Operations Executive

Reed Business Information
London (Greater)
10 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Operations Executive
Responsible for an events portfolio including a variety of events.

Working at RBI is dynamic, exciting and not without its share of challenges. We have a can-do culture – a big company, with a small company approach to success. You need to be solutions orientated with a positive approach to life and work.

RBI Events, a division of Reed Business Information (RBI) deliver almost 100 global events per year for a number of market-leading brands, including ICIS, FlightGlobal, Proagrica and EG.

The successful candidate will be a great communicator who is passionate about delivering first-class customer service with the ability to multi-task, and quickly change course as required. You will understand that events are not a 9-5 business and flexibility around working hours and travel are essential for this role.

If you’re right for this role:
• You’ll have plenty of experience of planning and executing events to the highest standard, whilst keeping to a budget.
• You’ll have a passion to deliver high levels of customer service.
• You’ll be able to demonstrate the ability to negotiate the best possible deals from suppliers whilst building strong relationships.
• You’ll work best under pressure, having to juggle several projects at once whilst keeping stakeholders informed.
• You’ll be very creative and used to finding workable solutions rather than problems.
• You’ll be organised and innovative in your approach.
• You’ll be an outgoing and effective communicator, skilled at engaging, influencing and connecting with stakeholders, suppliers and clients.

• Ownership of a portfolio of events.
• Direct relationships with portfolio businesses and relevant JV partners.
• Setting budgets and reforecasts with responsibility for ongoing financial reporting of portfolio of events.
• Allocating resource for portfolio in consultation with Head of Event Operations.
• Brand consistency and operations strategy across portfolio of events in consultation with internal stakeholders.
• Awareness of the overall business strategy of the portfolio to ensure maximum exposure of relevant products at events.
• Continuous review of portfolio events to ensure consistency and evolution from one year to the next.
• Project management of other events outside of portfolio, as required.
• Contributing to overall strategy of RBI Operations team and wider business community.

Skills Required
• Excellent organisational skills, self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines and perform under pressure.
• Excellent interpersonal skills for building personal relationships with team members, all stakeholders and suppliers.
• Ability to multi-task, whilst making quick and informed decisions in time pressured environments.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Creative thinking in order to find workable solutions rather than problems.

The benefits:
We’re asking a lot from our successful candidate, however the benefits will be as significant as you’d expect from a company like us. As well as having the opportunity to spend your working days with some really great people, we’ll pay you a competitive salary and bonus scheme.
We’ll contribute generously to your pension and allow you to take off 29 days leave each year. If 29 days is too much, you can sell some of the days. If it’s not enough, you can buy some days.
You’ll have the option to take 2 days per year to participate in charitable work.
Plus, you’ll benefit from the Reed Elsevier Save As You Earn Scheme (SAYE).
On top of that you’ll be part of a global marketing community, working in a division of a successful, socially responsible FTSE 100 organisation.

Reed Business Information provides information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where
we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.

RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

RBI are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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