Congress and Events Manager

Recruiter
Andy Fish
Location
Maidenhead
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Congress and Events Manager - Pharmaceutical Company based near Slough, Bucks.

Negotiable basic salary plus bonus & benefits.

Purpose:

Responsible for the organisation of the symposiums, meetings, congress and other events in line with the Brand Plan.

Roles Requirements:

- To ensure Congresses and Event are appropriately selected, organised and participation is appropriate and aligned with the marketing Brand Plan.
- Coordinate and liaise with internal and external parties concerning event and congress organisation and management requirements.
- Advanced screening of congress opportunities in line with brand/product requirements.

- Coordinating on site personnel, accommodation and events in an efficient and timely manner
- Coordinating contracts and event management with all agencies, hotels, external vendors (e.g. Destination Management Organizations, Transfer companies)
- Liaising with company where required for congress and events management issues.
- Developing and maintaining relationship with any/all congress oversight bodies to represent the best interests of company and its customers.
- Routine liaison with internal Brand, Medical Managers and other key stakeholders.
- Ensuring all congresses and events are compliant with company and industry regulations and run to a high standard

- Accountable for the management of costs versus budget for agreed projects and proactively identifies/escalates any variances to relevant project lead.

- Maintains an accurate picture of budget status across all projects
- Collaborates with stakeholders to ensure that financial reports reflect the true picture in terms of financial expenditure at any point in time
- All internal financial processes are followed at all times with reference to expenditure and supplier management

Technical/Professional Knowledge:

Essential -

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong project management skills and experience of managing symposiums, events and large meetings.
- Previous experience of managing budgets.
- Competent user of Microsoft Office software products

Desirable -

- Excellent understanding of the ABPI/PMCPA code of Practice
- Degree level education, preferably life sciences.