Events Director

Recruiter
Top Banana
Location
Dudley
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Events Director

Top Banana is an award-winning event production agency who specialise in leadership driven events. They work with highly prestigious global brands to help them bring their strategy to life and help their leaders communicate business critical messages.

Position: Accounts Director (Events)
Location: Stourbridge, West Midlands
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £Competitive

About the role:

We are looking for an Events Director to join an existing accounts team in our West Midlands office. You will be working with a number of key clients, in particular supporting on the strategic direction of their events. You must have previous event agency experience and be comfortable discussing event content and strategy at a senior level.

Responsibilities:

- Full responsibility for managing the delivery of a portfolio of client projects across multiple account teams. Including large scale and high budget
- Lead and drive creative content in conjunction with the Client Services Director across all media, including digital, video, graphics and other communication materials
- Oversee financial management of all projects with account team, being responsible for job profitability and maximising margin in line with agreed margin targets. Understanding and managing specific client contract obligations. Ensuring all jobs are cash flow positive. Working with Head of Production to track average day rate to ensure jobs are costed accurately and company targets on average day rates are met
- Be a beacon of best practice with the Production team. Ensure Account teams deliver projects in line with ISO 9001 standards. Offering solutions and suggestions for process improvement and efficiencies. Maintaining high quality of execution in everything the Account Teams produce to ensure client satisfaction exceeds targets as set by business
- Ownership of ROT targets within the account team. Supporting Client Services Directors to obtain client buy-in to the framework and ensuring objectives set meet requirements and that effective and timely measurement is in the place
- Overseeing the production process, attending client meetings as necessary, communicating at levels up to and including Board level. Creating touch-points with more senior contacts, understanding client strategy to enable higher level conversations and communicating to the Client Services Director any client opportunities
- Working with Client Services Director to identify new business opportunities. Attend new business meetings and networking events
- Responsible for putting together client business development plans together with Client Services Director. Attend new business meetings and networking events.
- Oversee and be responsible for adequate H&S cover with all H&S paperwork being completed on time and in line with current legislation

About you:

- Outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent presenter and confident at communicating at a senior level (Exec / board) including facilitation
- Excellent organisation skills, ability to juggle multiple projects with varying time deadlines. - Organisational skills and attention to detail
- Strategic thinker; ability to rise above, read the market and anticipate change
- Ability to performance manage and influence teams
- Excellent leadership skills, leads by example and maximise performance of direct reports.
- Actively participates within team, supports and motivates others
- Ability to facilitate meetings with key stakeholders to gain required outcomes.
- Is clear, concise and accurate in both written and verbal communication appropriately adapts the message, style and tone to accommodate a variety of audiences
- Analyses problems by evaluating available information and resources and develops effective solutions to problems
- Ability to analyse figures and produce reports.
- Successfully completes tasks independently but is not afraid to ask for additional support when faced with
- Large budget event experience; including international preferable.
- Line management experience essential.
- Experience of using ROI methodology essential.
- Experience of working with internal communications teams essential
- Experience of video production essential

You may have experience of the following: Accounts Director, Events Coordinator, Events Executive, Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Marketing Manager, Customer Service Manager, Customer Experience Manager, Events Management, Internal Communications Manager, Communications Manager, etc

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