Event Operations Manager with International Travel

Mai Day Recruitment Services Ltd
06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Event Operations Manager with International Travel – Global Event & Exhibitions
£28,000 + Benefits + Fantastic Prospects
Central London
Ref: JW030517

- Have you managed Conferences and/or Exhibitions?
- Interested in working on International Events?

My client is one of the world’s leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events businesses, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. They are now seeking a Superb Events Operations Manager to join their dynamic team! This is a fantastic career opportunity, with a truly diverse Global company, the events are International and whilst you would be based in London, there is International Travel involved, so you must be happy with that part of the role.

Event Operations Manager Requirements:
The Event Operations Manager will be an individual who is happy to get their hands dirty and takes time and is always looking to exceed expectations!

- A proven track record of delivering world class events in the B2B or B2C space, conferences and exhibitions.
- Minimum of two years’ experience working on international conferences and exhibitions
- Previously worked closely with product, marketing, commercial, sales and finance departments.
- Experience in managing an event project teams and working with internal stakeholders and external partners
- Strong communication skills, with the ability to flex as appropriate and build strong relationships
- Experience of developing and delivering new ideas and processes
- Budgetary experience, forecasting and budgeting across multiple events and business plans
- Experience in working on multiple global events as a team and individually to time and budget
- Ambitious, energetic and inquisitive, constantly looking for the positive

Purpose of the role
The Event Operations Manager will support and manage the delivery of the events within their portfolio, and support the Senior Operations Manager on strategic projects. The working environment is fast-paced and challenging and you must be able to work on multiple events ensuring consistency in delivery. The Event Operations Manager will manage their own events with clear and concise communication on the delivery of the events to all stakeholders across each department.

Event Operations Managers Responsibilities:

- Create and manage the project plans for your assigned events, with clarity of expectations and deadlines for all stakeholders within the Portfolio.
- Responsible for timely, accurate budgeting and forecasting of event costs within the portfolio whilst leveraging procurement partnerships delivering cost savings which may be reinvested.
- Detailed structure to the full event planning process, with clear project timelines and milestones and management responsibility for the delivery and success of the events.
- Lead and shape the look and feel of the event with the Senior Operations Manager, standardising the operations delivery model to enable creative and innovative solutions in delivery and identify commercial opportunities.
- Work closely with the Product, Sales & Marketing managers to design the customer journey and exhibition spaces across the events portfolio.
- Work with centrally procured suppliers, to significantly improve the experience for our commercial clients and attendees at the events,
- Design innovative space and digital features for the large conferences. Work with creative design partners to standardise and deliver exceptional stage sets that will set the standard.
- Communicate the detailed delivery plan with clear accountability pre event and onsite for all stakeholders within the business, to ensure exceptional delivery onsite.
- Attend event planning meetings, presenting clear and concise updates on the event milestones, identifying and addressing any impacts to the event and proposed resolutions.
- Clear management and ownership of the customer journey, understanding and managing crowd dynamics with thorough walk-throughs to map out the customer journey, signage, branding and identify social networking.
- Organise debriefs post event, to continuously improve the events, and cascade to the operations teams setting future expectations. Celebrate the successes and develop resolutions for challenges experienced.
- Work closely with the speaker management team, liaising with the content producers in the portfolio, culminating in a streamlined process prior to and at the event

SUPERB opportunity for an experienced Events Operations Manager to join a wonderful organisation so please do not hesitate in sending your C.V over to Jo today!

Email: jo@maidayrecruit .co.uk