an overall team environment 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office software, including Word and Excel. Online registration systems experience a plus 
  • Strong word processing and desktop publishing skills 

ABOUT In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park, California, and remains privately owned and operated. Under the direction of the Snyder family, the company has opened restaurants throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon and Colorado. In-N-Out Burger’s menu has remained the same since 1948, and we have maintained a simple philosophy – serve only the highest quality product, prepare it in a clean and sparkling environment, and serve it in a warm and friendly manner. We have built a reputation for fresh, made-to-order foods prepared and served by friendly, well trained Associates.

In-N-Out Burger offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice. Should there be a need, In-N-Out Burger will provide reasonable accommodation to complete the interview process upon request.